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Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1406920 Wed Apr 21 2021 12:53 AM
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'Bolter
100% agree on the compressibility. I just got it to sit slightly proud by cutting the outer perimeter, but getting it to sit tight enough to seal remains a challenge (it just does not want to well, compress!). If it was slightly softer, the final close would seal it - but that force required on the lever is significant (and my vertical adjustment ends up slipping when I apply that much force).

Will order one of those Steele gaskets right away.

Edit: Shipping to Canuckistan from the one supplier will be a minimum of $55 USD (about $80-90 Canuck) so I'll keep searching for that...I will if I have to but I'm sure I can dig one up for a little less.

Thanks very much!

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Wed Apr 21 2021 05:00 AM.

1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1406938 Wed Apr 21 2021 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by NorthCoast3800
Shipping to Canuckistan from the Filling Station will be a minimum of $55 USD (about $80-90 Canuck)
Ouch! Shipping these days is a killer. I don’t blame you for looking elsewhere.


Phil

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Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1406945 Wed Apr 21 2021 03:14 AM
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'Bolter
I tried some new bolts in the vertical adjustment and made sure the tabs were fully bent out (per the "Servicing Truck Cabs" instructions) and it is thankfully doing a better job of sealing now. But I don't think the gasket modification is a great one, considering it allows water to sit in the space.

Edit: Located one direct from Steele, shipping was "tolerable". The joys of international shipping, especially these days... but It's on the way! smile

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Wed Apr 21 2021 03:51 AM.

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Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1406955 Wed Apr 21 2021 09:56 AM
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Good feedback. FWIW, I got one of the hard, flat ones about 10 years ago for my truck. After 10 years, it still leaks. frown I, too, will look into the expensive one from Steele.


John

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Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1406956 Wed Apr 21 2021 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NorthCoast3800
Edit: Located one direct from Steele, shipping was "tolerable". The joys of international shipping, especially these days... but It's on the way! smile
I agree with John, good feedback. I have to get one for my ‘52 and I will definitely buy one from Steele.


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1407245 Sat Apr 24 2021 03:28 AM
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I have gotten so mad at the lack of quality of the rubber cowl seals, that I bought 2 the soft foam seals.
I put one in the cowl, but it would not seal, so I added the other one to the underside of the vent. I had to shorten it so that it would fit by cutting out about 3/8".
No more leaks!

Re: Top Cowl Vent Repair
NorthCoast3800 #1409810 Thu May 13 2021 09:17 PM
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My Steele Rubber gasket showed up this week which is incredibly fast these days compared to other stuff I've had shipped lately. It is a MUCH different seal than the one I installed above. This one has a lip and is noticeably more malleable (as others stated).

Unfortunately this weekend is tied up so I won't likely get to this for another week yet, but I'll update when I do!

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Thu May 13 2021 09:18 PM.

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