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    Windshield spray nozzle installation

    Hi all, funny to admit these little devils are not cooperating. I have a 71' and using what I believe is the proper chrome topped nozzles. Problem is that the installation is not as simple as one would expect as the small groove in jets is not seating
    properly. Just painted so thinking the paint was too thick so removed down to primer around the hole. No luck. Trimming them is a possibility but wonder why I would need to do this. Soap, no help. Thinking of putting them in hot water to soften the rubber but hoping you guys have a trick that works. Thank you.

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    Senior Member beetle08's Avatar
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    I'm having the same issue and can't wait for the answer!
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    I use a tapered reamer and SLIGHTLY enlarge the hole until it fits,,,,and clear silicon paste,,,,,and yes these are a bugger.
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    Thank you Ed, as always great advise. Love working on these cars but there are a few head scratching moments.

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    It has to be pulled through the hole, not pushed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory gallagher View Post
    It has to be pulled through the hole, not pushed.
    I agree.
    I warmed the nozzles up in boiling water, just get the nozzles started with the rubber poking out from the bottom, grab what's peaking out from the bottom with a set of needle nose pliers and pull them down into position.
    Worked like a charm.
    -Doug
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    i have same issue... i have new nozzles for my freshly painted car... they do not want to go in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnerd View Post
    I agree.
    I warmed the nozzles up in boiling water, just get the nozzles started with the rubber poking out from the bottom, grab what's peaking out from the bottom with a set of needle nose pliers and pull them down into position.
    Worked like a charm.
    This method worked for me on a freshly painted restoration.
    Tom Butler
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