[Healeys] Hood sticks closed

Bruce Steele healeybruce at roadrunner.com
Mon Dec 30 09:49:32 MST 2019

I had the same issue the first time I reinstalled the hood.  Getting the latch aligned can take a lot of trial and error.  I have tried the masking tape trick, and it was somewhat helpful.  Spread a little grease on the shroud to leave a ring on the masking tape.  The whole striker receiving assembly also is adjustable; the mounting holes are larger than the bolts allowing adjustment in all directions.  I found that loosening the mountings on both the striker and receiver slightly and tapping with a small mallet finally resulted in good fit and function.


Bruce Steele

Brea, CA

1960 BN7


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Michael Salter
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:45 PM
To: Robert Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com>
Cc: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Hood sticks closed


Hi Bob,

I have had the same problem and eventually discovered that the shroud of the peg (arrowed) was tipping sideways ad partially entering the "jaws".

The solution was to carefully center the pin to the hole in the catch. 

I found that covering the catch hole with masking tape and pressing down gently helped to determine which way to move the peg.





On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 5:31 PM Robert Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com <mailto:rfbegani at gmail.com> > wrote:

After the engine was rebuilt, I installed the hood very carefully and have adjusted it several times. However, the hood poops up only partially so the locking jaws come back to hold it down. The only way to get it to open completely is to have someone pull the release and hold it so I can raise the hood out of the jaws. Yes, the jaws are well greased as tis the pin.  Ideas?


Bob Begani

BJ8 67

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