Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
February 15, 2013

We’re happy to see the hobby moving towards driving and enjoying vintage Mustangs. Sure, there are some museum quality cars out there that need to maintain a high level of restoration, but the majority of the Mustangs built 40-plus years ago that are still in people’s garages are more-or-less weekend cruisers and occasional show cars. These Mustangs are often left in a near stock condition with just a few well-thought-out upgrades for driving safety, reliability, and comfort.

The ’64½ D-code hardtop seen here is a perfect example. The owner uses it for weekend cruising and a couple of car shows a year. The generator has been replaced by an alternator for reliability, under the dash resides a “daily driver” style A/C system, and halogen headlights help out for night time driving. Otherwise, he has left the car amazingly original. Unfortunately, the hardtop’s wiper motor is bad and here in Florida not having functioning wipers means staying at home or finding covered protection until the rain stops.

For many vintage Mustang owners, the single-speed wiper isn’t fast enough in a down pour, and even with a two-speed wiper option, sometimes the low speed isn’t low enough, leaving owners wanting an intermittent delay like their modern Mustang counterparts.

No you can solve all of these problems with New Port Engineering’s Clean Wipe wiper drive kit for ’64½-’68 Mustangs. The Clean Wipe kit is an engineered two-speed wiper motor solution that mounts to the stock Mustang wiper motor bracket and allows connection to the stock Mustang wiper transmission arms. The two-speed kit includes a new switch for your dash and the optional intermittent delay switch gives you timed delay function, low-speed wipe, high-speed wipe, and built-in washer pump power as well.

We’re installing the Clean Wipe kit with delay (PN NE6468FPD) and using the optional shaft extension kit for OE dash mounting in this ’64½ hardtop so the owner doesn’t have to fear the weather report any longer on his Sunday afternoon drives.

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New Port Engineering
(800) 829-1929
www.newportwipers.com