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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-15-2003 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody know what year Ford switched to strictly electric windshield wipers? I know that some 59`s had them as an option, but I`m looking to see if something a bit easier to find may retrofit.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker 302 5speed. soon to be under the index!
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 08-15-2003 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FORD had them as an option throughout the late fifties/sixties. Supposedly the reason it wasn't more popular is that the GM Delco division could not supply the number FORD needed. I have seen the system improved by merely adding a vacuum reserve tank. The motor off an EDSEL will work.

This gentleman supposedly converts the vacuum system (switch too) over to electric as to where it is not noticeable.

Don's Wipers
Don Mullalley
12 V Two Speed
$160.00
(812) 637-1742

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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 1271
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-16-2003 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, years ago, I installed a 56 Chev electric wiper motor in my 57 Ford Sedn Delivery. It bolted right up, cable & all, all I had to do was run 1 wire to power. I believe both the Ford & Chevy vacumn wiper motors, as well as the Chevy electrics, were made by Trico.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker 302 5speed. soon to be under the index!
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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KULTULZ
Gearhead

Posts: 384
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 08-16-2003 05:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope it works out for you...

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 58/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

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