On our ’64 300K, the staples are at the front and the free flap to the rear. It may be more of a rub-preventer and vibration inhibitor than a tight air seal. At Mach 0.1, the hood does dance a little and one would not want it banging against the radiator support frame. If a tight seal were warranted, I would have expected thick foam rubber like in a door and trunk seal to be there. I have no idea what the clearance is there when the hood is closed.
The back side of the radiator in our A/C car is slightly boxed to maximize fan-induced airflow coming through the condenser and radiator core. Every little bit helps. On our ’55 C-300, the only boxed radiators were on A/C cars (very few C-300’s with A/C, but noted on other ’55 NY’s & Imps.) I think a few C-300 owners obtained and installed the boxes on their cars to improve cooling.
Brentwood, CA (95F @ 3:30 PM)
I have 1962 300 convertible and was going to install my new seal, but I don't know which direction it is supposed to mount. I have seen it installed with the flap to the rear of the clips, but I don't see how that would help push air into radiator. Any help would be welcome.
Thanks, Nigel Wright
Posted by: "Rich Barber" <c300@xxxxxxx>
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