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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by TONYG » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:11 pm

I was also unsure about the Lucas identities so rang Walkers and gave them the model and year.They cost about 60 pounds and arrived the next day.



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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by scimitarpete » Thu May 12, 2016 12:00 pm

At the risk of giving some of our purists heart attacks, I offer the following: after playing with several GTEs and a GTC over the past few decades, I now drill small holes into the pivot casing of my wheel boxes (with care!) so that, periodically, I can squirt some lubricating oil into the cavity. It makes a difference and can save a lot of money.


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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by greeny » Thu May 12, 2016 12:02 pm

scimitarpete wrote:At the risk of giving some of our purists heart attacks, I offer the following: after playing with several GTEs and a GTC over the past few decades, I now drill small holes into the pivot casing of my wheel boxes (with care!) so that, periodically, I can squirt some lubricating oil into the cavity. It makes a difference and can save a lot of money.

After replacing the wheel boxes on my C I can say this is a good idea!!!


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Post by Wrighty57 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm

I found the rubber front bezels online along with the chrome rear one, as a set, for very little money but can’t find my receipt so not able to give you anymore info, sorry



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Post by superleggo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 pm

I have no idea on wheel boxes as I have not studied them in any detail but I thought the SE5 shared the windscreen with a Lotus Elan +2 and Classic Capri. If this is the case them it would seem logical that they would need the same wiper blades and wheel boxes to sweep the screen effectively. Someone once told me that wiper motor on my Elan +2 came from a TR4



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:49 am

superleggo wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 pm
I have no idea on wheel boxes as I have not studied them in any detail but I thought the SE5 shared the windscreen with a Lotus Elan +2 and Classic Capri. If this is the case them it would seem logical that they would need the same wiper blades and wheel boxes to sweep the screen effectively. Someone once told me that wiper motor on my Elan +2 came from a TR4
Your logic may well make sense in the case of the Se5/5a which do use the windscreen you describe. However this thread is about the Se6a wiper wheelboxes, and the Se6a uses a completely different screen, so things like wiper sweeps will be different. :)

Having said that, there obviously is some parts commonality - the Lucas 14W wiper motor was a standard across much of the British motor industry at one time, but with gears, racks, and wheelboxes to provide the sweeps appropriate to the model.


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Post by superleggo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 pm

Good point Roger. I should have read the question. I think I remember that being written on my school reports!



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Post by Bikergonebald » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:10 am

I've read the how to article on refurbishing the front wiper system but that shows an access hatch under the scuttle panel. My car doesn't have this so how do I get to them?

If I can't get them out can I just pull the operating cable out and feed a new one back in? I would have to take the wiper arms off first to allow the spindles to spin.

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Post by Oldconn » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:18 am

Yes you can just take the wipers off, then pull out the cable. I have just done that a few weeks ago. It's a good idea , when the cable is out, to turn the spindles 180 degrees so that the new cable will run on an unworn part of the wheels. As for an access panel, I can't answer that one except to point out that access to the boxes is from the inside, behind the dashboard, with the glove compartment removed. HTH. :)


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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 am

There’s some info hidden in another sticky about wheelboxes here?


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Graham Walker sells bezel kits and they come with seals


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Post by Terry H » Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 pm

Hi all,
I have a problem with the nearside wiper wheel box, it seems to be seized in the bezel, I can't release it. It looks like I'm going to have to cut it off to get the wheel box out. I've looked at the GW web site and can't find the bezel kit listed. Anyone know where I can get new ones.
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Post by 6B and 4A » Sat May 19, 2018 7:24 pm

Do you mean the black plastic spacer under the chrome nut. GW do sell but quite expensive. Try auto electrical spares they have a plinth kit, the chrome nut and a kit for an MG which has a rubber seal. Search on wipers.

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Post by Terry H » Sat May 19, 2018 7:35 pm

Thanks for the reply, If these are the ones your suggesting http://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/w ... 1852-p.asp they don't look right to me.
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Post by 6B and 4A » Sat May 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Apologies to be clear I came across those on the auto electrical spares website whilst looking for a 29W motor. I decided that my plinths were okay when GW told me the cost. You would need to check the angle of those on auto electrical spares. There is a number on the underside of the plinth.

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