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    windshield1.jpgwindshield2.jpg


    got to thinking if i bust a piece of glass it is on me but if a glass house does it is on them
    100 bucks later

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    Nice work!

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    Looks great!

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    Moving on, i removed the old vacuum motors and they are toast. need to be rebuilt/replaced, got all the rest of the fittings the hose connectors and such. have seen some vacuum motors on ebay, one was new old stock?? comments??

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    The new old stock would be iffy. The rubber diaphragm may be dried out and will leak on something that has been sitting on the shelf for 60 plus years. Might want to look into rebuilding what you have.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_MMKfhSwM

    http://oldholden.com/node/95377

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    This guy rebuilt the motor on the '48.

    https://rebuildingtricowipers.com/

    Make sure your vacuum booster on the bottom of the fuel pump is working.

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    LarrBeard, I was looking for a "new" rebuild kit for mine with little success. I have an old NOS kit. Like gmwillys, I wonder how good it is. I also have a NOS motor. It actually is working. It's Olive Drab, military stock for sure. I lubed it with light machine oil. Do you think I should "let it ride"? I wonder if I should just send it off to your guy. Was he expensive?

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    Let it ride. If it's working, resist the urge to fix it until it doesn't.

    Light oil or brake fluid seems to be a good lube for the flapper gaskets that ride on the sides of the U-shaped well. I suspect brake fluid may make them swell up a bit and seal better. In some motors, on the flapper, there is an unobtainium leather washer and a light spring that die.

    And, like everyone who has a corner on the market - he's not cheap - but he does offer a 3-year warranty.

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    OK going to paint it black and let it ride. I used machine oil because I am afraid brake fluid will drip out on my paint. I agree with your logic however. Brake fluid would swell up much better. I read that brake fluid is the original method the factory required. Every 3 months! Then I read that Ford put out a tech that on the Model A they wanted you to switch to machine oil do to the paint issue.

    Now... I have been googling to see what the, and trying desperately to learn to pronounce "unobtainium leather". It is my new word of the year. So you have fine Corinthian leather interior in your car? Well I have Unobtainium leather in my wiper motors! LarrBeard that word is priceless.

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    Unobtainium is a perfect term around here. I see it used constantly.

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