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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by mandmGuys on July 17, 2017, 07:23:28 am »
Looking awesome - Cannot wait to see it outside  (in person).

Mark
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on July 16, 2017, 01:30:58 pm »
Thanks Russ.  Yeah, I chose that color combination 6 years ago and haven't deviated.

Here the side vents after I got them installed.  I made some brackets from 1-1/4" angle, drilled some holes and put riv-nuts in the brackets.  I had the body guy glue the brackets/vents in as an assembly with panel/seam adhesive.  He used some extra long vice grip clamps that he had modified for the extra length.  Worked really well.  Better than I could have done.  Removed the vents so he could finish up the body work.  I used some 10-24 x 3/4" stainless button head screws to hold the side vents in place.  That way they can be removed if needed.  Here's some pix.

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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Crouch on July 16, 2017, 08:13:07 am »
Russ,
Your car looks great. The stripes compliment the base color well. Thanks for the tips on the head light buckets and jacks. Our body/painter requested that he mount the headlights, so I will be passing that information to him. Yes, it does feel good to see those boxes go away. I have condence the remaining material into two smaller boxes. One for th body guy and the other for when the car comes back. Please continue to update us on the project. Thanks for sharing.
Russ C
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by s_reynolds on July 15, 2017, 08:23:56 am »
Russ, thanks for the update.  My car came with the old "bug eye" head light buckets and I had to change them for the Wipac buckets as well. I also did the same as you on the quick jacks and hood scoop. Like you said, final assembly is fun and you can throw the boxes away. Keep the pics coming. It won't be long now.

Sam
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on July 15, 2017, 06:32:46 am »
Here's the roll bar with plates and grommets.  Used 8-32 x 1" stainless oval head screws with flat washer and nylon locking nuts.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on July 15, 2017, 06:29:40 am »
Here's the hood scoop installed.

I used various length 10-32 stainless button head screws with flat washer and a jam nut type nylon locking nut.  The jam nut type or thinner that the normal nylon locking nuts.  The reason for the various lengths is the hood varies in thickness and wanted to make sure there was a thread or two sticking out of the lock nut.  I use 3/4", 7/8" and 1" long screws.

BTW, my painter didn't paint the bottom of the hood scoop.  Oops.  Had to take it back to him and let him put filler and paint the bottom side.  As soon as you open the hood you see the bottom of the scoop.
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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on July 15, 2017, 06:24:22 am »
Here's the headlights.  These use the plastic Wipac headlight buckets.  I know in the past the headlights protruded out a good bit and made the headlights look "bug eyed".  I believe the headlight buckets were metal.  These fit pretty well as shown.

A warning -- I made the assumption that the headlight buckets fit with the screw for the trim ring at the bottom.  Nope, it's 5-10 degrees rotated.  When I installed the bulb it was rotated and the lettering on the bulb wasn't level.  Had to redrill the holes to rotate the buckets.  Not an issue as the buckets covered the old holes just fine.  So I suggest you fit the bulbs to determine the proper rotation before drilling the holes.

Also, make sure the wires for the headlight go the proper terminals.  There has been discussion on other threads on this forum about the proper terminals and  what is in the manual is incorrect.  There is a US version of the headlights with one terminal configuration and also a UK version that is different.  If you
use standard headlights, then use the US version and if you use the Lucas headlights then it uses the UK version.

I used 10-32 x 3/4" stainless screws with flat washer and nylon locking nuts to install the headlights and the marker lights.

Here's pix of the headlights installed and the wiring on the backside.

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Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« Last post by Russ Rittimann on July 15, 2017, 06:11:44 am »
Here's some updates on my build.  I'm in final assembly after getting my car back from the painter.  The best thing is now when I install parts, I GET TO THROW THE BOXS AWAY!!!!

Here's my quick jacks.  I used stainless bolts on my chrome quick jacks.  Some have used all thread and chrome acorn nuts.  Both work.  My chassis had weld nuts for the quick jacks so I just screwed the bolts in and put a locking nut on the backside.

The stainless tubes extend from the rubber grommets 1" in the front and 1/2" in the rear.  Thanks to Bobby Worley for the measurements he made on an original for the correct length. 

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General Questions / Re: Hurricane Motorsports now has a Facebook page
« Last post by MFE III on July 10, 2017, 02:26:43 pm »
I was wondering why I didn't see it.
Thx
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General Questions / Re: Hurricane Motorsports now has a Facebook page
« Last post by Bob Worley on July 10, 2017, 09:22:17 am »
Matt, I see your posts (HM1053 before/after).  Looks like it doesnt show up on their main wall.  You have to look under "visitor posts".
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