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Hood pin installation??


brant giere

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Does anyone have any photos of hood pins installed on a 944? I can't seem to find a place under the hood to affix the pins to....Every area that seems sturdy enough is fairly deep in the engine bay.

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I like a single pin in the place of the hood lock/release. you still get to keep the secondary latch and it's where the factory hood lock/release was. I don't have pictures but remove the stock "pin" and then drill a hole in the hood...

 

chuck

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I have seen hood pins in the front corners of the hood. I wanted to konw how these were mounted. Anyone with a description and/or some photos??

 

Thanks.

 

Dale

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Let me look through some pics tonite when I get home... I have some of the engine bay of a fully prepped 944 with hood pins from the 8 hours of the cascades race last summer.

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I've never felt hood pins were anything needed in our 944's, but..........I've seen people mount them from the inboard headlight mount uprights, where the shims are. I've also seen people mount brackets facing inboard from the fender channels. It might be worth it if you had all 4 corners pinned so that you could remove the hood.

Weight savings?

Racy look?

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I welded small pieces (~1.5" long) of thin rectangular steel on each side of the center panel support braces to mount the pin to. I didn't really see any better places to put the pins that didn't require more fabrication. Sorry I don't have any pictures handy.

 

I don't really think that the pins are neccesary for our cars but when my stock plastic hood release handle broke I figured it was just as easy and probably better in the long term to just switch to pins than replace it with another piece of brittle 20 year old plastic. The weight savings are negligible. If your stock bracket is in good working order I would just use it until it breaks, maybe it never will.

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This CGT has the pins mounted right next to the front edge of each fender. This may not be a viable option if you still have headlights though.

 

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I have removed the stock latch assembly and installed 2 hood pins in the front corner similar to the 924 pic that's posted. I made a small angle bracket to bolt through the inner fender lip(using existing mounting holes) and then fastened the pins to that mount. I looked a a bunch of 944's at a Road America PCA race when I was building my car and copied the 944 turbo cup car mount...

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Off topic, but here is a one of the original LeMans cars

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1980 Porsche 924 GT Le Mans Turbo - - one of only 3 made.

Chassis number 924-003. This is an incredibly rare Norbert Singer prepared 924 GT Le Mans Turbo. Three such factory cars were prepared for the 1980 Le Mans race, a 'German' car, a 'British' car, and an 'American' car. This is the American car, originally to be driven by Al Holbert and Peter Gregg, who was replaced by Derek Bell after Gregg was injured en route to Le Sarthe. The other two cars are still owned by the factory - this is the ONLY 1980 924 GT Le Mans Turbo in private ownership. After Le Mans where the car finished 13th overall, the car was delivered to Al Holbert, re-marqued in BF Goodrich livery until a concours restoration to original Le Mans livery in 1997.

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Can somebody tell me how to insert a picture in a reply? If so, I will show you how I added mine to the corners of my hood. Very simple and easy.

 

Hal:

 

Thanks for the offer to post a photo. When I have posted a photo, I have always put the photo on a web site where I can have an URL to it. Then, you insert the image tag by pressing the "Img" button on the Post a reply page before and after the URL to the image.

 

I don't know if the NASA Forum supports direct uploading of photos. Anyone know??

 

Thanks again.

 

Dale

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