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PostPosted: August 2, 2018, 1:29 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4lBvHDMs8

ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy!

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PostPosted: August 2, 2018, 2:34 pm 
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Every time I watch one of these episodes ,I feel like I am watching Richard Dean Anderson in MacGyver make something out of nothing.

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Is there anyone here who went through that much effort to get windshield wipers on their Locost? :shock:

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mainlandboy wrote:
Is there anyone here who went through that much effort to get windshield wipers on their Locost? :shock:



Kinda…..

I studied the required sweep just like they did and changed the pin in the gear in the MGB wiper motor to get the "right" amount of sweep. I re-made the angled retainers for the 2 wiper boxes to fit the windshield angle. I changed the length of the wiper arms. I changed the length of the tubes from the wiper motor and between the wiper boxes, and custom made the holder of the wiper motor/gearbox. And I studied a lot to interface with my RX7 wiper controls to get a single wipe and intermittent action on an otherwise BOG STD MGB wiper motor, including changing the mentioned controls from ground to B+ as in the RX7. My implementation did not require relays.

However, I did not put in a rear wiper and rear washer :mrgreen:


It was rewarding to get that all working. But eventually I just took off the wiper arms and stored them in the boot :BH:

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PostPosted: August 3, 2018, 8:18 am 
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mainlandboy wrote:
Is there anyone here who went through that much effort to get windshield wipers on their Locost?
Wipers? Windshield? Huh? Whutt??? :roll:

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PostPosted: August 3, 2018, 8:36 pm 
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My adaption of a MG Midget wiper system consisted of altering the tube lengths, and that was it.

Their project is like mine would be if I had taken 15 years instead of 5. While I love to build stuff, there's also the desire to "get on with it" and actually drive it someday. That said, if I was making a bundle off YouTube ad revenue, I'd be making the project take a long time as well.

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