In my 24 the windshield isn't working.
Are they all run on Air/ Vacuum? What can I check.
Thanks in advance.
Paul I have a 24 and haven't seen a wiper setup for one but my experience is limited. Could you post a picture of the wiper motor from the inside?
Just curious what was used.
Most were operated by hand. KGB
APCO did make some solenoid (electric) ones. Air / vacuum would operate similarly. Probably none came from the factory.
Chances are, when a 90+ year old wiper motor goes out, it is because the rubber seals have dried out or hardened and are no longer able to channel the air properly. If you are mechanically inclined, you can probably take it apart and replace the seals yourself, or if not, there are people out there, perhaps on this site, that can repair it for you. Jim Patrick
From a functional standpoint, RAIN-X works just fine---most people I`ve toured with don`t mess with windshield wipers.....Paul
OT MAYBE: I am gonna be in Manchester NH Saturday with an afternoon to kill before heading north to NASCAR race Sunday. Any suggestions? Museum? Car Show? Swap Meet?
You could take a tour of the Budweiser brewery in Merrimack, NH. It's only about 10 miles from Manchester, and you could see the Clydesdales.
Not a T, but a predecessor to the T. If you like NASCAR (as I do) you must like beer (as I do).
Thank you to all. I will try to take apart in the future and see what I can find out from the inside out.
With a vacuum wiper just send it here. http://www.wiperman.com/ He rebuilt the vacuum wiper that is on my 1926. He has all the necessary repair parts and expertise.
If you can find a late '24 or '25 upper windshield frame, they are already drilled for the wiper and the rear view mirror providing you have an open car.