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At last I have the windscreen fitted on the Exmo, and have just managed to mount the Sierra wiper mechanism which I have modified as per the build video. I have made shorted arms and blades, so far so good. I put it all together and set the motor going. No bangs or crashes, so the clearences are okay. However, it's obvious that the sweep is not good enough. On the driver's side it is just about 90 degrees, i.e just 45 degrees each side of vertical, this might just be ok to see through on a wet day, but then the park position leaves the wiper well up the screen. I have searched through the forums and unsurprisingly this topic has already come up before. I quote the ones that I found below. It seems that the perceived wisdom is to add 10mm to the short arm that is attached to the motor spindle. Before I do this i am wondering if anyone has anything further to add to the wisdom on this subject, apart from telling me to fit Mini/old BMC type wiper mechanism. https://www.rhocar.org/index.php?/forums/topic/4337-sierra-wiper-motor/&tab=comments#comment-31292 https://www.rhocar.org/index.php?/forums/topic/5338-sva-with-windscreen/&tab=comments#comment-40054
I have been fortunate enough to come across Neil Adderidge, who I must say has the most knowledge of Ford Sierra and other historic parts going. For all parts Sierra/Granda/Escort vintage, and what will fit with what, and year. Phone him with your questions or parts you are looking for. Genuine, helpful guy, worth keeping a note of his number 07507683000. He's more than happy to help. I have told him that I would mention him on here? He talked me out of a purchase, and helped me with the clutch pedal issue on my Hood +
Im looking into buying a Robin Hood but i am slightly worried about the IVA test as this car hasn't got one. After asking about why he never got an IVA on the car he wondered why i was looking into an IVA because if i could get a Sierra v5 Logbook i could get a non Q plate and it will still be road legal and i can get the MOT etc etc. I never heard of this before and as i am new to this im not sure at what to look for to find out Any advise would be appriciated Thanks Jack