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67 Fastback
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posted 12-12-2001 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, 8 or so months later my replacement wiper switch (used) started being unreliable. I looked in vain hoping someone is now reproducing these and came up empty. I do not want to pay another $25 - $50 for another used switch that will likely die out in some months again.

I got to thinking and thought of a few options that might work and would like your opinions.

1) Go to a Radio Shack (or similar) and get a switch that can mimic the original in function but not in form.

2) Install an aftermarket 'off the shelf' variable speed wiper control (delay type).

Does anyone have any experience trying similar ideas? If so what are the pitfalls that came your way? I know both the switches take away from originality, I can live with that as long as it means I no longer have to experience total blindness on a curve at 65 mph on the freeway in rush hour volume traffic for 20 seconds.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Jerry
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cponygo
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posted 12-12-2001 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cponygo   Click Here to Email cponygo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this website, they make an intermittent wiper controller for 67 -68 mustangs, that is a direct pkug in to your exsisting harness.

Hope this helps
Brian

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67 Fastback
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posted 12-12-2001 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian, thanks for the point But.. ummm what site?

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Jerry
www.67Fastback.com
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cponygo
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posted 12-12-2001 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cponygo   Click Here to Email cponygo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
duh,,, forgot to add the link...

http://www.ddktech.com/

hope this helps

Brian

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67 Fastback
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posted 12-12-2001 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Brian, I appreciate the lead . Shall look into them, and most likely purchase, yet I am still left with a need for a full switch since ddk's switch works behind that switch.

Thanks again,

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Jerry
www.67Fastback.com
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67 Fastback
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posted 12-13-2001 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to the lead cponygo gave me I emailed DDK last night asking if they knew of any that make a wiper switch for a 67. They offered to rebuild my switch (2 if I can find the other one) for free as long as I purchased the Intermittant wiper switch from them. Was an extremely prompt response and a nice offer. I know that rebuidling these is a stopgap as a 35 year old piece of flimsy plastic can only last for so many years. I have decided to go ahead and do it and see how it goes. (Intermittant wipers in Oregon are not a luxury...lol).

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Jerry
www.67Fastback.com
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cponygo
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posted 12-13-2001 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cponygo   Click Here to Email cponygo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey that is great that they offered to rebuild your switch for you. Please let me know how the wipers work with the kit installed as I was thinking of doing this too.

Brian

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