Universal Hood And Deck Pinning Kit by Mr. Gasket®. Competition cars are often required to use hood pins during races to prevent the hood from flying open during an accident. But a set of hood pins also is a fine style element if you’re building a hot rod or muscle car. Mr. Gasket has a variety of race-ready and locking hood pins to fit your vehicle.
- Triple chrome plated pins and torsion clips/hairpins
- Easy install
- Scuff plates and all hardware included
- Lanyards prevent losing safety pins or torsion clips
- Some drilling required
- 90-day Mr. Gasket warranty
Be absolutely certain that your hood (or deck lid) can’t open inadvertently by pinning them shut. Many racing sanctioning bodies require this for competition, in fact. You can lighten your vehicle a few pounds by removing the hood latch mechanism and the cable and lever as well. A set of locking hood pins are a great way to prevent theft of easily-removable high-ticket items from underhood, like carburetors, distributors, alternators and ignition amplifiers, too.
For nearly 50 years, the name Mr. Gasket® has been associated with the race-winning performance and efficiency. The history of the company's development is a real American success story. Mr. Gasket was founded by Joseph F. Hrudka in late 1964. Using his drag race car, the 1957 Chevy, as a test automobile, he understood the need and decided to create a vast line of engine gaskets and fasteners that would withstand high engine pressures, temperatures, and other stresses experienced by the cars used for drag racing. There have been many days and nights since that fateful moment, and today, all Mr. Gasket products, proven to work effectively on racing circuits around the world, have achieved both a legendary status in motorsports and trusted reputation in the marketplace.