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Re: Found a New Leak



Sorry about your bad luck Larry. The long way is the best way to fix the cowl rust issue. I suggest you pull the windshield, fenders, and hood and drill out all (many) the spot welds holding the cowl top (with air intake) to the bottom and firewall. Also remove the lower piece that slants down towards the passenger side if rusty. Repair sheet metal is available for the lower and upper cowl drivers side, the rest will need to be fabricated.
When I did mine I finished the entire inside, bottom of the cowl with fiberglass and resin to waterproof the steel, including filling the 2 drains up to the top of the lower opening edge of the holes with resin so they could actually empty (factory design flaw).
This is covered with photos included on "for B bodies only" site.
It is a massive job but, if you are keeping the car it the best way to repair .
Mike

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:00 AM 'Larry Ashbaugh' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Since I just put a new aluminized insulation on the floor of my 64 Fury convertible, I was able to see that some of the leaking moisture was a bright green.  Definite smell of antifreeze.  Looking up under the dash, I can see that the leak is where the butterfly valve, which opens and closes with a cable, controls the flow into the heater box.  Is there any easy, simple way to fix this other than removing and replacing the box itself?

Other thing is that I can see that the left windshield wiper, where it is bolted to the bottom of the dash, is rusted through.  The two bolts that I assume were part of the sheet metal under the dash, which comprise the base for the wiper going through from the inside under dash to the windshield, are rusted away.  The complete drivers side of the wiper arm, which is connected to the motor, is hanging loose, allowing the wiper base piece where the wiper connects, to hang free, with space around it.  Great way for water to enter, and a definite problem.  Has anyone had this problem and successfully fixed it?

I guess I could do without a heater, as the convertible will not see winter driving in Ohio, but wipers are a nice thing, and the surrounding hole is a definite problem.

Thoughts??  (I really, really, really hate rust.....)

Larry (Akron)
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