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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 02, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I am having trouble getting the windshield wiper linkage working correctly on my '68. I donít seem to have enough travel in the linkage. When my wiper motor is in its ďhomeĒ position, the linkage lines up perfectly. The problem is that when the motor starts to rotate, the linkage only has enough travel to follow the motor back to itís centerline. The motor still wants to go around the other half of itís travel, but the linkage will not go that far.

Any idea as to what the problem might be? It has been a long time since I took the linkage off, so I donít remember exactly how it came apart, but I donít really see another way to hook it up.

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Brian
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 02, 06:33 PM
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This may sound a little dumb but, did you buy new mounting screws for the linkage? If so, did you trim them down? I put my linkage on my 69 and had the same thing happen. Turned out to be the new screws that I bought from Ricks and I never trimmed them. Hence, they were restricting the linkage/wiper motor from traveling through it's full rotation. Just a thought.


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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I do have new fasteners, I will check when I get home tonite. Thanks for the info.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well don't I feel stupid, you were absolutely correct. Thank you very much Judd.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 02:04 PM
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Actually thanks for informing all of us a problem and what the simple fix was. I will be installing mine if a few weeks and it also will have new fasteners. Glad I wont have to pull out my hair on this one.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 02:28 PM
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 02:44 PM
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 02, 02:48 PM
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clill I know what you mean but hey at least they still make stuff (OR TRY) for our car's just think if you had a studebaker ???? bet you would not be buying new wiper part's !!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 02, 05:26 PM
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Glad it worked out. I love this site

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