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  • Electrical: Replacement wiper motor 54 Champion coupe.

    First timer, fingers crossed. I am looking for a replacement 12v wiper motor for my 54 coupe. I replaced the original motor with one from a 59 Lark but I am not happy with it. the aftermarket lists a replacement for the 54 with vaccuum wipers only. I believe this is because the linkage is different for each. Thanks.

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    I used one of these:

    http://newportwipers.com/products.ph...-55&make_id=21

    The motor I got was made for a vacuum conversion. To fit my arms designed for electric, I had to modify one of the wiper transmission arms, but it was pretty simple to do. I measured and cut the arm to the right length then welded a washer with the right diameter to connect to the motor. It works perfectly and is a lot nicer looking that the original Studebaker piece.

    Pat
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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    • #3
      Thanks, Pat. This is the one I was looking at. Did you eliminate the round disc that mounts to the original motor and then adapt that arm to fit? then does the other arm fit directly to the motor also? Thanks for the reply. Fred

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pokeys5054 View Post
        Thanks, Pat. This is the one I was looking at. Did you eliminate the round disc that mounts to the original motor and then adapt that arm to fit? then does the other arm fit directly to the motor also? Thanks for the reply. Fred
        Pat, does this wiper motor mount under the dash as stated in Newport's info or did you install it on the firewall? Thanks.

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        • #5
          The motor mounts in the stock position above the firewall. If I remember correctly, the motor has a cross piece in place of the disk with studs at the ends that the transmission arms are connected to. One side fits just right, the other I had to measure and weld the washer to.

          Pat
          Pat Dilling
          Olivehurst, CA
          Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


          LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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          • #6
            I have a NOS 12v wiper unit from a '55 that should fit. Has some shelf wear.

            '53 Commander
            Art Morrison chassis
            LS6 ASA/4L60E

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            • #7
              Thanks again Pat , sounds like a winner to me. I appreciate your input.
              Ralt12 Thanks for the offer ,I,m going to go with the Newport setup partly because I want the ability to have intermittant wipers also.

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