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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Bruce N on August 29, 2021, 07:21:46 PM »
Got the body on today and started fitting all the doors, trunk. hood. Was able to do with just myself and friend with the frame I built. Pretty happy with how all the panels fit with exception of them trimming to much off the bottom of the doors. When aligning the top of the doors with the fenders, the bottom has a gap of almost 1/2". Will need to fill the jam a bit to make look decent. Now just a lot of time trimming and fitting all he panels.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Bruce N on August 29, 2021, 07:13:42 PM »
You have the bushing block oriented correctly.  I did the same fit-up and also test fit the turn signal and steering wheel.  I got a bit confused about the preset collar on the splined shaft, but I think that is only there to provide a stop for the steering wheel boss. Hope you found your steering wheel.

Take good notes when you call Alec on the throttle linkages. I have all the heim joints, but no shafts or “yoke” to tie pedal shaft’s rotation to the linkage. Pic shows what I have.

Good luck
Jim
HM2032
Thats exactly what I have
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by NTX-CLANK on August 29, 2021, 12:59:56 PM »
You have the bushing block oriented correctly.  I did the same fit-up and also test fit the turn signal and steering wheel.  I got a bit confused about the preset collar on the splined shaft, but I think that is only there to provide a stop for the steering wheel boss. Hope you found your steering wheel.

Take good notes when you call Alec on the throttle linkages. I have all the heim joints, but no shafts or “yoke” to tie pedal shaft’s rotation to the linkage. Pic shows what I have.

Good luck
Jim
HM2032
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Bruce N on August 28, 2021, 08:26:58 PM »
Little progress. I installed all the steering shafts temporarily to get familiar and make sure no problems. All worked out pretty good. Again was a puzzle sense the manual is completely different from what I have. That craps getting a bit frustrating. Went to start on throttle pedal assembly but cant find most of the parts. Not sure what I'm supposed to have though sense the manual shows a cable and ours are mechanical. Going by pics on the forum I seem to be missing the majority of parts. I'll give Alec a call Monday.

Can anyone verify that the long part of the front housing goes toward the driver? See third pic.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2030 Build Log - The Storm Ahead
« Last post by Greg K on August 28, 2021, 04:50:23 PM »
After spending an extended weekend with family last weekend and being out of town for most of this week, I was able to get back at it.
Ended up bolting on the front engine components of my motor, water pump, alternator and pulleys. Kit from CVF Racing.

Still waiting on the block plate, but my bellhousing, clutch and trans showed up this week too. So I'll be getting to it soon.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Greg K on August 28, 2021, 12:13:15 PM »
Cool, enlarging the hole is key, just couldn't tell from the pics.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Bruce N on August 28, 2021, 09:29:45 AM »
Looks good Bruce. Just a couple of things I noticed.
Bearing should be mounted inside the foot box.
I'm sure the way you have it mounted, the bearing does not pivot?
Hole in fiberglass needs to be larger than the hole in corner bracket to accommodate the bearing flange. Hole needed is 2".
It pivots the same as if it were inside. It is sandwiched in the two housings ether way. Of course the manual shows a car without the steel bracket with bearing on outside. so I got on the forum and looked at what others have done. Has been done both ways so I just chose what I liked best. I enlarged the hole in the bracket and in the fiberglass.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Greg K on August 28, 2021, 07:01:56 AM »
Looks good Bruce. Just a couple of things I noticed.
Bearing should be mounted inside the foot box.
I'm sure the way you have it mounted, the bearing does not pivot?
Hole in fiberglass needs to be larger than the hole in corner bracket to accommodate the bearing flange. Hole needed is 2".
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Build Pictures / Re: HM2034 build ...another Texas Hurricane
« Last post by Bruce N on August 27, 2021, 10:18:11 PM »
Little progress. Got the firewall painted. Put a couple layers of heat shield between footbox front and aluminum panels. painted aluminum panels with fireproof paint and cured in oven at 300 & 400 degrees according to directions. Will  see how that works out but the heat did not damage. As Jim identified, the two holes in corner of steering bearing/throttle linkage plate conflict so I welded up the hole on the side and ground smooth. Still deciding on using the top aluminum panel or leaving as is. I think I like the simple clean look as is.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2032 - Texas Storm Chaser
« Last post by NTX-CLANK on August 25, 2021, 11:31:43 PM »
Not a lot to report this past week, but I picked up some new "skills" related to fiberglass and painting.  Similar to what Bruce did, I fiberglassed in some sealing flanges and painted the exterior footbox area of the Cockpit.  I decided to practice the Sand - Bondo - Prime - Base Coat - Clear Coat spray methods and I think that it turned out pretty well for a newbie.  I just need to mount some reflective panels near where the headers will be and then, I can mount the tub.

I cut and bonded the vinyl to the dash panel and mounted all of the gauges except for the speedometer.  New GPS speedo has a 3 week lead time.

Debbie helped me bleed the brakes and check out all the brake line fittings (no leaks!)

Jim



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