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    Just before winter, I was reading a post on the Facebook 6-Pack page about the hood rod normally closing without any assistance, just by pulling up the hood. Mine is not.....Anything I should do to make it work? Thanks...
    Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

  • #2
    Hum.....! Nobody having this problem?
    Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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    • #3
      Quebec,

      My hood does not release with a simple lift either. I have to manually guide the rod out of the groove then lower the hood. This might be a safety feature to prevent an accidental bump from dropping an unattended hood? The boot lid works this way of course. Is there any chance you misread or misunderstood that FB post?

      David

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      • #4
        Yeah, I don't see how the rod is gong to pop out of the rest without pulling it. If it did, it wouldn't drop down and lock by itself which what you want.
        I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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        • #5
          Robert, I do recall seeing a video a few years back of Bruce McWilliams presenting the then new TR250 and in it closing the hood from the driver’s side by simply lifting it and lowering it. Having said that I’ve looked at the mechanism and have no idea how it could have been done.

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          • #6
            This rumor seems to come up from time to time but over five years I've never seen a post from someone who has actually done it. It seems to me any spring mechanism that would dislodge it on lift-up would similarly prevent it from dropping down and engaging the slot when originally opened.

            As to it being done on a new TR250, if the car is right-hand drive, then yes, it could be lowered from the "driver's side". That is if any right-hand drive 250s were made.
            Last edited by bartman; 07-13-2018, 12:09 PM.
            1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
            Carbs by Poolboy
            Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
            Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
            Distributor by British Vacuum

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            • #7
              TR6quebec I know this isn't exactly what you are asking...but this is what I am planning to do as an upcoming project. Gas struts.

              I'll probably remove the stay-rod entirely.


              Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559
              10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood

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              • #8
                Originally posted by A Brit in Bama View Post
                TR6quebec I know this isn't exactly what you are asking...but this is what I am planning to do as an upcoming project. Gas struts.

                I'll probably remove the stay-rod entirely.

                Keith, that's something I am looking for several years.......I would be very interested in that kind of things.......But thinking about Fid's fire and he suggesting removing the safety latch, that would made gaz struts a little more dangerous without the safety......

                You have more details about struts? Someone you know? Working well?

                About the FB posting, I will try to find it......and from whom....! He was very convincing that his rod was doing the auto thing......
                Last edited by TR6quebec; 07-13-2018, 10:55 PM.
                Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                • IGDBOSS
                  IGDBOSS commented
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                  As the British would say "brilliant".

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                Just find the link of the video I saw on FB and Richard Seaton said his was doing it....Look at 2,23
                Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                • IGDBOSS
                  IGDBOSS commented
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                  How coooool that would be.

              • #10
                Oh, yes...the "Blokiest Bloke's Car" video from several years ago. I guess there's still a question as to whether someone off-camera helped lift up the stay-rod when the guy started to close the bonnet.

                You can find another discussion of this topic that started in Feb. 2013 at:
                http://www.6-pack.org/vb5/the-6-pack...-hood-prop-rod .

                Warren
                1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
                2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
                Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
                Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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                • #11
                  Gee, mixed opinion on that one........Some says it's with the assistance of a hidden hand, some other says it's working perfectly on theirs.....Who to believe.....!
                  Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                  • #12
                    The more I look at it, tried it, no way this rod will close by itself......I think I will try to go with the gas struts as per one German guy took pictures of
                    Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                    • #13
                      Just not sure where those struts are bolted at bottom.........See a kind of bracket, on a tube......just below.....but not sure if it was added or is existing!

                      Will check next weekend....
                      Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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