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which belt?? Hood removal??

Postby h-bot » Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:51 am

From: cv2037_REMOVE_171289_THIS_@yahoo.com

Regarding hood removal. My hinges are welded to the hood. Is this
normal? If so, what is the procedure for removing the hood?

Wendell




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which belt?? Hood removal??

Postby h-bot » Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:24 am

From: doctorduke_REMOVE_775168_THIS_@yahoo.com

Remove the C-clips from the pins, then use a small demolition bar or
other lever covered with duct tape to spread the LH hinge until the
pin is free. Then slide the hood to the right to dislodge the other
pin.

It's a good idea to place a fender cover on the grill panel overlaping
into the engine compartment to protect the finish.

Of course, this is a two man job. You need a helper to hold the
hood on the RH side while you pry the LH hinge pin out, and then to
assist lifting the hood off. The toughest part is probably removing
the C-clips. A good mirror and flashlight helps. After you've done
this job a couple of times it only takes a couple of minutes.

BTW, this is the way the hoods were installed in production - two guys
and a pry bar. It's actually quicker than having to deal with bolts
and shims.

Duke




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which belt?? Hood removal??

Postby h-bot » Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:50 am

From: cv2037_REMOVE_586669_THIS_@yahoo.com

Duke, Thanks for the input. When I pull the timing belt covers it
will be nice to have the hood off. I'm still looking for the ignition
timing pointer. I received my copy of the engine assembly guide and
page 14 shows the piece that is either missing or broken (lower
cover).

Anyway, thanks.

Havin fun in Salt Lake City...

Wendell




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which belt?? Hood removal??

Postby h-bot » Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:27 am

From: doctorduke_REMOVE_432123_THIS_@yahoo.com

If the timing tab is missing, you can determine TDC within a couple of
degrees by dropping a thin wooden dowel down the spark plug hole.
Something as common as a soda straw might work too. Then just bump it
back and forth by pushing the car in fourth gear until you are as
close to the high point as you can get.

Duke




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