SEDANS!!!!!!

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30 Jul 2003 00:50 #566 by Pat Leahy
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Us Cord sedan guys, love, only to get wet wet in a Cord from the windshields or the cowl vents. Never caught with the top down. Thanks Josh for reminding all to to SAVE all the sedans. My second Custom was about as incomplete as they get, but wil someday be complete and looking good.

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31 Jul 2003 16:35 #574 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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Years ago, the Heart of America ACD Meet as it was known, was held in Topeka, KS. A club member with 2 Cords loaned me his cabriolet. After a trip around town and out to the governors mansion we were going back to the host hotel and it began to rain. The top was already down so we stopped and put it up. At the hotel we took a towel and dried the interior and apologized to the owner. He was amazed - he said they had been trying to put the top up for months and it wouldn't budge! You still get wet feet from the cowl vents.

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31 Jul 2003 16:58 #575 by Mike Dube
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Why is it you can't seal up a Cord cowl vent, but the one one my Auburn doesn't leak?

Mike :P

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31 Jul 2003 20:44 #577 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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Mike Dube wrote: Why is it you can't seal up a Cord cowl vent, but the one one my Auburn doesn't leak?

Mike :P


The Auburn has a drain and a "funnel" while the Cord does not.

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06 Aug 2003 00:54 #592 by Ric Simpson
Ric Simpson replied the topic: Leaking vents in a Cord.
Hi! I thought my Cord had a "catch basin" and tube to carry off the incoming water, then I realized those are for the hood hinges. I do have the "filler" set-up on the passenger side, and it has a drain hole I believe. I will look. It isn't hooked up since I installed the s/c engine. Before doing that it never leaked in the rain! The passenger sometimes got excited when the engine was running hot, and I accelerated just so, causing very hot water to gush out the water intake and make the underside of the dash similar to some of the hot springs I have seen at Yellowstone : <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> Ric.

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13 Aug 2003 12:31 #622 by Bill Hummel
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Are you telling me that Cord 810/812's leaked water through the cowl vents even when they were new?

Didn't customers complain about this? This seems like a pretty major problem.

Classic Car owners do their best to avoid inclimate weather to protect their cars. But 70 years ago, these cars were everyday transportation so you know they got wet alot.

My Cabriolet's top is completely off now while the top irons are being rechromed and a new fabric top is being made.

How is that for a big leak? Here's hoping that it is sunny for the parade!!

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