1957 Hood release stiff

Joined
Oct 9, 2021
Thunderbird Year
1957
My release cable is also pretty hard to pull. It has a lot of tension. In my case, the issue isn’t with the hood pins or latches: it’s the release cable itself. That is, even with the hood already open and raised, it still takes a great deal of force to pull the release cable. So adjusting the hood pins and/or latches wouldn’t help in my case. And it doesn’t feel liked the cable is “gritty”; it feels quite smooth through the entire throw. It just has a lot of tension.

I may be missing something, but I don’t see a response in the replies thus far regarding this issue, so: any tips on how to relieve some of the tension in the release cable itself?

Thanks!
 
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Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
My release cable is also pretty hard to pull. It has a lot of tension. In my case, the issue isn’t with the hood pins or latches: it’s the release cable itself. That is, even with the hood already open and raised, it still takes a great deal of force to pull the release cable. So adjusting the hood pins and/or latches wouldn’t help in my case. And it doesn’t feel liked the cable is “gritty”; it feels quite smooth through the entire throw. It just has a lot of tension.

I may be missing something, but I don’t see a response in the replies thus far regarding this issue, so: any tips on how to relieve some of the tension in the release cable itself?

Thanks!
Yes, I sprayed the heck out of my cable with PB Blaster from both ends. It's a penetrating and rust relief lubricant. I also sprayed down all my vent control cables and it did wonders for mt E brake cable which was also acting the way your hood release cable was. Worked wonders
 
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