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September 21, 2019, 06:41:12 PM

Wiper arms

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on: May 22, 2019, 02:34:03 PM
Hi. Where can I get a pair of wiper arms for the buggy??
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Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 03:12:24 PM
I used an entire mini setup on my buggy, motor, drive and wipers/arms


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Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 06:33:07 PM
beetle ones are to short if you have a 14 or 16" screen I was given T2 bus/van arms with the same straight spindle fitted as the beetle a good length and the beetle blades fitted, unsure of the year though.

you can get spindle adaptors, extending arms and 10" blades from Europa spares, that way you go stainless steel using the multi spline adaptors.


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Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 10:55:15 AM
Thanx. Will try them
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Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 06:45:18 PM
I used an entire mini setup on my buggy, motor, drive and wipers/arms

Curious... was this a Lucas set up? I have just fitted lucas to my build.


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Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 07:05:50 PM
Hi Paul anything built for myself gets the full lucas system and modern column switches to suit. You can get different length spindles due to body mounting thinking mgb and morris1000 had them. They come in various sweep degrees but easily changed by removing and refitting the peg on the drive wheel to suit. Give more clearance around the speedo as they are cable drive so motor goes to the side.


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Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 08:59:08 PM
I used an entire mini setup on my buggy, motor, drive and wipers/arms

Curious... was this a Lucas set up? I have just fitted lucas to my build.

Yes it is Paul


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Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 10:13:16 AM
Strange isn`t it. Old system but is foolproof.  ;-)up


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Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 03:37:49 PM
And far better than a beetle motor for the speeds and decent parts. The only draw back is the bypass connection in the lucas switch which is hard to replicate


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Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 12:48:03 PM
I looked a bit further into my Lucas system Keith. I wondered where the voltage\current came from to keep a single latching 12v relay latched when switching from slow speed to high speed and vice versa. It does not come from the original style Lucas switch which has the terminal that is live with the switch in off position. (This to allow auto park of the wipers). It is definately from the wiper motor coils. There is a resistance winding within for 2 speed operation. Although I remember being told way back that one relay works I was always sceptical. But.. I have had a mock up running long periods and the single relay operates as it should. No over-heating of wiper unit, switch or wiring and no blown fuse. Switch wise all you need is off-on-on 3 contact variant.

I think I mentioned a while back that I wanted rocker switches for wipers and wash. I have changed my mind and now agree with you. Wipers & wash on column  ;D ;D 


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Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 04:46:57 PM
I managed to get park working on mine with a single relay. Trying to find the diagram


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Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 04:59:50 PM


This is what I used for wiring.

Full description of this setup is here http://vitessesteve.co.uk/LucasStuff/Triumph-2-speed-wiper-wiring


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Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 07:59:05 PM
Yes... This is how I am wired.  ;-)up ;-)up