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    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

  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      Thanks alot for the information Alan

      Darryl C. Lewallen
      Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.


      • #4
        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


        • #5
          Towards the interior. There should be some ribbed lines on that same side.

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          • #6
            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


            • #7
              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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              Jeff in ND