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Re: hph's 400
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JeromeSolberg
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This guy rebuilds vacuum wiper motors and it's reasonably priced. He doesn't sell rebuild kits. He rebuilt mine works great. Make sure, if you have one, that your double-acting fuel pump is working and the vacuum side is plumbed correctly.

Ficken Wiper Service

Posted on: 12/29 17:29
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Re: hph's 400
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Agree on Ficken as it is about the only game in town. If your car is stock you will not have the aux vacuum section on the fuel pump but an aux pump driven by the oil pump in the crankcase. If you have the Olds or PI pump conversions the aux pump will be removed and then you might want to consider changing the fuel pump to one with a vacuum section. Add new metal tubing to plumb it in series just as the 54 and earlier cars were done. Make sure the balance valve and old tubing to crankcase pump is removed or if you want to keep the stock look and windshield washer original, plug the old aux pump port on the valve before connecting the rubber hose to the original tubing. With either pump you might change all the rubber hoses along with the motor rebuild.

On the carb kit Daytona Parts supplies a good kit many of us have bought and generic 4GC kits are also available from our vendors.

Posted on: 12/29 17:40
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Re: hph's 400
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Thanks for the info guys. It has an Olds oil pump, and the fuel pump is there but not hooked up (electric in tank). Was talking to Ross and he thought wipers would run fine off the engine vacuum.

I'll have to check in the hose situation. The engine is not original to the car, olds conversion too, plus it has electric wipers now, so who knows what was done or not.

Posted on: 12/29 19:05
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Quote:
Was talking to Ross and he thought wipers would run fine off the engine vacuum.


I expect it will too. The only reason for the aux pump is to provide a bit of a safety margin when engine vacuum quits. The aux pump provides vacuum but at a much lower volume which is only sufficient to keep the motor slowly moving. Doubt you would be running the car at full throttle or have it under a heavy load very often and that would be about the only time the aux pump would take over.

Since your original pump is gone, if you still have the balance valve and line entering the block port do make sure that any remaining plumbing to the old pump is well capped so you do not have a hidden leak. The selection feature of the balance valve and the second check valve just before the line connects to the block port cannot be relied upon to prevent a leak.

Posted on: 12/29 20:33
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It looks like some stuff was capped off back there. Again I really don't know, but when I pull off the carb I'll take pics and we can figure it out

I drive this car like a grandma, I don't think I've had the pedal more than 1/2way down.

Posted on: 12/29 22:28
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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You clearly didn’t know my grandma!

Posted on: 12/29 22:29
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