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Old 06-29-2022, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default '30 - '31 Roadster wiper motor

I just recently purchased a 1930 Deluxe Roadster and noticed that it didn't have a wiper motor. The wooden header above the windshield looks like it is notched and has provisions for 2 motors. I don't see anything listed by any of the vendors for such an animal. If you have the correct setup on your car, could you post some photos? Appreciate it very much!!
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:46 PM   #2
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Hello, the header is made like that to accept a wiper on either side, depending if it is right or left hand drive. Most of the Roadsters I have seen have a Trico vacuum wiper, chrome plate on deluxe.This would be the 1930 -31 models. Repro are available.
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Old 06-30-2022, 12:35 AM   #3
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According to Model A Judging Standards publication by MAFCA, 1930 open models used Owen-Dyneto electric wiper motors up to June 1930 then switched to Trico vacuum wiper motors. Pictured motors were those used on open models.
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:37 AM   #5
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The DeLuxe was introduced in August of 30,so the electric wouldn't apply to one of those.I had a June of 30 standard with 28000 miles on it,and was an unmolested car.That car had a vacuum wiper,and had all the original piping,with all the original clips in place.I didn't know repros were being made again.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:28 PM   #6
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dpson,
Your photo is exactly what I was looking for. My car has a wire running up to where there should be a wiper motor, but my car didn't have one, so I didn't know how the motor was attached to the car. I now see that they used a motor that clamped onto the upper windshield frame as shown in your photo. Guess I'll be trying to track one down.
Thanks again!
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In the photo it looks like the motor is just fastened to the clamps.
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