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    Compact, easy install wiper system for Morris Minor?

    Am I asking too much! . I have a Moggy Minor custom with a modified bulkhead, no current wiper motor mount, a dead wiper motor and what looks like a very archaic system when it does work. Can I tap into the collective knowledge on this great forum and get any recommendations for a more modern system that might be easy-ish to install, under the dash probably? There is currently plenty of room under there. Many thanks.

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    A Lucas system as used in most BL cars and black cabs and a large amount of Hot Rods

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    I send Defender and modified it

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    Quote Originally Posted by yukonphil View Post
    Am I asking too much! . I have a Moggy Minor custom with a modified bulkhead, no current wiper motor mount, a dead wiper motor and what looks like a very archaic system when it does work. Can I tap into the collective knowledge on this great forum and get any recommendations for a more modern system that might be easy-ish to install, under the dash probably? There is currently plenty of room under there. Many thanks.
    The one you've got has found a home in many cars it was never designed for! It was used in so many cars in different configurations from the factory, later motors are two speed and self parking. I replaced the vacuum wipers in my 57 Ford using one from a Land Rover, mounted the motor up under the dashboard and cut & shut the rack/tube to the right length. As mine is a "clap hands" arrangement I just turned one of the wiper boxes through 180 degrees.

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    Yes,..Easy to adapt, the tubing is again is easy to obtain in raw form should the donor system be wrong or bends don't suit ( I use the correct diameter fuel pipe and plumbers spring to bend )and to flare the ends ,the sweep can be adjusted by either changing the gear or redrilling it........The worm length if really remote (wiper motor to boxes) could be a problem,
    The lucas system is easy to convert having a single wipe as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Impala View Post
    The one you've got has found a home in many cars it was never designed for! It was used in so many cars in different configurations from the factory, later motors are two speed and self parking. I replaced the vacuum wipers in my 57 Ford using one from a Land Rover, mounted the motor up under the dashboard and cut & shut the rack/tube to the right length. As mine is a "clap hands" arrangement I just turned one of the wiper boxes through 180 degrees.
    Mmm, I could locate the standard motor under the dash, could you please explain a little more about how to cut and shut the tube and drive?

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    This is mine installed in my Minor. It is tucked up behind the dash and uses the kit from Car Builder Solutions with a bracket attached to the bulkhead. The drive tubes were cut to length and flared using a brake pipe style flaring tool with the relevant size dies.




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    Thanks Andy, just had a look on their website, more than I was hoping to get away with but it might just be best in the long run, all new bits. I'm familiar with making up brake pipes but as I don't have a flaring tool can you explain exactly what you did use? Do I have to buy a clarify tool too? Many thanks again, just the set up I'm after

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    I used one like this
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    that one is £14 from Toolstation

    I suppose you can get one from about a fiver(S/H) from ebay and £15 will buy you a better quality one S/H
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    If you do go with the CBS kit just remember to ask them to change the wheel boxes for the ones with a longer shaft. I have a really old flaring tool with lots of different dies that I used but the one above should work fine. You only need a small flare to stop the tubes coming out of the wheel boxes.
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