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Mail From: "Dachnowicz, Peter" <(email redacted)>

Pulled the bonnet release cable today and much to my dismay the bonnet did not
open.
I then reached for my backup cable and still no good.
Both cables have tension on them and I believe I hear the latch move.
I find it hard to believe both would fail simultaneously.
I have tried to push down on the center of the bonnet near the latch but no
there is no play or spring whatsoever.
I'm suspecting the spring has gone out of alignment(?).

What would you recommend as next steps?


Thank you

Peter

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On 8/30/2010 8:31 AM, Dachnowicz, Peter wrote:
> Pulled the bonnet release cable today and much to my dismay the bonnet did not
> open.
> I then reached for my backup cable and still no good.
> Both cables have tension on them and I believe I hear the latch move.
> I find it hard to believe both would fail simultaneously.
> I have tried to push down on the center of the bonnet near the latch but no
> there is no play or spring whatsoever.
> I'm suspecting the spring has gone out of alignment(?).
>
> What would you recommend as next steps?
>
Peter, I had good success by removing the bonnet hinge bolts and raising
the leading edge just enough to poke the latch with a broom handle.
Then I bought the emergency bonnet release from Macy's Garage and of
course have never had a bit of trouble.

jim

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Jim Hassall
Blacksburg VA
'63 TR4 in autox preparation
99% finished, 90% to go

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