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pekwah1

posted on 22/10/20 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Which wipers?

Hi guys,

Just in the process of putting a full windscreen on my striker.
What are people using for wipers nowadays?

I know classic mini used to be the one to choose but struggling to find these.
Any other modern alternatives that people have used that wonít break the bank?

Thanks
Andy

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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 23/10/20 at 05:59 AM Reply With Quote
I fitted a rear wiper motor on my old striker just one blade I think it was from a mk4 escort with a cranked arm from an Nissan x trail sweep was about 105/110 deg worked well
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JAG

posted on 23/10/20 at 07:15 AM Reply With Quote
I have the Austin Mini system with Austin Mini Wiper arms and I bought the wiper blades direct from Caterham - about £10 each.

Caterham Wiper Blade

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nick205

posted on 23/10/20 at 07:58 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ian locostzx9rc2
I fitted a rear wiper motor on my old striker just one blade I think it was from a mk4 escort with a cranked arm from an Nissan x trail sweep was about 105/110 deg worked well



I haven't fitted a windscreen or wipers to a kit car (I fitted a small aero-screen on my MK Indy). However, if I did I think I'd be looking at modern tin top rear wipers. They're generally short bladed and te motors/mechanisms are pretty compact to fit within the tin tops tailgate. This may limit the setup to a single wiper, but if it's well placed and setup it should still be effective.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 23/10/20 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JAG
I have the Austin Mini system with Austin Mini Wiper arms and I bought the wiper blades direct from Caterham - about £10 each.

Caterham Wiper Blade




I had those rigid wipers on the JBA Falcon, despite having a completely flat windscreen were just awful and changed to the conventional spring type from CBS and they still have a whole rake of tiny wiper types and arms. I used the ones highlighted which worked fantastic.







[Edited on 23/10/20 by Mr Whippy]

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pekwah1

posted on 23/10/20 at 09:47 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks all, much appreciated.

Having had another look online not sure what I was doing as looks like thereís plenty of classic mini wiper arms/gears etc all over eBay

Not sure I like the idea of single wiper, so think Iíll go this route and see how we go!

Thanks
Andy

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