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Old 11-04-2019, 06:56 PM
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"Skid Wedge"! Thank you.

If a nylon washer makes it OK for now, let it. Sidestep that and go to another thing. When you come back to hood hinges later, it will look better and you may see then that you pretty much have it nailed now anyway. I get the same way, believe me. Many times now. Always looks better after disengaging focus from "the thing" whatever it may be, for a spell. Kick it into neutral and just roll.

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I note that many vehicles of the 1940's and 50's with high arched hoods had a kind of V shape or taper to the center along the back edge of their hoods, probably as a means of avoiding exactly what I am experiencing now.

I've have decided to take a day or two off and do some gardening instead and mix with non car friends as a means of clearing my head for now...
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Well folks, its been a while.
Between life, a spell of hot weather and a lack of motivation, I have now got a new idea and have started implementing it.

Well, 2 ideas actually;

1st is a slightly modified hinge design, nothing drastic, but it appears that it may offer some extra lift at the rear.

2nd I have decided to do a mock up on my old wooden engine bay buck and use it to make any hinge position tweaks.

Attached are a couple of pic's of the hinges in place as per the real engine bay, with the exception, I have moved the hinges in from the outer edge by 1" and raised them 3/8".

I can not give a detail explanation for this move, other than to say I am going with my gut right now.

Fingers crossed again...
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Old 11-29-2019, 03:37 PM
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Sorry for no updates, but I've been off the radar with a really bad bout of Bronchitis.
It has taken some time to get over, although I am still not fully recovered yet, hence nothing much has happened other than my new Tesla electric home storage battery was delivered yesterday and installed into position.
It is still to be wired in and commissioned which is still about 10 days away.

I've been waiting for this delivery for about 8 weeks or more and I live in the hope that once operational, it will come close to eliminating my power needs from the grid.
Once it is up and running I will post my thoughts about how it is performing...
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