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ewokeric
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From: woodbridge, va united states
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 04-23-2002 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys i got a question?? I removed the carpet out of my stang and found the extent of the rust damage to the floor boards. The passanger side is gone and needs cut out that is no problem but the driver side i not as bad on the floor but the piece of metal that is behind the brake and headlight dimmer switch has got holes in it big ones. what is the piece called that i need to replace and how would you recomemnd the replace ment of it. Keep in mind all work has to be done on the street. Also what kind of welder do you recomend for this kind of work will be in the market for one if anybody has one for sale.


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mellowyellow
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posted 04-23-2002 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where the dimmer switch is is the toe board. A mig welder is the easiest all around good welder to use as it's used friendly.

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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
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posted 04-24-2002 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang, I'm afraid that's gonna happen to me. I lifted up my floormat on the driver's side yesterday and discovered that the carpet was wet. It hasn't rained in a week or more. I'm thinking that its coming from the cowl panel. Can anyone back me up on this??? Where do you buy those clear plastic covers I see bolted on over the cowl openings on some old stangs?

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MustangRdr68
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From: Bensalem, PA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-24-2002 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
Where do you buy those clear plastic covers I see bolted on over the cowl openings on some old stangs?



68stang351, whats up , they are called
Cowl Vent Covers. NPD has them.

Part # CC900-2B $26.95

Their # is 1-800-874-7595

Hope that helps.

Mike

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 04-24-2002 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
I lifted up my floormat on the driver's side yesterday and discovered that the carpet was wet. I'm thinking that its coming from the cowl panel. Can anyone back me up on this???

Before you do anything...check and see if maybe its leaking in around your windshield. I used to get some water inside my car and my cowls are perfect...Yup, ended up be the windshield !!!

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Boss302
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posted 04-24-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, since you guys are on the subject of leacky cowls and wut not..do cars with ram air and hood scoops and cowl induction or w/e get excessive water in the engine compartment when used as a daily driver? especially cars with blowers stickin out of the hood. i've always wondered how they drive in the rain. i always thought the water would get sucked into the engine, but now hopefully u can answer this.

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ewokeric
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From: woodbridge, va united states
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posted 04-24-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the info will check the windshield and cowl for leaks and see what i can find i guess a garden hose will work for that will let you know what i find.
thanks

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 04-25-2002 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you check the cowl for leaks, pour the water in with low pressure, better yet, pour it in. Reason: Too much presssure and volume will overflow the water OVER the water dam chimney on each end over the air intakes-defeating the purpose of finding origin of leak. If your 68 has fac AC it is more difficult than an already nasty job. The cowl cover will help but the water can still come in if there is rust out under the fender on the ends. Possible, the w/s has a leak. It is no uncommon. Hate to be a fatalist but it is a major problem on early stangs. Good luck. Keep us posted.

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-25-2002 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pardon the bad grammar. I meant to pour the water in as opposed to using the hose at high pressure.

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 04-25-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Boss302:
well, since you guys are on the subject of leacky cowls and wut not..do cars with ram air and hood scoops and cowl induction or w/e get excessive water in the engine compartment when used as a daily driver? especially cars with blowers stickin out of the hood. i've always wondered how they drive in the rain. i always thought the water would get sucked into the engine, but now hopefully u can answer this.

Yes, they do. That's a big drawback. Most people with Ram Air avoid driving them in the rain. It makes a mess. On a shaker, a tube collects the water and runs it down the front of the driver's side head, leaving a rust trail where the water runs. I wouldn't have Ram Air on a daily driver.

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