Vintage Oldsmobiles Curved Dash, Limited Touring, Models 40, 53, 66; Series 60, 70, 90

1955 cowl vent drains

Old May 31st, 2016, 12:30 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Olds Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Santa Monica CA
Posts: 255
1955 cowl vent drains

Fusick does not carry the rubber tubes for our 54-55 Oldsmobile. The rubber tube with the flattened end like what is in the manual. All that were left of mine were the round clip that held them on. Can not find any other manufacturers that make this piece; anyone out there have a source or a way to make one myself?
Olds Scott is offline  
Old May 31st, 2016, 12:33 PM
  #2  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Olds Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Santa Monica CA
Posts: 255
These are the tubes that go on the bottom of the air boxes, not on the firewall
Olds Scott is offline  
Old May 31st, 2016, 05:13 PM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Rocketowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,393
Smile

Scott,I am not sure what they look like on a '55 Olds since I didn't have to install them in mine, but EBay has a Holden heater box drain kit with clamp ,for about $20 U.S. You can take a look and see if you think they might work. Larry
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg
image.jpeg (12.2 KB, 3 views)
Rocketowner is offline  
Old May 31st, 2016, 07:18 PM
  #4  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Olds Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Santa Monica CA
Posts: 255
Thanks Rocketowner, looks like the one in the manual but not quite as long. Wish the diameter dimension was given. Would probably purchase if I knew they would bit air boxes.
Olds Scott is offline  
Old May 31st, 2016, 11:20 PM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Paddles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 24
i dont know what a cowl vent is as im very early in my rebuild but i might possibly have that line on my 55 olds. Take a picture and put it up on here and i can measure mine if i have it and get you some diamensions at least if mine is there.
Paddles is offline  
Old June 1st, 2016, 06:09 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Rocketowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,393
Scott,go to eBay and type in Evaporator vent tubes and there are several types,but the Chev.Nova is similar but longer looking, and it being a GM ,might be closer to fitting than the Holder version. Larry
Rocketowner is offline  
Old June 1st, 2016, 08:23 AM
  #7  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Olds Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Santa Monica CA
Posts: 255
Thanks Rocketowner, the Holder unit I looked at was not compatible with my car (Mercedez). The Ford T bird unit might work even though it is has a more square opening.
Olds Scott is offline  
Old June 5th, 2016, 10:09 PM
  #8  
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Palm Beach, Gold Coast Australia
Posts: 33
Fusick sent me some but they don't look like that, mine were flat like a tyre tube with the clamp and since not having a heater box I don't need them anyways.
aussie195588 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bigrockingd
The Newbie Forum
1
June 1st, 2016 06:00 AM
84oldsDelta88
Eighty-Eight
20
January 12th, 2016 01:36 PM
59Olds98
Electrical
19
December 25th, 2013 08:20 AM
CrazedCountryRebel
Electrical
17
December 14th, 2012 08:20 AM
bradsgarage
Eighty-Eight
2
May 13th, 2009 11:17 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1955 cowl vent drains


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.