Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#46 Post by Edwin Ek » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:09 pm

Steve Kram wrote:So is the consensus Brett Johnsons book (pg 57 ), that the T5 Roadsters had the SWF 2400 arms and blades fitted with screws on top, wrong?
Steve, I vote yes. Details of this wiper setup came back to my mechanic as we were looking at this yesterday. He pointed out the bushing on my blade and showed me teflon? pads at the junction on some blades for other models.

So would delrin make good bushing material? The bushing would have to be split so it could be forced on, yet rigid enough to stay on, and have a low coefficient of friction.

Jon, you are right- no ancient bushing will hold up decades later.
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#47 Post by Jon Bunin » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:41 pm

Steve Kram wrote:So is the consensus Brett Johnsons book (pg 57 ), that the T5 Roadsters had the SWF 2400 arms and blades fitted with screws on top, wrong?
Steve, it's not actually stated that T5 Roadsters had SWF 2400 arms and blades "fitted with screws on top", I think that is your interpretation of what was written.
Please quote the line or lines on that page that lead you to that conclusion.

SWF 2400 was a complete windshield wiper system. It was not the number for all individual parts of that system, which might have also been used on other SWF systems.
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#48 Post by Steve Kram » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Jon,
I was quoting the SWF 2400 that Johnson said for Roadsters and the picture (which would seem to be the only one that fits the description). I have no stake in this, just want to know.

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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#49 Post by jerry haussler » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm

interesting topic. Jon's posted specifications agree with my SWF catalog entries.
question: is there a source for 260mm rubber inserts with the appropriate width and profile ?
I want to reuse my pickle fork blades.

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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#50 Post by James Davies » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:23 pm

Jerry, could you share photos the pages of your SWF catalog entries pertaining to 356?

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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#51 Post by jerry haussler » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:36 pm

James;
the detail pix are from the January 1959 full line catalog.
the January '57 & May '62 catalogs are exploded view diagrams only of the wiper systems.
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#52 Post by jerry haussler » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:45 pm

apparently the forum software only allows a maximum of 10 photos. (... or is that a configuration issue ?)
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#53 Post by Edwin Ek » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:59 pm

Jerry,

Thank you for posting this. I didn't see a picture of the wiper arm for Roadsters- did I miss it?
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#54 Post by jerry haussler » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:33 pm

from the May 1962 SWF catalog. my earliest Bosch catalog dates from '58 / '59 and shows nothing specific to Porsche. I have no other Bosch catalogs until '66.
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#55 Post by Steve Kram » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Here's a pic I found of Jon Bunin's early 60 Roadster taken for a magazine. Looks like the wipers are original, no nut on end and shepards crook arms
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#56 Post by Edwin Ek » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 pm

I think that picture came from a Road & Track article?

I wish we could see the 128 lenses clearly, to see the crown logo.
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#57 Post by Jon Bunin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:04 pm

Edwin Ek wrote:
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I think that picture came from a Road & Track article? ... I wish we could see the 128 lenses clearly, to see the crown logo.
It was one of several photos taken for an April 1960 PCA Panorama article.
That photo was not used in the article...
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#58 Post by Harlan Halsey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:05 am

That left wiper doesn't look right. Were it mine, I would bend the end of the arm so that the blade parks parallel to the trim. As does the left blade. It looks pretty sloppy this way.

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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#59 Post by Jon Bunin » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:57 am

Harlan Halsey wrote:
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That left wiper doesn't look right. Were it mine, I would bend the end of the arm so that the blade parks parallel to the trim. As does the left blade. It looks pretty sloppy this way.
Here are the wipers on the Road & Track test car, also a Roadster, from the March 1960 issue...
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Re: Specs for Roadster Windshield Wipers

#60 Post by Steve Douglas » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:31 pm

I may be wrong but always thought that the early T-5 Roadsters were just like John's which also happen to be the same as the wipers that were used in the recall for the late A cars with the pickle fork wipers. There were at least two different styles, for LHD cars, one was the same for left and right side (SWF), and the other style (Bosch)
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had a slight bend so that the passengers side was more parallel to the bottom of the windshield. The Hook end was different than the modern replacements and used a metal spring clip or a plastic sleeve to attach the arm to the blade. There were at least 3 different lengths of the arm base, and two different sized slots for the arm to insert into. The shorter base was from earlier cars, and the middle size was the replacement A and early B roadsters, (and early type 3 and type 34 VWs) the longer style ????

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