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I am not having a lot of luck with my new toy – in addition to having a missing vacuum antenna I need a Wiper vacuum switch which of course is unique to Continental – does anyone have a vacuum wiper switch for a 1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe that they would be willing to part with? Thanks Harry

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What you could do, which would probably be better if you did not care about originality, would be to replace the vacuum wiper system with an electrical/mechanical one for a 6volt, the electric ones run far better, especially when you near a stop sign they, will continue to run unlike vacuum ones, which slow down and stop sometimes.

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Thanks Wes – is there a six-volt electrical wiper system that will fit the 48 Continental Coupe without a bunch of modifying? I thought that vacuum tank under the fender is suppose to keep the wipers going while at low vacuum? I want this car to use not to show – but I want it to stay original as much as possible BUT make-sense modifications will occur and if I can find a proper electrical wiper system then I will put it in. Thanks Harry

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Thanks Wes – is there a six-volt electrical wiper system that will fit the 48 Continental Coupe without a bunch of modifying? I thought that vacuum tank under the fender is suppose to keep the wipers going while at low vacuum? I want this car to use not to show – but I want it to stay original as much as possible BUT make-sense modifications will occur and if I can find a proper electrical wiper system then I will put it in. Thanks Harry

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  • 4 weeks later...

I use a 12 volt antenna and it works just fine on 6 volts, about as slow as the vacuum one did, I also changed my vacuum wiper motor to electric with a 6 volt motor from vintage ford, it was for a 48 ford and fit right in, had to madify the pivots a little to get the wipers to sweep like the vacuum ones did. If you still have your vacuum motor try putting 2-3 drops of gear oil in the hole and move the arm back and forth for about 20-30 strokes, it will work and works good, Ive done it to 2 of my cars and they still work after 8 years.

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