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HM 1110 Build pics
« on: December 05, 2007, 02:24:03 pm »
Got a fair amount done this weekend.  Got the battery cables buttoned down.  E brake assembly in as well.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 02:26:53 pm »
It's good to have helpers.  That is a big beast going into a small space.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 02:28:32 pm »
it's in...... sort of.    we realized quickly that the slave cylinder and clutch fork needed some mods to get the monster into it's home.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 02:31:10 pm »
As it sat while we modified the clutch fork and slave cylinder bracket.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 02:32:52 pm »
and finally it's in.  For good?  who knows?

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 02:39:22 pm »
another shot

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 02:40:21 pm »
another

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 02:43:26 pm »
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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 03:22:33 pm »
I like this angle the best.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 03:40:15 pm »
sanding the underside of the tub for Herculiner application this Saturday.

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 05:15:07 pm »
Hey Slithern,
Looks great and a lot of fun. I have a few questions for you. What motor and transmission did you put in the car? And when you got the IRS from Hurricane was it rusty like that? I am about to order my car hopefully very soon and I

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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 05:37:09 pm »
Looks great. You're really haulin' azz on your build. May I make one suggestion? You may want to consider putting some convoluted tubing around the positive battery cable just for extra protection. You can get it at Home Depot for a couple of bucks.

Jim

P.S. That sway bar looks kinda familiar. ;)
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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 07:33:32 pm »
Josh,

Anything you need to know regarding the kit, you can ask.  I would be happy to answer anything i can as i'm sure everyone here would.  My engine is a 426 FE stroker from Southern Automotive(basically their 406 with a 428 crank).  Trans. is a 4 speed toploader also from Southern.  I can't think of anything right now that i would order if i had it to do over again.  I agonized over brakes for some time, but i ended up going with the standard.  I figured that i could upgrade later if i absolutely had to.  I went with wipers because i wan't sure if i would have to have them for registration purposes, but otherwise i'm pretty happy so far.

As for everything else, here is the good and the bad as i see it.  

The packing of the kit was mostly good.  Seats and carpet came in plastic garbage bags.  I think that could have been better.
The Vinyl seats look pretty good.  They are softer then leather and may be less slippery too.  I was debating going with leather and possibly sending them back if i didn't like them, but i'm keeping them.
The upgraded carpet is just OK IMHO.  I may ultimately opt to have a pro install really high quality carpet.
Windshield arms fit pretty marginally but we are working on a solution for that.
The rear end does have some rust, but that is pretty easily fixed.

Hurricane has been tremendous to deal with so far.  And for me this is hugely important.

Jim,

I will be putting some added protection on battery and brake cables.  I do that stuff while i'm thinking and staring at some of the harder stuff.


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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2007, 06:38:02 am »
Jim,  your car looks great and I see that you are using a Southern Automotive engine...same as mine.  So far my motor runs perfectly after some small routine problems (pan leaks) fixed by tightening up the bolts.   I too had to mod. the slave cylinder mount so the push cylinder would work.  
I guess I was just too stupid or confused I couldn't get the 3-wire alternator to work properly and blew up the voltage regulator..so I just ordered a nice new chrome one wire alternator from Jegs and solved that problem.

Anyway your doing a great job and making the Hurricane name proud.   ;D

Best Regards,  Bill
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Re: HM 1110 Build pics
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2007, 04:11:19 pm »
The cockpit tub and trunk tub Herculinered.