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11-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Does anyone know the corrrect way to install the cowl seal on a 53 Stude. it has a bulge in it that I'm not sure about. Does it go toward the front or rear of the car? I don't remember how the original was when I removed it. Thanks,

Darryl C. Lewallen

11-30-2005, 06:26 PM
There are 2 bulges in the seal a small one to the front the larger one in the back and there are 2 rivits one on each end.

12-01-2005, 04:58 PM
Thanks alot for the information Alan

Darryl C. Lewallen

12-05-2005, 01:46 PM
On my Speedster, there is a large, square, flat rubber seal that has a bulge and hole for the steering column to run through. Does the bulge go toward the interior or towards the engine compartment?

James D. Wilkerson

12-05-2005, 02:51 PM
Towards the interior.;) There should be some ribbed lines on that same side.

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12-05-2005, 03:06 PM
Thank you, Mr.Biggs! Does this seal go over or under the firewall insulator? or is there a cut-out in the firewall insulator? I'm trying to figure out what should show on the engine compartment side of this seal?

James D. Wilkerson

12-05-2005, 07:34 PM
The insulator is under the seal. From the engine side you will see the bare insulator fibre material.

On a related topic, I have seen a '53 sedan in a old 'yard w/o the optional defroster and the hole in the firewall where the blower motor normally sticks through did not even have a blockoff plate to cover it, the fibre insulator material was visible and all that covered the hole.


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