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Build Pictures / Re: My new HM#1092
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:51:31 am »
Been a long time since you got 1092....ever get a chance to make any progress?

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:49:01 am »
Note: this is a left had drive car, Flaming River Steering rack and everything switched left to right.  Had to switch to SBC cause really hard to find any Ford parts or places to help with problems.  Indonesia isn't downtown Dallas for sure

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:41:24 am »
I done bits and pieces when I get a chance...I did finally put in a fresh air system this past summer.  Individual switches on dash for his and hers.  Don't have all the fancy bits available in normal places so used what I could get or try to get in through customs.  Works and looks like it should last. Also put in a cutoff switch for the fan so it will automatically come on and go off. Started on doing the door panel spaces between the outside and inside.  Have put it off too long.  Don't have a lot of choices here that I can find for material options so going to do her up with what we have in glass wool and resin and go from there.  Not much else to do on the  chassis and trimmings so looking like its time to try to fit the body one more time in the next couple of months.
since mine came all apart to pass customs regulations, its been a bit of a nightmare trying to get it all to fit. I did some modifications on the front bumper brackets, those triangle shapped pieces that connect the chassis to the front bumper.  On of mine was welded on about 15 degrees off and the body was shifted about 3/4" to the left.  Hoping I got all the kinks out.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:30:26 am »

Looking really slick Bob. Keep the photos coming.

Build Pictures / Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:24:15 am »
Thanks for posting all the photos of your great project. it's really looking fantastic.  its odd I bought the same exact Lokar hood prop and have sat several nights looking at it knowing it should work but not sure what to do. I have a Gen 1 and I never got any type of hood prop. was almost afraid I"d be carrying a broom stick with me.  Love the color too. Also thank you for ideas about the headlite gasket. i'm just starting the body work and i'm slow as molassas.

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: November 14, 2016, 02:07:55 am »
Hi All,
Its been a long time since I was on the site.  Everything has stalled and I've been busy with a host of other things and family.  My wife has had some health issues which require us to fly to Singapore for doctors visits.  All seems to be under control now, mostly false alarms.  I spent a lot of time this past summer trying to get my old wannabee local cobra fixed so I could sell it which I finally did in Oct.  Was sad to see it go after 14 years of cruising and cursing...Then we have been on the road back to the States since end of Sept for family things plus my 50th high school reunion and a wedding in Austin.  Spent a week on the road by myself shooting photos of rural Michigan, Indiana and Southern Ohio.  Decided to just do  the old roads as this will probably be my last chance to ever do that. 
The Hurricane has been under a car cover for a while.  I did start to do some body work but still need to pull it off and figure out the body alignment.  Looks like I will wait until the first of the year to do that.  Have another trip for checkups in Dec and then a short family get away.  Plus kids have school and exams.  Problem with second families.   So that's where it sits.  Have discovered three other cobras here, one made by the same guy that made my Holden one and another that looks like it could have been an English kit car but sounds  like a 4 banger and then one in a museum that my daughter went to out in in the East of Indonesia.  Was comparing notes with a friend and from what few pictures my daughter took, he thinks its an old West Coast body.  No idea about motor.  Want to go see for myself sometime.  There is also a rumour of a Shelby continuation being imported into Indonesia, supposedly some Indonesian kid went to the states for college, bought one and imported it, supposed to have a 427 side oiler in it but  no one has seen it.  Also rumoured that including the purchase, shipping and duty its up to about $500,000.  Figure mine would be worth 80 grand as it sits but no takers.  ;)  So that is the news from here.  Still slogging along.

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:51:42 am » has stalled as i need to redo the mounts for the body as it sits cocked. I didn't have all the tubes/spacers needed to mount bumpers and after 3 or 4 months of looking, still couldn't find them in Indo. Made a trip stateside end of Dec to pick up some from Hurricane and am packing bags to leave morning of the 5th for our 30 hour trip home. Hope to get back on task in January and will post photos then. Am also going to junk the Toyota Crown we were going to use for registration donor and pick up a 530 90's model beemer to use plates from. Has V8 so not so much of a sretch when i get pulled over.    👀 
Hope one and all had a great end to 2016. All the best for 2016 ....😉

Build Pictures / Re: HM2006 Build
« on: September 25, 2015, 10:41:18 am »
really nice Mark, now time to start worrying about paint chips, scatches and bugs....hope you still have nice weather to enjoy driving it.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2006 Build
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:11:30 pm »
Back in the sixties, a buddy of mine had an old Dodge pickup with a tired six to drive to school. He put a split header on it with dual pipes, made a bed cover and tied a dozed cement blocks in the rear right up against the tailgate. Popped wheels all the time. That would work to change the weight to the back. Not much else to can do other than add weight, no place to deduct. My wife told me to go on a diet if I wanted a lighter, quicker, car.

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:04:22 pm »
As cheap as labor is here, I could hire a full time guard with a motorcycle to follow me and then "sit" with the car when I stop. No worries about him keeping up with me, mostly non-stop traffic here.

No gun permits for private citizens in Indonesia anymore, unless u "pay".  Some places, possession can get you the death penalty. Of course I could hire a police escort every time I go out like the Harley boys do to part the traffic and get priority parking. Asia is a bit different.

Finished Kit Pictures / Re: HM 1076 Calling it Done
« on: September 08, 2015, 08:45:44 am »
Did you put a heater in it so you can drive all year round? You seldom get snow correct? I had mine out again yesterday to pick my daughter up from school. She likes the attention. She's about 4'6" / 6th grader, and asked me yesterday if I could teach her to drive it. Luckily she can't reach the pedals yet.  It would be really tough to leave it in the garage if mine looked like yours. Hope you get it sorted out soon so you can get those miles rolling.

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: September 08, 2015, 08:33:51 am »
I have some Colt stickers but everyone wants to know if I raise horses!   ::)

Finished Kit Pictures / Re: HM 1076 Calling it Done
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:59:35 pm »
How many miles did you get on it this summer Sam?  Any high lights or memorable drives?

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:52:55 pm »
My old beater roadster isn't much to look at but I have had several problems when I have walked away when its parked.  I had some plastic replica Holden emblems on the front and back about the same size as the round Cobra emblems and positioned the same.  Some one came along and popped them both off leaving scratched paint.  I also had an exposed gas tank filler on the top of the trunk, behind the seats and someone put a hand full of stones down the pipe.  I've come back and found people seating in the car also or sitting on the front end, just the right height.  Things are a bit different over here.  This time around I decided not to have a functioning filler on the exterior so mine fills when you open the trunk lid but I kept the LeMans cap on the outside for looks.  However, several times folks have popped it open to see how it works.  A Kiwi friend of mine who also has a Cobra in Indonesia made a lock for his cap so figured I tag along and do something similar using strap steel that was used to tie my motor down during shipping.  Bent to shape to hook under the rear of the cap and padlocked to the filler handle, it keeps anyone from trying to open it.  I am thinking of getting it chromed and then using shrink tubing over the parts that will be in contact with the cap.

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1081 NorJak Hurricane
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:50:55 pm »
BDF, glad you are still around, I'm still trying to get far enough along to do that.  local currency did a nose dive end of last month and went down 14% against the US dollar so we aren't spending much at the moment.  I haven't forgotten your offer.    ;D

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