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Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers

To: "Oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers
From: "Deve Krehbiel" <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 18:03:23 -0600
I dont care where you live, vacuum wipers was an archaic idea that has been
thrown out for more than 40 years. They didnt work then, they work even
worse now, and there is over 50% more traffic on the roads then when they
were designed. As an original freak, I am putting everything back to its
totally original state on my 50 with three exceptions: electric wipers...
tho they will use the same control to look totally original, 12 volts (since
I feel the very same about the voltage as I do about vacuum wipers, and no
clutch head screws. GM wasnt perfect and these were the three peeves on the
top of my list. Still they designed a much better product than any other
manufacturer of the time as is evidenced by the number of them still in
service. Nonetheless, find a 47-55 1st with vacuum wipers that work and you
better buy a lottery ticket on the same day!

Deve
50 3100
49 3600
www.speedprint.com/Deves50/index.html

----- Original Message -----
From: <ADvent@thuntek.net>
To: "Allen Jones" <jonesal@u.washington.edu>
Cc: "Oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum Wipers


> 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 m
any
> > 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
>
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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