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Where is the best place you have found to buy wiper motors to animate props?

I looked quickly and did not see any, but are there any good threads on how people have used them and or powered the motors?

Thanks!
 

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I pull all of mine off of cars at the pull a part yards. This year I have found myself using more vent motors though, I get a good deal on them when I buy large quantities.
 

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I thought about that as well. Is it just a gamble if they work or not? Roughly how much do you get wiper or vent motors for?
 

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Most places give a 30 day warranty. I take a drill battery to test them so that I don't waste my time. Wiper motors $10-16 dollars depending how many I purchase and vent motors $3-5 depending on how many.
 

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Sounds like a good idea to check out the yard! Any reason you like the vent motors more than the wipers?
 

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Because most of your animated things require lower RPMs: head turns, arm movements, breathing graves, leering creeps. The vent motors are strong and don't require a lot of amps also.
 
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