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HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:27:35 am »
Hello everyone. Longtime member here. But brand new to the Hurricane family. I've waited a long time to do this build. And then as my dream is about to happen......Covid. I had planned on flying to Iowa to visit and place my order in person. But it didn't work out. Alec and I emailed back and forth and we came up with a great plan. He's has been so helpful. I hope HM-2027 will be here sometime in September. I'm building a Street model. These have really grown on me since seeing Jason's red street model years ago. Have never seen a Hurricane in person.  So I hope it's a good one!! I only have a few random pictures to show for now. Frame pictures Greg K was nice enough to post up. And few of the bare 427 S/O block. Before the lock down happened I drove to Virginia to get the 427 and few other parts from a buddy of mine. Cobra Automotive here in CT is doing the short block. If you like Cobra's and Shelby's it's the place to visit!! However my wallet is quite a bit lighter every time I leave there. Stewart Transport will bring the kit once it's ready. I look forward to this and sharing progress as I can. Thanks for watching. Glenn.
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Car is a street model.
Under car exhaust
Upgraded carpet
Glove box
Street car dash layout
No roll bar
Trying not to use a hood scoop.
3.50 limited slip rear
Wilwood brakes
Sunburst wheels with F60 bias ply tires. Fun!!
427 FE with Medium riser head and PI intake
C5 dual point distributor
Toploader 4sp

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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 07:39:01 am »
Well need to resize a few pictures sorry.  ;)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 03:14:44 am by FFR428 »
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 08:02:07 am »
Good to see you started your thread. If you house your pics online, you can also insert them with the URL.

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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 08:40:30 am »
There we go just had to make a little smaller. Thanks Greg!
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 09:05:15 am »
Looking forward to following your build. Enjoy!

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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 02:56:52 am »
Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 04:10:36 am »
Date code 65-Dec-17
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 10:50:18 am »
Still waiting on a del date. So working on some shiney bits. Nice polished C3 timing cover. I used to polish aluminum years ago. I grow weary of it now. Short block will be ready soon. So trying to get a few things done. Still need to make a body buck and frame cart.
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 05:04:00 pm »
It won't be long, so get prepared... ;)

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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2020, 07:11:21 am »
I'll be a ready! 😁
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 04:37:54 pm »
Got 2 pictures of the headers being made. Undercar exhaust makes it a bit difficult. The originals used oem iron manifolds on the street models. The left side #7 into #5 is interesting. We'll see how it all works out.
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 04:43:11 pm »
Also the shortblock is back from the shop. I'll get some pictures soon.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2020, 06:34:15 pm »
Definitely interesting and challenging. I'm sure they'll work out just fine.

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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 01:02:12 am »
I agree Greg they will be just fine. Light years better than original. It's hard to see everything and all the angles from a few pictures. But nice job on fitment. Things are off to powder coat next week I believe. Then they'll pack it up and ship it east. Have to make room in the garage. I'm amazed how much lawn crap I have in there already.
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Re: HM-2027 build thread. The Street Beat.......
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 09:53:30 am »
Still waiting on a delivery update. Hope in the next month or so. I have been doing a bit of poking around on the headers. I am VERY pleased with the results Alec came up with. There is a complete exhaust Acton sells. And the headers look very much like these for mine. Tried to save the pic but wasn't allowed so a link to his site for a picture. I also attached what the original cast iron log manifolds looked like. Good for 100HP LOSS according to some. Tip of the hat to the Hurricane crew for a awesome job!!

 https://www.actoncustom.com/products/p/street-car-headers-mild-steel
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