I recently had tined to my M.G. Midget Mk. 11 a novel device by which it became possible to fold back the canvas hood and iron supports, so disposing of the arduous task of a complete removal of the hood,
The chief advantage of the S.I.C. hood frame becomes apparent at the onset of rain. Without getting out of the car one can erect the hood in a mere matter of seconds.
‘hue secret that makes this possible is nothing more than a simple hinge fitted into the two main supporting rods in a position that allows diens to fold back on themselves.
One thing I did find disconcerting was that with the new hood frames the canvas was left rather slack instead of being taut, and there was a tendency for the folded hood to lift at high speed and with strong winds. Apart fro 11 this I was quite impressed with the folding hood and congratulate Soldering Instrument Conmonents tor their initiative. loweYer, :titer a word with the manufacturers about this drawback a second frame. svhich caught tfle shape of my canvas hood much better than the previous one, was supplied arul the joints on this frame were stiffer, thus cutting down the risk of the wind causing it to rise.
For commuting or touring in the country during our usually unsettled weather this novel hut simple hood has enhanced the enjoyment of driving my M.G. Midget.
also make folding hoods for the M.G. Midget Mk. I and for the Trio -nph Spitfire Mk. I and 11. Tne cost of converting your Own frame is only seven guineas.-1. R. T.
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