#1  
Old 10-12-2021, 11:29 PM
grd777 grd777 is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto canada
Posts: 765
Default trouble with my formula hood

i have a 72 formula , i need to adjust my hood latch or something else , it seems that when i close the hood i have really slam it to shut it also just hits my rad shroud . any help at were i should start to fix this

  #2  
Old 10-13-2021, 06:19 AM
Judge273's Avatar
Judge273 Judge273 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,458
Default

Is anything going good on this car?

__________________
Mike/Illinois
  #3  
Old 10-13-2021, 06:26 AM
grd777 grd777 is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto canada
Posts: 765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge273 View Post
Is anything going good on this car?
YES ?

  #4  
Old 10-13-2021, 07:45 AM
Judge273's Avatar
Judge273 Judge273 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,458
Default

I only ask because of the many many threads with issues and never a picture of the car?

__________________
Mike/Illinois
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Judge273 For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 10-13-2021, 08:50 AM
RicksGTO's Avatar
RicksGTO RicksGTO is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Colleyville, Texas
Posts: 3,426
Default

Might post a close up pic of the underside of the hoods metal receiver "box" opening that the latch goes into and engages with. Not saying that is causing all your problem but that's a common source of issues on having trouble with the hood closing along with the latch alignment.

__________________
'72 Formula 455HO TH400, Revere Silver, black deluxe
'74 Trans Am SD 4 speed, Admiralty Blue, blue deluxe
  #6  
Old 10-13-2021, 09:35 AM
78w72 78w72 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: iowa
Posts: 3,342
Default

sounds like an adjustment issue with the hood or the core support or possibly the latch. the latch has quite a bit of movement & small adjustments will change how it engages the hood. i realize thats pretty general but i think playing with adjustments of one or all of those things will help make it close right. the hood should close very smoothly, i can lower the hood on my 72 until it just touches the latch & then gently push it down by hand & hear the clicks of the latch.

& i gotta ask again, do you have the service or body manuals for the car? & yes, please post some pics of these issues so we can see whats going on.

  #7  
Old 10-13-2021, 11:52 AM
Formulabruce's Avatar
Formulabruce Formulabruce is online now
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: North East of AMES PERFORMANCE, in the "SHIRE"
Posts: 8,198
Default

How does the back of hood fit? This very much affects the
Front.
Lots of questions a few good pics could answer.

__________________
"Give me a Bottle of Anything, and a Glazed Doughnut, To GO !
  #8  
Old 10-13-2021, 12:05 PM
lfdsteve lfdsteve is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 889
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge273 View Post
I only ask because of the many many threads with issues and never a picture of the car?
Be sure to let us all know the appropriate number of posts for tech problems per car in the tech section please. I would hate to get cross with you…
Thanks!

__________________
462 Yc Block, zero deck
Probe forged pistons 6cc relief, Scatt Hbeam rods floating pins aprox. 10.21 CR
Comp Hyd-roller cam,roller lifters,springs ect.
236 244@ .050 108 LSA .511 lift, duration 289,297 @.oo6
Edelbrock Aluminum 87cc round port heads Larger valves ,ported polished and cut
Powerjection3,T2 manifold, Try-y’s
Flowcooler water pump.
71 formula with TKO600,hydraulic clutch 3.42 posi and 26 inch tire.
17x9 YO Honeycombs with Nitto 555's
  #9  
Old 10-13-2021, 03:54 PM
Judge273's Avatar
Judge273 Judge273 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,458
Default

Take a count and see…

__________________
Mike/Illinois
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Judge273 For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 10-13-2021, 04:26 PM
grd777 grd777 is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto canada
Posts: 765
Default

i should be able to work it out on my own . I have done many many cars mostly mustangs , cant be that hard
thanks

  #11  
Old 10-13-2021, 08:19 PM
grd777 grd777 is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto canada
Posts: 765
Default

got it all worked out , no big deal

  #12  
Old 10-13-2021, 08:24 PM
grd777 grd777 is offline
Chief Ponti-yacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto canada
Posts: 765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 78w72 View Post
sounds like an adjustment issue with the hood or the core support or possibly the latch. the latch has quite a bit of movement & small adjustments will change how it engages the hood. i realize thats pretty general but i think playing with adjustments of one or all of those things will help make it close right. the hood should close very smoothly, i can lower the hood on my 72 until it just touches the latch & then gently push it down by hand & hear the clicks of the latch.

& i gotta ask again, do you have the service or body manuals for the car? & yes, please post some pics of these issues so we can see whats going on.
you keep mentioning about the manuals, purchased them all . My experiences with manuals is that they are good when the cars are new. As far as adjustments goes , THEY ARE useless when a car is 40-50 years old and has twisted and sagged over the years

thanks for your reply

  #13  
Old 10-13-2021, 08:51 PM
78w72 78w72 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: iowa
Posts: 3,342
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grd777 View Post
you keep mentioning about the manuals, purchased them all . My experiences with manuals is that they are good when the cars are new. As far as adjustments goes , THEY ARE useless when a car is 40-50 years old and has twisted and sagged over the years

thanks for your reply
only mention it because a lot of things asked are easy to find in service manuals so i never knew for sure if you had them. for repairs & service the age of the car doesnt really matter. yes they can sag over the years but the basic adjustment & assembly procedures still apply.

glad to hear you figured it out, nothing wrong with asking for help, ive done it quite a bit myself over the years on some things, but vague questions with no pics to help show the issue makes it difficult for others to provide help.

care to mention what it was that solved the issue??

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 PM.

 

About Us

The PY Online Forums is the largest online gathering of Pontiac enthusiasts anywhere in the world. Founded in 1991, it was also the first online forum for people to gather and talk about their Pontiacs. Since then, it has become the mecca of Pontiac technical data and knowledge that no other place can surpass.

 

Cold Case Radiators

Cold Case Radiators is a Max Performance company that produces high end aluminum performance radiators at a price point that won't break the bank. Polished and stamped tanks. 2 rows of 1" tubes. Lifetime Warranty.

GTOG8TA.com

GTOG8TA.com is a Max Performance company that manufacturers parts for the 04-06 GTO, 08-09 G8, and 93-02 Firebird/Trans Am platforms.

Copyright © 2017