I am trying to reassemble the wiper system on my 1965 220SE project. See the attached picture.
What you are looking at here is as follows:
- there are a couple of tubes with a big threaded end that mount from under the dash and protrude through to the outside of the car. The left hand one is shown here.
- the wiper stalks (the part that rotates) then comes through these tubes. It is held in place with a circlip
- the parts laid out out the cowl are a rubber washer, a metal washer, a threaded nut (that screws onto the tubes coming through the cowl), the chrome nut cover and finally the nut that holds the wiper arm on
My questions are:
It seems to me that there are 2 ways for water to get into the car: where the threaded tube comes through the body, and in between the wiper stalk and the threaded tube.
- where does the rubber washer go? I thought that it would go over the threaded end of the tube, up against the body, to stop water draining through into the inside. However, the hole is the perfect size to slide easily over the wiper stalk, but seems really stretched to get over the larger diameter of the threaded tube?
- Is there meant to be any rubber seal inside the car (that I should have replaced before I bolted the tubes through the cowl?
- there seems to be two positions on the stalk for circlips - are there meant to be two on each stalk?
It would be much appreciated if someone could give me some advice.
Drew in Oz