Does anyone have a picture of where they go and exactly how they attach. Does the short rubber piece (part of mudguard) have anything to do with them or is that just another misplace piece of my E puzzle?
The rubber and another one like it fit on the inside corner of the bonnet baffle above the left hand mudguard. It has a piece of steel strapping over it and you’ll likely find 3 pop rivet holes on the bonnet baffle unless for some reason they filled them.
The red pieces close a gap between the inner panels of the bonnet, immediately under the bonnet on Ser 1 cars. They have pieces of felt held on by copper rivets through the small holes you see on the flanges. Sorry I can’t give you a better description
On an old thread it was pointed out that many restorers leave these parts out. They may no longer fit where they are supposed to go if extensive work was done on the bonnet. After I put our bonnet together from 3 different samples there wasn’t enough clearance to put those spacers in, even without the felt glued on (I wouldn’t use rivets if I were doing it). They were close, but no cigar.
While I’m sure Jaguar put them in for a reason, that reason didn’t look critical enough to me to revamp lots of flanges and ducts in order to jamb them in there.
Memory’s fading with time but I’m pretty sure that little air dam is held in place by pozidrive screws backed by an oval washer and lock washer as you surmise, which indicates the correct hole is the one with the screw retainer.
The dump of snow we got Thursday was less than anticipated, about an inch or so, now all but gone. Didn’t even break out the shovels from the shed.
You may have received your answer to your question about the “Bonnet mystery thingies” ‘sealing panel’, one for the right and one for the left.
I will post a couple of photos that shows their position. As I understand it they complete the wheel well enclosure created by the front and rear diaphragms and the valance.
The underside of my bonnet, the angled area at the front of the wheel well outline is where the sealing panel is installed.
This shows the sealing panel on the left valance. It is fastened to the valance by a set screw, washer and nut and to the left front diaphragm by a set screw, washer, lock washer and nut as I remember.
This is the right valance and the sealing panel is in place.
I installed them after the bonnet was assembled and I thought it was a pain doing it by myself.
Hope this helps.