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Old 11-06-2003, 03:02 PM
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Would anyone be willing to somehow post or make available what the correct layout is for all vacuum lines? I am referring to a 58
with 352. Essentially the equivalent of a wiring diagram.

My goals are:

* get the wiper motor functioning as well as possible
* do something with some disconnected lines under the hood
that came with the car
* perhaps get the windshield washer fluid assembly to
work someday...


thanks for your time!

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Old 11-06-2003, 04:40 PM
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check on page 3 (currently) of this message board. There is a thread titled "Vacuum lines" and one with a later date (page 2 I think) called "vacuum lines part 2".
Alexander helped me a great deal locating and hooking up my lines with his advice.
See if that helps and also get a shop manual if you can - it has some handy diagrams too.

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Old 11-07-2003, 12:57 PM
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thanks for the help!!

I have gathered all available diagrams and have a good handle
on where which line goes. I have not looked at my car (its off
having some work done) but I believe I do not even have the
pump & actuator for the washer fluid. This probably explains
3 mystery lines lying on the engine that go nowhere!!

The wiper "motor" I now realize is entirely vacuum driven (apparently by the fuel pump) with no electrical aspect to it.

This raises a question: if it is vacuum driven then to perform
efficiently it must be pretty air tight, yes? No leaks and so on.
Since we are dealing with OLD parts here, the possibility of
shrunken or cracked rubber and so on looms large.

So how does one test/overhaul the "motor" to get it relatively
airtight and thus functioning properly? Also are there key
points of lubrication in the pivot posts for the 2 wiper shafts that
need attention?? Again, I am trying not to take anything for
granted.

thanks for your time!!!

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Old 11-08-2003, 07:31 PM
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I've seen posts about rebuilding the wiper motor. I think John Draxler from "Thunderbird Ranch" has some instructions on his site. It doesn't seem TOO hard but I've found an NOS one for my car. I haven't had time to remove the old one yet.

I have an actuator and pump assembly for you if you can't find one. The one I currently have on the car sits down by the generator but I also have another one which bolts to the face of the power steering bracket (as shown in the shop manual).

Let me know if you want it and I'll sell it to you for what I paid for it. It still has the 2 hoses attached for the pump. I bought it and it is supposed to be fully functional but I haven't tried it.
I still have to get all my vacuum stuff and wiper motor in order before I can work the pump.

let me know if you are interested.
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hi Casey

thanks for the info about John Draxler...I will try to track it
down. I came up with a second motor which I will take apart
and see what I can learn from (for all I know, mine works fine but
could be hooked up incorrectly so there is a leak from an open line).

I would be interested in purchasing the pump you described...
I am trying to get the car back to original, functioning condition
(to the dismay of my neighbor who urges me to put a washer
assembly from a Nissan Sentra on it!)

I was going to put a vacuum gauge on the line from the
fuel pump and see what there is to begin with. Any idea of
what a respectable value might be?? I think the fuel pump
is a replacement by its appearance so I am optimistic that
the performance of the vacuum portion is pretty good.

I have until next May before there are many bugs on the windshield
around here (MA) so I may get all this right yet!!

thanks for your help - will look to hear from you.

John:D
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I don't know what the vacuum should be - I haven't gotten that far. I've got all the pieces and parts if I could just find time to install everything!

Anyway, send me your email address off of this board and I'll forward you some pics of the washer pump assembly.
My email is ctarp@tmparch.com.

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