[TR] Wiper Motor Brush assembly
tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Sat Oct 6 17:40:05 MDT 2018
I have successfully carved the " ears" from a scrap of PC board.
Didn't lose the spring, but I suspect you could make a suitable substitute from the spring inside a retractable ball point pen.
Or buy some spring wire and make one from scratch. I've done it in the lathe, but you could probably manage with a slow turning drill and a nail or similar for a mandrel. Its best not to try to hold the wire in your fingers, it can cut you pretty badly. So use a scrap if wood or similar to guide the wire as the drill turns.
On 6 October 2018 15:50:29 GMT-05:00, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>The wiper motor on my TR3A looked quite sad. I removed it and
>proceeded to remover 60 years of crud, outside and in.
>In the process of cleaning the parts, I have misplaced the tiny
>spring and the two tiny "ears" that hold spring to the two brush
>"arms" that rest against the armature. [Moss P/N 554-030]
>Unfortunately, these parts are now NLA from any source I know of.
>See item number 2 from the Moss illustration, below.
>Seems crazy to buy a replacement/salvage motor just to replace
>a missing spring and retaining 'ears.' Ideas?
>Thanks for any help!!
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