Front Hood Release T6

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Front Hood Release T6

#1 Post by Nathanan Chuengsamran » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi,
I'm restoring a 1963 T6 coupe in Thailand. A sample of any 356 is very rare here.
I'm working on positioning the front hood release cable. Can any one show me photos of where the release knob should be?
Thank you in advance.
 

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#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:42 pm

The release knob on a left hand drive 356 is just above the emergency brake bracket. Look for a tube. That tube runs along the left side of the trunk.
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#3 Post by Geoff Fleming » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:44 pm

If you are doing a lot of restoration work on your car, it would help to buy one of the books showing how everything fits and looks. Contact Dr. Bill Block at 'Block's Books' and I am sure he will have any number of informative items for you to choose from. It will save you a lot of time and grief, not to mention money, to have a good guide to help you along.

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#4 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:26 pm

It just happens to show in this picture of a parking brake handle.
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#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:15 pm

While your latches will be different from a C this link might also be helpful: viewtopic.php?t=45697 as there is a picture from the side and a measurement of the tube coming out of the firewall.
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#6 Post by Nathanan Chuengsamran » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:45 pm

Thanks for all your help.
 

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#7 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 pm

I'd also like to add that there should be an emergency hood release cord. It is attached to the hood latch lever and extends through two holes in the side of the battery box. If you Google the topic, there is an article written by Roy Lock (R.I.P) with pictures of the cord which was essentially German clothes line.

With this cord, if the hood release cable happens to break, you can unlatch the hood.

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#8 Post by DonCichocki » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 am

Mike, you sure about that on a T6? My '65 "C" has no such provision.

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#9 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:45 am

T6 B had it. C latch was different and if cable breaks it fails to open setting. If you ever have to attach a new cable on a C latch you will understand.
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#10 Post by Nathanan Chuengsamran » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Thanks again.
It's hard for me to figure out such small details as the car originally didn't have any floor. The lower part was completely rusted. But the body work is almost done now - after 4 years.
 

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#11 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Congrats on the progress!

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