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So I've been contemplating ways to add an electric windshield washer pump to my '67 while still retaining my windshield washer pedal (I think it's neat...). Anyway, I wanted to go more for a '69+ style (rather that 65-66), since Ford used the same pump body from '69 until the mid-90s; pump availability isn't an issue. So here is what I'm thinking...

I have a '69 washer pump bottle and pump to hang (more or less) in the factory location. I "splice" into my my washer pump switch and add a wire to a relay. That relay will provide power to the pump. So when I press the pump pedal, the momentary switch contacts and the pump runs, keeping the factory user input/aesthetic while offering a reliable/modern/available motorized washer pump.

Am I missing something here? I haven't been able to find anything in the forum to this effect, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place/for the wrong thing. Any concerns? Seems like it should work.

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So I've been contemplating ways to add an electric windshield washer pump to my '67 while still retaining my windshield washer pedal (I think it's neat...). Anyway, I wanted to go more for a '69+ style (rather that 65-66), since Ford used the same pump body from '69 until the mid-90s; pump availability isn't an issue. So here is what I'm thinking...

I have a '69 washer pump bottle and pump to hang (more or less) in the factory location. I "splice" into my my washer pump switch and add a wire to a relay. That relay will provide power to the pump. So when I press the pump pedal, the momentary switch contacts and the pump runs, keeping the factory user input/aesthetic while offering a reliable/modern/available motorized washer pump.

Am I missing something here? I haven't been able to find anything in the forum to this effect, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place/for the wrong thing. Any concerns? Seems like it should work.

Thanks!
Should work, it sounds rather straight forward. Would you even need a relay? Does the pump draw any amps to speak of?
 

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Should work, it sounds rather straight forward. Would you even need a relay? Does the pump draw any amps to speak of?
Cool. I was just surprised I didn't see any reference on here. So i figured I was out of my mind :).

Realistically, the relay probably isn't necessary, but anything I can do to extend the life of my foot pedal switch is a priority for me, since they aren't reproduced (to my knowledge). I'm already going to have a bunch of relays in the car, so one more shouldn't really add any complexity.
 

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Keep us updated and do a write up if it works. Pics are always appreciated.
I have a 67 vert and would greatly appreciate an alternative.
 

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That's pretty smart, and I like that it keeps it original in appearance. You could market a kit...
 
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