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Bren

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wipers question
« on: August 06, 2008, 12:20:07 PM »
can anyone tell my how many speeds the stadard bedford wipers have?if any?
Im looking for some switches for a custom dash...

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:21:11 PM »
Just 2 slow and slower ha ha

Bren

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 12:25:19 PM »
haha thanks. 2 makes it easy.

is there an easy replacement motor from something else that makes it any better?

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 12:29:03 PM »
One of the Kiwi's did a conversion to a ford, i think. Its on the old site with great pix that show how to do it.

Bren

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 12:30:47 PM »
i was thinking using an AU headlight switch for the wipers and one for the headlights.


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Re: wipers question
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 07:05:13 AM »
One of the Kiwi's did a conversion to a ford, i think. Its on the old site with great pix that show how to do it.

I did it. I will transfer the info over, just bear with me....

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 07:06:09 AM »
Ha ha! I replaced mine with an EB ford Fairmont one. Probably the same as the EB Falcon. Got some serious power now! I'm wiring mine in to use the Fairmont wiper switch but there is no reason why you couldn't just select the terminals you need to connect it up to the Bedford switch depending on whether you have a 2 speed with intermittent or just a single.

Bit late now but I'll head out to the garage hopefully tomorrow night and take a pic seeing as it's currently lying in the back of the van. I think I had to redrill a couple of holes and packed one of the mounts but it's solid as a rock.

Oh, the motor is smaller and mounts at the same angle as the original so there's no problem with room for fitting either.

What I'd really like to know is what success people have had with replacing their wiper arms with units from other models.

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 07:07:12 AM »


If you have a look at the picture below you can get a good idea of what I did.

I redrilled most of the mounting holes. Make sure when you get the motor that it has the rubber mounting bushes with it. I used nylock nuts to bolt it all together for 2 reasons. Yes, one so they wouldn't vibrate loose but the main reason was so I could do the nuts up but leave a little slack to prevent the rubber bushes from being compressed.

Take special note that the top LH nut and bolt are reversed. There is a reason for that as you'll see in the very bottom picture. Also the top 2 mounting points were packed with a couple of washers to allow the motor to sit square with the arms. You'll see why when you come to do it.



Below is a picture of the other side. The small arm that bolts to the motor spindle will just push on as is. No drilling required. Make sure you get the nut that goes with the spindle when you get the motor.

Of special note is the RH top bolt. This is the one reversed in the previous picture. This bolt has to be reversed and about half of the head ground off so the small spindle arm mentioned previously has enough clearance to pass over it when the wiper arm is in operation. There will still be plenty of meat to hold the bolt in place so long as you don't get too carried away with the grinder.



Also grab both sides of the loom plug if you can. Then you can alter the CF side of the loom to suit the Falcon plug so if you ever have to replace the motor it should just be plug and play as if you had bought it that way.

This conversion is well worth the little bit of effort involved and you'll be really surprised at the power of the wiper motor compared with the original.

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Re: wipers question
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008, 07:13:41 AM »
fantastic work Rogue thats just what I needed!!
ur a bedford owner ....adapt overcome work it out

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 08:06:28 AM »
Great stuff mate, I'll be giving this a go when I get a chance.
Shane

 

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