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Bob Worley

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2010, 09:11:50 am »
any updates or pictures of the factory car now that HM2002 is out the door?
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2010, 09:34:58 pm »
will have some posted early this week.  We have made some great progress over the last few days.  We installed the new carpet today

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2010, 04:42:47 pm »
We are very pleased to announce that Dean Lampe's car has been delivered and he is very excited about his new Hurricane.  He will be putting his personal touches on the car and will continue with updates on his Club Cobra build thread.  Thanks to all who helped keep the energy level up on his thread.  Last I checked he had over 13,000 hits.   

Well we are back to work on the factory car and I wanted to post some updates.  The body has been installed on the frame and the padding and carpeting is being installed.  One item of note is the cutout by the e-brake to allow better clearance for gripping and also the approximately 1 inch gap left on the tunnel to allow the seem to fit evenly.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2010, 07:07:00 pm »
anyone address the issue for the spacing between clutch and brake pedals? it's to late for me, so i'll add a piece to favor the left side of the clutch pedal.
even with tenny shoes my narrow foot is still to wide.
i find it somewhat dangerous. i read where someone spaced master cylinders apart.
but i do not want to space them at this time because it's to involved at this time.
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2010, 10:02:26 am »
"One item of note is the cutout by the e-brake to allow better clearance for gripping"
Won't moving the ebrake over interfere with the passenger seat?  It would also be a nice mod to angle the ebrake handle up to look more original like Paul and others did.
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2010, 06:47:16 pm »
I think he meant that they cut out some of the padding next to the handle so it can be gripped easier. 

I don't think they moved the handle.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2010, 09:59:47 am »
ummm. . . never mind. :-[
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2010, 10:16:52 am »
The carpet is being installed and looks outstanding.  Here are some updates.  Yes, the padding was cut out by the e-brake for better gripping room, it was not relocated.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2010, 08:00:06 am »
Very Nice, it's looking great.   ;D

Question:  Are you guys coming up with a better (more standard) method and procedure for installing the door sills?

This portion of the build is sort of "vague" and leaves it up to each builder to come up with their own solution. 
It seems to me that 1)  improved manual instructions, 2) and  specific sill material in the kit will standardize the door sills and look more consistent for alll future Hurricanes.

There have been many excellent examples of sill construction on this site, perhaps one of those might be a good standard method.
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2010, 02:00:01 pm »
Here are some shots of the completed trunk carpeting, windshield installation and the radiator.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2010, 09:36:56 am »
Here are some shots of the new mechanical throttle linkage and the Gerling cans for the brake system.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2010, 12:07:31 pm »
Good choice in engine builders!
But I've since changed the valve covers.
Matt
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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2010, 03:55:24 pm »
We will be putting new valve covers on also, we just have not gotten to that yet.  After putting the fresh air foot boxes in HM-2002 we decided to put them in the factory car too.  Here are shots of the front fresh air ports.  More to come on the fresh air foot box system.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2010, 10:07:32 am »
Here is the fresh air hose from the front port flange attached to the blower fan and then through the fender.

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Re: Hurricane Factory Car
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2010, 11:28:08 am »
We have completed installation of the fresh air foot box system.  These photos show the cable controlled open/close paddle assembly mounted in the top of the foot boxes and hose running from those through the fenders.  The control knobs on the dash are simply push/pull to open and close air flow.  The blowers will be switched independently so you don't need to run the passenger fresh air when it is not necessary.  I hope you like it.  We plan on offering this upgrade on the new cars and to any of the current Hurricane owners who are interested.