Fitting Wiper Arms

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kevh
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Fitting Wiper Arms

Post by kevh » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi all,

1935 Rover 12 is coming along, talk about opening a can of worms!! I have had to sell the house and get the wife 3 part time jobs to finance the project.

Latest issue I can't fathom.......I have the tandem wiper arms with the tightening nuts to the front, how do these fit onto the shaft of the motor and slave pivot?

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Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

Post by TonyG » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:39 am

Hi Kev,

I’ve come across a couple of different wiper arm types but I think the principle of the ones that tighten onto the shaft is that the nut compresses a small brass collet, clamping it to the shaft. The slave on my 37 Tourer was basically a brass screw and nut which I managed to fit through a replacement arm, fitting a cut down clamping top to make it look the same as the other side.

Can’t help with the runaway costs of restoring an old Rover I’m afraid! Be careful though as they are addictive; I’m on my second one and would happily buy another if the right one became available. Fortunately, even the most interesting Rovers are still sensibly priced while other comparable cars are getting beyond the reach of regular enthusiasts. Of course, restoration costs are similar for them all. So, no money to be made in old Rovers but great fun to be had owning and driving them! Who knows, one day the world might wake up to the quality, style and pace of our old cars and each of us will be sitting on a fortune. Then you can buy back the house and cut back your wife’s workload!

Tony
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Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

Post by kevh » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi Tony,

I suspected something along those lines, looks like I am missing some grommets, they may be among the several boxes of "stuff" that came with the car.

Don't know about cutting her workload, I quite fancy a roadster as well so she may have to up her game!

PS: If you never hear from me again you will know she has read this post :shock:

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Post by Phil - Nottingham » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:21 pm

I am an accountant still but not for much longer.

I try to resist counting costs but when I start to waver I soon realise that the loss of cash through buying new or secondhand "moderns" (some past ones I succumbed to 40 years ago are now considered classic now though) is far in excess of upkeeping all our regular use classics which do not depreciate.

I would sooner have our 7 classics than one BMW/Merc that I am expected to drive to match my "status" along with the other sheep which would lose 2/3rds of its value in 4 years or so whilst our classics stay the same value and some increase in real terms for the modest annual expense.

My status car 80-40 years ago would have been a new Rover of course :lol:
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Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

Post by kevh » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:10 pm

Hi Phil,

That's an interesting take on the cost of vehicle ownership, although if you factor in the cost of restoration the "modest expense" may not be so modest but it would still have some way to go to catch up with the cost of owning new.
I have to admit my modern car is my one vice and I love to drive it but the term "money pit" doesn't come close :shock:

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Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

Post by Phil - Nottingham » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:33 am

"Modest cost" is relative of course but the cost of restoration is much lower if done by yourself as I have been doing for the last 50+ years. I always looked after my and my dad's and then my father in laws new and modern cars but the last modern car I bought in 1990 defeated me in 2 years (it was a lovely Rover 820SE auto) that was incredibly unreliable that even the Rover dealer could not sort. That was not a modest cost
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