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Old 06-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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I found the info I was looking for on page L340 in the aim. I was thinking it was for some sort of option so I paged through the option sections of the aim and found it. the p.o. must have removed the 2 a/c relays and jumpered out the compressor clutch start circuit. I am thinking with out the relays full compressor clutch current is now across the console switch and that is not real good.i see the blocking relay is still available but the diesel relay with the timed coil is going to be hard to find.thanks for responding as I am sure I will have more questions for you. bnb
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I found the info I was looking for on page L340 in the aim. I was thinking it was for some sort of option so I paged through the option sections of the aim and found it. the p.o. must have removed the 2 a/c relays and jumpered out the compressor clutch start circuit. I am thinking with out the relays full compressor clutch current is now across the console switch and that is not real good.i see the blocking relay is still available but the diesel relay with the timed coil is going to be hard to find.thanks for responding as I am sure I will have more questions for you. bnb
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Hi Ernie
I know that a while back you were working on a wiper delay timer mod for 68 to 72 cars (with wiper door covers). Is this still on the back burner or are we looking at a dead issue here?
Thanks in advance.
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Ernie,
I ordered one of your new plenum door actuators over two weeks ago. but haven't seen it yet. Sent an e-mail inquiry but haven't heard back. Can you tell me what's up?
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Are all of the intermittent wiper switches for an '81 made by the same company. If not who offers the best quality? These are are pain to change out. I want to make sure I have a good one this go around.
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Are all of the intermittent wiper switches for an '81 made by the same company. If not who offers the best quality? These are are pain to change out. I want to make sure I have a good one this go around.
Yes, there is only one company making the switches and while I'm not positive, it's my belief that they are all imported. I've not had any issues with the reproduction switches but my biggest question to you would be....

Rebuild your old switch is always my answer in our shop.... it's really not that hard it just takes time and patience. If you follow the three guides below it'll walk you through the process of rebuilding, testing it and rebuilding the pot that controls the delay.

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1978-1982 Corvette Windshield Wiper Switch Repair

1978-1982 Corvette Wiper Switch Testing W/pulse Wipers

1978-1982 Corvette Wiper Switch Rebuilding, How to get to the delay potentiometer and where to clean.

And lastly... while you have it apart, replace the decal. https://willcoxcorvette.com/wiper-sw...ecal-1978-1991

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Ernie,
I ordered one of your new plenum door actuators over two weeks ago. but haven't seen it yet. Sent an e-mail inquiry but haven't heard back. Can you tell me what's up?
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I'm not in sales and if you have a sale or order question please direct an email to [email protected] or [email protected] If you have a sale question please post it in the current sale thread, this is a tech help and answer thread only.
You can email me direct at [email protected] and I'll check into this for you. But your account info on the forum only has your first name listed Greg so finding info out is next to impossible for me. But email me your full name the order would be under, a order number or something with more info and I'll take a look at this for you today and email you back.

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What a great thread. Another reason why I usually order from Willcox and pass on the other vendors!
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This thread should be a STICKY!.....
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I just replaced my glass t-tops with a fiberglass set on my '81. I replaced the ws on both. The window in and out fits great I have a slight gap at the front top horizontal edge.

Do I have to readjust my window to fit the new tops?

Why would it be so different from the way the glass tops seal?

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I missed answering you I'm sorry, it got buried while I was trying to fix the internet issue I was having.

The t-top weatherstrips are adjustable in the section that is over your head and if they are new (or used) you may need to adjust this.

You may want to loosen the screws and try to adjust it to meat the glass.

When you install T-Top weatherstrips you never glue then under the section over your head until you have adjusted them. Once you adjust them to meet the glass you use painters tape (or masking) and mark the edge of the weatherstrip. Then apply glue to the weatherstrip, glue to the top and allow to dry... Then apply a thin bead of glue to the weatherstrip, line it up with the tape and attach the screws.


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Dave, I don't think it can be one, which is not a big deal... I don't sponsor this thread and if someone else is, it cannot be a sticky... No worries, it's keeping me hopping.

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Ernie,

I just finished adjusting the fiberglass tops this morning. It took playing with a bunch of shims in different positions to get it right.

I watched your video at least three times. That helped me quite a bit. The Melrose Top adjustment video helped also.

I can see that I'm going to have to adjust the up stops on the door glass on the driver side due to a slight gap.

I used 3m strip caulk under the outside portion of the weather strips. I figured I would always be able to adjust it if needed. Is this going to be a problem?

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Ernie,

I just finished adjusting the fiberglass tops this morning. It took playing with a bunch of shims in different positions to get it right.

I watched your video at least three times. That helped me quite a bit. The Melrose Top adjustment video helped also.

I can see that I'm going to have to adjust the up stops on the door glass on the driver side due to a slight gap.

I used 3m strip caulk under the outside portion of the weather strips. I figured I would always be able to adjust it if needed. Is this going to be a problem?
That I'm not sure of... We always adjust them, mark them and then glue them but I have to say, that might work just fine. If it causes a problem you can always go back and re-boot.

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Ernie,
I ordered one of your new plenum door actuators over two weeks ago. but haven't seen it yet. Sent an e-mail inquiry but haven't heard back. Can you tell me what's up?
Fixed and on the way...
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Hi Ernie
I know that a while back you were working on a wiper delay timer mod for 68 to 72 cars (with wiper door covers). Is this still on the back burner or are we looking at a dead issue here?
Thanks in advance.
Kim,

I'm sorry I missed your postl.... It's not on the back burner, it's just not on the front burner. In the last year we've came out with about 100 new parts and they were way easier on us than the development of this module. The issue is the timer. While aftermarket kits are available, the original GM delay modules used a sweep timer to tell the system the position of the wiper arms to keep them in time. I don't want to make a generic kit, that's too easy. On the 1978-1982 cars the wiper cover had a resistor on it that the bell crank inside the motor hit on every sweep. This told the control module the exact position of the arms.... this has proven difficult and something I should revisit soon.

I posted a picture below of how the 1978-1982 kept track of the wiper arm position. I'll talk with Bobby on Monday and see if he's made any progress on this. What is nice is that we now have access to a 3d printer which might make printing these covers with the time resistor added... I'm just not sure. It's still on the board, I'm just not sure where we are on this to be honest.

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No questions since the 7th? lol... just checking in.
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Does your $455 full weatherstrip kit include window felts? I received my kit the other day for my 68, just wondering if I need to order the felts separate and which part number it is on the website
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The felts are not included in the weatherstripping kits, I'm sorry. Door felts can be found at this link https://willcoxcorvette.com/catalogs...18&q=door+felt

However, if you are wanting just the felts, they are listed as well as the inner assemblies with the rubber wipe.

68 felts are tricky for sure.... because the inner wipes had a rubber wipe that trimmed out the door panel and was smashed between the wipe and the wipe retainer.

You can see some good examples of how this installed at this link http://repairs.willcoxcorvette.com/1...d-rubber-wipe/
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My 1980 windows go up and down fine, albeit slow, but they wobble a lot going up. Guides?
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Is it possible to "break down" a '71 wiper motor so it can be cleaned or painted?

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