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Antony
28-12-06, 11:33 PM
I about to fit the wipers using mini short wiper arms/blades, in order to keep the blade on the glass it is necessary to mount the wheel box quite a way from the screen rubber, about 2.5" this looks to far! The other measurement of around 19 -20" for the distance from wheel box to wheel box seems to be what most cobras have?!

The other option is to shorten the arm and re rivet, curious to know how this task is generally done?

bitsilly
31-12-06, 05:31 PM
With mini ones (or MG?) can't you shorten the other end more easily? My memory is that you have to then bend it into a u shape but this may only be the older design?
Sorry can't really help yet but will probably ask you what you did in 3 years or so!
happy new year all.

Purple AK
31-12-06, 06:10 PM
Hi Ant.
Yes the Mini arms are too long at 11" and 2.5" is too far out for the spindles. Most seem to mount the spindles centred 1" out from the screen rubber. I used the Universal Adjustable Arms that have a camlock adjuster (top 2 in picture), And even with these I had to trim them at the hidden end. My two outer ones (I have 3 wipers) are 9.5" and the centre one is 9". HTH

Antony
01-01-07, 04:58 AM
Thanks Bitsilly & Purple AK,

Purple AK, the adjustable items would make it easier, or I might be able to makes some SS rivets and do the inner end on some Mini wiper arms. Where can the adjustable arms be obtained from?

Purple AK
01-01-07, 10:04 AM
Hi Ant.
Adjustable arms are available from
Finishline http://finishlineaccessories.com/catalog/
Europa Spares http://www.cobraspares.com/
To name a couple of places :thumb: