Late production 1963 cluster. This is actually a 1964 cluster housing. The opening for the steering column was much higher in a 1964 cluster housing. In order to fill the extra space, a nicely formed filler was used, from the factory! How about that for creativity!
This wiper motor was sent to us for a restoration. Customer had a one owner 1964. Very unusual 5044518 motor. Had a #13 case that is very seldom used on a 518. Then we noticed a very clear 5-64 date on the main case, and a 3-62 date on the pump! Cannot remember the last time we saw a date on a pump cover, and such a difference in production time. We had no doubt that this was a factory installed part, and had not been serviced. Correct fasteners in the correct position, ground lug properly positioned etc. Customer requested a Type 1 restoration. We contacted the owner and suggested a "survivor restoration" to retain the original finish and patina. A complete service was performed to get the motor running like it should!
Finished views of the survivor restoration on this late production 1964 #5044518 wiper motor.
Also see below the headlight motors out of this extremely well preserved late 1964 Corvette.
Guess this 1964 Corvette had the optional transistorized ignition! Factory crayon marking would make one think so anyway.