[TR] Wiper Motor Brush assembly

David Friedlander forzion7 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 17:46:19 MDT 2018

Make a spring? So many variables in such an inexpensive part:
Wire gauge, pitch, overall length, etc....

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 7:43 PM Randall <tr3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -- Randall
> On 6 October 2018 15:50:29 GMT-05:00, David Friedlander <
> forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all;
>> 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?
>> [image: image.png]
>> Thanks for any help!!
>> Dave Friedlander
>> '74 TR6
>> '59 TR3A
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