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Re: Windscreen leaks

To: "Richard D. Arnold" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>,
Subject: Re: Windscreen leaks
From: "Steve Byers" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 23:36:46 -0400
Hi, Richard!    If you don't see water coming in past the
windshield-to-frame or frame-to-body seal, then check the windshield wiper
bezels and windshield washer jets on the cowl.  There should be gaskets
under these.  I replaced my gaskets under the bezels, but because of the
oval 'footprint' the new gaskets didn't seal that well.  I had to fill the
windshield wiper shaft hole in the cowl with sealant before reinstalling
the gasket and bezel.  That seems to have stopped my leak.

Steve Byers
Havelock, NC USA
'73 Midget GAN5UD126009G  "OO NINE"

"It is better to remain silent, and be thought a fool
than to speak, and remove all doubt"  -- Mark Twain

> From: Richard D. Arnold <>
> To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net; spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
> Subject: Windscreen leaks
> Date: Monday, April 06, 1998 8:52 AM
> So long as I'm asking questions, where are the most common spots for
> leaks around the windscreen, cowl, etc, on a '79 Midget?
> Miss Molly likes to leak after being washed and when it rains.  I know
> where the leaks are in the convertible top and will be repairing those
> (refuse to buy a new one because, hey, it's supposed to be down
> anyway...), but suspect that she is leaking somewhere around the
> windscreen frame, frame mounts, or somewhere else.
> Does Permatex clear windshield weather sealing compound work well for
> this, or should I just apply some silicone judiciously?
> Thanks!
> Rich

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