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Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: rc356s] #1311534 Wed May 22 2019 09:26 PM
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I have two 3100 1/2 tons, both now have Steele rubber products seals, all others on the market appear to be too Hard .....FWIW--Bill

Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: cmayna] #1311573 Thu May 23 2019 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cmayna
Here's a couple pics of my vent. The vent's arms connect to the pivoting arms which their base is welded to the cowl. Hopefully the pics help. Please note that the pivoting points are I believe riveted, yet one of mine has a bolt and nut. This is from the rivet breaking and so I simply drilled out the broken rivet and grabbed an extra bolt and nut.


Perfect, that is just what I needed. Now I have to fabricate a piece and rig something up to make it work. I'll have to drill out the rivet and make a L bracket for one side of the base.
Thanks!


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1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton (1957 235, 4 speed, 411 rear)
Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: 49 3100] #1311577 Thu May 23 2019 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 49 3100
I have two 3100 1/2 tons, both now have Steele rubber products seals, all others on the market appear to be too Hard .....FWIW--Bill

Bill,
Gotcha, I ordered it. Thanks.
Did you mount the seal on the vent itself? I've seen people mount it on the cowl or the vent.


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Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: rc356s] #1311593 Thu May 23 2019 04:22 AM
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It mounts on a recess in the cowl, the edge of the vent seals to it.

Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: rc356s] #1312525 Thu May 30 2019 08:13 PM
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Well. I fixed the cowl vent today. I had to fabricate a part, but it went together great.
I received the gasket from Steele Rubber and the adhesive. I'll take the vent out and mount the gasket next.

But I'm not sure how the gasket installs into the cowl recess. There is an inside and outside area of the cowl recess, but it doesn't really fit perfectly in either.
How is the gasket supposed to fit in that cowl recess?

Thanks,
Joe


1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton (1957 235, 4 speed, 411 rear)
Re: cowl vent adjustment [Re: rc356s] #1312695 Fri May 31 2019 08:34 PM
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I talked to Steele today. They stated the flat side of the gasket should go on the bottom. The gasket should sit in the outside channel snug against the chimney of the inside channel.


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