Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Yes, I pulled the motor and am considering options. The motor portion is different than my original one so I can't just swap transmissions. One option on the is to cut the excess on the top of the shaft off, but the diameter of the threaded portion is larger, so I may need to find a flat nut in this diameter.
As for the motor clearance, I think I can either tap a thread into the wiper adjustment nut, or press a stud into it. I also want to look at this mechanism on other cars to see what it looks like. This linkage in my car is brand new, but I damaged one of the ball joints when the motor jammed. Worst, worst, worst case, and I really don't like this idea, is to by an early S2 valance and wiper mechanism and re-position the wipers to the parallel style. Yes, that's a really dumb idea, but my valance isn't in very good shape, so this would kill two birds....
.....or, since I never plan to drive this car in the rain, I could just go without wipers! ...but then I would know.....
I'll let you know if there is another chapter here. Maybe the guys at Classic Alfa will have some ideas. I'm thinking they didn't know that this would not work and might work with me on a solution.
Alfa-current: '66 Duetto,
Past: '74 Spider, '76 spider, '80 GTV 6
Other-Current: 4 BMWs, Highlander Hybrid, Ram 1500
Other-past: 11 BMWs, 2 MGs, 1 Triumph, lots of other stuff that doesn't count.
Last edited by Hodgepodge; 05-14-2017 at 08:35 AM.