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Message 1 of 10
Posted by member Nicholas Duffin on Thursday 4 July 2013
How is it attached to the motor? I suspect it is a push fit onto mini splines and has corroded tight. The overlapping "brow" of the roof makes access and the use of heat or force difficult to put it mildly. Has any one solved the same problem?
Message 2 of 10
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Thursday 4 July 2013
The later type of wiper fitted (approx 1987+) is a push fit - parallel splined fitting - they can be tough to seperate - penetrating oil may help!
The wiper arms can corrode on to the spnidle - though some arms have small grub screws securing the arm to the spindle - so double check there's aren't any..
Message 3 of 10
Posted by member Gerald Lewis on Thursday 18 July 2013
Message 4 of 10
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Monday 22 July 2013
The wiper motors often used on Hardy's were TMC and AFI units ( I think they both produced for Vetus). There are a number of different fittings out there - a Taper with a secureing nut (more moden and likely the best) and the Parrallel splined fitting (the one that gets corroded on). Also older boats will have a smaller clamp on type arm.
The Old car wipers are the way to go - I've toyed with boat wipers for ages and find no great difference between marine abd vehicle blades.
Message 5 of 10
Posted by member Rob on Friday 9 January 2015
If it is any help to anyone, I used a wiper arm and blade designed for an MGBGT. These are the ones from the 70's. The blade and wiper were too long for the window on the port side by about 15mm. You can either hack saw the excess off or use your original wiper blade on your new wiper arm, if it fits (mine did).
I purchased the new wiper arm and blade from an ebay seller who specialised in MGB for about £17.00 inc postage. I asked the seller for the diameter of the spindle.
I realise another poster said it would fit the Hardy Pilot. I an just confirming it can fit the Navigator(nearly).
Message 6 of 10
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Monday 1 May 2017
Message 7 of 10
Posted by member HOC Editor on Monday 1 May 2017
Something else that has been driving me mad - now added to my to do list !
Message 8 of 10
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Sunday 7 May 2017
I also have a dislike for boat wiper motors! I use the TMC type (or Vetus etc) with the drive motor mounted in the side of the gearbox, these came into Hardy use around 1987/88. They have the power to deal with a good wiper arm spring - but alas the H25 doesn't have the window area for Pantagraph arms!
Message 9 of 10
Posted by member Anthony Purnell on Monday 16 October 2017
Message 10 of 10
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Thursday 16 November 2017
I keep trying to get over and say hello - but you're a very elusive Hardy owner!
Lady Helen, Hoo Down, Dartmouth.