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Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers

To: Allen Jones <jonesal@u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 16:02:58 -0700
Ok, maybe I jumped the gun on the bullet thing. Pun intended! I live at almost
8,000 feet elevation and nothing helps up here. You huff and puff, your truck
huffs and puffs at 2,800 feet higher than Denver Colo. At this altitude, good
vacuum is a dream. The most vacuum up here to be expected is around 15 inches.
That's it. Not good, huh? There is about 25% less air up here. Get up to 11,000
feet or higher and the vacuum really plummets. They guaranty vacuum motors to
12 inches. So, this might work well for you flat land and/or sea level guys,
but vacuum wipers and high altitude don't mix well. BTW, what vacuum reading do
you sea level guys get? I went over the Molas pass (11,000 ft., plus) in Colo
in my 57  ton and was very thankfull for electric wipers. It was snowing
sideways, the wind was blowing and I was going up hill with my foot heavy on
the gas in first for 15 miles and just off the right side of the road is a
2,000 foot drop off, maybe a 65 or 70 decline. It would have been suicidal to
make that drive with vacuum wipers, it nearly suicidal as it was. Am I the only
one who lives in high altitudes? I wonder if these guys can fix me up? That
would be something to have working vacuum wipers in the mountains going up
hill. Oh, one thing I have done in the past, but not recently is too wax the
windshield with Johnson's pastse wax for floors, the one in the yellow can. Its
a hard wax and lasts a long time. Lemon Pledge is a cheap lazy fix, no hard
rubbing. It sheds water very well and helps the wipers glide across the glass.
new mexico jim
50  ton
51 two ton dump

Allen Jones wrote:

> I tired them and they did an A#1 rebuild on my vacuum wiper motor (nice
> people too).  The setup worked great with one carb, but a multiple carb set
> up makes driving in the rain a little more fun.  An auxiliary vacuum assist
> on the fuel pump helped a little, but was a disappointment.......  I agree,
> no need to bite yet.
> Allen in Seattle
> '50 3100
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin D. Pennell" <oletwuk@fastrus.com>
> To: "Oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: March 29, 2000 9:36 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers
> Before you bite the bullet, try this place.
> Ficken Wiper Service  132 Calvert Ave., West Babylon, NY. 11704. (516)
> 587-3332, Fax: (516) 661-9125.
>   Visit their Website at http://www.wiperman.com, or contact them at
> mailto:sales@wiperman.com. Specializing in Trico Rebuilt and NOS vacuum
> wiper motors, arms, etc. They have the worlds largest stock of Trico Vacuum
> operated wiper motors and related parts.  Most anything vacuum wiper
> related.!  They cover '24-80+ Vacuum Wipers for all American Cars & Trucks
> mostly pre-1959, but to 1972 with AMC. They rebuild them all and stock many
> of them NOS!
> Kevin P.
> '59 Apache 38/NAPCO with vacuum wipers and I like it that way!
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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