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07-04-2015 04:40 PM
nunattax
cowl vent

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The cowl and window vents are a large part of the look, appeal and era for me.

If anyone were to notice ALL but 1 of my classics have vent windows...

I agree Brian, that cowl vent moves a lot of air...
i love the cowl vent,it would be a sin to remove it or any period features wind out screen ,stand up handbrake ,foot dimmer or column / steering wheel.i love the lot.i got my original gauges rebuilt they look like new and cheaper than replacing them.
07-03-2015 08:36 AM
Leakie
Vents & Wings

Mine is the same as your's Matt, I have wing windows but the cowl vent had already been cut out and welded up when I got the car. I looked for a couple of years for someone that had cut a vent out of the cowl to buy to replace mine but never did find one.
07-03-2015 08:18 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The cowl and window vents are a large part of the look, appeal and era for me.

If anyone were to notice ALL but 1 of my classics have vent windows...

I agree Brian, that cowl vent moves a lot of air...
Amen, They are both very functional. I personally would not want them removed from my cars.

John
07-03-2015 08:01 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Below is a couple of questions I have posted to our FB group for 37-39 Chevy and I thought I would post it here also.

1) How many of you have kept an operational cowl vent?
2) How many of you have kept your wing windows?

I love the functionality of both of these items

I really like the look of the cowl vents, and I kinda think it looks better with one piece door glass.

And of course, my 38 has no cowl vent, but it does have wing windows.

However the wing windows do help with ventilation/defrosting the windshield.

What do you have?
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I don't have a '37 but just to weigh in on the cowl vent, it's one thing I can't wait to get my truck back on the road for. I just love the open cowl vent wind blowing through the cab almost like you are on a motorcycle!

Brian
The cowl and window vents are a large part of the look, appeal and era for me.

If anyone were to notice ALL but 1 of my classics have vent windows...

I agree Brian, that cowl vent moves a lot of air...
07-03-2015 07:47 AM
MARTINSR I don't have a '37 but just to weigh in on the cowl vent, it's one thing I can't wait to get my truck back on the road for. I just love the open cowl vent wind blowing through the cab almost like you are on a motorcycle!

Brian
07-03-2015 07:34 AM
matts37chev Below is a couple of questions I have posted to our FB group for 37-39 Chevy and I thought I would post it here also.

1) How many of you have kept an operational cowl vent?
2) How many of you have kept your wing windows?

I love the functionality of both of these items

I really like the look of the cowl vents, and I kinda think it looks better with one piece door glass.

And of course, my 38 has no cowl vent, but it does have wing windows.

However the wing windows do help with ventilation/defrosting the windshield.

What do you have?
06-28-2015 03:52 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Reading this again got me curious and I dug out the policy.

I tend to insure them for what I have in them, and a realistic resale value to save on the premium cost.

1938 Chev street rod insured for 18k
1966 Chevelle SS 18k
1967 Camaro ss/rs 14k
1952 Chev 2 ton flatbed 5k
1962 Impala SS 8k

That's $63,000 of coverage with 0 deductible and I was wrong about the cost.

It's $434 a YEAR...
hey thanks TMP, i will definitely be looking into this.
06-28-2015 03:48 PM
Too Many Projects Reading this again got me curious and I dug out the policy.

I tend to insure them for what I have in them, and a realistic resale value to save on the premium cost.

1938 Chev street rod insured for 18k
1966 Chevelle SS 18k
1967 Camaro ss/rs 14k
1952 Chev 2 ton flatbed 5k
1962 Impala SS 8k

That's $63,000 of coverage with 0 deductible and I was wrong about the cost.

It's $434 a YEAR...
06-28-2015 11:22 AM
nunattax
taxes

leakie i live in the land of taxes not u guys.hers a comparison,petrol circa 7e a gallon,pint of draught lager e4.50 to 7e depending on where you drink it,annual road tax on car over 3 litre up to 2000e ,bloody robbery and rip off every where you turn.could go on and................ on
06-28-2015 09:52 AM
Leakie I use Hagerty, just for the 37, and they are very reasonable. Their prices were comparable to Grundy here in the land of taxes. It is insured year round but this is also the land of salted roads from Nov. to March so it is not used during the winter. Hagerty's price also includes road side assistance and flatbed towing up to 10 miles.
06-27-2015 02:22 PM
Too Many Projects The state has the restrictions, not the insurance. I have Hagerty and they have basically no restrictions. I have 5 cars under 1 policy and I can have all 5 on the road at the same time with drivers that I approve.

I haven't compared Grundy but I find it hard to believe they would insure all 5 of my cars, with the agreed values, year round for less than the $582 a YEAR I'm paying...

My neighbor had only 1 street rod with Hagerty and it was expensive. He bought a muscle car and the additional cost was under $100. For those with only 1 car covered, Grundy may be better ???
06-27-2015 07:32 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
This sounds like the insurance policy I was looking at through a company that farmers uses.
It said I can only drive it, to shows and parades etc.
So i am not too sure about that, I am going to look at Hagerty (spelling? )

So the next question is, who do you use, and how do you insure your car?
Year round, only in the summer, etc.?
Grundy is much more affordable than Hagarty. Chrome is also building a reputation. One of the guys here had a claim and was treated well.

I insure it year round. It could burn or something even If I am not driving it. I also doubt anyone would be willing to write the same policy over and over. Probably their rates are calculated with the overall liability of the 12 month period. 50,000 on my roadster is cheaper than my 2006 mini van.

John
06-27-2015 06:42 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
With a vehicle 20 yrs or older, we can get one time cost specialty plates that limit the mileage to 3,000 per year and come with restrictions on the use. We are only supposed to drive them for car related "events".

My '38 does occasionally get driven for errands, but I usually have a 5 gallon gas can in the trunk to be going for non-oxy gas for my other collector cars at home..
This sounds like the insurance policy I was looking at through a company that farmers uses.
It said I can only drive it, to shows and parades etc.
So i am not too sure about that, I am going to look at Hagerty (spelling? )

So the next question is, who do you use, and how do you insure your car?
Year round, only in the summer, etc.?
06-26-2015 10:37 AM
Leakie As much as I can but no where near enough. I am trying to do the interior piece meal so I can still drive it if I want, not the best way to do it, but when driving season and being able to work on it season come at the same time you make the most of it.
06-26-2015 05:49 AM
Too Many Projects With a vehicle 20 yrs or older, we can get one time cost specialty plates that limit the mileage to 3,000 per year and come with restrictions on the use. We are only supposed to drive them for car related "events".

My '38 does occasionally get driven for errands, but I usually have a 5 gallon gas can in the trunk to be going for non-oxy gas for my other collector cars at home..
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