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#216338 - 08/14/11 11:36 AM vacuum wiper repair kit
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Is there anyplace to get a vacuum wiper repair kit for 1953 chevrolet.
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#216340 - 08/14/11 12:02 PM Re: vacuum wiper repair kit [Re: 1931Roadster]
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You might try Chev's of the 40's and ask for Ron the owner.
Inside the vaccum motor is a rubber flap valve/gasket that can be hand made;the hard part is getting a metal-rubber seal that reciprocates along the curved housing. It looks somewhat like the new "dogtags"-metal with the edge covered in rubber. The seal has to be perfect as it wipes(internally)along the curved aluminium housing.
1955,56,57 electric ww motors will bolt in to 49-54 chevys-maybe some years earlier. Chevy trucks had electric ww motors earlier than 55 but don't know if they were 6 volt. The good thing about the 55 electric is it can work off your original knob with it's speed control and it is a direct bolt in. Good Luck !

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#216413 - 08/15/11 05:40 AM Re: vacuum wiper repair kit [Re: SS396Fleetline]
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They appear to only do the rebuilding of vacuum wiper.
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#216432 - 08/15/11 10:05 AM Re: vacuum wiper repair kit [Re: 1931Roadster]
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I realize you are looking for a vacuum wiper repair kit; however, I would recommend Ficken Wiper Service -(631)587-3332-if you decide to allow someone else to rebuild for you. I don't know if they sell parts, but I was very pleased with their rebuild work on the wiper motor for my '50 Chevy.

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#216605 - 08/17/11 10:45 AM Re: vacuum wiper repair kit [Re: 50_Guy]
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Apparently they don't sell parts. Still looking for a rebuilt kit. Mac's Antique Auto Parts (For Fords) sells rebuild kits for trico ww motor. They apprently fit KSB, KCX, K & KB trico motors. I wonder if they would fit a 53 trico ww motor.


Edited by 1931Roadster (08/17/11 10:53 AM)
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