Travelling Hoods

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29 Oct 2004 11:22 #2425 by John Trittschuh
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I love the long hoods on my Auburns but I do a lot of tinkering under them and am annoyed that the hoods seem to move around a lot both backward and forward on opening and closing them. Of course, then, this leads to pinching of the metal and chipping of the paint. What was done in the '30s to prevent this and is it just a wear issue or can I put some kind of shim in to stop this? I have adjusted the radiator surround so that there is good clearance when the hood wings are centered front to back.

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16 Jan 2005 21:41 #2718 by ilikescars
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John: Did you come up with any solution for your hood? I have the same problem. I was thinking some kind of spacer may work.
Mark

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17 Jan 2005 11:11 #2720 by John Trittschuh
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Hi Mark,
No one has answered the question. I guess it is not a problem for anyone else. Or maybe they are not opening their hoods now that it is winter and the cars are all stored away. Out of sight, out of mind.

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18 Jan 2005 00:05 #2722 by Frank Guzik
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John, I would venture that no one has a solution other than be careful. I for one do open my hood in the winter. Frank

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19 Jan 2005 07:28 #2725 by Jan
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Hi, I have used my 851 now for 15 years and I have always tried to
manually adjust the hood to a kind of middle position as long as it is open and that has put it in a position with the same distance both to
front and rear sheet metal on cowl and grill when closed. /Jan Linderholm

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03 Feb 2005 20:58 #2813 by Jim Beauchamp
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It's too cold right now for me to go out, look at my car, and refresh my memory - so here's the best I can remember.

There is a 'wavy' piece of metal that mounts under the hood-hinge mounting caps. The 'wave' in the center of this piece contacts the hood halves' rolled hinge. This piece of metal can be slid fore-and-aft independently of the mounting caps because it has enlarged holes for the mounting bolts. You can move the front one (on the radiator shell) towards the rear of car and 'push' the hood backward or you can move the rear one (on the cowl) forward to 'push' the hood forward. The object is to position these two so the hood is centered to avoid overlapping the radiator shell or the cowl. good luck, Jim B

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