Rus, You have the correct seal and it does span the entire length of the cowling. It will just need some time to conform when compressed with the hood closed. Patience has its virtues. Otherwise, you can go with the non sealing rubber U trim piece that is often used as a substitute. KenNo seal goes unpunished...
Has anyone else had trouble getting the hood shut with the seal installed? My hood shuts and opens beautifully with no seal but no dice with the seal. My first thought was that the seal might need some trimming it seems funny to me that the flange it sits on is so short at the outer ends by the screws in the cowl. But when I look at photos of other cars it seems like the seal does run the entire length of the flange. Any ideas?