Cadillac built a V-8 with insane oil-pump-powered wipers


Automotive technology had come a long way by 1958, but vacuum-powered accessories were still the norm. Using a port on the intake manifold delivered vacuum pressure, but it varied wildly with engine speed and throttle position. Trying to drive fast and use windshield wipers often left the wipers struggling to, well, wipe.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/25/cadillac-built-a-v8-with-insane-oil-pump-powered-wipers