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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have adjusted my side window so many times I'm doing it my sleep, yet I still get wind noise. Not as bad as it was but still there. The weather strip is in good shape and it appears the glass is making good contact to the rubber. Is it just that a 1970 mustang is really not that aerodynamic and we will get wind noise no matter what? Around mirrors, non functional hood scoops, etc.

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Use some painters tape on the outside to try and isolate the point causing the wind noise and go from there.
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Flowmasters will solve that problem;o)
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Flowmasters will solve that problem;o)
A good stereo will do the same.

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I did the same thing. I finally gave up and just leave the window cracked.

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I have found mine do better if I roll up the windows with the doors open and then close them. Don't know why.

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The thing is I have installed sound deadener in the cavity and inside shell of the doors and I am so impressed with the improved sound in the cabin that the wind noise is now particularly irritating. I'm determined to find it and fix it. I'm so impressed with what the sound deadening has done that I would like to do it everywhere I have vibration. You can get carried away, but I'm hooked. I'm kind of obsessed now. One area I'd like to do is under the front fenders behind the splash guard. Especially the RH side as the radio antenna is very annoying. I know its not in the cabin. It's outside. But vibration sound waves travel!

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The thing is I have installed sound deadener in the cavity and inside shell of the doors and I am so impressed with the improved sound in the cabin that the wind noise is now particularly irritating. I'm determined to find it and fix it. I'm so impressed with what the sound deadening has done that I would like to do it everywhere I have vibration. You can get carried away, but I'm hooked. I'm kind of obsessed now. One area I'd like to do is under the front fenders behind the splash guard. Especially the RH side as the radio antenna is very annoying. I know its not in the cabin. It's outside. But vibration sound waves travel!
What did you use to sound deaden the doors? I tried 1/4" styrofoam on the on the inside of the door shell and that didn't work.
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My car whistles like crazy on the windows too, regardless of the fact that it's all new Ford tooling seals, original glass and frame, and an original door. I couldn't get it adjusted right and just gave up and live with it.


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Mine used to make noise on the driver's side, found that the window just wouldn't roll up all the way to get a good seal and I had run out of adjustment in the regulator. So I cut a piece of the old weatherstrip off, glued it onto the new one so that it just barely goes over the window when it's rolled up, and now I have no noise. No one has noticed yet either so...

Of course, I can't remember the last time I drove with the window up anyways. I think there was a monsoon that I hit in Arizona back in August that required the window up be up...
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Mine used to make noise on the driver's side, found that the window just wouldn't roll up all the way to get a good seal and I had run out of adjustment in the regulator. So I cut a piece of the old weatherstrip off, glued it onto the new one so that it just barely goes over the window when it's rolled up, and now I have no noise. No one has noticed yet either so...

Of course, I can't remember the last time I drove with the window up anyways. I think there was a monsoon that I hit in Arizona back in August that required the window up be up...
I still have some adjustment left but the wind noise in my '67 is awful... I can't even drown it out going ~75 with the stereo blasting. You're giving me hope that I can jury rig it together.

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Hmm, well consider some other things: if tape over the window doesn't fix the wind noise issue, then likely culprits are the fresh air vent (if it's open, it's gonna make noise... duh!) and gaps in the windshield / windshield gasket / windshield trim. If your windshield leaks water, it sure as hell leaks air too. And poorly-fitted windshield trim can whistle pretty loud. My top driver's trim used to whistle until it got pulled mostly off and now it fits so badly that it has too big of a gap to whistle anymore Not actually a solution, but... it does work for me.

"A lot of wind noise" is also probably subjective. Maybe I do get a lot of wind noise, but I just don't know because I'm partially deaf / my music is too loud / my exhaust is too loud / it's never bothered me so I just don't really "hear" it. Just a disclaimer.

I don't think you'll ever get down to quiet levels of noise, because driving our cars on the highway is effectively like trying to throw a brick in a wind tunnel. When the front end's a square, the windshield's at a high angle to the hood, and the rest of it is also a square... not aerodynamic!
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