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    Posted: 14-April-2019 at 11:27AM
I recently discovered standing water in the access for my wiper arm upon removing the cowl screen. Had to have just become plugged as I never noticed before. I read in another thread a reference to a drain in these, but I can't really tell as I have yet to remove the wiper arm mechanism. No water inside the car thankfully, and I sucked out all the water with the vac. Is this a flapper type drain or is it just a hole that becomes clogged?

As a side note, anyone know of a source for replacement plugs for the small, oval holes in the cowl? Mine is missing one and I have scoured the net but have only located the circular type rubber plugs.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r 2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-April-2019 at 12:02PM
There are 3 drains in the cowl.
1 at each end of the cowl behind the fender, you cant see them.

the 3rd is directly below the wiper motor, straight down below the screen you removed. There is an oval shaped rubbed boot on the cowl below that pushed out area. keep digging out all the trash out of the pocket. the rubber "boot" is like a nipple with a slit in it, supposed to keep critters from getting in and let the water drain out. BUT, instead it collects dust dirt and debris that then clogs it up and rots it all out.
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carl's right, it's probably plugged with leaves and crap! 67/68 mustangs have the same oval plugs for holes elsewhere but same plug Wink
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Thank you gentlemen...I really appreciate the assistance!
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This thread here:


http://forum.grantorinosport.org/infofront-fender-fastening-differences-1972-to-73_topic17585.html


shows the cowl drain holes on the side of the cowl. Go to the fourth pic down and you will see the opening.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote texanrebel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-April-2019 at 2:22PM
Vince - is that it above the "F" in the word LEFT?
Thanks for reposting this...I will be roto-rooting my drains the best I can this weekend.
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I circled it in yellow in the photo.  In this one the drain covers are no longer in place in this photo.
 
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very good, thanks again!
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