will be installing new hood hinges on the Bonneville this week, any helpful ideas/tricks removing /installing springs ect. will be removing hood for this project to replace missing welded nut! jb weld or something simular! nut-sert! thanks ahead of time for any help mike
spring trick using Quick Link Steel Chain Connector with fan belt was a piece of cake!! hood lined up great!! back to S&S's and burnin' rubber!!! LOL OPG sent spring for '64 b body but look like GTO spring which are smaller dia. and smaller dia. spring material!!! my old spring are much heavier duty and will clean up paint and install soon!! the light duty ones will not keep hood from dropping fast once i pull to close from full open position!!! not good!!! no more OPG orders!!!
removed wimpy gto springs and reinstalled original springs hood stays up now!!! thanks OPG !!! old spring are 1/8" larger dia. and 2" longer! round stock use for spring is much heavier gauge also !! hope this info helps the B-BODY people here!!
First time with Drag Radials. Made 3 passes, but in typical fashion, I pretty much blew the first one. the second was my only "good" run. the third, the timing system was jacked up in the lane I was in and didn't clock my 1/4 e.t. or mph. just up to the 1/8th.
None the less, a new best E.T. of 12.72, and my first ever .0xx reaction time!! Pulled off a .024 R/T also was pleased with the car's 60' on the 2nd pass, 1.81!