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Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum wiper controls

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Vacuum wiper controls
From: New Mexico Jim <ADvent@thuntek.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 16:26:48 -0600
They are designed to work on 12 inches of mercury. Its better to get a rebuilt
one unless you get all the parts to redo it. I think through the wiperman, a
rebuilt unit is 65 bucks, maybe?

Jim House wrote:

> I have a 46 Chevy 1/2 ton and I am now looking at my wiper - only have one,
> on the drive side.  How should this work?
> There are two knobs - the only shiny item on the truck everything is rust or
> painted - no chrome.  Well the knob on the left seems only to push in or
> pull out.  The knob on the right seem to spin.  I have move them around a
> lot with out moving the wiper blade.  What do each of these do had how can I
> test this unit out?
> I see the pipe from the wiper connects to a rubber hose.  This hose connects
> to a medal pipe and then runs down the left front side until under the dash.
> There the 2nd rubber hose connects to a metal pipe that goes through the
> firewall.  This then connects to the 3ed rubber hose that is connected to a
> outlet pipe under the carb.  I ran a wire throughout all pipes and hoses and
> it is a clean passage.  Also the vacuum seem to suck into the carb. but I do
> not have any idea how strong this sucking should be.
> Should the wiper motor need oil or a lube job?  Any help on what I can do
> myself to try to get it working would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jim House
> 46 Chevy 3104
> Hollis, NH
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