[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]

Re:[T3] Windshield wiper mechanism/motor question

On 30 Nov 2005 at 20:29, BOB2TYPE3S@aol.com wrote:

> On my son's 65, we used a wiper motor unit out of a 69 (that we bought off
> the Samba), and it bolted right in. The only issue we ran into with it was
> the 69's wiper arm shafts were larger that the 65's (8mm vs 6mm), so we just
> opened them up with a mill, until we can find a correct set of later style
> arms. Just something to be aware off. 

That's interesting. I thought the stock shafts in 68-9 were also 6mm. It's been 
awhile since I've looked at them, so I'm probably just remembering wrong. The 
attachment to those smooth round shafts is a weak point in the design, and if 
the earlier shafts were even smaller than the 68-9, then they would be even 
worse than the ones I have experience with.

Sometime in '68 VW came out with improved arms that attached to the shafts with 
a clamp instead of a set screw. Those arms are a terrific improvement and 
anyone who stumbles across those arms should grab them. Even if you don't need 
them yourself someone here will be grateful for them.

Does anyone know if a similar arm was ever introduced for the earlier 6mm 

Starting in '70, the shaft got much bigger and the attachment is by a taper, 
which is MUCH more secure. You can spot these by the axial cap nut that's on 
the end of the shaft. '72.5-3 got the same shaft, but the nut is just a 
standard hex nut, covered by a black plastic cap.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list | mailto:gregm@vwtype3.org

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]