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« on: July 20, 2013, 07:15:36 PM »

Has anybody been able to retrofit an auto/truck electric wipers to an MCI-8 nus?
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 07:27:54 PM »

  Flat noses school buses are the best donor for electric wipers on a bus the 24v is hard to find on a school bus it's a easy swap using the wipers off a school bus

 I did the change on my 8 using the parts from a Ward bus but all flat nose are about the same it cost me 35 bucks including the stainless steel arms  
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 04:13:18 AM »

voltage doesnt matter to me...i can convert 24 to 12.  any particular year model for a donar? specific model?
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 05:10:59 AM »

Get them off a Bluebird, if possible: 80's to 90's
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 07:55:04 AM »

I got mine out of a truck

Took me a little bit of work to get them to work the way I wanted but they are set up and running just fine now.

I can get you more details if you want.

I used the original wiper arms and modified the parts off the air motors to attach to the electric motor.

Melbo
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 08:56:14 AM »

Thanks to Clifford and Melbo, I was looking at the commercially available conversions for our MC7 to the tune of $850......I like your solutions much better!

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 09:47:50 AM »

I got mine out of a truck

Took me a little bit of work to get them to work the way I wanted but they are set up and running just fine now.

I can get you more details if you want.

I used the original wiper arms and modified the parts off the air motors to attach to the electric motor.

Melbo

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 10:01:24 AM »

We are on the road (touring US 54) so I will get you some info this evening when we are parked.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 04:41:28 PM »

The motor and interior parts came from a Kenworth T2000. I took the air motors off and used the interior parts to connect to. I drilled holes to connect the linkage from the motor to the wiper parts. I had to work by trial and error to get the wiper arms to operate smoothly and like I wanted. I have a lot of room under my dash because I don't have any of the cooler or heater left there.

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