Hurricane Motorsports

Public Area => Finished Kit Pictures => Topic started by: d_fredenberg on January 03, 2015, 09:37:53 am

Title: Pics
Post by: d_fredenberg on January 03, 2015, 09:37:53 am
Time to post some pics in the public area so the new guys can see how nice these cars really are.    Dan    HM #1011
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Post by: Fuzzy on January 05, 2015, 10:00:09 am
Pretty impressive Dan. How about some close up details?
ken
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Post by: MFE III on January 06, 2015, 12:09:26 pm
very nice. Are those custom tail lights?
And you chased down a Superformance car for the clear front turn signal lenses? ;D
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Post by: d_fredenberg on January 06, 2015, 12:58:59 pm
Ken, I'll post a few more pics of my "non original" parts.

Matt, Those are Speedway Motors Chevy tail lights. They fit the body pads so much better.
Also the quick jack body squeezing grommets are chrome Acura valve cover grommets.

I'm still kickin trunk ideas around. I just tigged this aluminum together with a little bead rolling.
Dzus  fasteners to access the battery.
Carpet finally done, did the back panel a bit different.
Dan
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Post by: s_reynolds on January 06, 2015, 02:25:42 pm
Dan, very nice. Really like the trunk treatment. I notice you have pusher fans for the rad. (as several others do as well). Have you found that they are really necessary. It gets pretty hot here in NC and although I haven't driven my Hurricane a lot in hot weather, I have noticed that as I sit at a stop light on real hot days (90+) the temp starts creeping up over 185 F, but drops back once I get moving again. I don't know how much it would creep up if it sat longer on a hot day. Thanks.

Sam
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Post by: d_fredenberg on January 06, 2015, 09:45:12 pm
Sam actually with the puller fan and a good shroud I doubt the pushers would do a whole lot of good. Maybe sitting in traffic a long time they may help. Although mine has very low miles so far it's still had a few hot AZ drives. No need to even have the pushers yet. It's more decoration and something to fill the void in the nose. Their wired up as a just in case the puller would happen to fail.  Dan
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Post by: MFE III on January 07, 2015, 11:07:48 am
I also have pusher fans, but I installed them only for looks/correctness.  I did have cooling problems in summer heat in traffic, but ever since I installed the 2-speed Taurus fan and shroud, I haven't had a problem.
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Post by: Fuzzy on January 07, 2015, 08:26:50 pm
If mine comes out half that good Dan, I would be happy.  Beautiful car.
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Post by: d_fredenberg on January 13, 2015, 08:00:36 pm
Thanks for the compliments, the end result makes it well worth the times you have to step back and regroup. It's amazing how much time you can spend on one part just to make it a little better. I think this next pic is one of the reasons I wanted a  Hurricane. The body shape is perfect, I really like the stance and how the tires/wheels fit in the wheel wells. Besides the looks it drives and rides way beyond what I expected.  The plan 9 years ago was to build it, drive it a bit, sell it and move on. Now I really don't think I could part with it. Dan  #1011
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Post by: aarvig on April 11, 2016, 07:59:56 pm
I'm just going through some of the finished kit pictures and I have to throw a compliment your way...this is one seriously beautiful car.
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Post by: d_fredenberg on December 23, 2019, 03:32:32 pm
5 years later and still playing with under the hood stuff. Tried a different air cleaner and covers. It now has 1300 miles on it and still runs and drives perfect. The BFG tires are gone and Cooper Cobra's are on it and what a difference they made. Hope everyone is doing well and Merry Christmas to all of you.    Dan #1011
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Post by: Bob Worley on December 23, 2019, 03:50:29 pm
1300 miles?!    I've had HM2008 titled and registered for 6 months and have 3,245 miles    ;D
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Post by: d_fredenberg on December 23, 2019, 06:16:23 pm
HM2008 is another really nice looking Hurricane. Mine needs more road time for sure. These are such a blast to drive and certainly an attention getter. 
Title: Re: Pics
Post by: d_fredenberg on December 25, 2019, 12:24:47 pm
Another pic.