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Old 04-05-2021, 11:55 AM   #21
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:51 PM   #22
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I have the type shown in post #8 above and Im not sure Id want to do without. Hood is stable and secure when open and as others have noted, allows access to both sides of the engine.


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Two different solutions for Hood Supports.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:35 PM   #24
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Does anyone else have their hood rub on the quail tail?
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:18 AM   #25
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Does anyone else have their hood rub on the quail tail?

My hood clears the quail tail fine.


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Old 04-07-2021, 05:59 AM   #26
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I filed my tail 2/10 of an inch away. That is inconspicuous and the hood works well.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:12 AM   #27
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I have them on both of my Model A's . I made my own out aluminum bar stock and bent them and dipped the ends in liquid plastic to stop chipping the paint.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:30 AM   #28
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
I also fitted the large hood holder. Often I pounded my head on it.

I like the simple mounting bracket from #160B and will build it again by myself.

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Old 04-07-2021, 08:43 AM   #29
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I slipped a bit of rubber hose around each swing arm to eliminate the rattle.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:21 AM   #30
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I filed my tail 2/10 of an inch away. That is inconspicuous and the hood works well.
Interesting. I see you succumbed to British units but then decimalized them.

In inchland, 2/10~= 3/16.

Anyway, how long ago did you do this? Is the plating peeling off where the edge is now exposed to weather? What about corrosion on the bare metal?

Maybe painting the filed edge with a rubberized compound like that tool handle dip stuff would both seal it and protect the hood edge. Probably look pretty bad though.
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:29 AM   #31
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Hi Mr. Moose,

that is right, I don't know about the inch breaks. But I think that's easier to understand than our decimal millimeter unit? -

I polished the quaills edge of the filed tail end with a 'Minimot' rubber polisher. Then sealed the edge with 2 component epoxy resin.
Invisible and no possibility of corrosion.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:15 AM   #32
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that is right, I don't know about the inch breaks. But I think that's easier to understand than our decimal millimeter unit? -
Not really. Easy to ask our phone, "how much is 5mm in inches?"

Most accurate is to say "This much" with thumb and forefinger, but that's tough to express in print.
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
I like those, they are out of the way. Snyder's has something similar.
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they are good for showing off the insides to people as well.

Agree. That's what I use it for.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:10 PM   #35
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I like mine, see pic in post #8, I have the same thing.
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:06 PM   #36
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
I have conked my head one too many times on the kind that fastens to the radiator support rods.

This morning I copied your friend and fabbed up a couple hood supports like in your picture. Easy, cheap and work great.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:44 PM   #37
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Snyder's has yet another type of hood prop. Kind of expensive tho for a piece of metal.
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:04 PM   #38
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
"Thoe clips" Love mine.
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:16 PM   #39
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Here is a photo of some hood supports that a member of our club fabricated. Just rotate the clip up to support the open hood, and rotate the clip down when you close the hood.

I like them because you do not bang your head on the supports that bolt on the radiator support rods.
Now THAT is a good idea.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:26 PM   #40
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I bought the same ones as in post#8 but I got no instructions. Not to hard to figure out how to put them on but...

Should I use the small ends or the long ones, or is it just a matter of preference.
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