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Windshield seal area

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02 Apr 2021 19:27 #42811 by 1748 S
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What are the holes in the cowl seal area across the cowl under the windshield seal? Are they for air flow to direct fresh air to the foot wells?


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03 Apr 2021 04:12 #42814 by mikespeed35
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Don't know about Cords but other cars have drain holes in cowl vent area with tubes to take the water some where besides on your lap.
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03 Apr 2021 10:46 #42815 by Thomas Wilcock
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On my car the holes are for the windshield frame mounting bolts. The holes are about 1" in diameter and are very crudely cut. Some look like they were cut with a grinder. The factory obviously did not use a template to get the exact location for the bolts. As a result large washers must be used under the holes to mount the windshield frame.
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03 Apr 2021 12:55 #42816 by 1748 S
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These holes appear to be punched or drilled out. They are ONLY across the bottom of the windshield opening. They are about 1/2 inch diameter. I will post a picture of them later today.


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03 Apr 2021 20:53 #42818 by Terry Cockerell
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The holes Gary is referring to are drilled. There is a row of them behind the bottom edge of each windshield on sedans. These holes are not provided in convertible cars. They are for supplementary ventilation. The idea was that you could just open the windshields slightly and fresh air would enter through the holes and come out under the dashboard. Only sedans have hinged windshields that are controlled by hand knobs in the top corners of the dash panel.

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03 Apr 2021 22:14 #42820 by 1748 S
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Here's a picture of what I asked about. I believe Terry has confirmed what I thought.


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