Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Someone should invent.....

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Someone should invent.....

    .......flip up windshield wiper arms for '63-'89 Avantis!! (the kind that hold the wiper blades at a 90' angle to the windshield...as on 'modern' cars)

    It's VERY HARD ON ALREADY FRAGILE WIPER LINKAGE when one forgets to turn off the wipers after work, and then gets 6-12" of snow overnight, starts the engine in the morning and ...uh-oh!

    Don't ask me how I know!!!!!!
    Last edited by SN-60; 02-10-2017, 01:53 PM.

  • #2
    How would that help? Would you forget to turn the wipers off, but in the morning remember to lift them before starting the engine?
    Might make more sense to install a chime or buzzer to remind you to turn them off, like newer cars have for the headlights.
    sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
    1950 Champion Convertible
    1950 Champion 4Dr
    1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
    1957 Thunderbird

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by thunderations View Post
      How would that help? Would you forget to turn the wipers off, but in the morning remember to lift them before starting the engine?
      Might make more sense to install a chime or buzzer to remind you to turn them off, like newer cars have for the headlights.
      I think it may be a habit one develops...At work, for example, if snow is forecast everyone with newer 'Brand X' cars faithfully lift the wipers....Seems a bit strange looking across the parking lot,...but apparently it's effective!

      Comment


      • #4
        With the wipers off the windshield you can attack the snow/ice with a scraper without fear of damaging your wipers.

        Comment


        • #5
          So......the plan would be to lift the wipers when you got home from work? I guess you would notice they were still on because the chances are real slim they would be in the canceled position.
          The other question I have is: Why are you leaving an Avanti outside over night, especially if you're in a snow area? Guess I've lived in the sun belt too long where we garage the cars to keep them from melting.
          sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
          1950 Champion Convertible
          1950 Champion 4Dr
          1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
          1957 Thunderbird

          Comment


          • #6
            Hmmmm, and it's not hard on a 2016 Mustang? Don't ask me how I know--tired of buying new wiper refills.

            Comment


            • #7
              Dang! all we have to deal with here in the San Joaquin Valley this time of year is fog....you guys have all the fun!
              Lou Van Anne
              62 Champ
              64 R2 GT Hawk
              79 Avanti II

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                .......flip up windshield wiper arms for '63-'89 Avantis!! (the kind that hold the wiper blades at a 90' angle to the windshield...as on 'modern' cars)

                It's VERY HARD ON ALREADY FRAGILE WIPER LINKAGE when one forgets to turn off the wipers after work, and then gets 6-12" of snow overnight, starts the engine in the morning and ...uh-oh!

                Don't ask me how I know!!!!!!
                Wouldn't we then have to put a metal tag on the vehicle by the body tag that this was not factory installed, was not original, so as not to confuse future generations of collectors? Just asking. Trying to stay consistent.
                sigpic 1963 Studebaker Avanti: LS1 motor and T-56 transmission have been moved rearward, set up as a two seat coupe with independent rear suspension. Complex solutions for nonexistant problems.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lou Van Anne View Post
                  Dang! all we have to deal with here in the San Joaquin Valley this time of year is fog....you guys have all the fun!
                  As difficult as driving in, and dealing with snow can be, I definitely sympathize with you when you mention driving in FOG!!

                  There was a FIFTY+ vehicle pileup on Rt128 (here in Massachusetts) this past Wednesday due to that "Pesky old FOG"!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Spring begins- March 20th 2017!!!
                    Oglesby,Il.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      By the way,

                      Re. the O.P.. Find an older Toyota Crown, Corona Mark II or Cressida. Their wiper system uses wipers held on with a nut, like the old Studebaker wipers, but they have wiper arms that flip 90-degrees out from the windshield, as you mentioned above, and will remain there until put back on the windshield. Their wiper motors are also similar in size and style as the Stude wiper motors. Plus, they have intermittent wipers. The circuitry is pretty basic and it might be possible to use the switching mechanism from the Toyota in a Stude steering column and just switch out the lever. If memory serves, it would probably be a pretty clean and easy conversion.
                      Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                      Kenmore, Washington
                      hausdok@msn.com

                      '58 Packard Hawk
                      '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                      '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                      '69 Pontiac Firebird
                      (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hausdok View Post
                        By the way,

                        Re. the O.P.. Find an older Toyota Crown, Corona Mark II or Cressida. Their wiper system uses wipers held on with a nut, like the old Studebaker wipers, but they have wiper arms that flip 90-degrees out from the windshield, as you mentioned above, and will remain there until put back on the windshield. Their wiper motors are also similar in size and style as the Stude wiper motors. Plus, they have intermittent wipers. The circuitry is pretty basic and it might be possible to use the switching mechanism from the Toyota in a Stude steering column and just switch out the lever. If memory serves, it would probably be a pretty clean and easy conversion.

                        My gosh, could there be TWO hausdok's????...because this very polite post sure doesn't sound anything like your usual 'hits'.....Thanks for the Toyota info....Ed

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X