Is there anyone in central Massachusetts with a 1964 Cadillac willing to let me look at your hood release?  I'm still trying to figure out how to adjust mine.  Thanks  Jim

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The lower grill is adjusted so you can put your fingers up through the gap between the lower and middle grill. The lower grill is positioned behind the upper grill.

The lever is just behind the gap.   I thought I had a picture, but I can not find it.

I posted pictures on the main dashboard of the latches location 

hope that helps 


Thank you for the photos.  I need to take precise measurements so I can adjust my grill.

I gave up on the awkward hood release and since mine is not a points car, had someone add a normal hood pull knob under the left side of the dash, just like a normal car. Available at any parts store. Works like a charm. Pull, clunk, done.

BTW, I also got tired of hard starts and added a manual choke, like cars should have, made a huge difference.

Thanks John,  something to consider...

I do like your manual choke idea a lot
That really is the only way ---you can be perfectly sure your choke is doing what it should always be doing

The stock heat controlled choke has never worked for me and the Edelbrock electric choke is better but really not perfect under all temp changes from my own experience

I pull the air cleaner off and set my choke by hand when ever i start my 64 converible primimg the front of the carb
I do get a instant fire up every time with the least amount of stress on the starter and battery ( important )
Only using my car sometimes i will trickle charge the battery for a while before a start up

TIP: if you let the car run for a half hour --Every time you start the car you will be doing a great thing for your muffler systems longevity
That gets all the water condensation out of the engine and exhaust system from sitting
My exhaust system has been solid for over 35 years when last checked


Agree with all of that if running the car for half an hour includes driving it!

I had an electric choke, useless. Mine at least had zero temperature sensing. They just imagine a temperature and go with it. Choke-wise, my way works well too: three gas pedal pumps, pull the choke while the pedal is depressed to set fast idle, start. If it stumbles a bit, more pedal presses.



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