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Old 06-29-2020, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default The T-Bird was in a rain storm yesterday

The wipers work super. I was surprise on how well they worked. Don't need electric wipers. MMO did the trick.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:38 PM   #2
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Glad they worked for you Old Redneck. Where exactly did you apply the Marvel Mystery Oil? I used the wipers on my early 60's Mercury last week, and wasn't impressed with the performance. It was the very last of the vacuum wiper cars. I think MMO might help me. I need new blades, too.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:38 PM   #3
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I have no idea what the prior owner did to the vacuum wipers in my 55 sedan, but the only time they didn't work was in fifth gear at full throttle at over 6000 feet in the rockies. And the 312 had an Iskenderian cam, the highest vacuum was 11 inches!.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:17 PM   #4
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In the service manual for mye 1952 Mercury, it states that once a year I should lube the wiper motor:
1: disconnect vacuum hose and put ut in a container with motor oil.
2: turn the wiper switch fully on.
3: manually drag the wiper until it ALMOST reaches the point where it will return
4: manually return wiper to start position.

This will make the wiper motor suck oil into itself and soften the leather seal around the piston.

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Old 06-29-2020, 06:05 PM   #5
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I disconnect the hose at the wiper motor. I squart a few drops of mmo in and use just 5 pounds of air pressure then works the wipers by hand several times. Then install the vacuum hose start the motor and watch the wipers. Should spray water on the windshield. I have done this on several of my early fords that work very well. Make sure the air pressure is no more then 5 pounds. MMO is Marvel Mystery Oil. Some use brake fluid, I was afraid to.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:59 PM   #6
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Ken, are those power lines going over your house?
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:17 PM   #7
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Hate to admit I'm becoming a little neglectful in old age, but I haven't lubed my vacuum wiper motor in at least 20 years, but it still works like new and gets plenty of use. Hadn't done a complete grease job either in about 3 years. That's bad. shame on me.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:16 AM   #8
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NO they are not going over my house.
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NO they are not going over my house.
That's good. Sometimes cameras don't show the true setting.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:58 AM   #10
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Maybe that's not his house.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:13 AM   #11
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It is where I hang my Hat.Move there in 1972. The house next to mine is mine also.
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The red on your Bird looks like the 55 or 57 red, not the Fiesta Red (reddish orange or orangish/red) of a 56 ??
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The Paint is 1980 Ford ZF Bright Red Color Number 98p-5330 Tec Base Martin Senior. The top was white when I got the car. I change it to Red. I like the car the way it is. This winter I am going to repaint the whole car.
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:33 PM   #14
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NO they are not going over my house.

Well then....what are those three long, skinny black things that are going through the sky, but are NOT REALLY over that house that they just LOOK LIKE they're going over? DD


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Old 07-02-2020, 02:54 PM   #15
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You made me o outside and look. The wires do not go over my house. They stay along the curb going up pass the house. The picture fools you and me.
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