Back-Up Hood Release Cable (Picture Included)

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Back-Up Hood Release Cable (Picture Included)

Post by Dave » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:59 pm

Hi gang,

One of the differences I've noticed between Eastcoast and Westcoast roadster owners has to do with back-up hood release cables. I never heard of or thought anything about needing one until I moved out East. Now, every time I pop the hood for a fellow roadster driver, their eyes get as big as dinner plates when they see I don't have one!

Well, I decided I had better jump on the bandwagon. Here's what I came up with:

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I wanted something very clean; no stray wires or strings zig-zagging across the engine bay. I think it turned out pretty well. All parts (with the exception of a washer and a nut) were puchased from here:

http://www.flandersco.com

Thanks to Mike Hudson (23yrRebuild) for finding and posting this site a few weeks back! They are very helpful guys with all their parts and prices on line. If anyone is interested in duplicating this, let me know and I can post the part numbers I selected. All said, it was under $20 and I had enough cable left over to do the trunk too!
Dave Kaplan

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RE:Hood Release

Post by S Allen » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:24 pm

Very nice Dave. Please share the part numbers with us all. Thanks.

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Post by Dave » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:02 am

Here's the shopping list:

From Flanders Co.
620-29303 - 90* Elbow (1)
620-29315 - Adjuster (1)
620-20220 - Ferrule (1)
610-03312 - Conduit (1 meter)
610-03122 - wire (1 meter)
620-28020 - Set Screw (3)

From Hardware store
3/8 x 24 nut to attach elbow to inside of firewall (1)
3/8 washer to go between elbow and outside of firewall (1)
3/8 inch clevis pin to attach wire to hood latch (1)
clevis pin clip to hold clevis pin in place (1)

Notice the use of 3 set screws. One goes on the end of the wire in the engine bay. The 2nd goes on the end of the wire in the cabin to make a finger loop to pull the wire with. The 3rd one was located right where the wire enters the 90* elbow, up under the dash. I found that without this, after repeated use of the OEM hood release, the cable I installed would gradually get pulled into the engine bay. The 3rd set screw prevents this.
Dave Kaplan

68 2000 Roadster - Now with GT2560R power!
SR20-DET: 223 rwhp, 222 lb-ft.

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Post by Howard R » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:03 am

Dave, very professional install. Have many people had failures with the standard hood release? BTW, what is the white button at the top right of the photo do?

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Post by Dave » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:06 pm

BTW, what is the white button at the top right of the photo do?
Howard, the white button is a pin switch for the alarm. Pop the hood and the alarm goes off.
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Re: Back-Up Hood Release Cable (Picture Included)

Post by SPL311-27018 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Pics are down, can some one please repost ?
Thank you!

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Re: Back-Up Hood Release Cable (Picture Included)

Post by S Allen » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:02 pm

Write-up with a picture is in the tech wiki--

Bckup-Hood-Release

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