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#1 DAVE1954

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

Hi just bought a Sierra wiper motor and linkage, I've just cut it down ( modified) I've not got wiper arms , do I use Sierra arms or are they too long. Cheers. Dave

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

think its the mini wiper arms people use 



#3 wanderer

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

are you fitting chrome or black arms



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:23 PM

I cut down and welded the sierra wiper gear and fitted cut down sierra arms.

I bolted cut in half wiper blades to the arms which have lasted 20 years.



#5 DAVE1954

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:40 PM

Hi thanks for reply, I've yet to buy wiper arms so I'll go for the mini option if that's easier, I've bolted, the wiper gear arms works fine, but I'm going to weld them because they look bodged. Cheers. Dave

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Mini wiper arms will require modification to fit the sierra spindles.

Mini arms are push fit to parrallel splines whilst the sierra arms are held on tapered spinbles by a nut covered by a captive hinged cover.

Both solutions work but both require some adaptation.



#7 wanderer

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:15 PM

I have fitted mini arms by drilling the centre out and fitted a domed chrome nut to fit a 14mm spanner and fitted 9" wiper blades hth

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

Hi wanderer. So you drill out the mini wiper arm , and fix a nut Sierra spindle, is it a case of wiper holds by the nut jamming it, or are the splines the same size, is it the classic mini arms you used. Cheers. Dave

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:22 PM

think i used classic mini arms but had to drill out the rivets and shorten i got 9" blades from tex drill arms slightly bigger than ford spindle and the arms fit the splines when tightened.tried to add photo but unable to on this site sorry