Ground Strap - Hood To Cowl - How Many?

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Re: Ground Strap - Hood To Cowl - How Many?

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Post by zman » 02 Jul 2019, 06:15

What does that part do.
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Post by Cougar Bill » 02 Jul 2019, 06:41

I thought it was for the static electricity & the A/M radio
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Re: Ground Strap - Hood To Cowl - How Many?

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Post by Cavallino » 13 Jul 2019, 18:39

Cougar Bill wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 06:41
I thought it was for the static electricity & the A/M radio
Correct. Ford called it a "Hood Bonding Radio Receiver Strap".

At speed the friction from air passing over the hood can generate static electricity. Grounding the hood helps diffuse/discharge this pent up static charge so it doesn't cause AM radio static.
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Post by 67ventwindow » 14 Jul 2019, 18:43

I have a Jan 13 1967 build date. Just the one and a dimple.
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Post by pellets4fuel » 14 Jul 2019, 20:08

I have and early build date of Nov 1st of 66 and I just have the dimple. My Mercury script is on straight also. How early was that 67 that had the cock-eyed script?
Is it just me or does that distributor look like it is way off on that 390 car in example #4 post 5?
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Post by Cavallino » 16 Jul 2019, 23:56

pellets4fuel wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 20:08
Is it just me or does that distributor look like it is way off on that 390 car in example #4 post 5?
Does look like it's missing the shield the protects the distributor and has a closed emissions air cleaner base but no PVC hose connected to the oil cap and the plug wires are not correct but beyond that cap itself doesn't look that off but never have really noticed them much. Others might be able to point to what is wrong with the one used as does seem a tad off.
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Post by J_Speegle » 17 Jul 2019, 14:50

As far as the pictures I posted go please understand that none of them were posted as examples of how the cars were originally delivered or should be used for any purpose other than the subject being discussed here in this thread. PLENTY of prior owner changes and choices in most of them.

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