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Installing the Recall Weather Strip by notaguru
Started on: 02-05-2014 07:18 PM
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It looks like I'll have to make one from "flexible connector material" in the HVAC industry.

It's a heat-resistant fabric strip with metal edges. I plan to drill holes into the mountint points and one edge-strip, and then use sheet-metal screws to affix the LID-SIDE.

However, I haven't figured out how the FIREWALL-SIDE is attached. One post said that it's to be slid in under the rubber around the rear window, but what holds it there?

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That's not how it worked....it attached only to the decklid and pressed up against the firewall when the lid was closed. When the lid opened, it dropped whatever it was holding on the exhaust manifold.....
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Originally posted by Gall757:

That's not how it worked....it attached only to the decklid and pressed up against the firewall when the lid was closed. When the lid opened, it dropped whatever it was holding on the exhaust manifold.....


That's an ugly solution. There has to be a better way.
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Report this Post02-05-2014 07:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bingo

GM's 'better way' was........remove it.

[This message has been edited by Gall757 (edited 02-05-2014).]

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Bingo

GM's 'better way' was........remove it.



LOL

Holy cow that caught me off guard, I almost dropped my tablet. I'm sure you didn't mean for that to be funny but sometimes the truth is very funny.
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It would be great to see the GM original part, though it's obviously wrong and long gone. I think a potential solution is available, assuming it starts with that 'flexible coupling' HVAC material.

That 7"-wide (or so) material has a metal strip along each side. One strip can be screwed into the lid, where the original attachment points are. The other side of the flexible material can be stuck along the bottom of the window glass using an adhesive strip (I have a quantity of that gray stuff that solidly holds panels together in motor homes). The result would be a sagging U-shaped bag that blocks noise and heat, and diverts junk and water to the sides.

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I would make sure you use the high temp "flex connector". i't's good for 500 F continuous. you don't want to turn you fiero into a firero. I wonder if a few dabs of that 3m weather strip adhesive would work. I use it to sick just about anything together and it takes temps, chems, weather and whatnot really good. you get it at autozone , pepboys,advance ,napa.
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Originally posted by Gall757:

That's not how it worked....it attached only to the decklid and pressed up against the firewall when the lid was closed. When the lid opened, it dropped whatever it was holding on the exhaust manifold.....


That's for the factory piece - I think the Original Poster is trying to make one that is attached on both sides.

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I have a factory one, and it's only about 1-1.5 inches wide. I'd like to make one that mounts in the same manner, but is much longer- long enough to direct all of the crap over the manifold and on to the ground ahead of the engine. I have a DOHC and my primary concern is water in the plug wells causing misses (has already happened). I'd like the diverter to lay over the front head and cover the plugs when the lid is closed, and be out of the way enough for maintenance when the lid is open.
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Originally posted by notaguru:

It would be great to see the GM original part, though it's obviously wrong and long gone. I think a potential solution is available, assuming it starts with that 'flexible coupling' HVAC material.


??


In 2012 I had a 2m4 with the factory one still on it, it was just a rubber seal (loosely) similar to a door weatherstrip. Theres really no need to have it on there though IMO.
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A member of I beleave Florida east coast Fiero made a water diverter that worked ,it goes from the engine lid to the fire wall
& it works !! Our central florida fiero meeting is tonight & surely some one will know if it is still available!!
I often hear sizzling after a drive in the rain..
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Originally posted by uhlanstan:

A member of I beleave Florida east coast Fiero made a water diverter that worked ,it goes from the engine lid to the fire wall
& it works !! Our central florida fiero meeting is tonight & surely some one will know if it is still available!!
I often hear sizzling after a drive in the rain..


Great!! Even a couple of photos, or a sketch, would be very welcome.
I'm comfortable with the edge that attaches to the hatch. It's the other edge that is uncertain. Should it attach to the firewall somewhere? To a bracket that's attached there? Below the window glass - or TO the glass? And if it should dangle, should it be pretty rigid (Iike GM's), or flexible?

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Water Diverter Info!
I don't know if the guy makes these anymore, but it has all the data to make one.

[This message has been edited by Robertzep2 (edited 02-06-2014).]

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Originally posted by Robertzep2:

Water Diverter Info!
I don't know if the guy makes these anymore, but it has all the data to make one.


Thanks -- that makes sense. On my '88 there no space under the glass for the forward edge of the diverter. I can easily stick it to the glass itself, however, and the result would be waterproof and solid.

Anyone have any CLIPS???
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Originally posted by Robertzep2:

Water Diverter Info!
I don't know if the guy makes these anymore, but it has all the data to make one.



I just emailed him to find out......
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Any type of seal attached to the decklid and the chassis will catch debris, etc when the decklid is opened.

It will also require periodic removal of the debris to prevent damage to the seal or the car.

A comment was made by a DOHC owner........
The proper spark plug boot will solve your water trapping problem......
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I realize the post date is a bit antiquated, but has anyone purchased one of these lately and if so, is the E-mail contact still valid? I receintly replaced my window side exhaust manifold on my V-6 and I'd like all the protection I can get--------NEVER want to do that job again!
Thanks again.
Rich
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