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#596104 Fri Nov 27 2009 02:12 PM
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J
'Bolter
What type of window washer pump was used on a Chevy 55.2 3100? What does the reservoir look like? I have seen bottles and plastic bags. And what does the switch to operate it look like?

I was looking at a universal washer pump from Classic Parts. Has anyone used a similar one?

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F
Extreme Gabster
original truck setup was a glass bottle with either button [vacuum] or foot [electric] activation [bottom of list here]

I've used units from older imports, many have a smallish plastic bottle with a built in electric pump that works well

Bill


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"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
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Bubba - Curmudgeon

Bill,

Does either of the truck pumps at that link (1957 truck) use electricity (my old eyes cannot read the fine print)?

The 1955.1 truck washer set-up would have been, foot-levered-action vacuum-"powered" (I think).

The mechanism might well have changed for 55.2 trucks.

Tim



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]
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Extreme Gabster
yes, the foot operated is electric [used with the electric wiper motor], with the pump mounted on the firewall having a foot lever thru the dash mat

the button activated setup was used with the vacuum wipers, the button being added to the wiper control

both were controlled to activate the wipers at the same time as the washer spray

Bill


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics
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J
'Bolter
Do you know of a vender that makes reproductions of the foot operated electric one?

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Bubba - Curmudgeon


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]
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M
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by red58
yes, the foot operated is electric


Incorrect Bill.
There is a non electric mechanical Bowden cable that connects the washer button to the electric wiper motor but, all it does is control the mechanical on/off switch.
The pump itself is vacuum operated... there is nothing "electric" on the stock GM windshield washers for the 55-59 trucks.

1960 was the first year that electric pumps were used by GM on the trucks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960...torsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

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Bubba - Curmudgeon

Thanks, 3M. That is what I thought. Especially after looking at the MPB at the link above, and after looking at the 1958 Parts & Accessory Catalog.



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: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,860
F
Extreme Gabster
the washer pump for the electric wipers is a foot operated pumping mechanism, NOT vacuum - see the hose connection list "step 5" ... the vacuum wiper version uses vacuum, see step 4 list .... sorry my response sounded that the pump was electric rather for the electric wipers

Bill


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,681
Bubba - Curmudgeon

The electric wipers in 54/55 are foot operated AND the the pump was not electric.

All wipers in 1958 (vacuum & electric) used a vacuum tank as a vacuum reserve. What would that vacuum reserve be used for (with an electric wiper)?




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]
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