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post #376 of 425 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 08:48 AM
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Oh hey look its just a car getting some gas. Wait its that car Ive been working on since 2010. Got a ‘beeautiful car’ from the first dude who walked by. Auspicious beginning. She is not entirely sorted by any means but its a big step...

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That is GREAT !!!

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I’m having some problems fitting the cowl piece. I removed the wiper mechanism to elim that has a source of problems. Does the back of the cowl sit on the tabs I am pointing at like a shelf? Are there any other installation tips? I have replaced the front glue in windshield with a gasket had one I presume I left the gasket and let the metal slide under?

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And if anyone has one of these wiper power cable grommets do say!

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Hi Russ, you are correct. It slides under the window seal, which is a bit of a pain as you have to come in under quite an angle to get the cowl over the wiper bolts.. 4 hands definitely make it easier and what I usually do is put a piece of rope under the window seal, which at the ends you make sure to put on top of the cowl when you wiggle it under the seal, and with a little pressure on the cowl, you gently pull the rope under a 90 degree angle, pulling the rubber over the cowl so it sinks in place..

Hope it makes sense, but it's to way to go..

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Ok glad to know its a tough fit.

I’m a bit concerned that I can’t get it to fit with the entire wiper rack removed. One thought that came to mind is that the gasketed windshield has a layer of rubber where the rear lip touches the base of the windscreen. Is it common to do some metal massaging to the rolled over a lip of the Cowl?

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No worries, it will fit! No need to massage anything..

The cowl used to have 2 little 3/4 inch extensions (rotted out) on the outer corners, next to the rolled lip, that you could tuck under the rubber first, and then lift the gasket on top of the cowl using the rope..

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As you know the correct grommet is NLA. I took a standard hole plug the proper diameter, drilled a hole in the center for the wire bundle, sliced it open from center to outer edge allowing the wire bundle to pass. Used a silicon adhesive to seal it back together. Not beautiful but functional and covered up by the cowl.
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I verified my tach is reasonably accurate with my multimeter. I am not sure how much confidence to have in the oil pressure gauge. It goes to zero when off, builds to approx 50 when I crank and a bit above that at speed. But even at hot idle it doesnt drop much below 55. Granted my motor is probably not completely broken in but wanted to see if this is normal. Running rotella 10w40 and its 70deg here in CT. Car was at 180deg water temp.

I do have the correct ‘early’ sender.

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Exciting trip to the CT VIN check station. Amazing how the color changes in the moody overcast light. I'm so used to the fluorescents buzzing 7' overhead in my garage bringing all the brightness and blueness out of the color but here it goes all moody. Love how the feature line comes out.
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Looks beautiful Rus. I love the wheels!

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How is the top vent held in place?
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If you meant the vent grille (...065.00) mine were only ever a press fit. Should be snug in the dash opening. Unlike modern cars I don't think they're meant to rotate, the airflow is what it is.

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I verified my tach is reasonably accurate with my multimeter. I am not sure how much confidence to have in the oil pressure gauge. It goes to zero when off, builds to approx 50 when I crank and a bit above that at speed. But even at hot idle it doesnt drop much below 55. Granted my motor is probably not completely broken in but wanted to see if this is normal. Running rotella 10w40 and its 70deg here in CT. Car was at 180deg water temp.

I do have the correct ‘early’ sender.

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While my gauges are metric I think they use the same scale and it sounds pretty much like mine behave. Granted my 2l may not be the healthiest anymore, altough it still makes power.

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How is the top vent held in place?
There’s a spring /wire, fits on a pivot on the underside of the vent, I see it on yours. That wire fits in slots on the tops of the hoses such that the vents are flush. SUPER fidgety.
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