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In Reply to: RE: very nice posted by user510 on April 11, 2017 at 13:55:08
The last car I had that had a rod to hold up the bonnet was my 73 240-Z.
They still use them. My 2014 Honda CRV has a rod that holds the hood up!
Has a rod that holds the hood up. Its been a long time since I've been under the hood, so I do not recall.
That is also what its like to own a newer car Steve. My Z (her name is "Sophia") has served we well over the past 11+ years. It's pretty dammed fast (0-60mph in 5.2 secs, top speed 158 mph) and reliable.
I am faced with the prospect of either holding on to her or getting another car payment. She needs a few things to make her like new again but she now has 116K miles on the odometer. I don't like unreliable things. I have the habit of getting rid of them as soon as they cause me problems.
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...in British Racing Green. I bought that car used a few years out of high school, after wrecking my Datsun 510. ;-)
and those struts never worked. The hood would slowly but inevitably fall (on the back of your head, if you didn't pay attention).
1971 510 Datsun
It used to have a straight bumper, until I was rear-ended a few years back on hwy 99 Everett one rainy afternoon.
The other car that uses a rod to hold up the "bonnet" is a 1960 Morris Mini. Sorry, all my photos of that are on film. I'll remedy that when I get it back on the road sometime this year.
I guess you're right. I've had a few American cars that did not use a rod to prop up the hood. They have a built-in latch mechanism. Btw, what are modern cars like? I've never owned one. :)
Cool!! The first car that I ever bought after saving up was a 1970 Datsun 510. This was around 1977. I wrecked it a couple years later then bought a used 71 Datsun 240Z.
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