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Old 10-17-2012, 11:24 PM
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Default windshield wiper and brake light

Can anyone tell me of a decent (inexpensive) windsheild wiper replacement for a 59 T-bird? I also need to find a brake light electrical connector for my combination valve like this.

thx, Dave J
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:43 PM
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Part# MBM-PVP Proportioning Valve Wire Sensor. Morris 4X4 Center has them for $3.99. That's where I got mine.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/proport...r-mbm-pvp.html
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:49 PM
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JPL Street Rod makes an electric windshield wiper kit that works on our cars.

Here's a link to their ebay listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130479086168...84.m1438.l2649

When I get ready to do mine in the spring, this will be the kit I purchase.

I also recommend getting the intermittent delay switch and the shaft extension, so that you can use your original knob. Totally stealth; I like it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:59 AM
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JPL Street Rod makes an electric windshield wiper kit that works on our cars.

Here's a link to their ebay listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130479086168...84.m1438.l2649

When I get ready to do mine in the spring, this will be the kit I purchase.

I also recommend getting the intermittent delay switch and the shaft extension, so that you can use your original knob. Totally stealth; I like it.
I highly suspect they're getting the wiper kit from Newport Engineering. Most every kit I've seen or researched from various suppliers are actually supplied by Newport. Try googling them, go to their website and see if you can get a better deal going direct to the manufacturer.
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Alan, you are right. JPL in Aliquippa, PA, sells New Port Engineering's wiper systems. I bought two from them and I couldn't be happier. This company ships for free. Not that it matters but, I did not order through eBay. I called JPL directly and used my credit card instead of PayPal.

I called New Port to order a knob extension. They don't cut any deals and the distributors sell their stuff cheaper. I was disappointed because it would have been cheaper had I ordered the part with the wiper system. Shipping would have been free, too. Oh, BTW, all sales are shipped direct from New Port's factory.

Marcelo, are you sure Morris Jeep sells pigtails for FORD combination prop valves? - Dave
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If he has a GM based disc changeover kit, the combination valve will be a CHEVELLE requiring a GM pigtail.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:47 PM
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Never mind about the brake light pigtail. It didn't acure to me that you were using a ford prop valve.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 AM
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Thx for all the info Gents,

I'll look into the wipers and eventually get those for sure.

I was in Albuquerque following a Craigslist add for an Autolite 4100 a young kid had. I also went by another guys house to buy a 3.89 3rd member, he happened to have a bunch of wiring harnesses and gave me the connector for the brakes.

The kid with the carb had bought a mustang a few years ago and the guy gave him the carb with it. I got it for $40 and it's in fantastic shape. He even had a paper with it that showed it was from "Pony carburetors" in Las Cruces NM. (No longer around) It has a lot of dust but looks like it may have already been rebuilt. It was a good day for parts hunting!

I'll have to get under my car and measure the yoke today - cross my fingers that it's the same as the one on the 3.89. I thought there may have been two different size yokes but the guy selling it told me there are a BUNCH of different sizes. It looks like it's the right one from pictures of mine but have to measure it to be sure.

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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Hm, I hooked up my brake wires to the proportioning valve with the new connector and my brake lights are on all the time. All i can figure is the proportioning valve switch is stuck. Does that sound correct to you guys? Any idea on how to fix it, or should i just buy a new one?

thx, Dave
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I had "constant" brake lights on my car when we first started wiring it. The dude who was helping me found two wires under the dash that were fused together.

Probably not your problem... but strange things certainly can happen with these old cars.
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