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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 05, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

This could only happen to me. Just got a new 68 Camaro, not an RS. Did not have a wiper motor in it, the transmission arms are there and seem to be in good shape. Called the local O'Reillys and they actually had a replacement motor in stock. So far, so good. Picked it up, had to buy the bushing/installation kit also, still good, right? Wrong. I can't for the life of me find a bolt to hold the wiper transmission to the shaft end of the motor that turns it. Am I just a retard or what? I even went to the local hardware store, and went through every nut they had, nothing fits? Is this a reverse thread nut or something? I searched the archives and have come up empty, what's the deal here?????

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 05, 11:48 AM
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Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

I'm not sure what you're referring.

If you didn't have the original wiper motor, you're missing some parts because there's a 2" arm that has to be taken off your old motor and attached to the new. Also, there's the three rubber bushings, and the sqirter assy parts.

The little 2" arm is attached by a 5/16's nut and has a ball stud that the wiper linkage attaches. There's a strap-like piece that attaches over ball stud that attaches with two 5/16" (may be 1/4") bolts.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 05, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

I think the wiper transmission parts are still intact under the cowl. The new motor has a threaded shaft. At some point, I will be attaching the wiper transmission linkage to this shaft. I can't find a nut that fit's the shaft????
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 05, 04:44 PM
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Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

some of the hardware the general used was just plain wierd. I went thru this last year trying to find a nut to fit the pos wire stud on my alternator, ended up begging the local autozone to let me go thru their pile of cores til I found one that fit. Worth a try...





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Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

The nut is 1/4-28 it is an SAE fine thread. You should be able to find it at a decent hardware store. There is a short arm that has a ball end on one side that attaches to the motor shaft. Hopefully that is attached to your linkage.

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Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

That's the info I was looking for, thanks!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 06, 04:03 PM
 
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Re: 68 Wiper transmission/motor question

KZ, Don't waste your time at Lowes or Home Depot...go to Elliots Hardware in Plano on Coit Rd. They WILL have that nut....best selection in Texas IMO.
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