[Spridgets] Bugeye Wiper Motor Rebuild

Paul Van Wig pvanwig at mac.com
Mon May 7 09:11:16 MDT 2018

I’d guess a moly based light grease?

On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 3:20 PM Michael MacLean via Spridgets <
spridgets at autox.team.net> wrote:

> I recently re-watched the BMC film about the introduction of the Bugeye.
> If you watch the film you will notice in a couple parts that it shows the
> windshield wipers in use.  I was surprised by the speed of the wipers when
> new as mine have never been nearly as quick since the original restoration
> 18 years ago.  I decided to put the wiper system on the list of projects i
> am doing to freshen up the car.  I removed the wiper motor for rebuild and
> found the white lithium grease I had packed it with had become stiff and
> gooey over time in the heat of the engine compartment.  Not sure what I
> will find when I remove the cable and wheel boxes.  I don't remember if I
> lubricated those at the time.  What lubricant should be used in the wiper
> motor and on the cable, if any? In any case, here's the film so you can see
> for yourself.
> First registered Austin Healey Sprite Silverstone Test
> <https://youtu.be/oe94HcpHyGU>
> First registered Austin Healey Sprite Silverstone Test
> 1958 launch Frog Eye Sprite driven at Silverstone by Roy Salvadori.
> <https://youtu.be/oe94HcpHyGU>
> Mike MacLean
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