Upgrading windscreen wipers?

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Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby daveyc123 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:10 am

Hi, I am looking to replace my windscreen wipers on my hc viva. Firstly are they a 7mm bayonet fitting? Secondly is there an upgrade you can do? Wondering if there is a more efficient wiper than the traditional one that looks period correct?
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Re: Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby 1972nail » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:45 am

The standard originally fitted length is 14". You can replace them with 15" easily. Most are probably fitted with 15" now anyway.
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Re: Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby daveyc123 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am

Thanks for your reply! Are they a 7mm bayonet fitting?
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Re: Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby 1972nail » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:22 am

I bought universal ones on Ebay with 7mm bayonet. Unfortunately the majority of big name branded ones are no longer supplied with the 7 mm fitting.
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Re: Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby daveyc123 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:17 pm

so a 7mm bayonet fitting is the right size?
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Re: Upgrading windscreen wipers?

Postby lord13 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:05 pm

I just bought some cheap wiper blades from the local bargain basement store, pulled the blades from the carriers and fitted them to the standard viva ones, all that was needed was to squeeze the blade carrier mountings in a little to grip the blade, cost me £4 and now have two new blades on the standard viva arms.
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