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For Sale / Hurricane 1121 Blue with white stripe
« on: July 21, 2021, 03:52:06 PM »
  Sorry .......I can't sell this car . If you ever get one you will no what I mean too .

General Questions / Re: Activity
« on: August 29, 2020, 04:51:04 AM »
 I have 5500 miles on my car trouble free . Once I bought an engine from Kieth Craft engines my previous engine problem was eliminated . Also the hell I went trough with a Lakewood bell housing was totally fixed with a Quicktime bell housing and have not had any problems since . I give my car hell and the TKO 600 has performed flawlessly . I originally bought an engine from Fordstroker
.com and it was junk . KC engines said the machining looked like a novice first time  engine build . The only regret I have now I wished I had used a new World block . The car handles nicely and
after I learned how to launch the car straight it has been a blast . I have planned some  future mods and one mistake I made was not going with a better brakes , The stock braked work great
but you have to be Charles Atlas to stop the car quickly . I should have went with the  Willwood brakes , but it you man handle the car and pay attention the original Chevy metric brakes are OK.
  I have had the car over a 150 mph and it felt like it was going to lift off the road . During that idiotic run my visors got to flapping and I broke my windshield . A crack in the upper corner and not
in the line of sight for normal driving . I do plane on a new glass . I get lots of compliments and I have given maybe 25 rides . Little kids go ape **** and I have let several kids sit in the car for pictures . Overall a wonderful experience and I am please I bought this car over some other Cobra manufacturers . I still get testy with people who ask me if the car is a FFR ......I tell them that
I have a car better than a  FFR . If I wanted one I would have bought one . The Texas heat has been a cause for not driving my car because it is frankly an oven . I do drive my car often in the
Fall and Winter months . I am a big time lover of 40-41 Ford pickups and I have thought about selling my car ........but when I drive it the thought disappears. It is a fun and dependable car now
and I see it in the family for many more years ............I will always be thankful for the late Jay Nordstroms help and encouragement to finish this car ..........Not just another replica . It looks real enough for me in 2020 . 

General Questions / Re: HM1121 caught on fire in my shop
« on: March 25, 2016, 04:01:44 AM »
 I posted a pic on Club Cobra ,Right now I am just too pissed at myself to post pics .

  To Bob Worley , Thank you very much for the offer to help . I will get in touch with you personally soon .

   Thanks for the support guys , Mike HM1121

General Questions / HM1121 caught on fire in my shop
« on: March 24, 2016, 02:22:04 AM »
 It's a long story but my Cobra caught on fire in my shop two weeks ago . I was able to stop the fire quickly but my car looks like hell and since I am not planning on ever selling
my car I have been working on improvements to my car . I have stripped all the cut pile  carpet and will be installing loop style carpet with the plastic backing . I have dropped
the seating and have given myself 1 1/2 " lower seat set in the car. During the confusion of putting out the carb fire I tripped over a half gallon of red alkyd enamel and of
course the the damned thing landed just right and red paint was all over the rear area of my pretty Viper blue . I am to the buffing stage and am happy I didn't lose my car !

      I will remake the header on the Gen. I one car . They fit like a first time welder built them...........more to come as in pics .           Mike

General Questions / Re: Jay Nordstrom
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:59:41 AM »
 I didn't know Jay well but he came to my house and picked my car up and took it to Dallas and had new paint and carpet installed at his expense during the Lee's Summit-Dallas Texas
move . I called him and thanked him and he said .........Go enjoy your car Mike and come see me .  What a guy ! ........My car will forever be to me , HM1121 Jay Nordstrom Special Edition.

For Sale / HM1121 off market
« on: July 26, 2012, 01:35:34 AM »

General Questions / Re: Texas Cobra Club Spring Meet 2011
« on: February 05, 2011, 08:24:13 AM »
 Hi John ......I am very close to cranking my car and I would be
pushing it to make the Texas Cobra meeting ....I still haven't
done the registration yet.....would you PM me to get some
info from you .........Mike

Build Pictures / Re: HM 1121 coming home
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:20:26 PM »
 I should have mentioned the car was a turn key minus! ,sorry.
I will take some photos of the final completion too . It was
sad to see the Hurricane  shop closing and my car being the last one out
the door . I certainly hope, as well as many others do ,that the
Hurricane line will continue soon . I still have no regrets choosing
this car over the other kits I looked into. However,they all seemed to have
their good and bad points . This was the car for me and my budget.

Build Pictures / HM 1121 coming home
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:38:15 PM »
 My Cobra is finished and I am very pleased with the work done by Hurricane .
Rich's Transport will be bringing the car home to East Texas next week . This
is a dream come true for me and I will post pics when I get her running .
427W 3.50 rear TKO 600 is what I am using for the drivetrain . Thanks Jason !!

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