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General Questions / Re: Firewall aluminum
« Last post by s_reynolds on Today at 10:47:42 AM »
I posted this info over on the monthly discussion thread, but will post it here as well. Somebody had asked about how to protect the aluminum panels from corrosion, discoloration, etc. in a high heat area (ie engine bay) I was able to finally find the product I used so here is the info. The product I used was Protecta Clear. They sell their products on Ebay as well.

Everbrite, Inc
Reno, Nv
800-304-0566
www.ProtectaClear.com
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General Questions / Re: Firewall aluminum
« Last post by aarvig on September 16, 2021, 11:00:30 PM »
Sorry to be late to the party on this one.  I actually used all the pieces.  I bent the top of the inner trans tunnel pieces to about a 30 degree angle from vertical so they laid back and fit the space better.  I had Jason cut some custom pieces with a slight roll in them to fit from the firewall to the top of the foot boxes.  If you call Hurricane and ask Jason about them he will likely remember it and be able to reproduce them.
I used WD-40 and scotchbrite on all my aluminum to get that brushed look.  I bet I have 20 hours into sanding...
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2032 - Texas Storm Chaser
« Last post by NTX-CLANK on September 16, 2021, 09:49:22 PM »
Not a lot to report, but at least I will document the following lack of progress this week:

Headers:
  I completed the header wrap and painting.  I like how they turned out and hope they help keep the footbox area cooler.  Looking forward to being able to heat cure the VHT ceramic paint very soon.

Radiator/Fan:
  Received radiator adapto-brackets and fan mounting brackets from HMC today and will install radiator and fan tomorrow.

Dash:
  Received the SpeedHut GPS speedometer and installed into the dash.   I need some guidance on what the DPDT switch is for (see pic). 

Footbox Vents:
  Gathering up the nerve to cut the 3" holes into my nice, new paint job......

Next report should include more about the above and the first fit-up of the body. 
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Greg K on September 13, 2021, 07:47:04 AM »
Thanks guys!

No clearance issue with the front sump style pan or filter, pan is 8" deep. I went with the Milodon for the internal horizontal baffling.
I did not measure the actual clearance to the frame for the filter. If needed, will change out to the FL300 shorter style filter which would solve that if it's an issue.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Redstang69 on September 12, 2021, 09:19:40 PM »
It was a good weekend for you. Thing is looking really good.
I just noticed you were able to keep the oil filter in the original location. Is that true for the Windsor platform? Can you use a factory oil pan on the Windsor with no clearance issues?
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by s_reynolds on September 12, 2021, 10:02:30 AM »
Good progress....looks good.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by FFR428 on September 11, 2021, 04:57:31 PM »
Nice job!!
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Greg K on September 11, 2021, 04:07:48 PM »
Rolled it outside for more pics and got to say I'm pleased with how things are coming together little by little. Put away now till I can get back to it next weekend. Next up will be fuel line, waiting on starter, and will plumb the hydraulic line to the clutch slave.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Greg K on September 11, 2021, 03:57:12 PM »
The other day I built a set cribbing stands for after I install the motor and trans. Now on to the motor and trans install. Got the wheels and tires on and for the first time, the chassis hit the ground. Exchanged the engine stand for the motor mounts with no issue.
Earlier I obtained 1/2"x 7/16" steel bushings (see earlier post) for the motor mount bolt to the frame, having them made it a bit more challenging due to the tighter tolerances and not having any slop in the main bolt, but was able to get it all snug and mounted. Slots in the x-brace were just long enough forward for the trans mount bolts, closeups of mount shown.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Greg K on September 11, 2021, 03:45:11 PM »
About time for some updates on my progress and milestone this weekend. Been prepping for my transmission installing the flywheel, pilot bearing, clutch and bellhousing.
Temporarily installed my shift handle, makes this tranny shift real sweet and comfortable. The T5 upgraded by Pro Motion slipped in with no issues.
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