Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

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#1 Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by Durango2k » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Hi guys,

I found that I have some space between the scoops and the inner side of the bonnet.

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Now, is that normal ? Or would normally the scoop be „closed“ against the bonnet ?

I mean you cannot see this gap from the outside, and its a space where no water should be able to spray to from the wheels, so I might leave it this way.

I did not add the rubber strip on the scoop edge yet- it surely is glued on ?

Carsten
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#2 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by chrisfell » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Mine were about as loose as that.
As for the rubber strip, I just pushed it in place and installed the scoops.
I think the rubber strip is only for visual aesthetics, it doesn’t seal anything in or out.
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#3 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by Durango2k » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the info.

Now, I found some hints on the web that there are „tabs“ in front of the tip of the scoops where the scoops rest on, to prevent them from mooving and rattling ?

Anyone a picture, or is it an „early 3.8 cars only“ feature ? There‘s a thread on this very forum regarding this topic, but....

I’ve searched a lot on the Monocoque Metalworks page, to find nothing on the issue.

Are they real ? How would you slide the scoop in place and under the mysterious tab ?

Carsten

P.S. my first question about „is it a sealed space“ came up because on both my 1974 Citroen DS and 1973 SM it actually is. They used rubber strips to create a „sealed“ area.
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#4 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by JD-JAG66 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 pm

Just finished fitting the scoops on my car. A 1966, Series 1, 2+2.
I can confirm that the little tab is there, I would say around 1 inch - 2.5 cm away from the "tip" of the scoop.
I have installed the scoops so that they rest on top of these tabs, and can confirm that it is (as usual with an E type) not an easy thing to do. I just "turned" the scoops into place after squeezing them into the bonnet opening.
Can confirm that the rubber strip is just aesthetics. Does not have a sealing function as the scoops do not touch the body anywhere.
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#5 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by Jeremy66 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:05 am

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Tab visible in this photo, I’m sure you could make something if yours are missing although it’s questionable whether they really do much.

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#6 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by Durango2k » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:45 am

Ah-ha ! This is the first pic on which I see them.

Will think about it....

Carsten
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#7 Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Post by Robsan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am

Yes this is the first time I have seen these tabs also.
another small question.................... in the flange lip there is a notch cut out..... is that for locating the (original) rubber seal that sits under the glass ?

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