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    frequent forum contributor Club Member Patrick's Avatar
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    Yeah I wanted them that way up so the look was clean. I don't tend to go out if there's a chance of rain so it's been fine so far. Even when it has been wet I've not had any problems. Gutting is something I've considered on and off, someday I'll get around to doing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabrioman View Post
    I always think louvres look great but you must end up with a hell of a lot of water on the engine when the cars parked up in wet weather. I guess it might be possible to build a drainage gutter on the inside of the bonnet.

    I might be tempted by louvres if I ever get round to replacing my Hunter bonnet, unfortunately my Hunter has visible rivets on the hinge which a lot if the Hunters don't have. I would at some stage like to upgrade the bonnet skins to the ones with a right angle bend at the hinge to allow hidden hinge fixings.

    John
    I had a lot of water going into the air intake of my AFM and made up some gutters and drainpipes. Works a treat and even in a cloudburst keeps the engine dry!

    See link below for my post #16 (first two photos) from way back in January 2009

    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/foru...BONNET+GUTTERS

    Peter.
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    That's a very nice and elegant solution Peter
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    Looks really good Peter, the benefit of the look and cooling of louvres without the downside.

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    The secret is down to the magic Sikaflex! Bonds the first strip to the underside of the bonnet. The channels then attach to that with pre-fitted 3mm screws.
    Compromise was to have a large enough crank in the gutters to maintain airflow area whilst not hitting anything in the engine bay. With the V8 there isn't much room! Peter.
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