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Username Post: Vacuum Reservoir        (Topic#365108)
belairbob50 
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Loc: OH where rust never sleep...
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05-04-21 04:26 PM - Post#2819276    

Someone suggested that I add a vacuum reservoir to my stock wiper motor to eliminate the slow down when you accelerate. Has anyone tried this?



 


DZAUTO 
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Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
Reg: 12-25-99
05-05-21 06:21 AM - Post#2819295    
    In response to belairbob50

No question that may be helpful, BUUUUUUUUUUUUT, after 55yrs of putting up with a vacuum wiper, I finally installed an elec wiper motor to the 51.
SHOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought the 51 from Granddad (he bought it new) in 1962 and have lived with the same problem (low vacuum under acceleration) you have. Finally, about 2yrs ago, I installed an elec wiper motor from NEWPORT ENGINEERING. https://newportwipers.com/product-category/cars /ch...
Several of the members here had recommended them, AND THEY WERE RIGHT!!!!
The one I have on the 51 is specific for 50-52, it is a 2sp motor and works great. They offer an optiona switch to permit using the original wiper knob, which I got.
Pricey? Yes. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Mine is a 12v motor. I converted the car to 12volts back in the 60s. I don't know if they offere a 6v motor. You will have to ask.



 
RAM_51 
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Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
05-05-21 07:06 AM - Post#2819299    
    In response to belairbob50

If memory serves you are trying to do a fairly original looking restoration and your car is not intended to be a daily driver. Why not just get the accessory fuel pump / vacuum pump and call it a day?

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1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
belairbob50 
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05-05-21 08:33 AM - Post#2819302    
    In response to RAM_51

RAM, you are correct. I am keeping my car as factory as possible. The fuel pumps with a vacuum pump are on back order at most places. Apparently, the high tech craftsmen in an Asian based country made them incorrectly. They may be available in December.



 
DZAUTO 
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05-05-21 10:56 AM - Post#2819308    
    In response to RAM_51

Those vacuum pumps are an excellent idea. BUT, I though they were no longer available.
The first I was aware of their being used was on 6cyl Corvettes (53-55).



 
RAM_51 
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05-05-21 10:56 AM - Post#2819309    
    In response to belairbob50

eBay, only one example, $62 delivered. There are others there for about the same price that don't necessarily have the additional filter on top. The image of the pump above is from the 1952 Ready Reference and states "all models 1942-1952". Just be aware that the pump intended for a 1952 would have a slightly turned upper portion to allow the fuel like to go around the right motor mount. The one shown and in the auction is good for up to 1951 as the inlet and outlet are parallel to the engine block once mounted.



LINK:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233916786473?hash =item367...





1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
arkansas 
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05-05-21 11:56 AM - Post#2819319    
    In response to RAM_51

If you plan on driving your car ALOT, I would suggest the electric conversion that DZ mentions also. I truly daily drive mine and the vacuum wipers are just too much of a pain. The electric conversion is pretty much invisible. My Newport wiper gave up after about 15 years and I was happy to shell out the money for a new unit. But, if it is just for occasional driving, I'd just apply some RainX and live with the vacuum. My only complaint about the wipers on mine are the restoration arms are crap. The rivets aren't good stainless steel so they rust out after a while and for some reason, the passenger side restoration blade doesn't stay in contact with the glass for its full length when it gets about half way "up". Leaving a large unwiped area. I need to apply more RainX.

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1949 4 door Fleetline Special, all original
1949 2 door Fleetline Deluxe rustbucket parts
1971 Chevy 1/2 ton shortwheel base, 250 I6, 2004r, underconstruction
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kool53 
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05-05-21 05:39 PM - Post#2819346    
    In response to arkansas

Is the Newport the only electrical conversion out there? If there are other companies making one, are they on the same principal- motor hanging off the firewall?


Jay


Edited by kool53 on 05-05-21 05:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
alltak 
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05-05-21 06:40 PM - Post#2819361    
    In response to kool53

The vacuum/fuel pump is in stock at the O'Reillys in Royse city TX.Part # M22016



 
Lead sled 
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05-05-21 06:44 PM - Post#2819362    
    In response to kool53

The Newport I have, mounts in the original place under the dash

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05-05-21 06:56 PM - Post#2819365    
    In response to Lead sled

I had the double action, vacuum assist fuel pump on both my restored '54 Chevy trucks. The second truck was my daily driver for 90,000 miles. It really worked well. Under hard accelleration, it would slow, but not stop, but under moderate accelleration I noticed hardly any slowdown.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 


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