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sp53
04-05-2013, 09:07 PM
Does anyone know a source for wiper blades or perhaps just the rubber insert for a tr3? I have the ones from Moss and VB and was hoping someone knew a different source. Perhaps TRF has a different type, but Moss and VB are the same.

M_Pied_Lourd
04-05-2013, 09:45 PM
They are on sale right now at TRF. Check out their weekly promo.


https://trf.zeni.net/weeklong/39.php
Cheers
M. Pied Lourd

mrv8q
04-05-2013, 10:23 PM
I got mine way back when from TRF. Have had to use them once, worked great...

TR3driver
04-05-2013, 11:42 PM
I'd have to look some things up; but as I recall the wiper blades from a MGA will fit the TR3 arms and are flexible (like modern blades) rather than being straight like the original TR blades. Used to be you could buy refills that were twice the required length and cut them in half; but I haven't done that in a long time. No wiper blades on the car ...

mgedit
04-06-2013, 07:31 AM
I bought some from TRF a few months ago, and they are just like the original straight ones. Never used them, but they look nice. Cheers, Mike

Geo Hahn
04-06-2013, 09:14 AM
I have two sets -- the original style is on the car most days and a modern pair are in the boot in the (unlikely) event that it rains.

If you can find the modern ones (good tip on MGA) they are flexible and perhaps refillable though refills are getting hard to find -- they mostly want to sell entire blades.

RainX is, of course, my first line of defense and works well in light rain.

sp53
04-06-2013, 12:59 PM
We get a lot of rain up here and sometimes I actually needthem to work. Around here people call tr3 wipers cheap jewelry. Over the years Ihave acquired some odd aftermarket blades from different tr3s. One of them, I thinkamco, has a spring built into the arm that holds the blade tight, but I onlyhave the one. The guy at Nappa said, come on down with your old stuff and maybewe can find some kind of filler or something. I bought some NOS tr3 ones online that are flexible, but I think they are tr4 or maybe VW. Thanks forlooking around Randall; I will look into the MGA stuff.
On another note, if I type in Word and copy past the marginscome out wrong, any suggestions from the computer guys?

Geo Hahn
04-06-2013, 07:08 PM
[... if I type in Word and copy past the marginscome out wrong, any suggestions from the computer guys...

I'm not a computer guy anymore but perhaps if you save the Word document in 'plain text' it will do better. That should remove any formatting (and there is a lot of imbedded formatting in the above message).

You may need to save the close & open again to get the benefit of the plain text.

Don Elliott
04-07-2013, 11:52 PM
All the TR original style wiper blades just smear the rain all over my windscreen. So I bought 8" long blades from Holden in England that are standard on the MG Midget. Google Holden UK auto parts.

TR3driver
04-08-2013, 12:47 AM
Hmm, thought I already posted this, but it's not here. Anyway, the blades I used on my TR3A were GWB215, Moss 164--980; listed for MGA, Sprite, Midget and some big Healeys.

https://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/TR3driver/Misc%20parts/th_DSCF0014.jpg (https://s258.photobucket.com/user/TR3driver/media/Misc%20parts/DSCF0014.jpg.html)

sp53
04-10-2013, 03:18 PM
I found some MG wipers, but they are 9 inch and they looklike they should work. Are the ones you got 9 or 8 inch Don?

Don Elliott
04-10-2013, 08:07 PM
The wipers I bought from Holden in UK were 8" long - like the original ones for the sidescreen TRs. I had a choice and bought the ones with the "spoon" fitting to slip right onto the arms I have on my 1958 TR3A.

sp53
04-10-2013, 09:06 PM
The ones I see on the Holden site look just like the onesMoss sells with the straight edge.

Don Elliott
04-14-2013, 10:23 AM
This is what I bought https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=2&pgCode=040&sgName=Hardware&pgName=Washers+%26+Wipers&agCode=0726&agName=Spoon+Type+Wiper+Blades&pCode=040.309

sp53
04-17-2013, 02:54 PM
Thank you Don for doing the research much appreciated. BeforeI saw your post, I ordered a 161-100 from Moss. It came today and they look exactlylike your picture.