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#473820 - 23/09/17 04:22 PM Wiper park issues
simonjrw Offline
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Registered: 29/03/16
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Loc: Upminster, Essex
I have a S1 Aero, but I would imagine Morgan use the same motor in all their cars?
My wipers park OK, but not at the bottom of the arc.
The work fine but when you switch them off, the go all the way to the left (bottom) of the screen the return by a couple of degrees and park. This means the end of the wipers can be as much as 1-1/2 - 2 inches up the screen. Not a problem with a modern car but the Aero has a tiny screen.
Is this adjust able in any way?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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#473821 - 23/09/17 04:38 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: simonjrw]
Soleng Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 499
Loc: Norway
On trads one can remove the wiper arms and reattach them with the arms in the wanted position. Note that the wipers tend to park differently each time.

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#473911 - 24/09/17 09:58 AM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: Soleng]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 9713
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Traka is, as far as wipers are concerned, a trad. The wipers park, mostly, at the base of the screen, but not always: occasionally they park on the chrome screen frame, or about 1cm up on the screen.

I played about moving the arms on the splined drive shaft, but it seems they know best and it made no difference. So now I just accept it as part of the character of the Morgan....
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#473915 - 24/09/17 10:18 AM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: simonjrw]
stevemag Offline
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Registered: 18/03/13
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Loc: Wales
Mine have never parked! I just have learned when to work the switch. Just another "morgan " foible doh
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#473938 - 24/09/17 01:30 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: simonjrw]
Neilda Offline
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Registered: 26/04/12
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Loc: Surrey. UK
Parked? That sounds far too formal for what a Morgan's wipers do - mine sort of lounge about somewhere near the bottom of the screen. Sometimes on the chrome, mostly on the glass. Both my Roadster and now my A+8 do this. As I so rarely drive it in the wet, it's not an issue. I am dreading the day I might end up on a motorway in heavy rain - the wipers only serve as an amusing distraction - they don't really remove any water, just add to the general sense of chaos. smile
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#473943 - 24/09/17 01:55 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: Neilda]
Gambalunga Offline

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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
It seems very strange that a car built in a country that is well known for its somewhat rainy climate is not supplied with wipers that actually work. I am currently using cut down and converted Bosch blades that work much better than the original.
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#473951 - 24/09/17 03:07 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: simonjrw]
Burgundymog Offline

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Registered: 11/05/14
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I don't have any problem with my wipers, I just wish they would work on the inside so I could drive in the rain with the top down gloomy notworthy ooo
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#473957 - 24/09/17 03:59 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: Burgundymog]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
I don't have any problem with my wipers, I just wish they would work on the inside so I could drive in the rain with the top down gloomy notworthy ooo


Me too.

The cause is the strange aerodynamics of the Plus 8. Didn't have such a problem with the Roadster....but I had a Mazda MX5 net wind diffuser supplied by Williams.
Unfortunately it will not fit the Plus 8, which is about 20cm wider.

I have a cunning plan to fit a clear rear screen to the roll cage. Experiments with a card prototype and netting suggest that it will work:.

Just waiting for more rain!
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#474011 - 24/09/17 08:49 PM Re: Wiper park issues [Re: simonjrw]
Gambalunga Offline

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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
If you want to drive in the rain why don't you take the windscreen off?

No wiper problems, no misting up, no rain on the inside, plus improved aerodynamics smile
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