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These wiper blades were on the car in 1979 when we bought it. Did 1966's come with Anco blades?
 

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Not like those... the air foil design was neat though
 

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those are Anco, red dot, anti-lift wipers. Not oem from Ford, but period correct aftermarket. The came in both satin and polished finish. They come up on ebay often...
 

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Thanks.

So would I get point deductions for these on a concours driven car?
 

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I would say yes you would get point deduction
for using them. Ford used Trico with the 65's
having a chrome finish and later versions were
a dull metal finish.
If you need pictures of the Trico's leave me
a PT, I have some.
 

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Thanks,

Anybody have any feedback on the repros offered by the part houses?

Not price...quality. ;)
 

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I was very happy with those made by Carpenter. Had to wait for quite some time to get them, but I am sure they are available readily now. Mine came from NPD because they would identify the vendor when I asked where they sourced their blades and arms. The parts are nice! and virtually an exact reproduction in my opinion.
 

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Are the Anco blades still one of the best wiper blades these years? All these years I have been hearing are Bosch ICON, Rain-X and Michelin. But I think Anco as an old brand should have its own advantages and they are still of good quality.
 

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Jake: Question of the Concours area, so, As factory delivered correctness is desired. Rain-x ETC was not around back then.
 

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Are the Anco blades still one of the best wiper blades these years? All these years I have been hearing are Bosch ICON, Rain-X and Michelin. But I think Anco as an old brand should have its own advantages and they are still of good quality.
Anco was never an OE supplier to my knowledge, even when they were
autonomous. They've always been an aftermarket brand. They are
owned by Federal Mogul these days. Most of the FM companies
offer offshore-sourced stuff, while riding on the coattails of the name
that FM purchased. Anco falls into that category. And unfortunately you
can't measure their quality by their price sticker because although
their source provides goods at significant savings to FM, the Anco
retail price remains as high as their market category will bear.

I know for a fact that Bosch had some OE processes in their wiper
blade program that are good quality and "leading edge" technology.
(Proprietary rubber, scorched and graphite-impregnated, etc)
I believe that you may find some advantages to Bosch if they make
blades that fits your application......
 

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The "Trico" name brand comes to mind as a possble OEM supplier.
 

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TRICO was the Premier supplier for Ford and GM as well. 1960's Mustangs NEVER came with ANCO's.... Only TRICO's.

:eek:)

Tony K.
 
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