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lawrence67

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engine hood latch
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:08:37 PM »
 GT-350 s/n 1935, SJ build 4/67,SA build 6/67.  Which of the hood latches would it most likely have been installed, long or short?  Hood all glass, no louvers.
 
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Re: engine hood latch
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 01:32:43 PM »
short, see attached...

Also note correct hood hinge version..

and that late with all glass hood would have the Shelby smaller (diameter) hood springs...
« Last Edit: May 16, 2022, 01:38:33 PM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: engine hood latch
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 09:53:13 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: engine hood latch
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 12:34:17 AM »
JD
Are you saying large diameter hood springs for early steel frame hoods?
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Re: engine hood latch
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 08:31:12 AM »
JD
Are you saying large diameter hood springs for early steel frame hoods?
Randy

Yes. the stock/standard Ford Mustang hood springs (larger diameter than the Shelby hood springs) were used on the early metal framed with fiberglass top hoods.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 08:46:15 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: engine hood latch
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2022, 01:49:44 PM »
JD
Are you saying large diameter hood springs for early steel frame hoods?
Randy

Yes. the stock/standard Ford Mustang hood springs (larger diameter than the Shelby hood springs) were used on the early metal framed with fiberglass top hoods.
To add - the reason is the larger diameter stock springs were needed to hold up the heavier steel inner structure early hood. The small diameter lower tension springs are not adequate to handle the weight and consistently hold the early hood up.
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