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RAM AIR HOOD SEAL, what's going on here...
#31
Checked seals today ... dry fit cold seals right off the UPS truck, tight but fit fine.
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#32
(12-20-2018, 02:35 PM)OMS Wrote: Checked seals today ... dry fit cold seals right off the UPS truck, tight but fit fine.
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Don, could you please measure the perimeter of the seal with a flexible measuring tape? Just let me know where are you measuring so I can mesure in the same plane and compare to mine. I am not able to fit mine in even when warm so something is not making sense.
Can the aire cleaners be of different diameter? Maybe you can also measure the perimeter of the air filter plenum where the seal fits. I have two plenums and the seal does not fit any.
Thanks.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#33
(12-20-2018, 02:35 PM)OMS Wrote: Checked seals today ... dry fit cold seals right off the UPS truck, tight but fit fine.

Don, I was asking for you to please take some measurements of the seal. I am stuck with a seal that doesn't work so I need help figuring out what's going on. They are relying in your feedback in regards to the fact that it can be reversed, but I am trying to be fair here and figure out if my seal was not properly cut to length or something.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#34
Well I decided to go for it... that is, stretching the seal around the air cleaner.
 
It was tight.  It seemed a few inches short of stretching around, but by massaging it around to where it wouldn't stretch too, I got it on.
I put the seam of the seal on the air cleaner first and got over half of it on until I had to start stretching it.


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I finally got my seal in. Don's (Don from Ohio Mustang) help was invaluable. My problem was that I was not completely tucking the seal into the slot. You kind of have to push the seal in and then move the lip until it snaps. Once I figured that out it was a piece of cake. Many thanks to Don for his help even after the fact that I didn't buy the seal from him.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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