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First job was to remove the metal cowl thing and trim the edges of the hole in the bonnet.

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Then the smooth (only took about 5,000 hours to make) scoop was plopped on top so I could make sure that the lumpy bulge would fit completely underneath.

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I wanted to make the bulge follow the plenum contours but needed to leave a bit of a gap to allow some air flow. So the top of the engine was covered with a few layers of thick cloth (curtains). A layer of bin bags provided a reasonable surface to start building the fiberglass on .

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With the first layer of matting in place the bonnet was closed, remembering that if the resin goes astray then it may never open again! Then I added 3 more layers with lashings of resin in between. When the final shape is reached I will add another layer or two to the underside of the bonnet to tie everything together.

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With a quick coat of primer the lump looks about right, but it will need a bit of filling and smoothing to get the shape I am after, then with a coat of yellow, and maybe some stretch marks it will be somewhere near :-)

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As a last thought, I may drill some holes in the front, and possibly use some mesh to get some airflow across the plenum top for cooling, but we will have to see.........




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