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Mike,

On cars without the washer option like yours were the nozzles still installed in the cowl? Just curious.

That's one nice Raven Black car - think the Squarebirds look great in a "Tux".

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Thanks Eric. Nope, there are no nozzles for the washers, but there are holes in the screen in the cowl.
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I plan to install electric wipers this winter. Other than Pertronix it'll be the first non-stock item on the car, but it's a safety upgrade. My car didn't come with washer option, so I may have to come back to this thread, but there's an washer option with the electric wiper kit. http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....Z5Z5Z50000051h
Want to save about $15 AND shipping on the same electric wiper? I bought two of these units and am very happy with both.

JPL in Pennsylvania sells them on eBay with FREE shipping for $210. Of course, you can buy more options, like the extended shaft and the intermittant switch (which I did). The wiper unit is TOTALLY undetectable and my stock dash knobs look stock. You can also buy direct from the store (use a credit card, option) and bypass eBay for the same price. - Dave
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Thanks for the tip, Dave !
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ParTaxer, I took some pictures while installing my electric wiper motor. The '59 Galaxie motor is inside the engine compartment. The '55 Customline does the complete wiper assembly under the dash. Neither of these cars use pulleys or cables (like some Thunderbirds).

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Here is a picture of the electric conversion installed with the cable etc. Like was posted I bought mine off Ebay with intermittent option and long shaft. Grant

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Know what I like most about your electric wiper system, Grant? It doesn't interfere with your new air conditioning unit. Good job, and nice fit! That car will be sweet when its done. - Dave
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these cars are very compact under the dash as everyone here knows. We have moved alot around to make it all fit since I have hoses going to the center outlet as well as defroster. Thanks for the kind words and as you can see it is much easier with the dash out so if someone is planning on installing aftermarket air I would do the wipers at the same time. If I wasn't going to get up under the dash I would strongly consider a vacuum pump from a diesel pu and a small vacuum canister to provide uninterrupted vacuum to the original motor. Just my thoughts. Grant
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...If I wasn't going to get up under the dash I would strongly consider a vacuum pump from a diesel pu and a small vacuum canister to provide uninterrupted vacuum to the original motor...
Grant, I agree. I recognized your hard work right away when I saw the A/C. You're right about not having much room. Like you, I pulled my '55 dash for the A/C and wipers, but I worked under the dash for the '59 Galaxie.

Isn't it easier to install an electric wiper, than to go through all that pump and canister stuff, just to end up with a poor-performance vacuum motor? Hey, I'm all for originality, but this is one of those things you cannot see. Above all, it is a safety feature.

My folks are from PA, but I still don't know how cars climbed mountains without wipers. And snow? Forget it. Its easy to see why all OEM's went to electric, and never looked back.

Grant, what kind of firewall mat is that? Is it something we can buy in rolls? I bought some of that aluminum foil/bubble wrap, but it justy doesn't seem like it would last very long. Especially if anyone pushed on it with their feet. Yours looks more like what I need. - Dave Dare
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Whoo boy..Grant, that's the first good look I got at the job it'll be to install elec wiper motor... and me with a bad back... hmmm. May have second thoughts now. I'm not pulling the dash.
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