How to fix hood release?

General topics.

Moderators: garth, notoptoy, S Allen

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3297
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

How to fix hood release?

Post by mraitch » Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 pm

Installed backup hood release, but stock one is trashed. Anyone know how to 'fix'??
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

User avatar
spl310
Roadster Guru
Posts: 12041
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2002 10:38 pm
Location: In front of this keyboard... in Jacksonville, Florida!

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by spl310 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:32 pm

Bicycle cable can be used.
"Wow, a Roadster!" Stuart Little

1967.5 2000
1967.5 2000
1964 1500
1964 1500
1967.5 1600
1968 chassis
2000 Durango
1995 F350 Powerstroke!
More...

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3297
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by mraitch » Wed May 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Yup, I got that, used bicycle cable on both backups.

The issue is, how to put the cable securely into the stock hood release. Welded. crimped, soldered ?? and how to remove current cable??
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

C.Costine
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 951
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:08 pm

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by C.Costine » Thu May 16, 2019 5:54 am

I don't believe that you will find a way to attach a new cable into your existing pull assembly strongly enough to withstand the pull. Google "choke cable". You will find plenty of choices, and perhaps even one where you can replace the knob in the kit with the one from your roadster.

Anybody know what size screw holds the trim and left side panel onto the lower dash on an early car?
located in Chester NH
1967 1600 in restoration
2013 Arctic Cat F-1100 turbo
Ford F-350 6.0
Ford 9000 puller, Ford 960 puller, Ford 901show, Ford 971 worker, Oliver 70 waiting its turn

JT68
Talented Enthusiast
Posts: 1791
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:43 am
Location: Cumming, GA

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by JT68 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:25 am

That 69-70 cable is special. Easiest way (by far) is just source a good complete replacement.
JT/LT
Datsunrestorationproducts.com
The very finest parts for your 311!

User avatar
FergO2k
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1572
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:18 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by FergO2k » Thu May 16, 2019 9:08 am

Hmmm, thanks for the reminder Peter, will have to take a look at mine.
Being that your are a historical small motorcycle guy, I am thinking the clutch cable unit would be similar design/technique, but larger diameter cabling. (what was that bike you spoke of from way back when, a CB350 twin as I remember?)
A buddy here at wrk has found someone in Glendale area that offers, "XX dollars per hour for bike repairs, and YY dollars if you sit with me and I teach you how to do them yourself".
Their cast-off parts bin might be a good place to poke around. I'll PM you the contact info.
Fergus O
69 2L, SUs (driver, not susceptible to polish)
02 Tacoma 4 door
Los Alamitos, CA

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3297
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: How to fix hood release?

Post by mraitch » Thu May 16, 2019 10:09 am

Does ANYONE have a complete (minus knob) hood release cable set?? for a 69-70 ??
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California