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Offline usraptr

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Hood spring
« on: September 12, 2017 - 08:47:07 pm »
Recently finished restoring my hood latch, spring, and safety spring in a brownish original (I hope) color.  While installing them today I noticed that I'm apparently missing a piece that fastens the hood spring to the latch assembly.  Can somebody please tell or show me what attaches to the pictured bolt and then I assume the spring to hold the spring in place.
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
(Edited 8-1-17)

"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.




Offline 73440

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017 - 07:55:10 am »
My 73 just had a screw holding the engine side of the spring down with an ear of the spring thru the front hole.
Did not see anything noted in the FSM or the Mitchell parts manual so not sure if my 73 is same as your 70 or even is correct.
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Offline usraptr

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017 - 08:01:12 am »
Thanks 73440.  I don't suppose you have a picture?  I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing.  :clueless:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
(Edited 8-1-17)

"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.


Offline 73440

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017 - 08:52:07 am »
Trying to upload now.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 380,223 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

Offline 73440

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017 - 05:19:53 pm »
This is on a 73 Barracuda, I can not vouch for if the same for all years or even if this is correct with the screw at the engine side.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 380,223 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

Offline 70chall440

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017 - 03:07:07 pm »
I am not positive but I don't thing the screw is correct, I believe the spring is held merely by 2 tabs which sandwich the bottom coil of the spring. I just installed my on my 73 Cuda and I had to bend a tab up to remove the spring and bend it back after installing it. I am very sure mine didn't have any screw, of course that doesn't mean it was/is right either. I will look at my 70 Challenger and see what it has.
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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017 - 12:05:08 pm »
I am not positive but I don't thing the screw is correct

No screw on our's either.

Offline 1 Wild R/T

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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017 - 12:44:41 pm »
Yeah the screw isn't correct, but I've seen it before, if the tab breaks either your replace the plate or you find a way to mount the spring... One semi hidden screw is a pretty easy, effective repair....
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Re: Hood spring
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017 - 01:11:30 pm »
Thanks all ,
that must be the broken tab then
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 380,223 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390