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Wiper sweep angle ?

PostPost by: l10tus » Wed May 25, 2016 3:41 pm

Anybody tell me which gear (angle) is correct for an early Elan windscreen wiper motor, DR3 type?

Apparently, they were different on the later S3 onwards, models ?

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PostPost by: tesprit » Wed May 25, 2016 9:43 pm

The sweep on the gear for my S2 is 140 degrees.

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PostPost by: l10tus » Thu May 26, 2016 7:22 am

Dan,

Thanks for that info.

Much appreciated.

Its not listed anywhere in the technical manuals, where did you get the data?

Also, do you happen to know if its different to later cars, possibly due to different windscreen shapes?

Well done anyway!

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PostPost by: gus » Thu May 26, 2016 11:00 am

Isn't it stamped on the gear inside the motor
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PostPost by: l10tus » Thu May 26, 2016 11:06 am

Probably would be, if I had a wiper motor!

It presumably was ripped out as a weight saving exercise, whilst the car was in USA racing.

Various replies on this one sofar: i.e. 140 and 150 degrees.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu May 26, 2016 11:11 am

If you have a protractor you can decide what angle you would like..

see also

http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/1 ... -wiper-kit

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Thu May 26, 2016 6:18 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:If you have a protractor you can decide what angle you would like..

see also

http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/1 ... -wiper-kit

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PostPost by: bill308 » Sun May 29, 2016 7:24 pm

Hi Phil.

The Lotus Elan S1, S2 and Coupe Master Parts List shows a 150 degree gear with Lucas part number 54712920, Gear (wiper motor) and shaft assembly, as Item EK2 on page 108.

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PostPost by: l10tus » Tue May 31, 2016 8:16 am

Gents,

Seems 150 degrees is the spec.

All replies appreciated.

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