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1950 Side Cowl Vent
#1340288 Fri Jan 03 2020 07:03 PM
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I have noticed on several pictures of these side vents that there are 2 springs that assist in the operation of the vent door. The vent door on my 1950 operates fine by hand from an inside lever, but the springs are long gone. Are these available new from any vendor? All answers appreciated. Thanks, Tom

Last edited by 3800GUY; Fri Jan 03 2020 07:04 PM.
Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340290 Fri Jan 03 2020 07:38 PM
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Tom, I don't think anyone makes them....Ace Hardware has a big selection of springs if you can get a photo of an original or just find one that works. Others will chime in...............and be sure to post an ad in the parts wanted forum. someone may have an extra/old cab.


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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340295 Fri Jan 03 2020 07:58 PM
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Never knew the vent door was spring assisted. Mine has none.


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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340319 Fri Jan 03 2020 09:08 PM
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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340330 Fri Jan 03 2020 10:14 PM
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Looks like you had to cut the replacement patch panel to save the original slot.
Are those louvers for air to pass-through ?

Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
jorb #1340337 Fri Jan 03 2020 10:47 PM
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Mine was floppy so I used a zip tie to keep the handle pulled back. No springs. My radio antenna is attached to the vent door on the outside.

Last edited by Wally / Montana; Fri Jan 03 2020 10:47 PM.

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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340346 Fri Jan 03 2020 11:36 PM
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My green turd has no springs in it's side vent. Doesn't need them either.


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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340348 Fri Jan 03 2020 11:42 PM
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Now I found something else to check I never thought about. I don't think mine has any opening inside!


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Re: 1950 Side Cowl Vent
3800GUY #1340354 Sat Jan 04 2020 12:06 AM
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3800GUY,

Do your doors have a single side glass, or a vent-window glass and a door glass?


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