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« on: March 28, 2009, 01:44:53 PM »

The engine is in and running good.
Putting the hood back on is another story. While trying to align the hood, one of the torsion bars snapped out of place. After an hour of trying various tools to get it back in place and giving myself a nice ding on the chin when the crowbar went flying,  I decided to stop and ask the experts. Has anyone had the distinct pleasure of putting the torsion bars on?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 12:36:04 PM »

Now I have to look at one for an idea.  The trunks are easier
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 01:26:48 PM »

You can see them in the pics. 
 
 

New engine.
 
 
 
 

As it should be.
 

 
The roller has to go back in the hinge.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 02:47:55 PM »

I use a come along hooked to the door handle on one side and around the torsion bar on the other. You just got to cushion the come along cable with cardboard or carpet or something to protect the paint.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 03:12:10 PM »

Ding
 
It's been a while.
 
I am pretty sure you have to remove the apposing fender to do this.  I'm going to see if I can find my 67 Body Manual
 
This is where the other end of the T Bar rests in the cowel
 

 
I'll see if I can find the proceedure for you and post it
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 03:34:32 PM »





 
I have an idea
 
I remember those hinges flop around pretty good when the hood is not connected.
 
Remove the Hinge from the hood while the hood is supported.  Rest the hood on the cowel and manipulate it on to the wheel.
 
Make sure that wheel isn't jammed up.  That's usually the cause of them jumping out
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 03:39:52 PM »

I never take off the fender. ( I'm too lazy). The bar just lays against the cowl. It just sits there untill you put the other end back in the groove.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 04:20:12 PM »

Hey steve, thanks for the info. Is there a 2nd page with that? The page ends before it tells you how to re-engage the torsion bar. 
 
I think I'll give Chris' idea a try before removing the cowl. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 06:33:42 PM »

Yep  I bad. . .   Momma called me away to take care of here burns and I forgot to post part 2.
 
I was just saying take the hinge bolts off the hood and that gives you freedom to move the hinge around and get it on the bar again.  That way the hinge is able to move around on that pivot.
 
Here ya go!
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 07:31:28 AM »

Thanks for the idea Chris. I used a ratchet tie down and it went right into place.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009, 07:33:33 AM »

Quote from: 67Newport
Thanks for the idea Chris. I used a ratchet tie down and it went right into place.
Cool! Glad it worked out for you.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009, 01:12:48 PM »

I'll have to try that if I ever loose one of those. Good Job Chris. . .   
 
So you use a ratched and a fire hydrant to fix the buses?     
 
Heck I used to use a phone pole.  If the come along didn't handle a bet fender, I'd pull it with the car on the pole.  I often wondered what that loud crack was one time. . . 
 
I have got to get me one of those
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