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I installed a similar engine lid since the 74 911 2.7 motor install. I cannot use the original bonnet latch because of the CIS boot. Do you guys have any solution for latching the engine lid, I will consider all options. Thanks.

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Yup, that's what I did on the race car. Mount a tab into the rear firewall somewhere along the aft edge of the rear lid, and put a vertical pin on it. Clip it and done.
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A couple of hood pins works well and is simple. Another option I have heard of is to reposition the latch on the other side of the engine lid, out of the way of the CIS boot, and use a longer cable.

I have also heard of people cutting the CIS boot and gluing it back together to clear the existing latch. Or people flipping the whole intake left-to-right, and bending up new hard fuel lines for the injectors to fit the new fuel distributor location.

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Hood pin.
Yes, I have a Sparco hood pin set. Just a bit weary of the install. I invision a ****ty appearance once completed. BTW - PM me your phone number. I am the Dublin tech. :-)
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Yup, that's what I did on the race car. Mount a tab into the rear firewall somewhere along the aft edge of the rear lid, and put a vertical pin on it. Clip it and done.
Any pics of the install would be very helpful, thank you.
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Here are some images of hood pins on a 914:







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Thanks Dave...Thanks for sharing the pics! To be honest, I really do not like the appearance of the pin type locks. I was thinking along the lines of a 12V solenoid operated latches from underneath.
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What happens if your battery goes flat? The early Boxster guys have had significant problems with that...

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Excellent point DD.. back to the "save the manual"
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