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Dooey99

posted on 23/1/14 at 11:22 PM Reply With Quote
Bonnet Catches

Can someone tell me if these little beautys are IVA applicable?

i was going to use aero catches but cant fit them at the nose cone end as i have an exhaust manifold that goes through the engine cover above the chassis rail.





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ste

posted on 24/1/14 at 06:15 AM Reply With Quote
They don't look very strong
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Dooey99

posted on 24/1/14 at 07:25 AM Reply With Quote
New plan...

Two aero catches at the bonnet end and then some little bits of alloy that a fixed to the engine cover and hook under the nose cone then two of the catches I have just shown to go at the nose cone end if the bonnet cover just to pull it into shape





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Daddylonglegs

posted on 24/1/14 at 08:00 AM Reply With Quote
Just wondered if I have an issue with my profile? I can't see any pictures or links





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CosKev3

posted on 24/1/14 at 08:04 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daddylonglegs
Just wondered if I have an issue with my profile? I can't see any pictures or links


I can't either?

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Rob55

posted on 24/1/14 at 08:07 AM Reply With Quote
Why not just use a pair of bonnet locating pins which locate the front of the bonnet into the nose cone and then aero catches at the scuttle end. Thats what I am doing
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theprisioner

posted on 24/1/14 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
Aero catches are the dog's bollocks. They look good and sail thru IVA (designed for the job)................

I have them 4off on my Sylva.

You are right however they are not designed for a stressful life (like regular track days). Even on the manufacturers web site they recommend changing the locating pins from alloy to steel for harsh use. Before throwing the latch leaver you have to carefully align the pins. I expect to have a failure at some time but they have been ok so far. They problem is closing them, the assembly is just too weak IMO (made of glass reinforced plastic).





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