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Old 09-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default 1928 Ford Model A aftermarket wiper

Hi everyone. I just bought an after market wiper kit (See image) for my 1928 Model A two door coupe. This kit came without instructions. There seems to be mounting holes on the windshield frame, but I am new to the Model A world and I am not sure how to install this kit. Is anyone on here familiar with this unit and can help with installation instructions?

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Old 09-16-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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hopefully someones converted your car to 12V negative ground first...
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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I agree with SeaSlugs, you better have a 12V negative ground system in your model A when you install the aftermarket wiper. Stock model A's have a 6v positive ground. Also, it appears the mounting of the wiper is going to be a real pain. The wiper from Mac's doesn't look anything like the wiper than came on a model A. 1928 model A coupes came with Owen-Dyneto (OD-C1) wipers that had mounting arms that fit in the holes in the windshield. The wiper wire is also a pain to install from the terminal box up the passenger side A pillar and across the top of the windshield. Grounding the wiper is also a problem sometimes, as only the power wire is connected to the wiper and the wiper relies on the chassis to provide the ground. I have a 28 model A coupe that has a OD-C1 wiper.
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I believe that's a one size fits all and if installed I don't think the windshield can be opened. FWIW
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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It looks like it would be installed from the inside on the windshield frame. The vehicle is 12V negative ground.
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:37 PM   #6
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I just installed the same 6v wiper on my 29 PU, only so I could get CHP certified vin insp. It certainly won't wipe much rain. It was about a 30 minute job, went in the panel above the windshield, wire down the driver side post, switch ibeside motor. Windshield opens fine.
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Can you share installation instructions?
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:44 AM   #8
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Used the factory indents to drill the hole
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I got that. I received a kit with no installation instruction, assemble, wiring, nothing. Do you have any?
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:03 AM   #10
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This is all that was in the box. No need to google Vintique.
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Thanks. There was no diagram in my box. Thanks so much.
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