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2020/07/08 15:02:53 (permalink)
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wiper assembly pivots / knurls

hi all 
 
just wondering has anybody got pics of the proper wiper pivot and which wiper arms that suit it .
 
can't seem to find replacement knurls for the capri or if they even come out with them  here is couple pics 
 
there seems to be couple different ones  cant even find the replacement knurls that sit on top of the pivot arm either  my one didnt even have a knurl it has the grooves on the wiper arm 


 

 
and the wiper knurl  i have one of these but it snapped at the screw hold 
 was going to drill out the pivot shaft but thats almost impossible to drill that stainless steel with inox 3 mm drill bit 
 
or has anybody got and spare ones they might want to sell 
 
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/08 21:36:02 (permalink)
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    Will we assume it's Capri Mk1 ur talking about as Capri Mk2 or 3, or Escort or Cortina may be different ?

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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/09 12:37:54 (permalink)
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    I cant recall Mk1 capri having the screw on sleeve you pictured
     
    That was a common aftermarket replacement part you could purchase once to repair damaged splines for wiper posts
     
     

     


     
     
     

     
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/09 15:10:08 (permalink)
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    I'm pretty sure the pictures are correct as left and right pieces.   Originals did not have a screw. 
     
    Do you need the whole unit or just the knurls that the wipes arm sits on?
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/14 16:49:09 (permalink)
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    yep mk1 but you cant find the knurls anywhere .   they are the only ones you can find is the ones with the screws  but they dont work that well they slip .  
     
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/14 22:35:11 (permalink)
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    Problem solved !   ..............    don't drive in the rain in any pre 1980 "collectible" ..........  just promotes rust !
     
    If you must drive in the rain, and no parts can be found or made up on a lathe, consider inserting a thin "roll pin" right thru the worn out knurled piece after using commercial/heavy industrial grade Superglue or epoxy resin.
    Leaving both ends of the roll-pin a little exposed by a few "thou", can help further with "anchoring" the wiper arm on the knurl.
    Perish the thought, but if you're desperate enough and the parts are very worn, tapping a thread at top of pivot to hold arm on with, say a 6mm bolt with "loctite", may be further help after the above may be considered insufficient.
     
    I go to incredible lengths NOT to get any of my cars wet; EVER. Water gets into crevices you have zero chance of drying, and there's your rust breeding ground. My first car that I still own since 1967, has no more rust than the little it had in 1967, as it never gets wet. It's always garaged and always covered and might get ** "dry cleaned" 4 times a year 
    ** (squeezed out) sponge whole body with a reputable car wash, and then clean off with Chamois (no water or detergent leaves the sponge)
    I wouldnt keep doing this for decades if it didnt work

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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/15 01:06:39 (permalink)
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    I used to squirrel these away because they used to strip so I should have some somewhere in the shed.  I will have a look on the weekend.
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/26 14:55:54 (permalink)
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    cheers boys.
     
    i dont drive my car in the wet but if i go to a car meet on cloudy day and it might rain on the way back etc id like to know my wipers will function .  
     
    i built my capri to drive any and every time i can .  i dont believe in storing them away and driving once every 3 months or longer.  i try and fit at least every weekend in to drive it  dont want to one day sit on death bed regretting not driving it enough , the last thing i wanted to do is go thru all that hassle of building it and driving once every 3 months  or longer . i built it to drive and enjoy 
     
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/26 18:24:08 (permalink)
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    spot-on; couldnt agree with you more.   I have eight 1957 to 1978 cars that are RW and registered, and drive all 8 of them EVERY DAY without fail to work and back IF theres no rain forecast, which in my area, on average, is at least 5 days a week, if not 6, and so they all get used as they should.
    1-2 d/wk with a modern car aint bad, and I dont stress out with water & tarmac mud going to inaccessible places you have NO hope of mopping up. Plus every time you come home with a wet car (once or twice a year I get get lied to by the weather bureau, I then have to waste more time using the Chamois to kid myself Ive dried the car, knowing full well it aint).
    Most modern cars dont cause any "wet day problems", and too bad if they do, as no family car will ever be collectible in mho. Our V6 Prado we purch brand new is 19 y/o and still looks new, yet hardly sees a garage and hasnt even so much as blown a fuse in 19 yrs !
    cheers everyone
    .................   AND STAY COVID SAFE !

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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/26 21:35:50 (permalink)
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    I'm pretty sure if the police picked you up, ...but I only drive when its not raining ...won't cut it.
     
    I haven't found my spares yet, will keep searching as time permits, they are in there somewhere.
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    Re: wiper assembly pivots / knurls 2020/07/26 22:00:43 (permalink)
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    Technically, ur right...............it aint RWC no matter what..................
     
    By hook or by crook, its gotta be right and work properly.
    For over 30 years of RWC Testing/Examining, it was never ending heated arguments from clients accusing me
    of being too strict, pedantic and "looking for un-necessary jobs" for faults just like this.  This was just one reason RWC Tests got dearer and dearer so that theyre now $100-200 just for first Test.

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