Lotus Elan

13.6mm diameter splined wiper arms

PostPost by: John Larkin » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Anybody know a supplier of new wiper arms to suit 13.6mm wiper drive spindles on a 1967 Lotus Elan S3 FHC? I cannot find a supplier. My wiper spindles are original as far as I know, and are the same diameter as fitted to a Triumph Stag and GT6 that were checked by my mechanic. I never had problems buying replacement arms back in the 70s and 80s from local motor factors, but any suppliers I have spoken to or emailed recently seem to be surprised that 13.6mm spindles exist at all!

I bought wedge-type arms from a well-known Lotus parts supplier some months ago, but the the quality has been disappointing --- the arm pivot is excessively tight, so the arms fail to conform to the glass curvature near the outer parts of the screen.

Advice greatly appreciated.

John Larkin
1967 S3SE FHC, 1974 Rover P6B, 1949 Lancia Aprilia
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