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07-04-2009, 10:08 PM
I have a 1950 Champion Starlight Coupe with a weak (almost dead) windshield wiper vacuum motor. Unfortunately I am traveling to the International Meet in a week and beed a quick solution - that is if it rains.

I have had the unit apart a few times and determined the leak is either in the "flapper" seal or the gasket around the cover lid.

In any case, I need a new/rebuilt unit or replacement parts relatively soon.

What is the best source for obtaining this unit and/or parts? Thank you in advance for your advice.


07-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Try this maybe this guy can help you out http://www.wiperman.com/


07-05-2009, 06:07 AM
I bought what remained of the inventory of the local Studebaker dealer from his estate several years ago and there were a handfull of unmarked (no boxes or part number) NOS vacuum wiper motors. If you could post (or email) a couple photos of your motor I could see if any match up.

email: dpson1954@comcast.net

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1961 Lark Crusier
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

07-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Dan, thank you for your offer to look through your parts stash. I have sent you photos via e-mail and have posted them here as well. Please let me know...

07-05-2009, 07:45 AM
Get a bottle of Rain-X

Bob Johnstone

64 GT Hawk
55 President State Sedan
70 Avanti (R3)

07-05-2009, 08:12 AM
I agree with wiper man post. He is great - reasonable and quick turnaround.

Not sure you can "fix this quick".

Do you have enough vacum pressure?


41 Frank
07-05-2009, 08:27 AM
I'll be vending inside at Cedar Rapids and have some N.O.S. vacuum wiper motors in our stuff, see me.

07-05-2009, 11:15 AM
I found a very similar wiper as in your photos. Here are some photos:

It measures about 6-3/8" outside ear-to-ear. It is marked on the cover CHM 10-39. I have a Trico book around here somewhere to check the numbers, but can't put my hands on it right now. The one difference that I can see is the activator slide looks a little different, it appears to be made out of some type of plasitc. There is no wear on the slide so I believe this is an NOS unit.

I have another one that is a mirror image (the hose and slide mechanism are on the opposite side), however it has a smaller housing that measures 5-1/2" outside ear-to-ear. This one is marked CSM 101-2.

If this is something you are interested in let me know.

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1961 Lark Crusier
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

07-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Bob, Rain-X, good idea.

Dan, I agree with your assessment, the part looks identical with the exception of the slide. I can change it out easy enough.

I will e-mail you to arrage logistics.