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#1486871 Tue Feb 07 2023 01:04 PM
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idaho39 Offline OP
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Very interesting. I have seen a lot of old tools but had no idea they would/could test the wiper arm pressure. One more item I am going to be looking for at the flea market before it is lost to history.

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Dang! Another tool I didn’t know I needed. Good info.


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I could make a killing with that thing. Little advertising on FB and I am sure there would be 100's of idiots rolling in to have their WP pressure tested. I can upsell blinker fluid, muffler bearings, etc.

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It's like a scale to find fat fleas. grin

There was lots of cool old stuff back then. Similar to fan belt tension gauges.

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That is actually really cool. I feel like I need one now.

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It would be a cool tool to test the aftermarket wiper arm against a stock wiper arm. My impression has been the the replacement arms come with a way too beefy of a spring. That gizmo would confirm or disprove that assumption.

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A fish scale might work too.

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Fan belt tension gauge? You can still buy them.

Here is a fishtail tool. Still have a couple from my working days.


Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Feb 10 2023 05:05 AM.

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