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Old 06-04-2020, 06:26 AM   #1
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I have a 29 tudor that has a Trico vacuum wiper motor on it. From what all I have searched and read it is not original. It is a mirror image of a Trico TR-C2A. Mounts only off of the Shaft with no brackets. Binds up so the windshield won't open. Does it matter what position they mount? Any idea what it really fits?
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:31 AM   #2
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A picture would help. It may be for slant windshield. The shaft would be about 2 1/2 long.
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:04 AM   #3
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Picture attached. Yes the shaft is 2 7/8" long.
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:17 AM   #4
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This is what I found for the slant windshield
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Looks like you found it.


Just in case you haven't seen it, this is a wealth of wiper info. https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Semi...A%20Wipers.pdf
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:42 AM   #6
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Looks like you found it.


Just in case you haven't seen it, this is a wealth of wiper info. https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Semi...A%20Wipers.pdf

I have read all of that. If you look close, the one I have has the switch and vacuum connection opposite.
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:43 AM   #7
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Will it work mounted upside down?
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I think 29’s all had electric wipers didn’t they? Unless it is a really late model.

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I have read all of that. If you look close, the one I have has the switch and vacuum connection opposite.

You sure it's not a TR-C3?
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I think 29ís all had electric wipers didnít they? Unless it is a really late model.

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The Tudors got vacuum wipers starting in June/July 1929. Everything else, though, was electric.
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:51 AM   #11
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You sure it's not a TR-C3?

No, they look different
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No, they look different

Yup, I got the illustrations mixed up in my head, oops
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What you have is a vacuum wiper for a Chevrolet.

If you have a later '29 tudor the vacuum wiper motor is installed on the outside

See Bob's picture below

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Old 06-05-2020, 10:53 AM   #14
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I think this is the wiper you need.
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Old 06-06-2020, 05:58 AM   #15
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I don't know if I have a late or early 29. The engine number is April 1930.
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My 29 Special Coupe has a vacuum wiper.
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I don't know if I have a late or early 29. The engine number is April 1930.

This picture that Marco posted may help you determine what wiper
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Old 06-06-2020, 05:12 PM   #18
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This picture that Marco posted may help you determine what wiper
your car originally had.

Yes, I have seen that. Mine measures 12 3/4".

I did figure out a way to make the vacuum motor work and still open the windshield. All I had to do was use a longer spacer on the shaft so the motor would clear the edge of the header when the windshield swings out. Then made a cover plate to cover up the unused holes in the windshield frame. Motor is mounted on the inside. Maybe it isn't correct but it looks good and works.

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Old 06-06-2020, 05:16 PM   #19
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I think this is the wiper you need.

Would you happen to know what the mounting hole center to center measurement is on this motor?
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Looks like 4 3/4"
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