Modern windshield washer nozzles

berg2695

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Nov 13, 2011
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The last time I went to the junkyard I picked up a pair of nozzles off a late model car, the "fluidic" type with a slot instead of plain round holes. I just tested them and they seem to work great on my 77's washer system, producing a good distribution of droplets over a wide area instead of solid streams. I just have to secure them to the hood, but that shouldn't be too tough. It's a nice 'High Tech Retrofit' and costs next to nothing! :)
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berg2695

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Nov 13, 2011
608
No. The hood is in my 'car parts shed' and I probably will not get to it for a while. Actually... I do need to mock up the hood to see if it will clear my LS truck manifold... :brightide... watch this space!
 

grzewnicki

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Dec 9, 2009
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Gordon from Jacksonville Fl
I picked a pair of those up at Autozone, don't want to drill holes in the hood so I am looking at putting them on the cowl or installed in the cowl plastic screen. They will probably have to be tilted pointing up a bit so the spray hits the windshield. I may have to fab up some metal brackets to accomplish. Surprising that this is the first thread I have seen spray nozzles retrofit. My install of stock nozzles in my cowl screen leaves a little to be desired. I fabbed up some plastic blocks (scrap plastic from the piece of plastic sockets are attached to for them to hang it on the store display rack) to mount the nozzles. I ran all my tubing inside the cowl, pretty well hidden, especially now that I put window screen over the large holes, this is a photo of someone elses screen job I had in my pics, I used charcoal color screen but don't have a pic of it ..
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berg2695

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Nov 13, 2011
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After looking at the factory arangement I think what I'll do is fab up a longer replacement tube out of 1/4" NiCopp tubing, attached to the hood in the same way. The new nozzle nipple is the right size to insert into the 1/4" tube if the barb is filed down some. The tube can be bent so that the nozzles peek up through the hood openings. The stock tubes are positioned toward the front of the openings, but I think I want the new nozzles closer to the windshield. To make this easier I will look for different nozzles that have the nipple PARALLEL to the direction of spray.
 




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