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Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:44:19 am »
How's it coming along, Paul?  We need an update!

Build Pictures / Re: Hurricane Coyote Build
« on: October 03, 2019, 11:17:53 am »
Thanks for sharing, Alec - they look awesome.     I wish my driver side exhaust aligned up that well .... :/

Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:51:16 am »
Going to make things difficult for you - I am working on a realistic hood. I've picked up a hood skin from Hurricane and in the process of mounting it to a metal tube frame - ala-original style.

I have the skin trimmed, the metal frame is formed and tacked together. Waiting for some adhesive to arrive so I can mount it.

OH PAUL, your'e killin' me .... 

I'll have to find some old pictures.  About 10 years ago, there was a Hurricane cobra that came to the Texas Cobra Meet from Mexico, it was solid red.  And he had authentic aluminum-skinned hood, doors and trunk.  It was awesome! and looked very real and original.  If I had it to do all over again .... (the wife would KILL me is what)


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:53:05 pm »
Paul, Whats the latest on your build?!   Inquiring minds want to know ....

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:48:41 pm »
Time for an update!   Well, since I last posted we took the cobra down to the Texas Cobra Club spring meet in San Marcos with barely 40 miles on the odometer, and ended up adding over 400 miles in three days.  It was an absolute blast, the cobra performed flawlessly.   Saturday morning John Shelton and I tried to beat the rain and make a run to Port Lavaca on the coast and got caught in an absolute monsoon rainstorm, so I even tested out the wipers. Yes they work.   And yes the car was full of water!  But so much fun.   Nothing a bunch of hotel towels couldn't handle.  When I got home we sucked it out at the car wash vacuum.  (now I own a 5 hp 12 gallon wet/dry vac in my garage).

Since this was really the first shakedown, I had a few things to address once we returned home.  First, I hadn't finished all the interior trim and the driver footbox got HOT! due to the 1" gap between the body and footbox edge.  I stuffed a towel in the gap and dealt with it in San Marcos.  Next I developed a  big oil leak around the Canton oil filter remote adapter.  When I got home I replaced the fittings and used teflon tape and that fixed that.    I also have a slight coolant leak around the seam of the FE style expansion tank. I'll have to pull it and get it re-soldered eventually.   Also after I got home I drove it to Grubbs Motorsports in north Dallas for a 4-wheel alignment.  Tracks much better now. 

Last week I finished up the interior panels and heat shield in the driver's footbox, and the carpet on the footboxes and floor.  I still have to finish the interior panels around the door sills and in front of the rear tires. 

So since then we've driven to The Star in Frisco, TX (Home of the Dallas Cowboys) for a big all-Ford draft day car show, then this past weekend to Legacy Bank of Plano Shelby Car Show hosted by Aaron Shelby (grandson of CS), and then yesterday a 100 mile round trip to a Cruise In show in Corsicana. We've also run all around town for fun to lunch, dinner, etc.    I now have about 950 miles on the clock. 

Here are some pictures, and note:  There is NO paint on this car - that is all Hurricane Motorsports black gelcoat!     I have a really cool race decal set I'll add this weekend, will post more pics when its on.

First ever road trip:  to Lockhart, Texas for BBQ at Blacks! (HOT feet!)


Second day:  Hill Country cruising with my Dad!  

Shelby American world championship driver ALLEN GRANT checking out my build:

Saturday caught in the rain!


Car Show at The Star in Frisco (wife's first ride, she LOVED it) :

impromptu drive to the Corsicana Cruise In (after the storm of the century blew threw north Texas!)


Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster HM-2008 almost finished!  (for now)


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:18:54 am »
Dang it, Paul!  Why couldn't you have started this new build sooner, like two years ago, before I got this far on my build (HM2008).   You've shared so many good ideas I've incorporated into mine, and here are more than I'm too late for:   longer lokar hand brake, removable transmission tunnel, aluminum dashboard.     I've had plenty of headaches trying to get my dashboard to fit, this might be something I can replace down the road.   

BTW why did you go with a street car dash layout? 

Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: April 09, 2019, 01:11:16 pm »
Paul, A couple of questions:

1. what 5-pin wheels/adapters are you using?

2. do you plan to keep the wilwood cluch/brake pedals or make your own OEM appearance ones?

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: March 28, 2019, 01:53:43 pm »
Guys, I'm sorry I haven't been updating this post lately, but I've been frantically working nights and weekends to get my build ready for the annual Texas Cobra Meet in San Marcos April 4-7, 2019.   

An overview since last post:  I've installed 90% of the carpet, installed the body, trunk, doors, hood.  Installed windshield and wipers.
 Completed the wiring to the headlights, taillights, and park/turn lights.   I have the dash in, and last night I actually drove it down the highway service road about 6 miles round trip, got up to 70 mph.  NO problems.   This weekend I'll try to finish installing all the aluminum inner panels, finish carpet and permanently install seats.   Hope to take it to get 4-wheel alignment on Monday.      I leave with HM-2008 on a trailer to San Marcos Wednesday morning 8am!         

When I get back, I still have a lot of little things to do to, probably for months and years tweaking it.  But this has been a 6+ year build that is coming to a climax at the TEXAS COBRA MEET!   Hope to see some of you all there.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: February 27, 2019, 02:10:37 pm »
Did not want to highjack the other thread, so moved over here. Bobby how recent was that last picture in the group you posted? Do you have the body back on?


That pic was from last Summer fitting the windscreen.     The body is not back on yet.   

I'm working frantic on the car every day trying to get it ready for San Marcos   I've almost finished the carpet, all the leaks are fixed, the brakes are great, it drives great - but I've only driven it around the block a few times up to 30 mph or so.   Its really, really untested.   

Monday I started on the bodywork - I'm having to fill in the front quick jack holes and the roll bar holes with resin and mat and re-drill, because they were pre-drilled them at the factory and they are WAY off where they need to be.  Also the side pipe exits are very crude so I'm fixing them.   Hopefully that will get done this week and I can mount the body next week.

I'm still hoping to drive it down to San Marcos, but the wiser choice might be to trailer it down.  I just don't have a glamorous trailer like other folks, only my dad's old farm trailer.  Regardless, it will be there -

Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:16:17 am »
Awesomeness!   This is going to be one amazing build, hope to see it in person one day - !

Build Pictures / HM2008 Build - First Drive!
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:54:17 pm »
My dad and I bled the clutch and the brakes, and this past Friday I took it out for its maiden voyage!    All went well.    (yes I know: take it out of gear first.  Yes I know: their is cardboard on the radiator)

I have a small oil leak at the oil pressure sender; I need to remove it and try to seal the threads.

I also found I have a few brake fluid leaks; two of the girling cans are leaking at the bottom - this is really going to be a pain to fix.  May have to bend some more 1/4" hard line. :(

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:41:39 pm »
So Bobby, it has been almost eleven days since you first started. How many times have you started it since? And do you have cramps in your cheeks yet from smiling so much?


Mark, just a few times ;)   I still have a fuel leak in the fuel rail - I picked up a fuel pressure regular from Summit Racing to plug into the leaky end plug. and a loose oil pressure sender letting some oil out ..  I tightened it up good.  I finished up the engine harness in corrugated high temp nylon tubing, and  I have the dash out now finishing up the wiring bundles and installing disconnect molex connectors to the dash harness.   

AND.... here is the final long version video produced and edited by my brother-in-law .... enjoy!!   Watch on a big screen and turn the volume UP!!

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:35:13 pm »
Great Job!
Isn't it amazing how much better you feel after your pucker valve relaxes   ;D
Keep it up - next milestone is 'go-kart'


Yep, I just need to bleed brakes and clutch and I'll be ready to rumble around the block....   ;D

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:28:51 pm »
Success!   We had liftoff on Saturday despite the really nasty cold drizzling rain, and a very good crowd made it, thanks Guys!   

Russ from San Antonio came up and helped me get started.  We first set the #1 piston on top dead center, then marked the distributor and rotor position with a sharpee. I then removed the distributor and manually ran the oil pump with his priming tool, and I saw that the oil pressure jumped up to 80-90 psi which was encouraging.    Then once the crowd arrived, including my dad and son, I ran the oil primer once more, then installed the distributor back in place at the marks I previously made.   I then filled the carb float bowls with fuel up to half way in the sight glass and it was time to roll it out and try to start.

We pushed the car out to the driveway and everyone gathered around.   I jumped in anxious to push the "boom!" button.   Hit the starter and the engine turned over and over and over and no fire. Not a spit or sputter.  Then someone yelled they saw a fuel leak in the fuel rail. It was minor, and I jumped out to grab a wrench.  As I came back he said "found your problem, bobby" - I had forgot to plug the distributor wire back in.  Duh!

After tightening the fuel fitting, I jumped back in, hit hit button and this time......

Yippee!   Ain't Life Grand?!

My brother in law came with his multi-camera video set up and took a lot of high quality video. He is editing it up this week and I will publish it as soon as I get it. 

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:21:43 am »
The last of the fluids have been added and topped off, just waiting to press the "ignite" button on Saturday!

We are still on for Saturday, weather be damned. I dont expect any mechanical challenges, and should be over fairly quickly. I have a heated garage and will just push it out under the carport for the start up. Its more of a celebration with friends, and I was hoping to have a driveway full of cobras to help celebrate the "birth" but, oh well ... video will be posted.

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