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Hood Latch Cable

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Post by Tony C Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:26 pm

Does anyone know what cable I need for the hood latch on my Saxon Austin Healey replica? Thnx, Tony

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Post by Hotrod Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:32 pm

I believe that this is the one I'm using.  It's a little high, but the quality is good.  You won't need all the stuff that comes in the kit, at least I didn't.  You may need to make a bracket of some kind to mount the handle on.

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If you don't want to go that way, you could check out your local U-Pull-It salvage yard.  Just about all modern cars and trucks use some kind of pull cable and nearly all of them will be longer than you need.  Can't help you with a make, model or year.

If you look at the pictures of the Lokar part, you will see that they use a small sleeve with a set screw for a cable end. This operates the hood latch and works well since there shouldn't be a lot of load on it. A salvage yard cable could be shortened and use a similar sleeve.
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Post by AHSebring64 Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:16 pm

Just about any cable can be made to work. The cable should be about 6 1/2 feet long. Check out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] they have a round knob and a T-handle that would be easy to mount (plus the round knob has a "B" for "Bonnet" instead of "Hood", very 'British').
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Post by Egordon1475 Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:58 am

I fashioned a setup using a bicycle cable maybe $20. I don’t remember wha I used to fabricate the lever, it works fine, but does not look as nice as the lockar piece and took a few adjustments and some time to get it to work.

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