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« on: June 04, 2022, 09:41:04 PM »

Hi all,
I was a mile out from home towards France recently, when the rear wiper arm fell off!

It was due to wear on the aluminium knurled spigot.
On later removal,I found a Lucas wiper motor, not expecting that.
I located this item:

which is a new aftermarket spindle [Lucas 72872/72831]
that is also used on Herald Vitesse, TVR and Lotus vehicles.

It's a direct replacement,except that it's about 6mm taller. I added a simple spacer
inside to make up the difference.

I also found that the spiral wire tube had numerous un-needed bends,causing
unwanted friction. Someone had been here before. Straightening it out
and just giving it the one curve it needed has greatly improved the speed.

Pics not great,sorry.

* 20220604_old spindle_resized.jpg (123.85 KB, 490x1008 - viewed 74 times.)

* 20220604new spindle_resized.jpg (191.11 KB, 1008x490 - viewed 79 times.)

1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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