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Old 07-23-2020, 08:50 PM
RV-4 RV-4 is offline
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Default Looking for these little Vents

Hello All

I'm in need of a couple ( at least one ) of these little vents CA LV-3 VENTILATOR that Vans used to have but doesn't anymore ..

Are you guys aware of any other suppliers of these vents, I will appreciate any link you may have



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Old 07-24-2020, 06:30 AM
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Wow... Did a search and could not find them. They were great vents. Had them in my 4 and another on the field had one in his 3. Good luck in your search!
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:13 AM
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Found 2" at Wag-Aero & Spruce.
But looks kind of rough compared to those Bruno is looking for.
built a few RVs, rebuilt a few more, hot rodded more, & maintained/updated a big bunch more

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Old 07-24-2020, 12:56 PM
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Hi Ralph

I saw those on Wag Aero, they might work but they're not as nice as the one I already have and will like to find..

Vans now sell this kit...Probably effective but most likely too large ( 2.5'' x 3.5'' ) to install below the Naca ducts on the side on my -4...I need cooling in the foot well as it is really hot down there in the summer heat and the radios don't like it ...

Still hoping someone will have a link for the ones I'm looking for or someone has a few for sale...fingers crossed..


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Old 07-24-2020, 06:11 PM
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I want to say I think those were made by Vetterman, and he is enjoying retirement after shifting the exhaust business over to Clint - not sure the vents went along with the deal. We have two of them on the skirt of our -3, and unfortunately, as cool and nicely made as they are, that;’s a horrible position for ventilation - they really suck air out instead of letting it in.

If you find them, consider a better location!

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Old 07-24-2020, 09:08 PM
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Thumbs up Vents


As you can see in the pictures, mine is installed for the Backseat ventilation and I don't know if I got lucky but it's blowing enough air to set the squelch off for the backseater..

Here's what I wanna do with the one I'm looking for ( fix a heat problem in the foot well of my RV-4..I saw those in Oshkosh last summer on an RV-8..

I'll keep looking, might get lucky eventually..



P.S: If you decide to remove them of your -3, I'll take them off your hands ..:-)

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