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  1. MerlinsMopars

    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have a pic of the firewall at the blower motor area? Im restoring my engine bay and the hole for the motor looks oval around it. Seems like there should be a gasket or something but need some reference so I know. Other thread post recommendations would help too.
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    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any with the motor in there? Im trying to figure out if theres a gasket or something that goes over the motor at the opening?
     
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    There is definitely a gasket on the inside of the firewall 02870C5D-BB21-42D9-B2EF-79D4B00D82AF.jpeg
     
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    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Ah ha! Thanks, Thats what i thought. Im missing that.
     
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    This is a 73 cuda. Original a/c car. Replaced the lower section of the firewall for non a/c. The gasket material is on the inside, like some of previous pics. If you enlarge you can see it.
     
  8. MerlinsMopars

    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Thats what mine looks like. Apparently there were 2 types, earlier and later. Looked like water or fumes could go in there but if the gaskets inside i should be ok. Car was pretty unmolested. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for the input.
     
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    It’s a thick fiber type gasket on mine. Should seal very well when new. Good luck sir.
     
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  13. MerlinsMopars

    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pics. Been a long time since I had an e body. Pleasure to work on compared to the a bodies but im not doing a custom build on this one. Shes gotta stay preserved in correct form. Learning a lot from the site. A lot of beautiful cars on here. Hope I can add to it real soon.
     
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    yes there should be a gasket
     
  15. MerlinsMopars

    MerlinsMopars Well-Known Member

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    Strange but behind the firewall. Not like a bodies where its sealed in front and behind. Looks like no seal but a dead space in front. Ain't gonna see water again anyhow. Anatomically correct.
     
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    Yea, different on the e bodies. It should be sealed on the inside. 6FF3D87F-0F4C-4D5A-94E6-34D46E034744.png