Chevrolet Nova/ChevyII 1962-1979

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Using a scratch awl, scribe the hinge onto the hood. If equipped with a hood light, disconnect the electrical connector.
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  3. Using an assistant to support the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts. Remove the hood.
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  5. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Check the hood alignment with the hood latch.
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ALIGNMENT





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the hood, first matchmark the position of the hinges on the hood



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Fig. Fig. 2 Unfasten the retaining bolts and remove the hood with the help of an assistant



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Fig. Fig. 3 Loosen the hinge bolts to permit fore, aft and horizontal adjustments



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Fig. Fig. 4 The hood is adjusted vertically by the stop screws at the front and/or rear



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Fig. Fig. 5 The hood pin can be adjusted for proper lock engagement



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Fig. Fig. 6 The height of the hood at the rear is adjusted by loosening the bolts that attach the hinge to the body and moving the hood up or down



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Fig. Fig. 7 The base of the hood lock can also be repositioned slightly to give more positive lock engagement

When aligning the hood and the latch, align the hood (first), then the latch (second).

Hood

The hood hinge-to-body mount is slotted to provide forward and rearward movement. Adjust the hood so that it is flush with the body sheet metal.

  1. Using a scratch awl, scribe the hinge outline onto the hood.
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  3. Loosen the appropriate screws and shift the hood into proper alignment with the vehicles sheet metal.
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CAUTION
Make sure that the rear of the hood is properly positioned at the cowl seal; proper sealing will restrict fumes from the engine compartment from being pulled through the cowl vent.

  1. After adjustment, tighten the appropriate screws.
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Latch

The hood latch assembly is mounted on a plate with elongated holes, which allow vertical adjustment.

Striker

The striker, on the hood, adjusts laterally to align with the hood latch assembly.

 
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