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Today, while doing some cleaning/maintenance, I touched the hood-
release with the hood in the "UP" position - to my surprise, something
BEHIND the hood release mecanism moved!! Uttt-Ohhhh , was it a
MOUSE? I got a drop-light and looked BEHIND the mecanism, and it
appeared to be a flat piece of rubber, JUST FLOATING AROUND, behind the hood release. I took the hood release OFF, and fished out the courious piece. It sort-of looks like a hood-seal but I have NO
CLUE where or how it would be positioned. It DOES have some of the
Frost Torquoise Paint on it - But has me baffled ( may be itis one )
( a baffle that is ).
Can anyone help me get this piece back to where it belongs in the
engine compartment? Does anyone know of a diagram where I might
look to see HOW to position this piece???
see three photos Below
Thank you for ANY help. - Joe
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Rubber piece goes where? under hood

Has anyone identified the attached photo -
it is a rubber piece I found, tucked in behind the hood release
mechinism , when I removed the hood release "group" to clean
it up, and this rubber piece came out - - -

it does have some Frost-Torquoise paint on it, so it has been
there for quite some time!

Any IDEAS what it is ????
I am baffled!!

Joe
 

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I don't have one but it looks like a piece of an entire hood seal strip for big blocks. I saw one installed as it just slides over the lip of metal in front of the radiator and the pointed edge touches the underside of the hood to keep air from bypassing the radiator.
Maybe it had a full one and it got sliced up and caught in the latch?
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I checked my 67 and it doesn't have this. I also checked the factory assembly manual and there is no reference to this piece. The National Parts Depot catalog doesn't show this either.
 

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I too think it looks like a piece of the hood seal mounted on the radiator support. In '67, 6 cylinder cars also had this seal and it was stapled onto the radiator support and it ran most of the way across it.
 
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