[Healeys] Hood release

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Sat Jun 3 20:21:52 MDT 2017

I have read about this problem several occasions and shudder to think what
I would have to do if it happened on my 100.  The release mechanism is on
centerline directly behind the valve cover and above the bell housing and
it would not be accessible from below as it is on a 6-cylinder car.

Has any 100 owner ever had to deal with this issue and if so what is the

Best--Michael Oritt

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:16 PM, Jean Caron <
vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Fred,
> You will have to get under the front of the car with a light and a long
> flat screwdriver and take a good look where the pin is located, then
> release it with the screwdriver by moving it slightly one way or the other.
> Then you will have to readjust the pin and or the bonnet lock support. Time
> consuming unless you hit it right the first time, pay attention which way
> you move things and then you can figure out quicker which way you have to
> move it if still not satisfactory after a couple attempts.
> Jean
> *From:* Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Fred Wescoe
> <fredwescoe at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* June 3, 2017 10:35 PM
> *To:* healeys
> *Subject:* [Healeys] Hood release
> My hood/bonnet release is not releasing the hood/bonnet.  I pull the
> release handle on my BJ8 but nothing.  The release handle moves smoothly
> and returns to the normal position when released.
> Any suggestions/ideas of how to get the hood open?
> Thanks,
> Fred
> 66BJ8
> 63BJ7 deceased
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