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    Front hood latch backup cable?

    Years ago, a 356 owning friend showed me a backup he had installed in case the trunk release cable failed. He'd rigged some electrical wire to the latch release, routed it through a hole in his left front fenderwell. If the factory cable failed, he could reach behind the wheel, and pull on the backup. I never could see how this could be easily done to an early 911. I'm wondering if a small hole could be drilled in the piece behind the bumper, a length of wire fed through a small grommet to accomplish this? Has anybody created a backup system? Input welcome...
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    Hood Latch

    Don't bother, Porsche designed the catch mechanisms so that the hood/deck lid will open up if the cable breaks.
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