RE: [Chrysler300] 1962 Hood to radiator weatherstrip seal direction
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RE: [Chrysler300] 1962 Hood to radiator weatherstrip seal direction

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.


Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA (95F @ 3:30 PM)


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nigel Wright nigelwright11@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:57 AM
To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] 1962 Hood to radiator weatherstrip seal direction



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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