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General Questions / Re: Awesome visit
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on June 15, 2019, 05:38:22 am »

You won't be disappointed with Hurricane.  Great bunch of guys.  They support their product 100% and you will find plenty of Hurricane owners that are willing to help with any questions or issues with the build of your car.

General Questions / Awesome visit
« Last post by Julian on June 14, 2019, 07:29:02 am »
Back in the first of June, I did a visit at Hurricane Motorsports. I had a blast! They gave me great tour and answered all my questions that I could remember to ask!

I rode in the shop car with Alec. Then had lunch. They have a Hurricane customer for sure! I can't after my engine us finished! I think I'll bring my wife there for a visit if I decide to deliver the block and heads for mock-up.
For Sale / Re: EBC Red Pads - Free!
« Last post by MFE III on June 13, 2019, 11:47:03 am »
Sold. PM sent.
Thanks Paul
For Sale / EBC Red Pads - Free!
« Last post by Paul Proefrock on June 12, 2019, 08:58:00 pm »
Free to a good home, a set of EBC Red pads for GM Metric (Hurricane Standard Front). Used for about 500 miles then upgraded to new braking system.

You can have them, just pay the shipping. USPS will be $14.65 to continental US. Paypal is fine, as long as you absorb fees or send money as a friend so I'm not out the PayPal fee.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« Last post by s_reynolds on June 11, 2019, 12:19:42 pm »
Bob, great job.....looks nice even without final paint.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« Last post by MFE III on June 11, 2019, 11:07:42 am »
Very nice!
Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« Last post by Greg K on June 11, 2019, 10:50:01 am »
Very cool...nice update!
Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« Last post by Bob Worley 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)


General Questions / Re: Wheel Selection & Backspace
« Last post by Greg K on May 29, 2019, 02:32:57 pm »
I saw those numbers on the wheel option for pin drive, what thickness is the adapter? (1/4"?). I think this would have some impact on backspacing.
In the Coyote build video I thought I saw you installing lug nuts on those wheels?

General Questions / Re: Wheel Selection & Backspace
« Last post by Alec@Hurricane on May 29, 2019, 11:52:44 am »
Our 17" pin drives are usually made 17x8x4.25 for the front wheels, and the rear wheels are made 17x11x5.25. In my opinion, 11 wides on the rear give it a really aggressive stance, and they fit no problem. That is what we put on the shop car currently being built, and they look great.
Hopefully that helped your decision.
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