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Old 05-16-2017, 03:02 PM   #1
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'56 wiper upgrade ever done?

I just bought a '56 panel. The stock wiper motor, which I believe is electric, seems to run pretty slow. I have had mid-50s Fords up till now, but it's been a while, so I am guessing at that.

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Will an old stock motor run slower as it ages?
The wiper switch feels mushy; sounds like time to get a new one.

Has anyone somehow put different arms/blades to give an overall larger sweep area? Off hand, it doesn't seem possible, but I thought I'd ask.

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Old 05-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: '56 wiper upgrade ever done?

I believe if it's stock, it will be vacuum driven and will run slower. Based on engines vacuum could vary in speed. Most will update to electric wipers.
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