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    Hood release cable

    Hi All,.
    Any body know the cable length needed ( inches or cm) to put another hood release on the right hand side.
    many thanks Phil

    #2
    Hi Phil, Use a complete one from a Mk2 R/h drive saloon or estate. If you get one from a wrecker you should be able to get the interior bracket also.
    Cheers Ian A

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      #3
      it is one long cable that goes through both cover catches.

      a second cable goes to the plunger release,

      I used a generic bike cable from halfords. if you have the cover up it is fairly easy to measure
      Stags and Range Rover Classics - I must be a loony

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        #4
        Where did you get the extra Fittings needed to attach the cable?

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          #5
          Photos in the Media section of my profile. The bolts are cheese head stainless 6mm bolts with a suitable hole drilled through the shank. Drilling the hole in the moveable arm of the catch can be difficult as it is case hardened. I used a Dremel to grind through the surface prior to drilling.

          https://www.socforum.com/forum/member/7-djt/media

          The cable came from another Triumph, but plenty of other BL cars of the period used the same cable and release handle. Get a mounting bracket from a Stag or saloon; the mounting holes are already in the underside of the dash panel on both sides.
          Last edited by DJT; 12th September 2019, 08:36.
          Dave
          1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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            #6
            Excellent thx

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              #7
              Another way to skin the cat - no drilling required

              Bonnet Release LoRes.jpg

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                #8
                range rover cable on order from ebay for 6 quid, bit of ally angle for the bracket, fittings for the catch in hand.
                pictures to follow

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by StagJonno View Post
                  Another way to skin the cat - no drilling required

                  Bonnet Release LoRes.jpg
                  That is a good idea, thx

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                    #10
                    How very confusing! I looked at this thread thinking someone wanted to put a soft top release on the RHS, only to find that they wanted a bonnet release on the RHS!
                    Mabel is a white 1972 Mk1, TV8, ZF 4HP-22 auto,
                    2016 RBRR finisher. 400 mile C2C 21/22 April 2018!

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                      #11
                      Sorry for the confusion. Not sure it is possible to change the title of a post once created.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SwissSteve View Post
                        Sorry for the confusion. Not sure it is possible to change the title of a post once created.
                        Just change your name to "AmericanSteve" - problem solved
                        So many cars, so little time!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mole42 View Post
                          How very confusing! I looked at this thread thinking someone wanted to put a soft top release on the RHS, only to find that they wanted a bonnet release on the RHS!
                          Glad someone else was also confused in the same direction ! I had to double check on Phil S location to confirm what side of the big pond ,,, .. Hoods, Trunks, Motors, Wrenches...Americanisms - Phah !!

                          Apologies for hi-jacking thread - Don't get me started on pronunciations either. I regularly watch car related TV shows based in America like Speed is the New Black or Iron Resurrections. One scene involved some metal work to the front skirt / valance panel .. I thought he was talking about a colleague - Pronounced Val Lance
                          Last edited by ramjam2005; 13th September 2019, 11:03.

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