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alfachris Chris Rich
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA   USA
Anyone know where this piece of felt goes?
(thanks)



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1970 Lotus Elan
1971 Datsun 240z
1991 Mazda Miata
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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Springtime in, CT, USA   USA
Bonnet felt seal perhaps............

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Rotaglide Gold Member Eric Z
Kressbronn, BW, Germany   DEU
1960 MG MGA 1600 "Zoey"
It's the radiator felt pad (to block air from passing over the radiator instead of through it).



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Chromosome:15
Start:41,621,224 bp from pter
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Size:151,858 bases
Orientation: Plus strand



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alfachris Chris Rich
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA   USA
Ah-ha.
And what purpose does that serve?



1958 MGA Twincam (finally!)
1970 Lotus Elan
1971 Datsun 240z
1991 Mazda Miata
Ducatis, Guzzis and Triumphs

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fourwheelzone Alexander R
Bathgate, West Lothian, UK   GBR
That doesn't look to me like the underbonnet felt, which is a solid thick block. In your image the item looks like a single length of material doubled. If that's the case then the possiblities are:

AHH5378 Toeboard support seal (would have to be cut in half for this)
AHH5340 Gearbox cover to tunnel seal (fitted in one piece)

As a long shot, it might be intended to provide the raw material for the propshaft tunnel to heelboard seal; but it would need to be cut into three pieces for this.

So knowing the length, width and thickness would be useful. HTH.

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3066james Gold Member Jim Cheatham
Amelia, VA, USA   USA
It looks like the radiator to bonnet felt piece to me. The thinner ends go under the bonnet frame on each side.

Set it on top of the radiator and if you haven’t installed the grille, you can reach in from the grille opening to mark the front edge position. Then you can open the bonnet and mark the rear edge. I used brush-on contact cement to hold it permanently in place. I used painter’s tape to get a clean edge for the glue.

Jim

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   USA
The purpose is to force air through the radiator rather that over it.



Gary

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
Just installed one for a friend. With the bonnet up, mark the centerline of the radiator with some tape just outside the bonnet opening. Then close the bonnet and transfer the marks with more tape onto the bonnet. Glue felt block on centerline between the two pieces of tape.



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GILMGA Silver Member Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOGA, TN, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT
I dont have one of those.



Gil

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Redhawk1689 Gold Member Steven Stockham
Salina, KS, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Belle"
I didn't either until I ordered one from Moss. It works well.

Longranger206 Dave McKnight
Sedalia, CO, USA   USA
It's hard to tell from the picture how wide and long it is, but It's possible that it could also be the felt that seals the rear trunk (boot) floor to rear valance. (under the trunk latch). That piece is about 1.25" x 3'4". There's not much else it could be than what the other suggestions are....

alfachris Chris Rich
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA   USA
Thanks so much, folks.

Pretty sure it's the over-the-radiator piece, as it fits perfectly between those rails.
Will set it up this weekend.

Thanks again-



1958 MGA Twincam (finally!)
1970 Lotus Elan
1971 Datsun 240z
1991 Mazda Miata
Ducatis, Guzzis and Triumphs

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   USA
Just noticed you have a Twin cam.. The twin cam does not use this piece. TCs have rubber piece to seal the radiator



Gary

alfachris Chris Rich
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA   USA
Thanks for that clarification, Gary.
With the grill in, hard to tell what the clearance is like.



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