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Hood adjustment

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Post by ssava » 28 Apr 2018, 16:16

Anyone know how to get rid of this gap?
I keep adjusting the bolts on the springs but can’t seem to make this gap go away.
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Re: Good adjustment

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Post by Restomodcougar » 28 Apr 2018, 16:33

Had this issue with my 69 and after a few purchases, the only thing that fixed it was a new good quality set of hood hinges. The arms on the cheap set I bought would bend out when I closed the hood after a few uses.

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Re: Good adjustment

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Post by Jan-O » 28 Apr 2018, 16:58

Have you tried tilting the hinges down in the rear ?
Open hood, loosen the bolts, loosen the front bolt only slightly, the push upward on the front of the hood, making the hinges move down in the rear, tighten the bolts, close hood and see if there is any changes :)

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Re: Good adjustment

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Post by ssava » 28 Apr 2018, 17:07

Jan-O wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 16:58
Have you tried tilting the hinges down in the rear ?
Open hood, loosen the bolts, loosen the front bolt only slightly, the push upward on the front of the hood, making the hinges move down in the rear, tighten the bolts, close hood and see if there is any changes :)
Thanks. I'll try that.
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Re: Good adjustment

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Post by ssava » 28 Apr 2018, 17:08

Restomodcougar wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 16:33
Had this issue with my 69 and after a few purchases, the only thing that fixed it was a new good quality set of hood hinges. The arms on the cheap set I bought would bend out when I closed the hood after a few uses.
Thanks. Hope it doesn't come to that. But if it does... any recommendations?
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Re: Hood adjustment

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Post by waterlife » 28 Apr 2018, 17:43

I had to twit my hinges all the way towards the firewall for the hood to look good, pita!
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Re: Hood adjustment

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Post by wish » 28 Apr 2018, 18:11

Does the hood go down and line up when you press down on the hinges in that position ?

Try lubing up the pivot points on the hinges themselves and see if it settles down better.
Just my $.02
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Re: Hood adjustment

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Post by thunderchero » 28 Apr 2018, 18:48

Jan-O wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 16:58
Have you tried tilting the hinges down in the rear ?
Open hood, loosen the bolts, loosen the front bolt only slightly, the push upward on the front of the hood, making the hinges move down in the rear, tighten the bolts, close hood and see if there is any changes :)
I have found it also helps if you raise hinge on the front bolts and lower on hinge on rears bolts, on worn hinges. it sounds strange but it rotates hinge to a lower position.
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Re: Good adjustment

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Post by ssava » 29 Apr 2018, 10:40

Jan-O wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 16:58
Have you tried tilting the hinges down in the rear ?
Open hood, loosen the bolts, loosen the front bolt only slightly, the push upward on the front of the hood, making the hinges move down in the rear, tighten the bolts, close hood and see if there is any changes :)
That worked!
Thank you!
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Re: Hood adjustment

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Post by Jan-O » 29 Apr 2018, 15:38

You're welome :) glad i could help with an easy fix :)

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