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Technical Hood alignment - is that the right gap?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Coupe_of_Frankfurt, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Hi all, I was wondering if this gap is normal? It is an all original straight cowl and hood, just the hinge bracket is aftermarket.[​IMG]

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  2. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,454


    Looks to me like the hood has to move up and closer.
    We set my ‘32 up with about 3mm gap.
    Perhaps a photo with tape measure ?
    Bttt for others to comment on.
  3. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,498

    from washington

    Lowering the radiator shell slightly would close the gap on the bottom.
  4. Thanks clem, I just learned that there are various hinge retainers.

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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,379


    The original stainless cowl band may take up a bit of room too.
  6. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 1,972


    If that is a 28-29, its wrong. Your hood should go all the way to the upper lip of the cowl. If its a 30-31, someone else will have to chime in. I cannot give any guidance about how its supposed to go with the chrome cowl lacing.

    Here is my hood gap on my 1928 Model A, and a crummy picture of the hood hinge bracket. The white stuff is a piece of foam used as a hood lace (hard to tell what is what from poor quality of the picture).

    1928 Ford Sedan Engine.JPG 1928 Model A 2.JPG
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  7. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,958


    the bumps say 1930

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