Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

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Tedman
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by Tedman » 06 Apr 2018 21:18

An update on my Integra wiper motor conversion-

1. Make sure you put the 510 drive arm on the Integra motor drive shaft in the correct orientation! It can go on one of two ways. If 180 degrees off, the motor will jam your wiper blades into the cowl when you first turn on the wipers and you'll have cowl damage! Make sure your wiper linkage is at or near the park position, and install the arm so it meets the linkage with minimal adjustment of the linkage. Or look back at pics in my previous post and install opposite. Mine was installed 180 off, and I learned the hard way.

2. The park position is several inches higher on the windshield than I expected. If the blades are installed so they don't swipe off the bottom of the glass, the park position is too high. At park, this is as low as I could set my wiper blades to keep them from running off the bottom of the glass when operating:
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In the above pic you can also see cowl damage near the driver's side wiper arm fixing nut that was caused by incorrectly installing the drive arm.

Anyway, has anybody else had a similar experience with regard to the park position and/or know if there's a way to reduce the angle between the park and full sweep positions? I can probably live with having the wipers that high on the windshield while driving, but it is still somewhat annoying.

510tdi
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by 510tdi » 13 Apr 2018 15:27

Thanks for the update Tedman! I'm going to pick up my Integra motor in moments. I have a 626 motor I bought over a year ago and was going to follow the old instructions that Kelvin developed years ago on The Dime Quarterly however, the link doesn't work any more and I can't find it anywhere. This Integra swap was well timed.

eastbaysolo_73
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 26 Apr 2018 17:40

510tdi wrote:Thanks for the update Tedman! I'm going to pick up my Integra motor in moments. I have a 626 motor I bought over a year ago and was going to follow the old instructions that Kelvin developed years ago on The Dime Quarterly however, the link doesn't work any more and I can't find it anywhere. This Integra swap was well timed.


Here's the link it works

http://dimequarterly.blogspot.com/2011/ ... motor.html
Nor Cal Meng !

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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by harryagain » 21 Jun 2018 23:07

Tedman wrote:
06 Apr 2018 21:18
An update on my Integra wiper motor conversion-

1. Make sure you put the 510 drive arm on the Integra motor drive shaft in the correct orientation! It can go on one of two ways. If 180 degrees off, the motor will jam your wiper blades into the cowl when you first turn on the wipers and you'll have cowl damage! Make sure your wiper linkage is at or near the park position, and install the arm so it meets the linkage with minimal adjustment of the linkage. Or look back at pics in my previous post and install opposite. Mine was installed 180 off, and I learned the hard way.

2. The park position is several inches higher on the windshield than I expected. If the blades are installed so they don't swipe off the bottom of the glass, the park position is too high. At park, this is as low as I could set my wiper blades to keep them from running off the bottom of the glass when operating:
Image
In the above pic you can also see cowl damage near the driver's side wiper arm fixing nut that was caused by incorrectly installing the drive arm.


Anyway, has anybody else had a similar experience with regard to the park position and/or know if there's a way to reduce the angle between the park and full sweep positions? I can probably live with having the wipers that high on the windshield while driving, but it is still somewhat annoying.
I had the same issues. With some luck I caught the wiper before doing any damage to my freshly painted car. Rotated the arm 180 and it fixed that issue. I also have the wiper arms stopping high on the screen. One additional issue is that the motor wants to move further down prior to heading up the screen when pulling the switch for the first time. I noted that this didn’t occur on the YouTube video. I’m wondering if the missing link is changing the wiper switch to a later model threee stage switch? Any suggestions?
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by harryagain » 21 Jun 2018 23:30

My next question, which Datsun comes out with a threee stage switch that will fit the original position in the dash?
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

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http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Post by spriso » 22 Jun 2018 07:22

The three position switch is found in the later Datsun 620 pickups.

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