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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2015, 06:32:04 PM »
surely whats necessary for an MOT and whats a legal requirement are not the same thing are they ? that form says an awful lot !! we really needed page 26 as well . None of this addresses an older vehicle . It has to be able to fold away from screen ! a certain speed !! some old ones are painfully slow till they warm up ooh eck  :-\ 
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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2015, 06:35:18 PM »
This is my motor , 2 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide

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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2015, 07:02:23 PM »
What's the top of the screen like bob ? Does it need an mot or exempt ?

Its like this. There is not a lot of room and if in the future I go for a hood any motor going through it would foul the hood I think.

The car is MOT exempt.
Bare in mind when looking at the photo, the windscreen rubber takes up a lot of the width of that flat area.
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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2015, 07:49:43 PM »
I think I wouldn't bother with a wiper then , can't imagine your going to take it out in rain any way , or make a manual one for the top of the screen , or even a fake one if your worried about Mr police man , just to make it look right

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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2015, 08:08:19 PM »
oh and that sheet did say "automatic " so not hand then . My point was that there are rules quite seperate from MOT'S and what are they ?
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2015, 08:12:27 PM »
I think I will stick to my original plan and fit a manual wiper through the botton corner of the screen surround in between those two rubbers.
 Als motor and lever under the dash would work if there were room, there is a bonded plywood stiffener under there which gets in the way of most things. Will have to stick my head under and access the situation.
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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2015, 08:02:54 PM »
I know it may seem a bit leftfield, but if you only want a slow wiper, how about using a radio control servo. It's fairly easy to link that to a small microcontroller, so that it will sweep back and forth at a certain rate, and the unit's are tiny so can easily be tucked away. Self parking too.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2015, 10:49:19 PM »
HI Andy. I have no idea what a radio control servo is or a micro controler for that matter. I have used all period parts so far with the exception of an electric fuel valve. Do I want any fancy electronics? Not if I can help it. Maybe as a last resort.
 I'm still curious to know what they are though.

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2015, 08:47:09 AM »
A servo is a geared motor with positional feedback. Radio control or hobby servos can operate over a 180 degree arc with a pulse width signal. A micro controller is basically a computer on a chip. They're in everything these days.
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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2015, 10:20:55 AM »
Are any of these innovations standing at the next election? Its either that or UKIP!
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 04:22:30 PM »
Do what, Al?
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2015, 07:45:30 PM »
Radio controlled MPs. Got to be a better way to run the thing, and cheaper. This technology used to be expensive and unobtainable. Now it is pretty accessible. If your over a certain age it is truly remarkable.
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 08:07:04 PM »
No doubt they'd be equipped with 'whip' aerials.
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2015, 07:51:00 AM »
UKIP's scale model of the British Empire could be interesting. Pity the David Millipede, so many legs, but it still cannot stand up.
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Re: washers and wipers
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2015, 02:15:03 PM »
Well, as you can see I took the plunge and fitted the manual wiper. It works well, has intermittent wipe, multi speeds and can seat in any position I desire. Also has no drain on the electrical system!  I dont understand why all wipers are not like this! ;D