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7/20/10 4:26am - Original Message: 'Hood latch'
thallow
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Brownstown, IN - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Red Convertible

Joined: 10/3/2007
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The hood on my 69 pops open when I hit a bump or drive across a dip at an angle. Is this an adjustment problem or worn latches? What is the proper way to adjust the hood?
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7/20/10 6:38am - Reply: 'Hood latch'
Gary Lacoursiere
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1976 L-48 Coupe Vortec Heads; Roller Rockers, 625 Demon, 700R4; Electric fan, Aluminum Rad, Full-lenght headers w/ sidepipes, fiberglass bucket w/ 5-point quick release harness.

Joined: 7/19/2010
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It's prolly an adjustment problem.  The plastic sheath seems to shrink with age, effectively shortening the cable.  The little arm where the cable ends has several holes in it for fine tuning.  Just remove one end, stick it into the next hole (closer to the center of the hood), and you should be good.  If it's already at the last hole, you can disconnect the little hanger in the middle of the cable.  This will allow some extra slack in the cable, but you may not like to way it droops.  Make sure you don't accidentally over-tighten the cable by going the wrong way...the releases won't work, and the hook is a bear to open from under the car!!
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7/20/10 6:39am - Reply: 'Hood latch'
Gary Lacoursiere
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1976 L-48 Coupe Vortec Heads; Roller Rockers, 625 Demon, 700R4; Electric fan, Aluminum Rad, Full-lenght headers w/ sidepipes, fiberglass bucket w/ 5-point quick release harness.

Joined: 7/19/2010
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[QUOTE=Gary Lacoursiere]It's prolly an adjustment problem.  The plastic sheath seems to shrink with age, effectively shortening the cable.  The little arm where the cable ends has several holes in it for fine tuning.  Just remove one end, stick it into the next hole (closer to the center of the hood), and you should be good.  If it's already at the last hole, you can disconnect the little hanger in the middle of the cable.  This will allow some extra slack in the cable, but you may not like to way it droops.  Make sure you don't accidentally over-tighten the cable by going the wrong way...the releases won't work, and the hook is a bear to open from under the car!![/QUOTE]
 
OOps!  I meant "over-loosen" the cable by going the wrong way!
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7/20/10 8:19pm - Reply: 'Hood latch'
yostusota
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

Joined: 5/18/2010
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mine does the same thimg once in a while..haven't had time to adjust them yet..cables I mean.

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