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Frustrating Cowl Vent #1337193 Tue Dec 10 2019 02:01 PM
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47PUJim Offline OP
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Spent an “interesting” evening installing and trying to adjust this vent. Those 4 carriage bolts are a bear and and the main control arm only complicates the thing. The shop manual gives directions but it doesn’t offer suggestions how to avoid the frustration however!!!!!
Tried using some colorful language AND that seemed to help a little. Somehow the body doesn’t want to contort like it used to so I can squeeze my body between the seat, floor, and floor shift. Geez, if they only would have designed the radio grill larger it would make it easier for a guy to fit his hands and arms in easily.

I’ll return later today, turn up the heat, make sure there is cold golden nectar in the refrigerator and tweak the “monster in the cowl.”

I know there is saved here a posted link that pictorially shows how to........WITHOUT bad words....adjust the vent. Just gotta find it now.

After that rant I feel much better!,,,,,,👍. 😇

Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337197 Tue Dec 10 2019 02:23 PM
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Brad Allen Offline
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Here is the cab manual from '48 maybe it will help.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/albums/72157641244124604

Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337202 Tue Dec 10 2019 03:40 PM
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cmayna Offline
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Brad,
Thanks for posting that link. Lots of good info.


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Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337252 Wed Dec 11 2019 01:12 AM
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47PUJim Offline OP
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Thank you Brad. That is the page I was searching for! Had seen it before so I knew it existed. It is extremely helpful to see original factory how-to-do info. Now for the "Do" part!

Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337299 Wed Dec 11 2019 05:39 PM
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Frank50 Offline
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Thanks Brad.


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Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337322 Wed Dec 11 2019 10:44 PM
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John Milliman Offline
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I should try that ... I gave up trying to get mine perfectly adjusted. But here's how I fixed the leak ... smile

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Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337325 Wed Dec 11 2019 10:56 PM
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klhansen Offline
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I thought you were going to show us a picture of duct tape, John. That's the way we would do it up in Alaska. grin


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Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337327 Wed Dec 11 2019 11:04 PM
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49 3100 Offline
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I made the mistake on my 49 with buying gaskets from UNK, the only good ones come from Steele Rubber Products..........

Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: John Milliman] #1337512 Fri Dec 13 2019 05:05 PM
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Clarence49 Offline
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LOL

Re: Frustrating Cowl Vent [Re: 47PUJim] #1337514 Fri Dec 13 2019 05:34 PM
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Rusty Rod Offline
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I keep mine from leaking my not going out in the rain. My 39's cowl vent worked great after I put a new seal in.


Another quality post.


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