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Wiper removal /electrical checkout?
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: June 21, 2020 06:59AM

How do you remove the wipers from the base and what kind of top plug can be used to cover it?

Ali S
'67 Convertible - 110 PowerGlide
Los Angeles



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2020 11:09AM by MattNall.

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:06AM

Cover what?

Maybe it does not rain in Los Angeles????confused smiley

Remove wiper arms from shafts properly with a tool:

[www.amazon.com]

is one example.

Prying with screwdriver can damage paint. Using Channellocks can damage the arm. I have done all these before I bought the tools (have several styles).

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:17AM

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:37AM

I own this one and it works really good.

K-D Tools 2039 not finding in on internet.

I bought at NAPA a bazillion years ago.

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:45AM

Thanks all. Yep. It does not rain in Los Angeles!

Ali S
'67 Convertible - 110 PowerGlide
Los Angeles

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:50AM

I use a paint can lid opener, here is a vid.

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1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:57AM

Love that video Dave! The best viper removing technique known to mankind!

Ali S
'67 Convertible - 110 PowerGlide
Los Angeles

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 21, 2020 10:08AM

mashad11 Wrote:
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> How do you remove the wipers from the base and what kind of top plug can be used to cover it?


I have a set of these, that I use in the summertime.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: alexbert ()
Date: June 21, 2020 02:05PM

To remove my wiper I placed many rags on the lid, a small piece of wood on the rags nearby the wiper, a good screw driver to leverage on the wood.
then I grasped the wiper with one hand, and with the other I leveraged on the wood with the screw driver under the wiper.
With many rags and a good wood base, no damage on the body.
That's the way I did it.
Alessandro

If you see a Corvair
and your heart goes with her
that's Amoreeeeee!!!!

Convertible Corvair born in May '64
110 HP engine rebuilt in May '14

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 21, 2020 07:52PM

It doesn't rain in summer? It has rained here everyday for the last week. Thunderstorms typically, not all day rain.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 21, 2020 11:00PM

Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> It doesn't rain in summer? It has rained here everyday for the last week. Thunderstorms typically, not all day rain.


Bummer. sad smiley
Once I drop the top, it stays down ALL Summer. cool smiley
Rain eh, I guess that's an East Coast Thang. winking smiley
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Actually, we sometimes do have a light summer rain.
On those rare occasions, the Vert stays under the Carport. smiling bouncing smiley
That is when it is good to have more than one Corvair. thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 22, 2020 11:51AM

Rain????

Corventure Dave

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:23AM

I'm using this thread!

My wipers don't work, some combination of bad wiring and a seized motor. Every time I think of taking the grille off and trying to deal with it, I shudder.

But I live in the California desert. It rains constantly here from September 1st to September 30th, and then it doesn't rain again until April 1st to April 30th. Nothing in between.

It never occurred to me just to take the darn things off.

Thank you!

I guess I should still carry the hand wiper with me; no rain doesn't mean no bugs.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Wiper removal?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 24, 2020 11:08AM

We'll walk you thru it.. Motors seldom fail

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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Wiper removal /electrical checkout?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 24, 2020 11:14AM

Very useful chart! One of the things keeping me from doing it was the inscrutable wiring. Even in the shop manual.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Wiper removal /electrical checkout?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 24, 2020 04:13PM

With the correct tool it's fairly easy, but you may have to rock the wiper arm while lifting it.

It only rains in S. Calif. when you take off the wipers - LOL.

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Re: Wiper removal /electrical checkout?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 24, 2020 06:19PM

Here is a pic of the underside. You can see the shiny spring loaded retainer clip that must be pulled back to allow it to slide up the shaft.

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Re: Wiper removal /electrical checkout?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 25, 2020 12:01PM

Actually the lever style tools do not push on that little clip. They just lever the chrome plated splines away from the post. That big spring pulling on the arm puts pressure on the chrome plated splines to keep the clip holding onto the post. Taking the spring pressure off allows the clip to no longer touch the post.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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