Originally Posted by CO Hunter
Just a thought based on your pictures. There is some rust and looks like powder coated or painted brackets. Are you sure you are getting good connections and they will stay good?
Funny, I was just up in Albany this past week. I flew in there anyway, meetings in Kingston.
And you didn't stop to say Hi?
I cleaned rust, powedercoat and/or paint underneath the ring.
I used the serrated washer under to dig into the metal.
That said, on the hood, one connection is 1/4" washer which I had, the other is 3/8" which I did not have the serrated washer for it. I since picked some 3/8 and 5/16 washers and I plan to install these soon. I know the hood is really important to bond well.