Is there a vent on S1 sills?

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#1 Is there a vent on S1 sills?

Post by Steve1967 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:12 pm

Hi all, I am new to the forum and have recently bought a 1967 S1.5 E roadster from the states. I'd needs some work, inner and outer sills and a boot floor so getting into that now. Whilst an amateur I have some experience and am reasonably confident.

I shall post some pics later but I have a query. I bought a load of panels from SNGB and the service was A1 but on the outer sills there is a vent at one end ( about where the battery goes but on both sides) and a bump at the other end which would allow for some drainage. Please see photo attached. I have spoken to them and they assure me this is correct. My car does not have them and I can't remember seeing them on others. Has anyone got an idea if this is correct?

Thank you for your help

Steve- Tewkesbury
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1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 restoration complete!

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#2 Re: Is there a vent on S1 sills?

Post by Simonpfhc » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:51 am

Hi Steve,

They are definitely there on a Series 1 car.

Cheers.
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#3 Re: Is there a vent on S1 sills?

Post by 265bhp » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:27 pm

Depends on the age of the car....read this...

http://www.monocoque-metalworks.com/mai ... available/

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#4 Re: Is there a vent on S1 sills?

Post by Quattrofrank » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:51 pm

If whats written on the page is correct I wish I did not click that link.
Are ALL of the outer silles out there crap and does this radius change the look of the car that much?

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#5 Re: Is there a vent on S1 sills?

Post by Steve1967 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:17 pm

Thank you for your replies. I was at E Type day at Prescott on Sunday and spent a few hours on my hands and knees praying that mine will eventually look like some of these beauties!! While I was down there I noticed that many of the cars have vents just like the ones I pictured, but there seems to be no pattern. In S1's, S2's and S3's some had them and some didn't - which I found quite surprising.

Anyway I shall stop worrying and carry on grinding the old ones off - what a job!!

Kind regards

Steve
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1967 E Type 4.2 series 1.5 roadster 80% completed restoration
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