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Old 08-22-2019, 02:19 PM   #19
Pete pa
Join Date: May 2010
Location: allison park pa
Posts: 45
Default Re: 1940 tudor deluxe hood latch help needed!

When I got my first 40 the release handle was broken off just the pivot part remained and it was frozen in place. I got a mirror with a extension handle and went up between the rad. and the motor to see how to release it. I pulled the pin that goes thru the top of the hook for the release pulled out the linkage to the lever and tapped the top of the hook forward till the hood opened. This was on a car with a flathead with the fan removed from the motor, hope you have some room between your motor and rad. that you can do the same. This took me all day to do cause the rad is higher than the hook when the hood is closed and you have to work from feel not sight. A bore scope might help to do this if you have or can barrow one.
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