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Username Post: 55 Sport Coupe - 396 LT1 - T56        (Topic#292613)
WagonMan 
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WagonMan
Age: 71
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Reg: 10-26-04
09-21-19 07:04 PM - Post#2776089    
    In response to 2Loose

One of these would be much simpler.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Count-1- 2-in-St...

Charles

57 210 4dr. Wagon(bought '82)
-350/700r4 Mild Custom
56 BA 4dr. ht.(bought '98)
-265/TH350 Mostly Stock
29 Ford Sedan(bought '75)
-4.3L/TH350(in progress)


 
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WagonMan 
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Posts: 1644
WagonMan
Age: 71
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Reg: 10-26-04
09-21-19 07:07 PM - Post#2776091    
    In response to 2Loose

One of these would be much simpler.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Count-1- 2-in-St...

Charles

57 210 4dr. Wagon(bought '82)
-350/700r4 Mild Custom
56 BA 4dr. ht.(bought '98)
-265/TH350 Mostly Stock
29 Ford Sedan(bought '75)
-4.3L/TH350(in progress)


 
2Loose 
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2Loose
Age: 77
Loc: Sandwich Isles
Reg: 03-17-03
09-26-19 10:20 PM - Post#2776549    
    In response to WagonMan

Yeah, I know, but I did have fun dreaming up the disk idea and fabbing it....

Glued the disk to the back side of the dash
where the switch goes, it worked out great !!

When I tried to fit the left side wiper shaft in place
with the motor and other parts attached, the motor hits my
hydraulic clutch MC pedal offset, which is centered on the
MC, so I can't move that....



I can rotate the wiper motor 120 deg in it's chassis, as long as
I keep the critical alignment of the motor shaft relative to the
"shut down" or "off" position of the motor shaft....

But a close look here shows that I'm going to have to relocate the fuse panel,
as that wiper motor will hit it in the new 120 deg clockwise relocated position !!



Pulled the fuse panel and all that attached wiring out to make room....

Also, if you look at the top of that last pix you'll see that I
still have the stock defrost ducting in place, I found that I
need to remove that as well....

I have new Vintage Air system on order, I'm told that
it will have new defrost ducting that will clear the Rain Gear setup....

During all this, I've had several good conversations with the folks
at Rain Gear, and they have been quite helpful....

Then made sure the motor was in the "shut down" position,
carefully loosened the nut on the motor where the drive arm is mounted,
and pulled the motor off.



With the motor off, carefully fitted the rest of the assembly into
position under the dash, all looking good....
Except....
Getting some rubbing on the left side of my clutch offset
against the right side of the wiper assembly,
but I think I can deal with that once I get the wipers all in
and aligned....



I carefully remounted the motor in the new position,
and carefully reattached the drive arm in the "off"
or "shut down" position.



Now let's see how well all this is going to fit....



 
2Loose 
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2Loose
Age: 77
Loc: Sandwich Isles
Reg: 03-17-03
09-26-19 10:21 PM - Post#2776550    
    In response to 2Loose

There's an anchor bracket bolted to the firewall
in the center of this pix, I had to bend it a bit to
get the fit I wanted with clearance from the
clutch pedal bracket....



It all bolted together pretty well....



Lots of clearance with the clutch pedal bracket....



The escutcheon doesn't fit very well on the driver's side....



No problem on the passenger's side....



Think I'm going to remount the fuse panel cross wise and lower....





 
2Loose 
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2Loose
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Loc: Sandwich Isles
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09-28-19 06:05 PM - Post#2776644    
    In response to 2Loose

Drilled a couple of holes, got some bolts and spacers, and it's good to go....



Needed to rework that lower mounting bracket to pull the
wiper chassis in toward the firewall, lifting the angle of
the wiper shaft up to get a better fit....



This is where it fits, that stud is where I'm trying to pull
the assembly in toward the firewall....



And it worked, I got lucky, it popped right into place
after reworking that bracket....
look at the pic above a ways to see the difference....



And I still have clearance with the clutch pedal....



 
WagonCrazy 
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Posts: 3184
WagonCrazy
Loc: So Cal
Reg: 06-07-05
10-01-19 07:49 AM - Post#2776832    
    In response to 2Loose

Good work Willy. Keep at it. Wipers are important on Maui...

57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 
498 chevy 
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498 chevy
Age: 68
Loc: hayward ca.
Reg: 09-28-07
10-03-19 02:19 PM - Post#2777006    
    In response to 2Loose

love the amount of work and thinking u put into making the wipers work.

http://www.picturetrail.com/webe


 
WagonCrazy 
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Loc: So Cal
Reg: 06-07-05
10-04-19 07:34 AM - Post#2777068    
    In response to 498 chevy

regarding the placement of your fuse panel- put it where you can easily get to it. it's rough having it up under the dash if your in there often to troubleshoot.

57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 
2Loose 
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2Loose
Age: 77
Loc: Sandwich Isles
Reg: 03-17-03
10-09-19 12:39 PM - Post#2777483    
    In response to WagonCrazy

The fuse panel's pretty easy to get at now, I like the new location much better than where it was originally....

Just noticed that the windshield washer nozzles on the escutcheons are missing, the holes plugged up with screws....



Have not been able to find replacement nozzles, except already mounted on new escutcheons, so I ordered a new pair....



 
2Loose 
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2Loose
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Loc: Sandwich Isles
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10-09-19 12:53 PM - Post#2777485    
    In response to 2Loose

The BeCool radiator setup includes the
front end AC stuff....



And the motor has a new AC compressor....



The rest of the Vintage Air system to go under the dash just arrived from Danchuck....



Scratching my head and reading over 60 pages of instructions....
And going over the parts, I have fond hopes of making this all work....

The first thing is to fnish stripping the dash,
which was already pretty much stripped,
I pulled out the defrost vents, which will be replaced....



And attached the mounting brackets on the evaporator unit....



Hmmmm, hope I did that right....





 
56sedandelivery 
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56sedandelivery
Age: 68
Loc: Everett, Wa.
Reg: 02-26-08
10-09-19 04:15 PM - Post#2777492    
    In response to 2Loose

Willy, I sent you a P.M. about parts. Been following this build since you started it; just like you did with "Patches", the 55, 4 door, Street Gasser. Keep it up, and posting as you go! You're one of my "pseudo-hero's"; but only because your builds are something I wish I could still do. And, Hawaii is the ONLY other place my wife would ever move too, and we've discussed it many times, but I have a real issue with heat. Can't wait to see the final results of this build/car. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
2Loose 
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2Loose
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Loc: Sandwich Isles
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10-11-19 10:42 AM - Post#2777665    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Although I've worked with classic cars all my life, never got involved with AC until this one, so taking my time and trying not to make too many mistakes!
I was disappointed to learn that this Vintage Air setup does not include any option for outside air, it is strictly an inside air setup, I looked at possibly modifying it to include a choice of outside or inside air, and backed away from that idea. The original heating system had that option, but Vintage Air included a block off plate to cover the fresh air connection to the old heater.



 
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