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Public Area => General Questions => Topic started by: Greg K on January 19, 2020, 08:54:38 am

Title: Activity
Post by: Greg K on January 19, 2020, 08:54:38 am
It's been kinda quiet in here....what are you guys working on and are there any new builds?
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Bob Worley on January 22, 2020, 09:08:16 am
i agreee, its too quiet -- i've just been enjoying driving HM2008 after completing my build (for now - are they ever done?)     I'm over 3400 miles now in less than a year.... !
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Russ Crouch on January 23, 2020, 10:13:38 pm
Bob,
You car looks great. I enjoyed following your build with every post.

My wife and I finished the season by driving HM-2018 to the local theater to watch Ford vs. Ferrari. We parked in front of the theater and it was a real crowd pleaser.

This summer we drove to Lincoln, Nebraska to see a car show at Speedway Motors corperate. With some encouragement from others we entered our car in the show. To our suprise we won first place in the Replica Class.  We were not able to get the trophy in the trunk, so we stood it up on the floor of the car for the 50 mile drive home on I-80. 😊

Over the two short seasons since completion we have clocked 8K fun and trouble free miles.

This car is a blast to drive and own.
Thank you Hurricane Motorsports

Russ C

Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Bob Worley on January 24, 2020, 02:22:47 pm
Bob,
You car looks great. I enjoyed following your build with every post.


Thanks, Russ C - thats very kind!   Good job on the miles, i've got some catching up to do!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on January 25, 2020, 08:02:12 am
Have enjoyed reading both of your builds, still planning here but hope to start one this year.

Bob, plans for paint?
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Bob Worley on January 27, 2020, 08:03:32 am
Have enjoyed reading both of your builds, still planning here but hope to start one this year.

Bob, plans for paint?

Thanks, Greg.  No paint in the foreseeable future.  Have a daughter's wedding to pay for this year, and the wife has restoration/renovation plans for our 100 year old farmhouse....  and we are just having too much fun driving the cobra ....  ;)
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on January 29, 2020, 08:27:29 am
That's what it's all about! Awaiting my experience.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on March 05, 2020, 10:12:12 am
Be on the look out for some good news and announcements from Hurricane in the near future.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: aarvig on March 05, 2020, 02:46:19 pm
Looking forward to it!!  The boys at Hurricane are the best!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on July 03, 2020, 08:18:27 am
Hello everyone. Long time member here but a new Hurricane owner. HM-2027 is slated for delivery late July early Aug. Very excited!! It'll be a street model. A 65 427 FE. Block at the shop as we speak getting checked and machined. 4 speed toploader. 9" rear. No pictures as of yet. But will start a build thread when it's delivered. Jason's old street model has stuck in my mind for years. Love the look. Cheers all and Happy 4th!! Glenn.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: s_reynolds on July 03, 2020, 10:12:16 am
Glenn, welcome! Good group here. Can't wait for your build to start.

Sam
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on July 03, 2020, 11:47:20 am
Thanks Sam!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Russ Rittimann on July 04, 2020, 05:43:59 am
Welcome Glenn!!!  Keep us up to date on your build.  Alot of Gen 2 Hurricane owners/builders out here that can help.

Russ
HM-2005
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on July 04, 2020, 10:49:27 am
Thank you Russ!! I've been reading in the owners section getting lots of good info!! I had a FFR years ago. Ever since the Hurricane came out it's been top of my list. Great bunch here. Alec at Hurricane has been super to deal with too!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Bob Worley on July 05, 2020, 01:05:38 pm
Oooh a street cobra!  I've always loved those, and I considered it very hard.  It will certainly be a rare build.   Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on July 05, 2020, 04:32:29 pm
Thanks Bob. Yes the street version is a bit different for sure. Not the popular choice to most. But I'm a bit odd and different. Just ask my wife!!  ;D
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: s_reynolds on July 06, 2020, 08:53:21 am
Not odd and different....unique!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on August 09, 2020, 05:42:43 pm
I'm finally heading to Iowa later this week to meet with the Alec on Friday. Will see the new facility they have now in Carroll and hopefully finalize my order while I'm there.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Bob Worley on August 10, 2020, 08:40:29 am
Post pics of the new facility!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on August 10, 2020, 02:10:37 pm
I definitely will be getting what I can and posting up on here.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on August 12, 2020, 12:10:26 am
Greg very cool. Mine is underway and close to complete in about a month I hope. Would be cool to see pictures. I didn't have the chance to get out there due to covid and flying. Neither was very appealing.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: Greg K on August 12, 2020, 08:55:07 am
I'm sure I'll be able to get some of your's in progress. I've had to fly a few times recently and its definitely a little different these days.
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on August 14, 2020, 01:34:50 am
Thank you!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: mrobbins on August 29, 2020, 04:51:04 am
 I have 5500 miles on my car trouble free . Once I bought an engine from Kieth Craft engines my previous engine problem was eliminated . Also the hell I went trough with a Lakewood bell housing was totally fixed with a Quicktime bell housing and have not had any problems since . I give my car hell and the TKO 600 has performed flawlessly . I originally bought an engine from Fordstroker
.com and it was junk . KC engines said the machining looked like a novice first time  engine build . The only regret I have now I wished I had used a new World block . The car handles nicely and
after I learned how to launch the car straight it has been a blast . I have planned some  future mods and one mistake I made was not going with a better brakes , The stock braked work great
but you have to be Charles Atlas to stop the car quickly . I should have went with the  Willwood brakes , but it you man handle the car and pay attention the original Chevy metric brakes are OK.
  I have had the car over a 150 mph and it felt like it was going to lift off the road . During that idiotic run my visors got to flapping and I broke my windshield . A crack in the upper corner and not
in the line of sight for normal driving . I do plane on a new glass . I get lots of compliments and I have given maybe 25 rides . Little kids go ape **** and I have let several kids sit in the car for pictures . Overall a wonderful experience and I am please I bought this car over some other Cobra manufacturers . I still get testy with people who ask me if the car is a FFR ......I tell them that
I have a car better than a  FFR . If I wanted one I would have bought one . The Texas heat has been a cause for not driving my car because it is frankly an oven . I do drive my car often in the
Fall and Winter months . I am a big time lover of 40-41 Ford pickups and I have thought about selling my car ........but when I drive it the thought disappears. It is a fun and dependable car now
and I see it in the family for many more years ............I will always be thankful for the late Jay Nordstroms help and encouragement to finish this car ..........Not just another replica . It looks real enough for me in 2020 . 
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on September 01, 2020, 05:26:33 am
Congrats on getting things sorted out. Keith Craft is always good to deal with. Time to enjoy that ride!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: aarvig on September 01, 2020, 09:59:35 pm
Glenn!
Welcome to the group!  Hurricane is an awesome company, an awesome group of people who are available and stand behind their products 100%.  You made the right decision to go with Hurricane.
I have been working on mine for 4 years (3 kids, own my own business-life is busy) but I am finally coming to the end of the build.  I can't wait to put this thing on the road!
Good luck and I'll be looking for your progress photos!
Title: Re: Activity
Post by: FFR428 on September 02, 2020, 06:17:37 am
Thank you! Glad to be part of the family.