Post Number: 81
|Posted on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 - 07:28 pm: |
I was just looking through the changes to the Shadow in the Chassis Numbers Booklet, to see where a potential purchase might sit in the grand scheme of things.
I spotted that at 14087 a 'Stale air outlet' was introduced.
Is this something easily spotted externally?
gordon le feuvre
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 - 08:41 pm: |
Ben, the stale air is extracted through grilles in parcel shelf rear trimmed finisher. The earlier cars did not have these grilles, just a trimmed finisher between rear edge of shelf and wood surround. So if open rear door and look at shelf, you can see grilles set in finisher.
Post Number: 1576
|Posted on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 - 08:49 pm: |
Ben you have just reminded me of the job outstanding when I carried out the trim renovation.
The stale air is released through vents with a type of flap on the n/s o/s below the rear parcel shelf.
On mine one is missing and the other needs replacing, some folk have some types of fumes that get into the car and blame the boot seals, I have yet to find a boot seal on a Shadow that seals perfect anyway.
In most cases the the flaps are missing or need replacement.
pix of vent missing material.
pix of vent u/s cover
Post Number: 82
|Posted on Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 12:01 am: |
Well, you learn something every day!
Post Number: 388
|Posted on Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 07:36 pm: |
Hi all, I'm sure the SZ is the same on the parcel shelf but where does the air exit the boot?
Post Number: 1579
|Posted on Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 10:58 pm: |
When ram air is present inside the travelling car the pressure is greater than the outside rear of the car, so the stale air go's through the vents into the boot and escapes under the boot lid [feeble imo] seals IMO.
No ram or pressure fed air with the car travelling the rear of the car has some pressure that lets fumes etc into the boot, no problem if the vent flaps do their job.
Post Number: 500
|Posted on Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 - 10:55 am: |
Just a question patrick - what are the vent flaps made of? Looks like reinforced paper - too thin to be vinyl?