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Nice job, Those two motors are the same as the single unit I used. Good motors And the shaft length 

is the same too.

https://www.americanclassic.com/1947-53-Wiper-Motor-Electric-Conversion-12-volt/productinfo/67-064/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing Shopping&utm_term=4579259771914807&utm_content=Ad group %231

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Yeah, they’re very common. I see them in a lot of applications. It was kinda where the idea formed. Finding the controller was a big plus. I searched around for a while, looking at rotary type switches, but this one won out due to the synchronizing feature.

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2 hours ago, mattb73lt said:

Another side project done. Converting to Budd hubs all the way around with polished Alcoa rims. I bought the hubs a few years ago, but they came off a burnt up B-73 without front brakes. At first I thought they wouldn't accept brake drums and having nothing to work with, as to what size the drum was, it was a lengthy search and a lot of questions. But, I dug through it and sourced longer front studs and all the other hardware I needed for the new wheels. After working out the dimensions I needed, I found Webb Wheel and they had a very user friendly site I could plug my measurements in and it would give you what drums would fit. Took my measurements several times to refine them and make sure I was ordering what was the closest fit. I also didn't want to waste time and money, the drums were not cheap!! I ordered them through Fleetpride, (the counter guy was very helpful!!)and picked them up today. They weren't quite drop in as I was hoping, but after boring both pilot holes out .060" they did. Assembled the hubs and drums and stacked up a spindle and no issues. A while back I almost gave up on this conversion, but I got it done. I used my 100 year old lathe to bore the holes. A simple operation, but i had to raise the headstock with a spacer that came with it and then true up the drum on a large faceplate. The set up was the most time consuming part, as I spent at least four hours getting everything together after getting the headstock apart and cleaned up. Quite the task spinning a 18 1/2", 80+ pound drum. It just barely fit the lathe, when all set up. 

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As usual, very Impressive!

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really good thinking on the wiper solution` you may have found the answer for me to my problem with the controller set up . bad (gem) in a ford 450` ford wants 800+ for a replacement ` less than 200 for one of those

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Just now, carlotpilot said:

really good thinking on the wiper solution` you may have found the answer for me to my problem with the controller set up . bad (gem) in a ford 450` ford wants 800+ for a replacement ` less than 200 for one of those

That's great!! I hope it helps. Just trying to put out what I'm doing and finding. If it helps someone in their work, even better.

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Just now, carlotpilot said:

I have a drill press similar driven about the same age

BTW, if you're just looking for the controller on the wipers? I found it on Amazon for about $60 less than other suppliers.

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1 minute ago, carlotpilot said:

wonder if the marinco could be  wired in to the existing wire harness going to the motor? it takes 5 wires to use whats there

You'd probably have to figure out what each wire does. The Wexco motors have three wires each, low, high and park. They match the ones on the controller, the others are for power, ground, wash and one for the switch.

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9 hours ago, carlotpilot said:

should only be a matter of getting them in the right place

The Ford System you're working on, is that a single motor system? If it is there is an identical controller for single motor systems available from Marinco.

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9 hours ago, mattb73lt said:

The Ford System you're working on, is that a single motor system? If it is there is an identical controller for single motor systems available from Marinco.

it is single motor`  good  to know  thanks much

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1 hour ago, mowerman said:

Wow excellent but yes 10 four on the green.... Where did you find the rubbers?????? Bob

I was able to replace everything but the molded vent window seals. I carefully removed them and ran them through my glass bead cabinet. Being careful and reducing the air pressure. They cleaned up very well, removing paint, grime and a little rubber where they were dried out. They weren't too bad to start with. I've seen some really bad ones.

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