Re: [DML] Re: fresh air hole under windshield cowl -- is it just a hole
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Re: [DML] Re: fresh air hole under windshield cowl -- is it just a hole?


I know exactly where you are coming from.  When it used to rain, A/C was on
(turned out the box was deformed), or washing my car, I used to get water
all in my car.  Turns out after spending lots of time on the problem and two
visits to Rob Grady's shop that there is a piece in the air inlet that was
never sealed to the fiberglass body.  As a result, any form of water or item
that fell into the air intake went directly into my evap box, and even
straight into the car!

I'm not sure of the procedure to fix it, maybe Rob can chime in, but I would
have never found this if I hadn't taken it to Rob and keep complaining that
water would come into the car, even on a light sprinkle.

-Steve Cosgrove
Vin 1494

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Farrar,
> Back in 2002 I remember Knut G. and Hank Breer mentioning "Part number
> 101957 is indicated in section 7.1.2 of the parts manual and it's item
> number 36 in the figure". I also remember someone mentioning using half of a
> zip disc case instead of ordering the $10 part - to deflect any water from
> dripping down on the top of the fuel pump.
> Placing a window screen under the cowl may also help reduce junk & small
> leaves from getting in there.
> See "Windshield Intake Screen" here:
> Shannon Y
> 16506
> --- On Tue, 3/30/10, dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> <
> dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
> 1e.
> fresh air hole under windshield cowl -- is it just a hole?
> Posted by: "Farrar Hudkins" fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx <>pr0f3ss0r_chr0n0t1s
> Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:14 am (PDT)
> Gang,
> What is the usual arrangement for the fresh-air hole underneath the
> windshield cowl? Mine is just a big gaping hole, which means that I can
> get leaves, pine needles, bugs, and lots of water into my HVAC system.
> (I had over an inch of water accumulate in the footwells on the way to
> and from Gettysburg, and more sloshing over my feet with every hard turn.)
> I managed to put a thin piece of aluminum flashing over the hole, but
> even though it's convex and therefore has open spaces on either end, it
> doesn't allow *enough* fresh air in at once to get good air flow into
> the air conditioning on "normal" -- "max" is, of course, fine.
> Is there a missing screen or other such arrangement? I've seen no such
> thing in the parts manual, but I also know that the manual is missing
> many items.
> On the other hand, if the rat-sized hole is standard and any of you have
> devised a way of reducing intrusion of things apart from air, I'd
> appreciate if you shared your secret with me. My DeLorean lives outside,
> and I do occasionally have to drive it in the rain, but I also like to
> use the air conditioning on "normal."
> Thanks in advance!
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613

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