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Username Post: Fresh air vent        (Topic#368770)
longboard 
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06-22-22 05:24 PM - Post#2843241    

Hey guys, is the source of the fresh air that comes in when you pull the vent handle and open the vent come in a the cowl? Pretty rudimentary, but I honestly don't know. Thanks in advance!

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junky 
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06-22-22 10:33 PM - Post#2843246    
    In response to longboard

The fresh air enters the cowl below the windshield and behind the rear edge of the hood. From there it travels to the sides of the cowl and down to the lower inside wall of the cowl. There us a plastic duct with a damper door located in the cowl that is secured on the inside of the car behind the kick panels with a few screws. If you want to remove this duct, you need to remove the screws, and then pull on it until the sealant releases making it watertight, and then work it out by slowly twisting as you pull toward the center of the inside of the car. Once you have it out, you can purchase new rubber seals that complete the sealing when the knob is pushed in fully. You will have to drill out the factory rivets and replace them with standard rivets, but once installed, it is impossible to tell that it was worked on. It isn't a difficult job, but it is time-consuming.
Once you have it out, you should reach into the cowl cavity and check for any debris that has accumulated at the bottom of the cowl. If left there, there is a possibility that the drain will become clogged, and the damp debris will eventually cause rust to form. A quick and easy way to know if the drain is clogged is to run water from a hose over the cowl screen and see if it runs out the cowl at the bottom of the fender.

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06-23-22 12:35 PM - Post#2843269    
    In response to junky

Great answer Junky. Thanks. I actually removed the vent tubes when I restomoded my car. However, without the vent door into the car, hot and cold air just flows into the cabin. I want to block that air which can be done at the cowl entry, but gotta figure out how to drain any water.

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junky 
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06-24-22 07:31 AM - Post#2843296    
    In response to longboard

If you are missing the vent doors then you need to secure them and install them into your car. The good news is that they can come from any GM car of that vintage, and they are all the same. Possibly someone on these forums might have them in a parts car.

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06-24-22 05:53 PM - Post#2843314    
    In response to junky

I have one I believe it is right side. PM for info.


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junky 
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06-24-22 08:26 PM - Post#2843320    
    In response to paintman

Most that I have seen are stamped with either a large R or L to designate which side they go to. If the rubber is defective, you can purchase replacement rubber from Clarks Corvair www.corvair.com

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