[TR] Wiper Motor Brush assembly

Wbeech@flash.net wbeech at flash.net
Sat Oct 6 20:22:23 MDT 2018

Maybe a local auto electric shop, they could probably help or point you in a good direction. 

Sent from my Handspring Treo

On Oct 6, 2018, at 6:46 PM, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:

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?
>> Thanks for any help!!
>> Dave Friedlander
>> '74 TR6
>> '59 TR3A

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