Installing hood clips

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: Installing hood clips
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles F. Bass on Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 06:03 pm:

Is there a trick to installing hood clips? One has to compress the stiff spring with the washer and then insert the cotter pin, all in very close quarters.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 06:11 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles F. Bass on Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 06:41 pm:

Thanks Mark.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Travis E. Towle on Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 07:57 pm:

That rope trick is cool!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Friday, October 05, 2018 - 07:03 am:

Charles, I have found the springs available from the vendors are way too stiff, especially when used on an aluminium hood.
I get mine from a local parts store, from their tray of selected sizes. These are far more easily compressed by hand and fitting them is a breeze.

Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:46 am:

I noticed in one of the photos, that the owner assembled the hold downs to the hood sills before hand. I wonder how he plans to get everything through the frame?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A Bartsch on Friday, October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm:

The John Regan springs fit thru the unmodified frame holes on my '26. jb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm:

The original assembly, the washers were small enough to fit thru the the holes in the frame and cotter pins were bent to match that diameter, no legs sticking out. Then the hood sills, latches, blocks, springs could be dropped into place with out fighting to get assembled in car.
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Note; this may not be true for the early cars that had the wood hood sille's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A Bartsch on Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:32 am:

Mark: Exactly my observation and experience with my '26. I ground the ends of John's springs to make flat and turned down some ss washers to match and with ss cotter pins, assembled as you describe Fairly easy assembly that way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 11:16 am:

A valve spring compressor works well between the frame rails. put on the spring and washer and compress with the valve spring compressor then insert the cotter pin.
Norm


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