Working on the '78 Wiper system problem.

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  1. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    Bob:
    I'm working on the best solution for you guys with the '78 windshield wiper problem. Through the help of two other NYB owners who have worked on their wiper systems (one a 77 and one a 78) we are comparing notes.

    I need one thing from you first:
    Please give me the measurements of the fascia opening for your wiper switch as shown in the pic because we're coming up with two different sizes for 78 based on whether it's a 2 speed, 3 speed, or varable speed wiper system.

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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Width = 1.75" Height = 1.25" My 78 NYB is a 2 speed intermittent wiper system. The wiper switch is part number 3747 350.

    Thanks Stan!

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    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    Good. Looks like a 2 speed or 3 speed switch (of which there are ton of, used and NOS) is a plug 'n play.
    I'm waiting for them to get back to me on what hassles there are under the cowl.
     
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    Mine is a 2 speed intermittent.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Bob, your light is blocking the house number, thats not good for the 911 system, please move one of them.........
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Dave.

    I'll move the house number after the storm.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    assuming the house is still there. How close are you to any larger body of water
     
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    Not far from the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River. There's other river tributaries all around me which will flood the roads and make them nonpassable. I'll be ok from storm surge.......it's the wind and rain that's going to be a problem for me. Other communities all around me have more immediate flood threats, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood, Havre De Grace, and most definitely Port Deposit after the Conowingo Dam opens 50+gates.
     
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    Hi.
    My is the same as Bob's NYers.
    Just another thing. my son for school was looking up some kind of CAD design porgram. and come across a place in the U.S. that you draw the thing you like them to make useing the porgram. tell them what you want it made from (steel, brass. plastic so on} and they send you a costing. all done on CNC gear.
    has anyone try this for our 1 year wiper cam bushes.
    I'm get my boy ask the treaher what the site was.
    you guys have any idea on this?
     
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    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    Well that's going to have to go. It's incompatable with the pre-78 wiper motors.

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    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    Hey, good news.
    If it helps, it's been confirmed that your 2 speed delay system was also used on the 79-81 R models.
    Maybe Murray has a few of those around.
     
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    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    I already gave Bob the link for that.
    BTW, The Group has been going down the toilet for some time now, do you think?
     
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    Oh yeah. Sad too. It was really quite good.
     
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    He succeeded very well in driving just about everybody away.