Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

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Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by SABLT194 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:19 pm

It doesn't look like anybody has repopped these. I'm curious what the demand could be for a well fitting repop. If these were made from 2 or 3 ply silicon I think it would be pretty easy. The tooling for this looks to be a simple piece of round stock bent to the correct shape. Then forming the silicon sheet and vulcanizing looks straight forward. I have no idea of the costs of tooling and low quantity parts run. Probably won't be cheap but not un-doable.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by Mackn367 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:32 pm

I would have bought a repop one if I didn't already replace mine with a "close" match. But I still need to figure out where/how I am going to get the end hose that goes to engine in a good spot that doesn't affect surrounding parts. In fact if someone makes a true fit cowl drain hose I will just take the one I have out now and put the repop in.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by jacksonfdny » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:46 pm

Count me in for two
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by S Allen » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:19 pm

I would be up for a couple as well.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by datsunrides » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Just a thought, but maybe reach out to Gates and see if they would make a run with a slightly smaller outside diameter hose? The shape is close so maybe the mold they have will work? Gates is a huge company so they probably won’t want the hassle of a small run, but you never know until you ask. They may be able to refer you to someone who will.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by Curtis » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:26 pm

I would want two plus a spare.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by SABLT194 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:54 pm

I actually found my original cowl drain hose. Looks like it goes straight down after it Exits the cowl through the firewall. I'll get an estimate on tooling and a short production run.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by S Allen » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:27 pm

That is good news. I will bump up for three from two. Surprised there is not more interest.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by AC77 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 pm

I will take at least 1. While my instincts tell me I should get more than 1, my wife's voice in my head is asking me why I need more than 1.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by notoptoy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm in for one.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by devo » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:53 pm

I'll take 2

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by SABLT194 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:17 pm

So, I sent an engineering drawing off to a manufacturer to quote tooling and a 20 piece run. We'll see if it's even close to being viable. I'm not looking to make a dime on this. If I cover my costs, I'm all good. I would certainly donate tooling to one of the vendors if they are interested in producing more parts for the roadster community in the future. I'm still kinda thinking it's a long shot. We'll see.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by Curtis » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:39 pm

So I'm wondering about the shape as compared to the too large diameter replacement one. The clip to hold the hose is off to the passenger side not in the middle so it is not dumping on top of the transmission.
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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by SABLT194 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:29 pm

Interesting, My car has no clip and I'm reasonably sure the hose on my car was the original from 1966. That is what this is modeled after. Also, don't the brake lines head over to the passenger side and create interference issues with a tube that would head down that way. If any body else has an original early "low windshield" drain tube that can clarify, I would certainly appreciate the input.

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Re: Demand for reproduction Low Windshield cowl drain hose

Post by S Allen » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm

So, I took a good look at both the 67 and the 66 this afternoon and they both have the firewall bracket on the firewall engine side in the same spot. Me thinks this should work for 65-67.5 including the 2 liter 67 and the 67.5 1600. Will still take three.

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