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PostPost by: Lotusdavid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:49 pm

Does anybody know if the defroster vents in a +2 were used on any other Brit car (besides Europa)?
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PostPost by: p.faurie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi david, if you are talking about the metal rectangle slotted vents on top of the dash pad, I believe they are from the later ford mk1 cortina as I've seen them on eBay advertised as such.
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PostPost by: Lotusdavid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:33 pm

I have the metal slotted parts on top. I need the plastic "difuser" part
that sits just under the dash crash pad, and bottom connects to the
"heater box" via a rubber duct
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PostPost by: draenog » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:57 pm

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PostPost by: Lotusdavid » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:27 am

YUP! those are what Im looking for, BUT.....Im in .U.S!
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:43 am

Not sure if it helps you much in the US, but they are Ford Corsair 1967 to end of production. Not sure if the Cortina ones are the same.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:08 pm

Given the rarity of the Corsair in NA, you may have to see if a UK based member could buy the part for you and ship it?

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PostPost by: carrierdave » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:49 am

Have a look in the parts for sale section of the forum, there's a guy in Wisconsin that has a pair for sale.

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PostPost by: gus » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:25 am

if those are sold, I replaced mine when I did my vintage air conversion with their vents that fit perfect, screw holes and all IIRC
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:30 pm

I'm pretty sure they are Cortina, late airflow Mk1 and in Mk2 models, so they should be easily available in the US market.

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