Re: Intermittent wiper update
No problemo... just thought I'd offer if it might be of help.
Yeah, I lucked out in that the switch for the 65 and the F-150s are
the same except for shaft length. I hated the thought of installing
one of those ugly jc Whitney aftermarket boxes under the dash.
Intermittent is so important and yet finding a simple aftermarket
system isn't. Seems like you can get any upgrade right off the shelf
And one of my fave places is Rte 1 on the California coast where you
can drive in and out of patches of fog. With the old wipers I'd be
wearing out the switch every time I turned around.
Next step is to replace the washer bag with something which holds a
bit more so I won't have to refill it so often. Thought about running
a hose from my house, but figured I'd be in trouble about the time I
passed the mail box... Just wasn't sure if I'd rip the spigot off the
side of the house or rip the whole front end off the car.
Just bought the parts to convert to LED turn sigs and emergency
flashers, along with sequential taillights. I considered a third
taillight but nixed it. The LEDs and Xenon headlamps will be brighter
than the old bulbs.
Have not figured out where I'll go next... 65 Ford truck, or Factory 5
Cobra. Who needs retirement money anyway.....
Only 4 pages of things to go.... LOL
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 22:50:11 -0500, "STUK" <BLOODYBRIGAND@TREBEK.COM>
>Thanks Spike I appreciate the offer. The '65 is most likely similar under
>the dash to my '67.
>I'm just basically goofing around with shit I already have stashed away from
>cars I've scrapped. As I mentioned in the post the difference lies in the
>orientation of the shaft keying. I should have been more cognizant of it but
>I just slapped the motor in the easiest way it would fit, Damn the
>torpedoes! The wiper set up in the '88 is under the hood so I was pretty
>happy the rotation was even the same. It's a good thing taht at least you
>have the documents and instructions of the what parts you used just for
>As I've mentioned the biggest annoyance on the '67/'68( as noted by Wound Up
>too) is the wiper switch on them is up in the gauge cluster and is not a
>rotary one like the Falcon based early ones. This doesn't make it a simple
>swap to keep the aestetics original. Not a concern for me but others that
>want to keep it stock looking are on there own as far as switch is
>"Spike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> My whole intermittent wiper system for my 65 FB came from a late 60s
>> model F-150 (higher end model and salvage yards throughout California
>> have tons of them). Essentially the same parts that are in the Mustang
>> Total cost... $25.
>> Wiper switch & motor. Swapped out the motors. Swap out the switch. The
>> switch is the same except the F-150 switch has a longer shaft. Have to
>> shorten that, then add a flat spot for the set screw (good ol'
>> Dremel). Box already attached to switch, used same wired, and
>> grounded to dash frame. Turn switch right for reg wipers, and left for
>> intermittent timing. End product looks just like the original switch.
>> Not familiar with the dash set up you have compared to mine, so you
>> may not be able to use the same stuff. I can copy and send the
>> instructions I was given if you are interested.
>> Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
>> 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
>> Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
>> Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
>> w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16
Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16