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Windshield seal area

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05 Apr 2021 01:08 #42835 by Terry Cockerell
Replied by Terry Cockerell on topic Windshield seal area
Pete the answer is obvious, they were is such a hurry to get them out the Factory door they just forgot. When you get wet feet driving a Cord it just makes you remember what a fabulous car that you are driving.
Besides Jim O'Brien's trick of running a silicone bead around the seal area solves the problem. I rode motorcycles in the rain for years, got wet feet too and kept going back.

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05 Apr 2021 03:06 #42836 by balinwire
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After seeing these hidden cowl holes, easily overlooked when windshield is closed, I may cover the holes with metal insulation tape to prevent leaks. There is also a rubber molded trim connected to the inside bottom of the windshield <that is missing on this car> that may be to divert water. There is little information or diagrams on the disassembly and parts of the windshield frame. My concern was to replace the waterproof foam seal on the cowl vent seal channel. This seemed to be the area that rain would leak in and moisture would find its way to inside of the delicate radio box.

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05 Apr 2021 05:56 #42837 by Terry Cockerell
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The windshields have a one piece seal that fits into a groove that runs around the perimeter. They don't tend to be a perfect seal however Jim O'Brien wrote an article on how to improve the seal. Petroleum jelly is smeared over the paint work, the windshields are lifted up and a bead of black silicone is applied along the seal at the top. Then the windshield is closed to allow the silicone to go off. Later the petroleum jelly is wiped off and the arear cleaned up. This should stop further leaks. I think the article was in last years newsletter.

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05 Apr 2021 17:40 #42839 by JIM.OBRIEN
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Terry - There are no holes in the floorboard so you can soak your feet on the way home. The heat off the engine and from the resonator heat the water so you have hot water for soaking your feet. THe down side is the windshield fogs up so you can't wee where you are going!
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05 Apr 2021 21:18 #42846 by Terry Cockerell
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Jim are you sure that "You can't WEE where you are going?"

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