HARWOOD HOODS RUN AWAY

HA guys i just won't to say don't use harwood hood the gave me the old f off about a hood coming apart .just gave me a real bad feeling and i would like to tell everone don't buy there stuff because they will not stand behind it the hood is less than a year old here are the pics this happen the first pass of drag week busted my windshield had to drive the rest of the way in my truck

http://www.carjunkietv.com/forum/index.php?topic=6110.30


my car is the white bu with the delaminated hood
 

81Elky

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All of these horror stories is why I purchased hood pins for the front.... I just hope that's all it takes.
 

cherp22

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Apr 12, 2004
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Here is the pic for ya


and thanks for the headers... :mrgreen:
 

BadLatitude

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Jun 11, 2008
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I saw that happen to a bu that ran before me in line. THEN having only 4 hood pins I ran and my hood ripped down the center smashed windshield and the rear passenger pin hung on long enough to yank the passenger fender back and over the edge of the door. This was caused by tons of passes knowing the hood was inflating alot from wind. I now run 4 pins across the front of my car and still run a harwood. That delamination is rediculas and yours in the 2nd ive seen happen on a bolt on malibu hood with pins THIS YEAR.
 

SURESHOT

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Mar 29, 2008
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I like and run glasstek myself i think they are built better ,,,jmo
 

LS6 Tommy

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BadLatitude said:
I saw that happen to a bu that ran before me in line. THEN having only 4 hood pins I ran and my hood ripped down the center smashed windshield and the rear passenger pin hung on long enough to yank the passenger fender back and over the edge of the door. This was caused by tons of passes knowing the hood was inflating alot from wind. I now run 4 pins across the front of my car and still run a harwood. That delamination is rediculas and yours in the 2nd ive seen happen on a bolt on malibu hood with pins THIS YEAR.
I'm not busting your chops, but just out of curiosity, do you run the inner fenders?

Tommy
 

beachbum29

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Dec 20, 2004
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yeah.. that inner fender question is a good one.... i've got a harwood cowl on my bu, I think mine was one of the very first run of them as I got it back in winter of 1992. My only complaints are that it wasn't finished underneat which is not a big deal at all, and the front corners wing up at high speeds which has made me want to pin it, but still haven't decided.
 

JPF

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Apr 20, 2006
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Its an adhesion problem. Its the vacumn over the top of the hood pulling the top off, not a pressurized engine compartment lacking inner fenders. ;)
 

LS6 Tommy

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JPF said:
Its an adhesion problem. Its the vacumn over the top of the hood pulling the top off, not a pressurized engine compartment lacking inner fenders. ;)
That's basically what I was trying to say. The lack of inner fenders allows more positive pressure to build under the hood. It tries to equalize with the low pressure above the hood through the cowl scoop opening & lifts the top half of the hood off the bottom because the two halves aren't held together all that well. I'm going to hazard a guess that the cars that this happens to most often or not have no cowl to carb pan seal. Even if the lack of inner fenders makes no difference, (most pro stock racers run them) the lack of a carb pan seal makes a HUGE difference.


Tommy
 

10secBu

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May 21, 2003
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Hood pins on the front corners certainly would have helped.

But, the two layers de-laminating is a bad deal and Harwood should stand up and take care of the issue.
 

Jeff.Mc.KC

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Jun 11, 2006
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with the lower 1/2 still on it I dont see the problem with no front wheel wells, that was a bad deal for you Bro, that thing gets it !
 

bbaehr22x

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Mar 21, 2005
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I had that exact thing happen to me a couple years back. Mine cracked the windshield, pretty spiderwebbed the entire windshield. I have inner fenders in my car also. It was definitly a problem of not having hood pins. I actually recemented the hood back together and am still using it. Again, Harwood did nothing for me, just told me that I should have had hood pins. However, I had purchased the hood from Summit, and they told me that they would not replace it, but they would give me a new one for half price.
 

Jordan81

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it looks like air got underneath it and it just ripped off. how is the top part of the hood? if it is in ok shape it looks like it might be fixable
 
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