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My local O'Riley has struck out. The existing arms have straight ends, no hook (pic 1). The blade is replaceable, not refillable - the socket is 7mm wide (pic 2).

Any suggestions or part numbers for me?

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David OD
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Look on ebay for a part number. I was told by my parts place that it takes a classic series at $14 each and he told me 15" but I had 16" on my car. I ended up getting a different one at $4 each and reusing my attachment ends.
 

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My local O'Riley has struck out. The existing arms have straight ends, no hook (pic 1). The blade is replaceable, not refillable - the socket is 7mm wide (pic 2).

Any suggestions or part numbers for me?

Thanks!

David OD
Laguna CA
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I have had the same problem. Never solved it to my satisfaction but never drive the Alfa in the rain.
The ones specified for it would require me to file down the width of the arm to fit on.
Would love to hear a good solution.
 

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I don't deliberately drive in the rain, either, but gojng to the AROC Palm Springs winter convention couple years ago we wound up driving in heavy rain for a couple hours. The top didn't leak and the wipers worked fine, which surprised me.

Rain can sneak up on anybody, anytime, and I need working wipers.

I ordered a set from ebay that might work, will post my results -

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If your ordered the 31 series they will only work if you use your old ends or grind down your metal wiper arms which I am not willing to do.
 

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I don't deliberately drive in the rain, either, but gojng to the AROC Palm Springs winter convention couple years ago we wound up driving in heavy rain for a couple hours. The top didn't leak and the wipers worked fine, which surprised me.

Rain can sneak up on anybody, anytime, and I need working wipers.

I ordered a set from ebay that might work, will post my results -

David OD
Laguna CA
please do keep us posted.
 

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Are later S3/S4 wiper arms compatible with the earlier cars? If so you could just swap your wiper arms with ones from a later car. My 88 has the hooked end arms.
 

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Not sure about the arm-swap. The hooked ends are widely available. My wipers are a little slow - I'm sure the grease in there isn't grease-like any more - and I'd rather leave the mechanism alone. Thanks for all the suggestions .

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Are later S3/S4 wiper arms compatible with the earlier cars? If so you could just swap your wiper arms with ones from a later car. My 88 has the hooked end arms.
I have both and they seem to be interchangeable.
 

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In that case find some late model wiper arms and you can buy wiper blades at your corner gas station.
Agreed but easier said than done in my experience
 

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Here is a 3D printed adapter design that I know has worked for at least one 76’ Alfa for 6 years now.

It did require drilling a small hole for the retaining screw..
 

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Green Spider, thanks for the tip. For now that's Plan B, pending a test fit after my ebay order arrives.

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OK, I can report partial success. My '84 Veloce has bayonet-type wiper arms, I think 8 mm wide, with Bosch blades (no part #) that have worn out. The blades are not refillable.

I found a 12-yr old receipt from the previous owner for Bosch 40516 wiper blades, so I ordered a pair from ebay. They arrived today and do not fit.

Both the old blades and the new ones have plastic connectors. The new connectors are 7 mm and won't fit the 8 mm arms, but the old connectors (that do fit the arms) will snap onto the new blade pivots.

So with new blades and old connectors, I'm good to go. If the connectors fail . . .

David OD
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