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#1394167 Mon Jan 25 2021 02:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 46
J
'Bolter
What controls the stock vacuum wiper motor on a 1954 3100? I have the stock motor and control cable but can't see how to connect it to the wiper motor. Is there an external valve or something?


Finally '54
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,613
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Do these photos help? [ebay.com]

Click on the image and it will get larger - then scroll through the images, using the white arrows at the sides of each image.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 46
J
'Bolter
Yes, they help a lot. Looks like someone replaced the original motor with something else.


Finally '54
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K
'Bolter
I believe a 54 vacuum motor is different than other years .


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
KEVINSKI #1394255 Mon Jan 25 2021 05:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
I believe a 54 vacuum motor is different than other years .

That is correct

The change allows for the different design of the 1954/1955st dash compared to earlier years. I think the location/shape of the the radio/speaker, in particular.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 400
T
'Bolter
Chevy did offer a 6 volt electric as an option. They are as rare as a fertile dinosaur egg but are out there. Once in a while see one appear on ebay but they do not last long. I have had them over the years but sell as fast as I get them


ppp
Joined: Sep 2001
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
You can say/post that again, triplet laalaa (you double-posted)

this eBay seller has one left [ebay.com] (he already sold two).

Try a websearch search on "1954 Chevrolet truck 6v electric wiper"
(the word G-o-o-g-l-e will not display correctly embedded here - "websearch" gets substituted).

There are lot shown - if they are still available (be sure to check for 6v or 12v - to match your system).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,117
'Bolter
I fixed it Tim!

Chris

tclederman #1399179 Sat Feb 27 2021 09:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 400
T
'Bolter
Originally Posted by tclederman
You can say/post that again, triplet laalaa (you double-posted)

this eBay seller has one left [ebay.com] (he already sold two).

Try a websearch search on "1954 Chevrolet truck 6v electric wiper"
(the word G-o-o-g-l-e will not display correctly embedded here - "websearch" gets substituted).

There are lot shown - if they are still available (be sure to check for 6v or 12v - to match your system).

I checked out the ebay link you posted . That is a retrofit using a new style motor. That is not the original wiper that Chevy offered in 54 . This ebay seller probably has as many as he wants to order or put together . The real deal original is much harder to find.


ppp
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 400
T
'Bolter
Electric wiper motors the pickups was first offered for an option in 54 . Prior to that only vacuum was available. In the last 40 years I think I have had less than a 1/2 dozen off them. 1 in the last 10 years . 0 in the last 5 as most of the old yards have went away. I think they cost about $30.00 as an option in 54 which was quite a bit of money. So not a lot of trucks were offered with it.. So when you figure attrition , trucks getting crushed , etc , they hardly ever appear. Rare indeed.


ppp
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