• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)

TR6 TR6 Hood Release Cable


Senior Member
Country flag

I need a recommendation on how to upgrade my hood release cable. With the stock/original design (handle for the hood release cable positioned in the upper area of the drivers side footwell side wall), i have had to replace the cable 3 times. Even when brand new, the cable seems like it binds, and has never seemed to have a good feel.

Luckily I had installed the emergency release pull that mounts under the passenger side dash area. It is what have been using since the summer, but doesnt seem like a strong enough design to be the primary mechanism.

A while back I saw some posts about a modification to mount the cable along the passenger footwell side wall. The designs looked like upgrades, with an improved handle and the routing of the cable was much shorter. it was also hidden nicely.

I was wondering if there is a kit for sale to accomplish this. Presumably, I would still keep the back up mechanism.

Any recommendations or photos really appreciated. Not worried about originality, as I never really like the routing of the stock cables.

Thank you


Jedi Trainee
Country flag
I have the same problem with the hood release cable. Got tired of fussing with it, now I just use the use the emergence release exclusively. Works much better.


Country flag
Available from a variety of sources, including Moss https://mossmotors.com/emergency-hood-release-kit so simple you could fabricate yourself, but so cheap why bother. Most who install say they end up using it as the default hood release, not just for emergecies. You need to drill a small hole in your bodywork under the hood. It is a straight line down, nothing to bind or go wrong.


Country flag
Me too. I wish they made one for the Alfa. It also has a cable for the trunk and gas cap. Not good if one breaks - and this car is now 27 years old.


Jedi Knight
Country flag
The TR4 has the hood release cable on the passenger side as the stock location. I like the extra release from Macy which is solid metal and not cable.


Country flag
Just wondering. Where is the stock cable on the right hand drive cars? If it's on the right side, why didn't they just leave it there instead of crossing it over to the left side on the TR6? That's where it was on my daughter's Mini.

Mike K

Freshman Member
I purchased a new hood release cable from Moss, and the emergency cable. I am cutting off the original casing to make it shorter, and plan to mount it through the firewall on the passenger side - and run the new emergency cable through it as it is the same cable in the full cable part handle. Happy to forward a diagram and pictures and let you know how it comes out.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
G TR6 Hood Release on TR6 Triumph 24
B TR6 "New" TR6 Hood Release Cable Won't Open Triumph 7
S TR6 Position of the buffer wedges under the hood [ bonnet] on a 74 TR6 Triumph 2
ScottTR6 TR6 TR6 hood alignment Triumph 6
S TR6 Hood insulation for 1972 TR6 Triumph 3
hondo402000 TR6 TR6 Hood Respray Triumph 30
BobbyD TR6 TR6 Hood/Bonnet Install Triumph 2
jjbunn TR6 TR6 Front Hood Seal Triumph 6
blacksummerrain TR6 Underside of TR6 Hood Triumph 9
SpannerMan TR6 Rimmer Bros Vynide PVC Top/Hood cover TR6 Triumph 3
BwanaJoe TR6 TR6 radiators Triumph 0
E TR6 ā€˜74 TR6 Starter & Trans Cover Triumph 13
M TR6 Fuse box wiring mystery Triumph 9
M TR6 Windshield Trim TR6 Triumph 14
J TR6 72 TR6 starter problem Triumph 10
nichola TR6 Procar Pro-90 Seats in the TR6 Triumph 0
E TR6 TR6 top dash trim paint Triumph 2
S TR6 Should I Buy This "73 Triumph TR6" Triumph 3
J TR6 1975 TR6 Alternator Advance/Retard spring(s) Triumph 1
F For Sale Wheel Trim Rings Triumph TR6, $95.00 Triumph Classifieds 0
P TR6 TR6 Frame Stiffener Triumph 4
Geo Hahn TR6 TR6 Oil Line Thread Size Triumph 1
C TR4/4A Advice for grafting TR6 frame front to TR4A frame rear Triumph 14
C TR6 Latest TR6 updates and pics Triumph 10
P TR6 TR6 Horn Relay Problems Triumph 8
tr6nitjulius General TR TR6 Triumph 0
Sherlock Triumph TR6 (rather modified) Spotted 2
D TRIUMPH TR6 BODY SHELL Triumph Classifieds 0
M For sale rear wings Tr6 Triumph Classifieds 3
tr6nitjulius TR6 Ongoing Love Affair with 1 TR6 Triumph 8
J TR6 73 TR6 Temp Gauge Wiring Question Triumph 6
M Have a pair of tr6 rear wings Triumph Classifieds 0
Ripper01 Sold- TR6 Differential drive Triumph Classifieds 1
Ripper01 For Sale- TR6 Wiring Harness Triumph Classifieds 0
B TR6 TR6 1976 Clutch Choice Question Triumph 3
Gliderman8 TR6 Spark plugs for TR6 Triumph 7
tr6nitjulius TR6 TR6 meeting my Demands & Giving Back more! Triumph 2
tr6nitjulius TR6 TR6 Triumph 0
M Wanted TR6 Rear Bumper impact Brackets Triumph Classifieds 0
Kdub Wanted TR6 Mechanic Triumph Classifieds 2
R TR6 fan shroud replacement Triumph 5
B TR6 TR6 AC compressor bracket Triumph 15
E TR6 74 TR6 - Rear and windshield frame color Triumph 2
Ripper01 SOLD-TR6 Dual Port Exhaust Manifold Triumph Classifieds 6
Ripper01 For Sale TR6 '69-72 Intake Manifold Stanpart V3108 Triumph Classifieds 0
Ripper01 SOLD-TR6 Gas Tank Triumph Classifieds 3
Ripper01 For Sale TR6 Differential Triumph Classifieds 0
P TR6 What make and size tire was on the TR6 when it left the factory? Triumph 7
F TR6 TR6 Seats Triumph 4

Similar threads