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12/8/10 11:50pm - Original Message: 'Rear vent tubes'
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I am trying to locate rear vent tubes for on my 72 convertible. I already purchased one from Zip but it wasnt correct. Not their fault I ordered it! heres the problem i am having, i have only found tubes that fits coupes. Are the convertible drain tubes different? All the pictures I have found show the tubes coming out the sides and heading toward the frame. The tubes on mine come out the bottoms. There were no tubes on it when I got it and without them the water from rain or washing will drain right onto the tank. I could always fabricate something different but i would prefer to find the right part. Any help would be appreciated.
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12/9/10 6:05am - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 Hey Rodney.. I didn't find the drain tubes but I did find a re seal kit that replaces all the gaskets around the car..it's for when the car is repainted..Ecklers..part number 25953..It shows the door handles and lenses and other stuff that could be replaced now..I guess alot of phone calls might be in order..or call Larry up there at Vette Spec!

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12/9/10 9:13am - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Big smile   YES,YES! If it is available, Larry is the man to speak to. I also have a 72 topless. The tubes are in the corner of the lid and exit near the frame. The vents on top of the body do not have enclosers. They go straight to the ground. Mine do anyway. A plain piece of light tubeing should work if you cannot locate them.

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12/9/10 6:54pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Mark, not sure what you mean, Have you ever had your rear louvers off and if so are you saying when looking down into the vents that you have tubes on the outside going thru the bottom. I havent found anything from any vendors yet.
Rich, I have already purchased that kit from ecklers but it doesnt have any of the rear vents or tubes in it. It has the external body gaskets but nothing for the astro venting. I found tubes for coupes but nothing for convertibles. I'll keep looking or have to fabricate something.
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12/20/10 10:41pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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I finally remembered to call Larry today at Corvette Specialties. First let me say" what a great guy". He took the time to talk to me about my vent tubes then went out in his store and checked his 71 convertible to see what they had. We found that neither car had tubes. They both have a hole in the bottom for drainage and thats it. We decided that there are no tubes! Thanks Larry for taking the time to help me out.
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12/21/10 8:57am - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 He is a SUPER dealer. His knowledge is a GREAT asset to this site.

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12/21/10 9:03am - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 Verts do not have astro ventilation. The body has the vents blocked off or blanks in place.

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12/21/10 9:21am - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Mark what happened to your car that it doesn't have the Astro Vent..I got it and so does Rodney..was it an option? I thought it was standard?
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12/21/10 2:32pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I think the difference is gonna be A/C or not, but I could be wrong. On the '73-'74 convertibles, the vent grilles are just open...you can see all the way to the ground. No bottoms, or drain tubes at all. On the coupes, the grilles are there, but the bottom is blanked off on the A/C cars, but the non-A/C cars have the ventilation system, with the rubber flaps and all.

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12/21/10 4:41pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 I have a vert with air. Grills go to the ground on sight. Astro is blocked out. The drains go to the frame.  A base car for the most part, no power anything,well, I have steering! MAYBE I have another one of those RED HEADED STEP-CHILD cars! I also spoke to a NCRS judge at a VETTE function, in Bowling Green and He even said the verts were not Astro. It was a couple years ago at the convention center at a CARAVAN program of some sort. I was not impressed with the show, I thought it would be different. He also said my wind shield washer system was plumbed wrong, which I proved him wrong on, when I did some homework. The washer BAG, not bottle is on the left side under the fender. It hangs on a metal hanger. He did not know where to find it, and said mine was wrong. WOW, a rabbit trail! Oh and by the way, my windows say ASTRO VENTILATION on them.  The drains I am refering to are in the corner of the deck lid. Both sides. phewI am through playin now.

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12/21/10 4:53pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Sometimes Mark the book really doesn't know..like Joel says..we don't need no stinkin book..I have seen Rodneys car completely gutted..it has the vent in the back with a vacuum actuator going to it..his 72 vert also..not sure if it has air or not..oh and you gotta love some of those "judges" at some shows..I can tell within a few comments around my car whether that person knows my year car..all are different..oh and Mark you ok never seen you type so much?
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12/21/10 5:40pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Ouch  Yeah, I know these cars are Uneque.           Took me all afternoon to answer that thread. Hunt and peck takes a while.Embarrassed

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12/21/10 7:29pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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From what I have read and researched, I have come to the conclusion that convertibles had astro venting unless it was an AC car. Now as you know I could be proven wrong on the next car we look at or read about. I am still not 100% sure on the correct operation of the astro venting yet but I hope to have it down soon! Rich I believe I sent you a web address that had alot of information about this in it. I will have to dig it back up and check it again.
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12/21/10 7:39pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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[QUOTE=manchestershark]Ouch  Yeah, I know these cars are Uneque.           Took me all afternoon to answer that thread. Hunt and peck takes a while.Embarrassed[/QUOTE]
I know how you feel, Mark, it takes me a while,too!
 
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12/21/10 7:59pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Barry, its also taking you along time to post pictures. And I thought I was slow!
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12/22/10 12:09pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 I went out the garage and looked under my car. I did not see any tubes on the drains for the deck lid. Course with the spare tub and exaust in the way it was hard to see up in there. I know they drain well, no gook, and the water exit near the frame. SOOOOO, Do I have a RED HEADED Step-Child car or not?

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12/22/10 2:25pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Mark, Take a flash light and look down into your vents if possible. The vents are at the outsides and if convertible seem to be in the very bottom corner and if coupe they are in the side corners. Of course we are talking about vettes so you never know what you might find.
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12/22/10 3:12pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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Mark you crack me up! Is your nickname Red? I wouldn't worry about where your vent tubes are as long as they drain and are not clogged up..the tubes we are looking for are not for the conv top cover..but the grates on the trunk for the Astro vent..right above the tank..might have to remove a grate and see where they really go and if there are tubes there at all..at least the post wasn't to long this time..hope the fingers are ok..
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12/22/10 4:27pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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 As I said in a previous reply, my grates go to the open. Can see to the ground. The only DRAINS I have are for the deck lid.  SORRY if I messed up the thread. I am not worried, just tryin to help someone else.  The fingers, I have to replace the band-aids at least once a day, but they will heal.

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12/22/10 6:28pm - Reply: 'Rear vent tubes'
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[QUOTE=rod7515]Barry, its also taking you along time to post pictures. And I thought I was slow!
Rodney
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I have to have a chance to get to the other side of town to TAKE some pictures, first! Have only been able to get over there that one time so far.
 
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