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Hood hinges and springs
« on: April 30, 2009, 03:25:05 AM »
I purchased new hinges and springs from GM parts direct a couple years ago and specificly ordered SS springs. I've got the body back together with the new parts . After opening the hood fully it falls back down 3-4'' and I haven't installed the insulation or the louvers yet. The springs have 28 coils which i believe is correct for the SS hood. I don't think it's the norm, shouldn't the hood stay open fully? thanks Paul


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Re: Hood hinges and springs
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 01:38:44 PM »
Paul - The 28 coil springs are correct for SS.  Yes, the hood should stay open.  Soemthing's definitely wrong, but I don't know what.  Here's some more info about the springs:
Schodack, NY

'68 SS/RS 350, M21, 3:73, Rallye Green, Black Deluxe Interior