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Username Post: Elec windshield wiper update        (Topic#357184)
DZAUTO 
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Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
Reg: 12-25-99
07-10-19 09:42 PM - Post#2770425    

I do not remember who it was, but just recently someone here directed me to New Port Engineering for an elec wiper motor conversion for the windshield wipers on the 51. And we also recently discussed this conversion here.
It was an absolute bear for this 76yr old man to get up under the dash of the 51 to do the swap and installation. But it is done---------------NO MORE SLOW DOWN OR STOPPED WIPERS WHEN STEPPING ON THE GAS! As others have said, their conversion is a pure, 100% plug and play. The ONLY down side I see is that if you have a stock radio, the elec wiper motor will not fit. Sorry 'bout that.




 


Dean50 
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Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
07-11-19 01:43 AM - Post#2770432    
    In response to DZAUTO

Hi DZ
I was one who chimed in. Made good use of mine in a real gullywasher just a week or two ago, flooded streets and all- ten minute summer storm that popped up from nowhere.
I had room to work under my dash as my car was not radio equipped but getting up under there is always a treat. Glad you approve of yours.

Dean50



 
bobt 
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Loc: colonial heights va
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07-11-19 02:12 AM - Post#2770434    
    In response to DZAUTO

Did you remove the large chrome speaker grill and ashtray panel? I did not have to go under the dash once this was removed on my 1951 Fleetline.bobt



 
one4dad 
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Loc: Baton Rouge La
Reg: 01-17-10
07-11-19 04:50 AM - Post#2770444    
    In response to bobt

I installed mine, with stock radio, with only minor issues, primarily me, big tall, and heavy....dropped the "c" clips more than once.

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 
DZAUTO 
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07-11-19 06:10 AM - Post#2770448    
    In response to bobt

  • bobt Said:
Did you remove the large chrome speaker grill and ashtray panel? I did not have to go under the dash once this was removed on my 1951 Fleetline.bobt



No, I did not remove the speaker grill because my AC unit makes it virtually impossible to access the nuts on the back side of the grill.





 
DZAUTO 
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07-11-19 06:11 AM - Post#2770449    
    In response to one4dad

  • one4dad Said:
I installed mine, with stock radio, with only minor issues, primarily me, big tall, and heavy....dropped the "c" clips more than once.



I re-used my original clips with the spring. Even installing that was a monumental challenge! But in the end it was all worth it!



 
Mel Foye 
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07-11-19 09:35 AM - Post#2770468    
    In response to DZAUTO

I like the gauge set up. To me it has a "serious" look.



 
DZAUTO 
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07-11-19 10:02 AM - Post#2770470    
    In response to Mel Foye

  • Mel Foye Said:
I like the gauge set up. To me it has a "serious" look.



I did the gauges about 1963. Back then, these old Chevys were a dime a dozen in salvage yards, so all kinds of parts were plentiful and dirt cheap. I pulled complete clocks from several cars, removed the clock guts, had the housings chrome plated and replaced them with S-W gauges, so my gauge has been working for over 55yrs. The original 51 clock still works like brand new, but has to be wound every time I get in the car.
Originally, I removed the 51 gauge cluster and modified it to install a SUN elec tach. Several years later, after I replaced the 261 6cyl with a 283 V8, I rounded up another 51-52 speedometer and converted it to a tachometer which is driven by a Corvette tach drive distributor.
For the tach conversion, I used the solid chrome disc from the gauge cluster to cover up the odometer slot.



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DZAUTO 
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07-11-19 10:04 AM - Post#2770471    
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Corvette tach drive dist.



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