Windshield Wiper Motor (electric)

62 OlllO

Well Oiled
Oct 19, 2009
1,821
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1962
I inherited an electric wiper motor on my '62, works fine-look's fine, but disappointed it has only one speed.
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
rcshook696 said:
Hey BioTek, check out Kaiser Willys parts. They got conversions kits for $159. Here's the link - http://www.kaiserwillys.com/category/wi ... ersionkits Looks like a cheap switch, 2 speed electric motor, uses your cables. I think they have about all the parts for wipers. They will also send a free catalog. rcshook696
Glad I didn't already send the money off. Thanks for the tip! I have their catalog, but for some reason didn't look in it. The truck is going to end up in Florida when it's finished, so I need a good quality wiper system. The Kaiser Willys folks are good to do business with.
 

BradW

Bigger Hammer
Oct 11, 2009
61
Wenatchee, Washington
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I'm a little late to this but thought I'd throw this in. Someone converted mine years ago and used what I think is a late 50's Chevrolet wiper motor that bolted up to the original metal on the firewall, the original drive key was cut off and a rectangle shaped piece of steel about 3/16 thick x 1 inch wide was tack welded on to the shaft to fit the original willys drive slot and the original on/off cable was hooked up to a plastic slide on the switch for 2 speed operation. Mine is 12 volts and works great. If you have access to some 50's junk parts maybe something would work, sorry I don't know for sure what it's out of but I've seen late 50's wiper motors like mine on Chevrolets.
 

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,368
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
Couple more thoughts...

www.wiperman.com does an excellent job of rebuilding the vacuum motors. I have one and it works as fast or faster than the electric wipers on my regular cars. You can install a vacuum cannister to eliminate the slowdown when on the throttle.

And, if you are looking at doing a conversion, have a look at the GM motor that Midnightburn did on his wagon. Looks like a very clean install.

Pete
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Pete said:
Couple more thoughts...

http://www.wiperman.com does an excellent job of rebuilding the vacuum motors. I have one and it works as fast or faster than the electric wipers on my regular cars. You can install a vacuum cannister to eliminate the slowdown when on the throttle.

And, if you are looking at doing a conversion, have a look at the GM motor that Midnightburn did on his wagon. Looks like a very clean install.

Pete
Pete,
I don't have the original wiper motor. I also live 420 mi. round trip from a salvage yard. It is easier for me to just order a complete motor.
One of my major goals on this build is to not perform a modification that can't easily be reversed. If I had an original vacuum wiper motor, I'd definately use it.
 

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,368
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
BioTex said:
Pete,
I don't have the original wiper motor. I also live 420 mi. round trip from a salvage yard. It is easier for me to just order a complete motor.
One of my major goals on this build is to not perform a modification that can't easily be reversed. If I had an original vacuum wiper motor, I'd definately use it.
I believe the Wiperman also sells rebuilt vacuum motors, they may have yours. Nothing wrong with the electric conversions, but I've found them to be much more expensive.

Pete
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Pete said:
BioTex said:
Pete,
I don't have the original wiper motor. I also live 420 mi. round trip from a salvage yard. It is easier for me to just order a complete motor.
One of my major goals on this build is to not perform a modification that can't easily be reversed. If I had an original vacuum wiper motor, I'd definately use it.
I believe the Wiperman also sells rebuilt vacuum motors, they may have yours. Nothing wrong with the electric conversions, but I've found them to be much more expensive.

Pete
Ok, thanks. I'll check into it.
 

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,368
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
Now that I have the BBcode working for youtube clips, here's a clip of my vacuum wipers-
Pete

[youtube:8zlk4s4p]zd0ApFGDlbc[/youtube:8zlk4s4p]
 

dozerjim

Sharpest Tool
Nov 11, 2009
319
Clarence,New York (western part near Buffalo)
First Name
Jim
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
I used one of those wiper power units from New Port Engineering in my '55 pick-up,hock right up to the cables and used the original mounting holes,has a 2 speed switch w/park,just make sure the cables are tight.I'll dig around and see if have an extra set of cables and towers. Jim
 
Top