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Old 04-17-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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Lockable Hood Pins?

Hey yall,
Well I have Sparco hood pins for my CF hood.
And was wondering if any of you have heard of lockable hood pins that use a "tumbler" style key, you know the round keys for soda machines, cash registers, etc....
Any input?
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:48 PM   #2
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There was a guy at the SJ DSM meet a few weeks ago with an rx-7 who had locks on his hood pins..looked pretty cool, but I don't know if they actually sell them like that. You could probablly find them at any odds and ends place or maybe a home depot just make sure they're really small...you don't want a huge master lock scratching up your nice hood
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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I have a couple buddies that have them, Im not sure who make them but I know one buddy hit the center median and they both broke off and his hood flew up and he hit a car trying to get across the freeway because he couldnt see anything.
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:53 PM   #4
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Could you find out either who made them or where he got them at?

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I have a couple buddies that have them, Im not sure who make them but I know one buddy hit the center median and they both broke off and his hood flew up and he hit a car trying to get across the freeway because he couldnt see anything.
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:58 PM   #5
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Ebay.com bro they have it there..personally i dont like them...I have the old style once they do the job just fine...
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:49 PM   #6
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I have seen the tumbler lock type hood pins at AutoZone. Can't say I would trust them much, don't appear to be very strong.

Good idea if anyone can come up with a good working product, though...
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:56 PM   #7
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Summit sells them, thats where I got mine. Most race tracks won't let you run with them though.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:14 PM   #8
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I have an NT, so running "at the track" isn't a big concern to me
I wonder if the autoX judges would care though.

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Summit sells them, thats where I got mine. Most race tracks won't let you run with them though.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:26 PM   #9
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I'm not sure of who makes them, but they can be found at Autozone, National Auto, Pep Boys, etc. A buddy of mine had them on his Mustang. They do look good but I too am unsure of how well they hold up.
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Old 04-20-2003, 01:53 PM   #10
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I have some non-locking ones from Autozone

I have a set of the non-locking super cheap proforms on my 86 Civic Si. For 6.99 they are great and i don't know about the locking ones hold down strength wise,but i know i have had mine all the way up to 122mph and they where holding the hood fine. Oh and before anybody ask, i really didn't want them, a lady backed into my civic and messed the front up and the hook latch was messed up so i had to get them,but they look ok to me
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:52 PM   #11
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They sell these things at Pep Boys, but they weigh as much as the stock hood.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:07 PM   #12
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There is a guy with one of those AWD Turbo Geo Storm looking things that autocrosses with them and they never say anything about it, my buddy got his from a local speed shop though, sorry I have been back here since my last post
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:43 PM   #13
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i had them and they did not work right..mr.gasket makes them..they would not sit right on top of the bolt because of the slope in the hood..id stick with your sparcos..
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