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Author Topic: brett_f's Commodore Wiper Conversion  (Read 42929 times)
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« on: August 17, 2010, 01:42:17 PM »
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Well,
I know its been awhile but i got stuck on the wiper setup. I have attached photo's which i hope will help people with this conversion.I know i said the wiper used was from a VS model commodore but lookiing through my papers it is actually from a VN model. I believe these are the same anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 01:43:05 PM »
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Reposted from brett_f's injected V8 FC build up.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 11:40:11 AM »
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i have 2 of those above switches for sale if anyone is after 1 for a wiper conversion
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 08:17:14 PM »
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Hey guys,

I've got a VL commodore motor and mounted it, easy,and the wiring as well. It's the under dash bits I'd like to see pics of, the bit (spindle?) that bolts to the motor and drives the wiper push rods and maybe some idea of where to get one from or some dimensions to make one. Are the original pushrods used ? I also need a switch knob. The one in the pic looks new ?

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 07:56:06 PM »
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Mark - the 2 little arms that fit onto the back of the motor come from a EK Preslite wiper motor. Unless you have access to some fairly specialised machinery, they are difficult to make. One has a tapered and splined hole (the one shown in the pic), and the other has a shaft with circlip groove on one end and a stepped bolt on the other end set at an angle to the centreline.

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 08:39:57 PM »
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Thanks Ken,

Are these available from anywhere like rares or have I got to jag an EK motor ?

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 08:14:14 PM »
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The only known source is an EK wiper motor. This is why my kit starts with an EK wiper motor.

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 10:35:34 PM »
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what the switch out of .. i thought commo had stalk switches ?
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 11:03:01 AM »
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Yeah where is the switch out of ? is it an aftermarket switch ? so the wiper motor and linkages out of a VN commodore ? i gather its a 3 speed wiper ? i need to install a wiper set up on my FE.... so im keen to workout a good option... yours looks neat and tidy....i would like a modern 3 speed ( intimitent )..well anything is better than the vacuum motor im told..mind you my FE has no wiper motor at this time..so beggers cant make too many demands  Smiley

where the linkages a nightmare to connect ?

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 11:46:02 AM »
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what the switch out of .. i thought commo had stalk switches ?

I tracked down a similar (maybe the same) switch at an Auto Electrician, $60-70 though.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2010, 08:11:21 PM »
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I'm so confused... The switch doesn't look like VS OR VN, and neither does the wiper motor.... so what am I looking at???

Excuse my stupidity, but can someone please explain this conversion a little clearer....I just want to know what to go and buy!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2010, 08:37:40 PM »
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http://fefcholden.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,13343.40.html

Here is the link to the build. Pages 3&4 tell the full story.

I bought my switch from ashdown ingram. The wiper motor (vn or similar from wreckers) fits onto an EK wiper motor base plate that happens to be the same as the fc. Then some magic with the linkages and bobs your uncle you have a commodore wiper motor.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 08:50:04 PM »
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Brett used a custom made plate, but EK will do, the problem with both his conversion and mine is that you need to have a pair of drive arms from an EK to get the thing to work.

The drive arms can be made but you need to have some machining skills.

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 09:16:58 PM »
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Would it be easier to just change everything  except the switch over to EK? What would be the benefit of the commodore motor part over the EK?
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2010, 09:18:30 PM »
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The EK is single speed and the Commodore is 2 speed. An engineers cert usually requires a 2 speed motor.

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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010, 10:51:50 AM »
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G'day Brett,
Well done on the wiper job!
I will now be doing the same to my FC, but....
The first pic shows what I assume to be the knob for the new switch, with a central pushbutton (?) for washers.
Is this correct? And if so, where or what is the connection on the back of the switch?
Cheers,
Gaz
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010, 07:29:21 PM »
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Oldgmholden,
Sorry i have been away. You use the old knob from a wiper switch which has a grub screw on the side to tighten it onto the shaft of the new switch. The shaft is spring loaded and when pushed inwards touches the centre terminal which goes to the washer motor. Hope this helps.
Regards brett
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 10:30:13 AM »
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Oldgmholden,
Sorry i have been away. You use the old knob from a wiper switch which has a grub screw on the side to tighten it onto the shaft of the new switch. The shaft is spring loaded and when pushed inwards touches the centre terminal which goes to the washer motor. Hope this helps.
Regards brett

G'day Brett,
Ahhh yessss
I see it all.
Thanks millions mate.
Cheers,
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 03:52:04 AM »
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G'day Gaz,  I see that you look, read and understand. Can I get you to interpret for the not so electrically minded. The wipers are next on the list. Extractors are on and most of the dash/instruments are in. There is a chap in the club that has the odd EK preslite motors at a cost. It is the arms that Ken refers to that he doesn't seem to understand what I was after. See you on your return. Thanks to all wiper set up members for their advice.
Cheers Moe`t @ GowrieJ
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 09:12:01 AM »
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G'day Pete,
I am back from the Big Trip, good to be home.
The little arms you need are on the end of the wiper motor shaft, and the long arms attach to them.
Drop over at the weekend and have a squiz at the ones on the old ute.
But be early because it is sold, and the new owner will be picking it up sometime over the weekend. (I will have to change my avatar)
By the way, what the hell were you doing up at 4 am this morning?
Cheers,
Gaz
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