View Full Version : Vent Wing Breezies

08-14-2013, 08:12 PM
This is a new one on me... guess they've been around since the 50's. Any of ya'll have first hand experience with them?

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/Chevrolet%20Truck%20Stuff/df55_1_zps3b518da3.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/Chevrolet%20Truck%20Stuff/df55_1_zps3b518da3.jpg.html)

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/Chevrolet%20Truck%20Stuff/021-2_zps627a0326.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/Chevrolet%20Truck%20Stuff/021-2_zps627a0326.jpg.html)

Az Geezer
08-14-2013, 09:20 PM
I guess I've seen them before, and forgot them.

08-16-2013, 01:03 AM
No first hand experience with that exact type, but my next door neighbor had these transparent Noblo deflectors that allowed the front windows to be rolled down without blasting the back seat passengers. They were scoop shaped that bowed in toward the front seat occupants. I used to see them quite frequently back in the late 50ís Ė early 60ís. Now itís almost impossible to prove they ever existed. These are the only photos Iíve ever found:

http://imageshack.us/a/img832/9268/f4x6.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/f4x6.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3502/b9a8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/b9a8.jpg/)

And my dad had these ďair silencersĒ on his 58 Nash Metropolitan. Metros didnít have vent windows until 1962. The silencers really did reduce the noise, but for some reason I donít remember him leaving them on very long. It might have been because they got rusty right away.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/341/8in5.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/8in5.jpg/)

08-16-2013, 09:40 PM
that allowed the front windows to be rolled down without blasting the back seat passengers.

On that subject we went to Sonic the other day in the Model A Tudor and it was "hotter than the hinges of hell" here. I tilted out the windshield and left it that way the entire drive, even on the highway.

So we had the all the windows down, running 60 mph and there was no wind hitting us in the face as we drove. Ford had what he, Henry, called a ventilator. Basically the dash rail is up off the cowl such that when the front window is tilted out the air goes under the dash. But with the side windows open the air comes in the front and out the side. Thus you get air, but not blasted in the face.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/1931%20Ford%20Tudor/0931998.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/1931%20Ford%20Tudor/0931998.jpg.html)