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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: October 27, 2021, 10:10:16 AM »
Looking great, Bruce!   I may have to come out Sunday for the initial start up!

Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:17:03 AM »
Paul, the detail is just amazing, all the small little touches really makes the difference.    The front fender edge looks brilliant, the windshield truss bar, the hood rivets, Lucas Tri-bar headlights, paint matched side air vents, ferrules on the doors for side curtains, ferrules for soft top frame behind the seats, and .... is that a street-car ashtray in front of the shifter?!

this will, no doubt, be the highest quality Hurricane build yet, IMO ...   inspires me to get back and do some refining, finishing touches on my beast.

General Questions / Re: Header to footbox clearance
« on: October 12, 2021, 08:19:13 AM »
After bolting my headers in and re installing the tub. With tub all the way back on the rear frame rail, on drivers side, my header flange is actually touching the footbox. Do I need to move engine forward? Or is this typical? Right now my trans mount fits perfect, so if I move forward, will need to do some mods.

Bruce, is it touching on both sides?   I had to rotate my engine slightly because one side was touching and one was very clear.   But now i'm thinking Hurricane changed the engine mounts from my build.  I have flat plates at 45° angle from the frame. you have some tubes welded to the top of the frame. So I dont know if you can rotate.

I am using Remflex on the exhaust port flange (AFR205 heads) and on the header to sidepipe flange, and don't have any problems at all after almost 9,000 miles.   The graphite Remflex are meant to compress when torque is applied.  I have no problems at all with footbox clearance.

I did a lot of different things -- used fiberglass mat for cockpit to the metal footbox on the frame.    Then I formed  aluminum sheet to cover the metal frame footbox (side) to the body , and cockpit to body under the door openings, then covered all that with thermotec Cool-it matt, then carpet padding, then carpet.    I've got lots of pics, if I can ever get my build website finished...

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:25:23 AM »
Bruce,   as I mentioned last weekend at your shop, my uprights were welded wrong to the frame, on the side of the frame instead of on top, so they were too short to reach the required striker height.   I had to modify the holes on the adapter plate on each side to purchase a grasp of the upright.     And you can see on the passenger side I also made an aluminum spacer plate about 1/4 or 3/8" i think, to pull the passenger door in far enough.   It really depends on where you body sits in it final position. 

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: September 07, 2021, 08:19:04 AM »
Hey Jim.

Yea, Bobby came out and was a great help. He confirmed a lot of my suspensions on the body fit issues. Also got some ideas on areas to improve that he has done on his car. There are a few things that I was concerned with, and wanted to be sure they were not due to something I was overlooking. I'll go over them with you when we talk again. So now I am on to locking everything down, installing quick jacks and starting on some unfortunate gap corrections due to them trimming too much off in a few places. Think I'll fab a few extra body supports for added support to the bulb seals on the front frame.

Let me know when your ready to install and will make a trip to the other side of the tracks  :)

Was great to meet you, Bruce.   Let me know any time I can come help, be glad to.

And Jim, I'd love to come help you get the body on also.   

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: August 30, 2021, 04:36:08 PM »
Bob that would be great. I'd love to look at yours and get some questions answered from someone already gone through the process. Sent you a couple messages but looking at my sent folder doesn't look like they made it to you for some reason. Of course weekend would be best. I have your number so will text you my google location. just give a shout when you have time to swing by.

This Saturday Sept 4th is first Saturday of the month so the DFW group will probably meet somewhere for breakfast, almost always on the other side of DFW from us where the "rich folk" hang out ... i'll make a post here.  I can probably swing by after, or come out on Sunday.  The weekend looks like high of 97° -- yeeoow!

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: August 30, 2021, 09:53:57 AM »
My door fitment is all wonky.   Truck and hood fit decent.  I need to drive out and have you take a look at mine.

General Questions / Re: Firewall aluminum
« on: August 22, 2021, 09:04:28 PM »
My firewall setup:. I first applied the heat shield supplied by Hurricane, then used some of the aluminum supplied by Hurricane, and used posterboard to make templates and patterns of the pieces around the footbox and tunnel, then cut out of aluminum sheet I sourced, I think it was .062.   

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: August 17, 2021, 12:53:13 PM »
Looking great Bruce, I need to come by for a visit!

Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« on: August 16, 2021, 08:55:13 AM »
Greg, I don't want to rain on your parade, but I hope you also aligned cockpit tub with the body on.  Cockpit tub is the "saddle" for the body and its placement pretty much determines where the body aligns with the the frame, tires, etc.       I didn't drill and rivet my tub down until after several trial fitments and I had the body aligned with doors, hood, trunk, windshield, front/rear bumper quickjacks, etc.   

Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: August 09, 2021, 01:27:26 PM »
Thats definitely an improvement, Paul.  Thats the one unfinished area of my build that needs some attention at some point.

Build Pictures / Re: HM-2032 - Texas Storm Chaser
« on: August 09, 2021, 01:24:34 PM »
Was great to finally meet you, Jim.

Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« on: August 03, 2021, 08:29:51 AM »
I need to come out for a visit!

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