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« on: August 04, 2017, 11:00:00 AM »

Was the hood seal stapled (as it is currently in 685)? I've seen examples that were screwed into place.

And what's the process for removal (of a stapled seal) that doesn't damage the rubber?

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 11:06:02 AM »

Both staples and screws were used. My observation that screws tend to be on later GT350s. The J code motor would not normally have received a factory hood seal, but all Shelbys did have them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 04:16:58 PM »

When I did mine, I carefully straightened the staple ends. You will have to remove the radiator to address the staples in front of it.  The staples are tough and require finesse.  That is the only way I now to remove the seal without damaging it.  Maybe someone has a better method.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 05:18:39 PM »

While we are on the subject of staples, is there a special tool to reinstall? Or method you have found that works well? The staples are stout and tough to bend I've found.

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 05:26:54 PM »

No tool or special method.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 09:17:07 PM »

As I recall, I had a friend press down on the staple with a piece of wood wrapped in a cloth while I bent the staple with a pair of needle nose pliers.  Finished the crimp with pliers and rag in the jaws to prevent putting marks in the rubber.  It was 27 years ago, but probably do it this way if I had to do it over again.  Just a suggestion, you may think of a better way.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 09:22:59 AM »

Both staples and screws were used. My observation that screws tend to be on later GT350s. The J code motor would not normally have received a factory hood seal, but all Shelbys did have them.

Some were attached with clips.  Random variations only the assembly line folks could explain.  Maybe that staple gun broke down occasionally.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 10:51:24 AM »

Certainly my observation is a generalization. My point is only certain engines were to receive the hood seal, many did not.

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 12:37:32 PM »

Certainly my observation is a generalization. My point is only certain engines were to receive the hood seal, many did not.

The Falcon was the original application of this particular part.  Seems like all early (beginning in '64) 6 cylinder Falcons and Mustangs had this part?

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