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Author Topic: Electric Wiper Motor for FE  (Read 11992 times)
Wayne Halls
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« on: June 08, 2004, 10:30:13 PM »
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I need wipers for my FE. The vacuum motor doesn't work but I believe I can get 1 or 2 speed kits. How/where can I get them and does the vacuum motor have to be in working order or is the electric kit totally independant to the vacuum motor?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 02:46:02 AM »
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The Electric motors are independant... I have an electric wiper motor to suit FE/Fc. I want $60 for it. Youll also need a wiper switch, Which I do not have ... You can eleminate the vacumn fuel pump and lines for the vacumn also.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004, 01:04:57 PM »
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Wayne,

If you're still looking, a fellow by name of Ken McLean, Victrian club member, makes up electric motor adapations.  $40 for single speed, $80 for 2-speed.  Includes wiring, switch and installation instructions.  I put one on mine and it seems to work OK (although I haven't taken it out in the rain since fitting.

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mcl1959@optusnet.com.au

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004, 08:43:45 PM »
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Or, if that fails you & are looking for 100% authentic, check out my auction on ebay at the moment. A Nasco accessory electric wiper motor for FE FC FB. These are bloody hard to find. Follow this link.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2482066751&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:AU:1

Ken McLeans ones are excellent though, so give him a call.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2004, 08:55:29 PM »
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I have checked out the ebay wiper.
I have an accesssory electric wiper conversion for my FE, but it is different to the one on ebay.
The ebay one looks to have a later style round motor, whereas mine is quite rectangular.  (I will take a photo and post it soon)
The vacuum control is similiar, so maybe they changed the design at some time ( like when they started preproduction for the EK).

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2004, 09:11:23 PM »
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Hmm.
I would be interested to see that, Geoff. Mine is definately a genuine Nasco one. I was not aware of any others, but it may well be an aftermarket one like Wibroc or similar.
EK had electric wipers anyway, so I doubt that would have redesigned one for that range.
Keep me posted, as I am very interested. I like any accessory.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2004, 01:27:12 AM »
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I bought an EK Wiper from Ebay some months back.
The drive arm supplied was different to the original vacuum one. In fact, the shaft rotates a full 360 degree where as the vacuum one rotates about 165 degrees.
The only way I could get the EK one to work was to make a shortened arm with a crank arrangement to drive the second arm - not pretty but it works.

Saw something similar recently at a swap meet which at least confirmed my approach was right.

If I had know about Ken's ones at the time, I would have gone for one of his two speed units.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004, 05:25:42 AM »
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Trevor,
I had similar problems years ago when I converted.What you need to do is pull the 2 linkages apart where the nut is and connect 1 linkage where the nut is and the other where the circlip is.Works a treat.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2004, 09:50:46 AM »
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These pics, courtesy of Digger helped get my wipers to work.


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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2004, 05:47:14 AM »
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Hi Guys,
Yesterday I thought that my FE aftermarket Electric Wiper was not round.  Well it is round and has 'Presslite' on the electric motor. (see photos below)  It is contolled by the old vacuum slide mechanism and has bayonet for power lead.
I had previously fitted an EK electric wiper and had no trouble with the mechanism.

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2004, 05:49:19 AM »
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Hi Guys,
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2004, 05:51:06 AM »
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Hi Guys,
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2004, 07:32:12 AM »
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Yep, it looks the same as mine. That is a NASCO one. Good score.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2004, 03:51:25 AM »
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Hi all
If you've fitted two speed wipers, a good way to keep the dash looking original is to use a headlight switch as it is two stage and has the same knob. Just in case no one else had thought of it!
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2004, 02:41:35 AM »
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Good idea Doug,
I've also used the headlight switches (with resister) as a 2 speed heater fan switch. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2004, 09:45:53 PM »
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G'day Ace,

Sorry to butt in on this thread.  Am about to use headlight switches for the wiper motor and heater but am now curious by what you meant by "with resistor".

Thanks.

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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2004, 12:20:19 AM »
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Hi Graeme,
A resister is used to reduce the flow of electric current.
If you are using the EK wiper motor  you will have to use a resister to make it a 2 speed and the same with the heater fan.
Hope this helps  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2004, 12:47:28 AM »
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Thanks, Ace, that answers my question perfectly.

Graeme (one of these days my wagon will be on the road)
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