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Old 12-18-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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I'm sure many of us work hard trying to eliminate the unnecessary noises in our Model A's. Any car is more pleasurable to drive when it doesn't squeak and rattle. There has been an annoying sound in my Victoria which I think I have traced to the hood hooks. The noise has gone away when I dripped some 600W in the top of the hood hook but it comes back after 10-20 miles. Has anyone used some other lubricant to silence this squeak? Ed
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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I put a plastic cap on the latch part. I think they were from wire shelving.
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Old 12-18-2020, 02:31 PM   #3
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I used 3/4" pieces of vacuum hose. Nice and quite and paint is not marred. Think I got that idea from someone else on this site.
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Old 12-18-2020, 03:11 PM   #4
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Mac’s and Snyder’s sell small rubber tips to slide over the hook ends. Stops rattles and paint damage.
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Old 12-18-2020, 04:36 PM   #5
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Old 12-18-2020, 05:09 PM   #6
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They make them or at least still list them;
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/S...hood%20bumpers
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Old 12-18-2020, 05:45 PM   #7
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Old 12-18-2020, 06:07 PM   #8
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Those are the same ones I listed in post #5.
Just different part numbers
and the ones I spoke of in post 4!
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Macís and Snyderís sell small rubber tips to slide over the hook ends. Stops rattles and paint damage.

Thanks for the post. This is the first time Iíve heard of such a product. This seems a bit different from the earlier posted links.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword


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Thanks for the post. This is the first time Iíve heard of such a product. This seems a bit different from the earlier posted links.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword


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My experience with those id they last about a minute untill they slit and fall off.
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My experience with those id they last about a minute untill they slit and fall off.

Bummer. :-(


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I posted a link to the bumpers that mount on the hood in reply to the post talking about them not being available in post 5 that have been edited.

Re the hood hold down; make them out of black vacuum line tubing. Sure the end would not be closed but would do the job.
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I use a short piece of appropriate diameter PVC tubing, Durable and works well.
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I dipped the handles in black Plasti-Dip. Should have dipped the whole end!
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:47 AM   #15
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My experience with those id they last about a minute untill they slit and fall off.
My experience is totally different. Iíve had a set on 3 Aís for over 4 years with no problems.
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:43 AM   #16
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if you look at original hood hooks, they had a well-formed little finger that fit nicely into the hood latch. unless more recent repros have changed, repros I have merely have like a small rolled tube in lieu thereof. my repros don't fit as precisely as originals.
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There has been an annoying sound in my Victoria which I think I have traced to the hood hooks.
What kind of noise? Rattle? Squeek? Or?
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Heat shrink tubing shrunk to fit works good also. Durable and Easy....
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I thought we were talking about these:

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