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Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. #224761
26/09/14 09:41 PM
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DaveW Offline OP
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Just a couple of upgrades.

My heater seal was not good, being a thick sponge, shiny on one side and not the other, and messy to look at.
Here it is as original:


A while ago I 'enhanced' it with 3mm HD neoprene on both sides, secured with contact adhesive.



A couple of weeks ago I added a leather top strip from my offcuts box. I didn't expect this to look 'fantastic', but see what you think. The cutting out took a bit of time.





I've had a real creak from the nearside bulkhead for a year, and probably from new. Last week I found the source. The bonnet tape backing strip has about 2 thou movement on the tack, and when you press where the arrow is on the photo it creaks like a good 'un. I've forced some spray lubricant into the crack, while holding it slightly open with a fine screwdriver, and the creak has gone (for now).



Finally I came across an "Anniversary" badge on e-bay. From a Nissan Micra 30th. Having pondered for ages I've put it here. I'm still not sure about it, but it will peel off, its only plastic...........





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Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224763
26/09/14 09:58 PM
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May I be bold Dave? Peel it off.

Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224765
26/09/14 10:01 PM
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Yeah I know...........

I'm still thinking. thinking

It didn't look right on the rear panel either.


DaveW
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Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: meabh] #224788
27/09/14 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted By meabh
May I be bold Dave? Peel it off.


+1 but like the leather addition but does it improve the efficiency?


Martin (Deano)
Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224790
27/09/14 08:46 AM
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Dave I would like to know how the seal works as on all my mogs in summer that seal just lets hot engine air in


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Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224792
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Dave when you snuff it does swmbo know you want your box done out with NEOPRENE . grin2

Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: meabh] #224794
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+1
Don.

Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224803
27/09/14 09:55 AM
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Sorry Dave, time to 'distance test' that anniversary badge.......


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Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224805
27/09/14 10:31 AM
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Dave what size is that rubber gromit in the bulk head with the wiper rod threw it on photo no5 .

Re: Heater seal, bulkhead creak and badge............. [Re: DaveW] #224834
27/09/14 04:08 PM
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Dave
Regarding the 75th Anniversary badge, have you thought about an engraved plaque from a sports trophy shop.
They would also engrave the Morgan badge if you took something for them to copy.
Titus


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