SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

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Post by Terry H » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:02 pm

Thanks Bob, lets hope you get a favourable response.
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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by DanDrums » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:44 am

Hi Bob. What's the gen with those ebay wheelboxes? I emailed SVC but they didn't get back to me. I'll ring them but if the ebay ones are alright, let us all know. Mine's just fallen to pieces! :(

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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by Gemini Bob » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi Dan, it was the bezel and gaskets I emailed about and I have not had a reply.


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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by DanDrums » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:09 pm

I've bit the bullet and risked a whole £20 on one off ebay :) The seller says it's 32 teeth and 50mm spindle length. Should do as a replacement for the drivers side. It comes with rubber mounting kit which looks about the right angle. I don't think the chrome ones on offer have the correct chamfer for a GTE so I'm going to re-use the existing rubber ones with an extra soft rubber gasket underneath.

Anyone thinking about doing this job and I know a lot of you are. Access to the driver side wheel box on a 6a is relatively easy, just remove the large diameter plastic air tube going from the 'T' piece to the heater matrix under the steering wheel. There's a cavity you can just about get a small spanner in to to take the back of the box off then the box will just pull off the rack with a few twists and turns (remove the wiper, nut and top rubber first, um, obviously.

The passenger side looks a little trickier. Access is the same, remove the tube and you wan see inside the cavity for the box. There are a lot of wires in the way though and the rack sheath which goes between the two boxes underneath the windscreen will have to be pulled through first. I haven't tried this bit yet but will do if the first wheelbox fits okay and is a genuine replacement.

So for now, fingers x'd I'll keep you updated!

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Post by vicfox » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:14 am

Dear all,
Thanks for the good advice.
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Post by Coco La Blanc » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Glad to be of assistance (two years ago) Victor. haha

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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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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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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 11:09 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 11:31 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 2:49 am

superleggo wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:31 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 11:51 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 Dcrosby13 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:43 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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