Wiper motor 72-79 style

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  1. HuevosRanchero

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    well since it was 60 degrees for the new years break, thought I'd finish up the ugly firewall by cleaning and detailing the wiper motor and vacuum tree. Turned out ok despite the age of the part.

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  2. HuevosRanchero

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    and btw this thing is the size and weight of a freaking starter...
     
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    Just so you know, Ford changed the electrical connectors in '74 - the '72-'73 uses pins whereas the '74 and later have the blades as shown in your picture.

    Looks great!
     
  4. HuevosRanchero

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    to quote Dr. McCoy "I know engineers, they love to change things" notice also on the 72 to 74 hoods they have the windshield washers mounted on the hood and hence the cowl grates dont have washer tube routes. 75 and up have the squirters cheesily mounted on the wiper arms. Hmm pins eh? bummer another thing that doesnt interchange without help! :D
     
  5. billg72469

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    looks cool , the attention to detail is what make cars look the best.
     
  6. Iron Mullet

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    Nice work! Thanks for sharing the results... it's inspiring!
     
  7. HuevosRanchero

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    thanx guys...just good that Ford put together such a nice piece..seems heavy duty all the way. Just used some "Mothers" wheel polish on the aluminum housing, hit the motor housing with some low gloss black and cleaned up the plastic and clear coated...should be good for another 35 years right? ;)
     
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    Very nice HR, and at least 35 years :D:cool:
     

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