Ooo, ooo. I love experiments.
I placed a shipping scale on the valve cover with a spacer (box of
Austin Marina brake shoes) that would touch the bonnet in the same
place that the stock supports work, to approximate the weight to HOLD
the bonnet open. I got 93 lbs, subtract for the Marina shoes, and
you get 90 lbs.
Divide by 2, as you would likely have 2 supports, and 40-50 lbs
should do. But, I'm not an engineer. And lifting will be different,
but that is the weight you have to support to keep it open.
At 07:36 PM 1/28/2009, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I sent this a couple days ago, so now we have another foot of snow.
>Did this not reach the list or is this just a forbiden thing to consider?
>Dick B. in NH
>Has anyone found a suitable substitute for the bugeye bonnet supports that
>sell for about $60 each? Has anyone used replacement tailgate pnematic
>tubes like those used on SUVs? I've seen them in the auto parts places for
>about $25 each. Comments? Obviously mine isn't a concourse restoration,
>but I'd rather use something nicer that the current piece of wood. Dick in
>Waiting in single digit temps for more snow
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