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  • Windshield Wiper Vacuum Motor Inquiry

    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.

    Doug

  • #2
    Try this maybe this guy can help you out http://www.wiperman.com/

    PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA

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    • #3
      Doug,
      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
      Dan Peterson
      Montpelier, VT
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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      • #4
        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...
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        • #5

          Get a bottle of Rain-X


          Bob Johnstone
          www.studebaker-info.org

          64 GT Hawk
          55 President State Sedan
          70 Avanti (R3)
          64 GT Hawk (K7)
          1970 Avanti (R3)

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          • #6
            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?

            Harry

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            • #7
              I'll be vending inside at Cedar Rapids and have some N.O.S. vacuum wiper motors in our stuff, see me.
              Frank van Doorn
              Omaha, Ne.
              1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
              1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
              1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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              • #8
                Doug,
                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
                Dan Peterson
                Montpelier, VT
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                • #9
                  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.

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