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Re: request for info on '80 B wiper motor

To: Denise Thorpe <>
Subject: Re: request for info on '80 B wiper motor
From: "Gary R. Burrell" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 18:34:46 -0400 (AST)
On Tue, 23 Jan 1996, Denise Thorpe wrote:

> Ah HA!  I was assuming that each speed would have its own park wire.  That 
> was dumb because park is park and 12 volts is 12 volts.  Now I get it, the 
> solid green wire is constant hot like the green wire in my '67 and the 
> N/LG wire is park for _both_ speeds.  (Jerry Causey- this Brown w/Light 
> Green wire needs power when the switch is in the "off" position.)  Now all 
> I have to do is find out how to get power to the appropriate wires at the 
> appropriate times from a pre-'66 headlight switch.

Well my 68 has the metal type dash and has the correct switch which would 
fit in a pre-68 dash.  (look the same just has 3 positions)  It would be 
factory part # BHA 4786.  This switch is available from Seven for 
$29.95.  They sell it as the switch for the pre 68 cars (which actually 
should be part # 149011) I doubt you would get it from MOSS or Vic Brit 
unless you knew just what you wanted.  I'm sure this switch must have 
been used on other cars, It's just a matter of finding it in the junk 
yard/parts bin.

This does bring up one of my pet peaves :(

Why do Moss, Vic Brit etc. insist on using thier own part numbers as 
opposed to the factory numbers, (Or at the very least supply a cross 
reference).  I have a 68 canadian spec B which has several differences 
from the US spec ones (metal dash being a key one).  I have to be careful 
ordering from them since I can't go by part number and have to use their 
numbers.  In contrast all the U.K. vendors use the factory system.  (so do 
Seven and TRF)  

> Thank you Gary! :-)

You're quite welcome.

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