Scuttle drainage on an ADO16

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Scuttle drainage on an ADO16

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Where does the water exit the inside of scuttle panel/bulkhead after entering the central grilles ?

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Andrew1967 wrote:Where does the water exit the inside of scuttle panel/bulkhead after entering the central grilles ?
Andrew, the water drains to a rectangular cut-out at the front of the outer sill and the bottom rear of the front wing. Many who restore the ADO16 close this original cut-out and water then builds up inside the bulkhead double skin and that is trouble right away. :)

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This is the drain point in the inner wing that Alan is referring to. For me it is worth making an inspection/cleaning/wax treatment hole as it is shown in the second photo.
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Thanks for those posts, I'll have a look on the VDP and see what I can see. :)

Alan, are you talking about the area directly below the A post where the sill ends and the wing fits up to. Seems like there is a vertical void between the A post and wing which goes right up to the scuttle corner. Will take some photos to explain.

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Found the drain holes .... :)
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Alan, this is the part of the A post I was referring to, should there be a drain hole at the bottom of the A post ?

Excuse the photo orientation :oops: :roll:
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I don't have any photos of mine finished in this area Andrew, only during repairs so not sure if they will help but you can see the opening at the end of the sill.

Image-20171026_200950 by Robin Derrick, on Flickr

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Interesting Robin.

So it looks as though there is a BIG hole there. The end of the sill is blanked off where it ends.

That is useful ... thanks :)

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The end of the sill isn't blanked off, it's the bottom of the A post that is solid The sill sits on top of the A post and is just spot welded along the bottom edge at the front. The nose of the sill tucks in between the A post and the bottom corner of the wing. The sill extends about an inch beyond the bottom of the A post.

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Re: Scuttle drainage on an ADO16

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That could be my mistaken interpretation Robin, will look at the car tomorrow.

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