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6v wiper on 12v system #609483 Tue Jan 12 2010 07:53 PM
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bluecarpenter Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
How can I vet my 6v wiper motor to run faster. I installed the resisted inline after switching to 12volts and it still seems slow. It is a 2 speed that I got from classic parts about a month ago for my 54 chevy pickup. I suppose I could sell it and get the 12 volt one. Any ideas

Re: 6v wiper on 12v system [Re: bluecarpenter] #609518 Tue Jan 12 2010 09:48 PM
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tclederman Offline
How brave (foolish?) are you?

I bought a supposedly 6v wiper for my '54 from Truck Shop. Besides running too slowly, it also got in the way with the speaker on my stock radio (there are no aftermarket electric wipers that work in a '54 truck with the standard radio - the GM 6v 54 wiper works fine with the radio).

Truck Shop told me that they sold a 12v wiper as the 6v wiper (and they said that most people found that it worked OK).

If you are brave/foolish, try the "6V" wiper with 12v (remove the reducer). Run it briefly and see if it works.

(by the way, I take no responsibility if you try to run a 6v device using 12v)

1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.

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