Driving your cool-running Chevelle out on the highway or around town is a blast, but once Mother Nature throws a little rain your way, you'd better have a good wiper system in order to see where you're going. Sure, the stock two-speed wipers might work well to clear the rain under average conditions, but what's average about 75 mph through a downpour or an endless mist at the fairgrounds?
If you're like most hot rodders who love to drive their performance cars under varying conditions, you'll be glad to know the folks at Detroit Speed and Engineering (DSE) have recently released a seven-speed wiper system called the Selecta-Speed for '64-72 Chevelles that easily bolts in to the original location and takes up far less room on the firewall. Of the seven electronically controlled speeds, five are spaced delays, while the basic low- and high-speed settings are retained.
The benefits of this wiper system are a cleaner engine compartment, more working room around the driver-side valve cover and brake booster, and, best of all, a wiper speed to match any type of rain condition by just a flick of a switch. To see how easily this installs and works, read on.