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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wipers - Hidden or Not

My car has no wiper motor but does have the existing linkage in the cowl. I have looked at the following and would appreciate feedback from everyone regarding the following options:

Just go with replacement motor:

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/...949-2-603-8824

Hidden wiper setup from Raingear:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...t/model/camaro

DSE's wiper option:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dsr-121401/overview/

And last but not least Newport's option:

https://newportwipers.com/product/19...o/#wiper-motor

Not really sure I want to spend +$500 for wipers but will if there is real value there other than moving the motor out of the engine compartment.

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I'm needing a wiper motor myself and have been looking at a replacement motor on Ebay for $68.00.

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I deleted mine altogether - that way I wasn't half tempted to drive in the rain after all the hard work I put into her lol

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I deleted mine altogether - that way I wasn't half tempted to drive in the rain after all the hard work I put into her lol
That actually crossed my mind but living in the Northwest it can be a little dicey. I really want to drive my car as much as time allows and it may very well get caught in a rainstorm or two so I probably need something besides Rain-X.

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That actually crossed my mind but living in the Northwest it can be a little dicey. I really want to drive my car as much as time allows and it may very well get caught in a rainstorm or two so I probably need something besides Rain-X.
I got caught a time or two already. I actually use F-11 on the windows. Works better than Rainx and does not fog up the windshield at all.

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Don't you guys have a state inspection?

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The options are endless. Here are a few more:

80's Blazer wiper motor install:

https://www.camaros.net/forums/19-el...per-motor.html

Astro Van wiper motor:

https://www.camaros.net/forums/56-pr...per-motor.html

Shad's/SOA-Nova's/Patrick's under fender wiper motor:
[IMG]wiper motor 39 by patrick smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Too many options, run away screaming...LOL

I think I am going to go with the Newport, modify a factory knob to fit and call it good. I am not hung up on the smoothed firewall thing so I'll save a couple hundred bucks and spend it on something I might use every time I drive. Or buy beer, not sure yet.

Thanks for all the feedback.

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I have a Newport installed. While my car isnt on the road yet some of the electrical system is functional and the wipers work as advertized. Be aware that it uses none of the factory wiring, at least on my 67, and you will need to rig up a washer. They do have a switch setup that is dash matchable.

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I like the Newport Motor. Small and a direct bolt on that easy to wire.

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Don't you guys have a state inspection?
Nope - if you run Antique plates here in NJ, no inspection and registration is free.

I don't even run a front License plate on my car and blacked out tail lights - no issues yet(Knocks on wood)

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Bruce, from what iíve heard from Jersey guys Pa and Jersey are kind of the same on inspection/antique though Jersey doesnt spell it out on their application. Im not sure if either state enforces it. I havent heard of a sp garage inspector taking a tag here in 20 years. The real risk I see is if you try to bundle the car into your normal insurance package and theres a statement in the paperwork that ties the coverage to the licensing. That seems to be common here. Not a problem with the specialty insurers.

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