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Photo Request: Caterham Wiper Motor


Ferrino
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Is there someone with a LHD Caterham chassis (preferably an imperial S3), who has a pic of their wiper motor assembly installed, please? A shot from above with the scuttle removed would be ideal, but even a glimpse from underneath would be useful. Many thanks!

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My car isn't in my shop now, but it is an imperial S3 (1999). I will be able to get a picture of the motor installed without the scuttle when it gets back. Here is a picture of the top of the motor. Can I answer any questions about it for you? I have had it in and out without removing the scuttle and with the scuttle off. Much easier to do with the scuttle off. The two bolts that clamp the motor are very difficult to get off without removing the scuttle. I have had a very difficult time figuring out the wiring. I did not want the standard Caterham wiring and switch.460414918_WiperMotor.thumb.jpg.b251f0392ce10f850a292e06851b3c6a.jpg 

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Thanks so much for the pic! I'm restoring a LHD S3 and have never had a 7 with wipers before. My new LHD wiper assembly came with a straight tube emerging from the motor, so I was looking to see how I should bend the tube (between the motor and the first spindle).

 

I'm putting together a custom dash/wiring and am also looking to replace the ugly factory switch-gear for the wiper/washer. What I ended up with is a single rotary switch, which I think should operate the 2-speed Caterham wipers. Bonus is that a push of the button operates the wipers. It is a 10 amp rated switch, which I plan to power with a single relay. I think that 10A is sufficient for the Caterham wiper/washer. According to my notes, the washers will only work when one of the 2 speeds is in operation - I can live with that. And no intermittent wipe function: just slow or fast.

 

The rotary switch I bought is a Cole Hersee 75226, which is spec'd for a dual wiper setup. I can't remember how I ended up choosing this, as it was months ago, but I did come up with a wiring scheme which I think should work with the Caterham wipers and a single relay. When I've mounted my wipers, I will try it and report back! I don't even have holes in my scuttle for the wiper spindles to poke through. I ended up contacting Arch Motors in the UK and they sent me a scanned hand-sketched drawing of where to make the holes - how awesome is that!

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Oh, and yes, the knob which comes with the switch is ugly as sin. So I picked up a pretty cool knurled knob which looks like this, to replace it:

 

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