If the hinges are loose, get new ones or drill out the pins and replace them with bolts with nylok nuts. See the Details link of my homepage (below) for more info on this.
The installed height of the hood bayonets is 1.42 inches to the lower spring retainer.
Align the catch assembly by loosening the three fasteners that hold each one to the body.
Make sure that the cable between the latches alows them both to return "home"
Grease/oil them as necessary. Pictures are on F228 and F229 of the Assembly Manual. The Chassis service manual is vague about these latches.
Excellent advise.I am just fine tuning my hood adjustment.I am assuming that I set the height first with my rubber snubbers on my hood latch's first and then go for the realise? or do I do the relise first and then bring the snubbers up to to get the height and avoid rattles ?
I have been spending alot of time on body lines and fit and finish lately Also the details more and feel I am rasing the quaility of my car.I know this is what I admire when I am looking at an old car.