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I was installing a hood-to-cowl seal on my '67, and on the passenger side there was a clip or holder that seems to serve no purpose, will interfere with the seal, and appears too small to go around it.

Anyone know what this is? It looks like this:

http://sjadelson.home.attbi.com/images/clip_front.JPG
http://sjadelson.home.attbi.com/images/clip_side.JPG

and was originally located facing back on the left hand side of this picture, in the lighter-colored square area.

http://sjadelson.home.attbi.com/images/clip_location.JPG
 

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OK, I'm going to guess that it isn't for the washer lines. That means my guess is that it is the body-to-hood ground. These were put there to lessen radio static that might be picked up by the hood from your engine's ignition sources.
 

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OK, I'm going to guess that it isn't for the washer lines. That means my guess is that it is the body-to-hood ground. These were put there to lessen radio static that might be picked up by the hood from your engine's ignition sources.
Hmmm... I was wondering why it appeared to be made out of copper.

So it is your supposition that this clip hooks around the hood-to-cowl seal, somewhat smushing it down? Any idea if it should properly be painted or natural?
 

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Hood ground

I don't have a Mustang/Cougar as early as yours, but my wife's unrestored 70 Mach 1 has has different shaped ground clip/strap that attaches behind the cowl seal and has two fingers that are bent back toward the windshield, not over the cowl seal. The two fingers each have bent up corners or ears that would scratch and make contact with the hood. Hers is bare metal, not painted.

I might be able to get back to the back garage today and look at the 66 Comet and its hood ground setup. I'll have to wade through a foot of snow though. ;)
 
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