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Posted by member Clive ffitch on Friday 26 April 2019

Correction... (sorry!)... I should have said in my previous post...

"This is the old kernackered 9.5" one I took off - *5.0mm* fitting, but came with a very handy *5.0mm* rotatable converter fitting that adapts to a *7.2mm* wiper arm."

Thanks Kenny, I will check out the Bosch Amazon ones as well!

Clive

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Message 5 of 6
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Tuesday 23 April 2019

Clive,
I have been using Bosch 11" wiper blades. Not had any problems with these.

Bosch SP11 Super Plus Universal, Single Wiper Blade from Amazon.
Price: 4.62 FREE delivery

Kenny

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Message 4 of 6
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 23 April 2019

* This is the old kernackered 9.5" one I took off - 7.2mm fitting, but came with a very handy 10mm rotatable converter fitting that adapts to a 10mm wiper arm.

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Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 23 April 2019

* Thanks Rob, I have a feeling I should have checked for MGB GT before, as I believe you replied same to me after my earlier foray into wiper arms! The MGB GT from possibly the same ebay sellers says...

"MGB Pair of wiper blades, fits MGB 1970-1980 with wide bayonet fitting 7.2mm, 10 inches long in stainless steel, made by tex, (part no B14310)"

Does not look like these are cuttable-downable though if they turn out a bit long. I've attached a pic of the ebay MGB GT one I found. The same ebay seller has the Midget/Sprite 9" and 10" ones, also not cuttable. Maybe 10" is the answer. Looking back, I also found Dominic Gribbin also recommended the Mk1 Landrover Defender blade, so I will check the length of them.

I suspect, though I'm not 100% sure, that Navigator and Pilot wiper blade dimensions are not much different!

Cheers, Clive

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Message 2 of 6
Posted by member Rob on Monday 22 April 2019

Hello Clive
For my Navigator, I purchased the one for the MGB GT, which might be different to the Midget/Sprite.
I just cut it to size and smoothed down.
Have fun on the water
Rob

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Posted by member Clive ffitch on Saturday 20 April 2019

Hi all,
Having just accepted that our Family Pilot wiper motor has finally gone completely awol, I have sent off for a new Vetus unit and matching short push-fit wiper arm. However, the Vetus wiper blade itself is way too long, and I am about to send off for an MG Midget/Sprite wiper blade that others have used and have suggested fits the bill, albeit with a likely little local mod to attach it to the new Vetus arm.

However, my old wiper blade that came from goodness knows where and looks like nothing even the depths of eBay can reproduce, measures 9.5" long, but the MG blades are either 9" or 10" in length. Can anyone actually confirm the correct length that a proper self-respecting Pilot wiper blade should be?

If all else fails, I'll go for the 9" which is sure to fit, but if 10" is good I will go for that. Oh the joys of wipers. Mumble mumble... I suppose probably either will fit given the right persuasion...

Thanks! Clive

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