Have i been stupid ?

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Have i been stupid ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:35 am

As some of you have probably read my previous post on folding down the windshield, and how i eventually cured it, well here is another poser, and if its the norm, well i have been bloody stupid. Canadian contract slattie, electric wiper on the drivers side, hand operated wiper on the passenger side (where the annoying rub was). Right guys , is it the norm for the wiper arms to be resting on the hood blocks ?? I have just moved my hand operated one over , and it now rests on the block and gives me even more clearance. Im ready for embarrasment. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Have i been stupid ?

Post by Farrell Fox » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 am

The wiper arms do not rest on the hood blocks. Only the upper frame tube should rest on the blocks.
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Re: Have i been stupid ?

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:19 am

You stupid? I don't think so.
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Re: Have i been stupid ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:36 am

Thanks Farrell and Joel, i feel better now. :D

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Re: Have i been stupid ?

Post by W. Winget » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:23 am

I have to place my wipers in the straight down position, or the arms will rest on the blocks. Not sure how anyone can get around that. (all original holes used)
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Re: Have i been stupid ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:33 pm

Wingett, on m previous MB, June 45, i remember on the drivers side hood block, the wiper arm just rested on the wooden block, never give it any thought at the time, thanks for the reply.

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