Well my day got a lot worse! I had some tools under the hood and pulled out while working on the carbs. I cleaned everything up and decided to go a drive to see if anything improved.
About two miles into the drive, on a nice downhill on a two lane road, the hood flew up, hung there for a second and then flew off the car! I never fully closed the hood and the safety catch did’t hold the load at 50 miles an hour. Luckily there was no other damage other the hood itself. And more importantly no one was hurt by the flying hood!
I plan to call Henry tomorrow to see if I can buy a new hood. This is all bad timing as the weather is just getting perfect! Not the best was to spend my Birthday😩😡🤬