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Old 3rd April 2020, 18:35
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Default Bonnet stay - take 2....

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...... my current design causes the stay to rest on the engine cover which doesn't seem right to me as the engine moves slightly.
I need to rethink the bottom mount...
So the issue with the first version of my bonnet stays is that there is nowhere to clip it when not in use....

Bonnet stay issue by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To solve the problem, I have replaced the lower fixing point with an m5 stainless steel ball joint.

Bonnet stay - version 2 by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Which means it can swing across and be clipped on a bracket fixed to the side bonnet.

Bonnet stay clip by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The bracket for the bonnet stay clip was a bit of a challenge.

Bonnet stay clip bracket by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.

Wing fitting by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Then I can wire up the front lights. More on that next week.
Stay safe everyone....
....peter
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