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 Post subject: window washer clamp
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Does any one have a pic of the clamp that holds the washer mechanism to the steering wheel shaft on a 54 ,or were to find one ? Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: window washer clamp
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Hi Alfred,

It gets clamped to the defroster tube. Here's a photo of the one from my July 1953 coupe. It's basically two muffler clamps (of different diameter) welded together.

Contact Rick Albro. He's a registry member.

Also, which pump do you have?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:50 am 
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Thanks James, I am not were the car is at this time, Up in Alaska for the next three weeks. But I can build that clamp, Just needed to see one. Not sure I have the right pump for the 54, I will look at the pump when I get back. Thanks Al an yes its is a cool -20 today

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Alaska! Fantastic! Good luck with the build. Contact Rick Albro if you need some tips.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:37 am 
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Thanks James! Alfred some of the washer pumps had a spacer depending on weather you have the barrel shaped or the cylinder shaped pump. I think the same bracket was used but the barrel shaped pumps needed a bit more diameter... James did a great job of documenting the various pumps in the linked post. James makes a good point the housing for James pump was made exactly the same as the housing for my pump. The diameters are the same to with in my ability to measure. The brackets when drawn tight would therefor be comparable. James' bracket does not need the spacer but my bracket does have a spacer. Both cars are 53 model years. Pre A cars indeed have many fine details!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:30 pm 
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To add one more wrinkle, the original bracket from my car is actually sized exactly for the barrel pump used in 1953. Here's a photo showing the perfect fit.

Rick restored the pump for me - remade the barrel-shaped housing - and did a tremendous job!


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