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Engine Hatch Hinge

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Engine Hatch Hinge

Post by mbigpops » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:02 pm

I took out my original engine hatch hinge today and cleaned all the dirt and tarnish off.

It has a casting stamp number on it of 2163 and looks to be original.

The problem is that one of the bars is bent and I have not idea if this is how it is suppose to be or if I need to straighten it out.

Any advice from someone with experience with this item would be appreciated.


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Re: Engine Hatch Hinge

Post by offshorespars » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:30 am

The piece shown in the photo is the engine hatch lock which keeps the hatch locked open. It operates in the same manner as a jack knife. I have one on the engine hatch of my 17' deluxe runabout. The two halves are meant to be parallel so no bend.
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Re: Engine Hatch Hinge

Post by drrot » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:19 am

Squeeze it in a vise and it will straighten.
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