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Russ Crouch

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2017, 10:53:32 am »
Mark,
Last night I was looking at your excellent project build pics and noticed what looked like a bend in your inner fenders that I do not have. You verified my obsevation. I was also considering not using the the brackets, as it appeared the fender fender aprons will be supported sufficiently by the outer panels to be installed later in the build.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2017, 10:14:09 pm »
My Wife and I finished wiring both starter solinoid and fuel pump this morning and started the car this afternoon.  We then took it for a spin around the block.  Will be finishing up the foot box vent controls tomorrow.  The MSD Atomic EFI worked very well. Right now the MSD 6AL is controlling timing. I plan on locking down the distributor and having the EFI control the timing later. This project has some challenges, but with Jason's assistance and support from this Hurricane forum there hasn't been any thing we haven't been able to tackle
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2017, 11:03:22 pm »
Wow, thats exciting Russ! you're on a record pace, putting me to shame...
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Russ Rittimann

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2017, 08:02:38 am »
Amazing how fast you have built your car!!!  Looks really nice.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2017, 06:31:51 pm »
Delivered the car to the body/paint guy a couple of weeks ago. My Wife and I drove over to Bradshaw today to look over progress. They will have to skim cote the entire car to eliminate weave in the body. Will also need to fix the zertnut spacing to get the hood lock handles to work.
The car is really coming together now. I have attached pictures of the progrest below.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2017, 05:59:42 am »
Looking really really good.

Due to all the body work needed, mine took 6 months at the body shop the second time.  Nothing fit so he had to build up areas with seam sealer (very hard) before he added the filler (Bondo).  This was after the first guy worked on it.  Lots of sanding.  Your car looks immensely better than mine.

Won't be long.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2017, 09:42:35 am »
Making great progress. As Russ says...it won't be long now. I am a little surprised that you both have so much body work to be done. The HM guys reworked the molds and the first ones I saw out of the mold looked really good. I have the first gen body and it required only minimal body work before paint. Maybe I was just lucky.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2017, 10:10:32 am »
I finished installing a seat heater in the passenger seat last night. I purchased Cobra purchased brand seats before we decided to go with a Hurricane, so I don't  know  if they are exactly what is normally provided with these kits. I have installed these in other cars and have never had a problem with them. I ordered the complete heater, switch, relay assembly from the following.
http://www.heatedseatkits.com/heatedseatkits/iheat2/index.html
Not cheap, but work very well.
I will pick up the other seat from our painter on Friday and take some pictures of the install process. It only takes about 45 minutes for each Cobra seat. I will hide the switches behind the dash.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2017, 06:21:36 am »
We need seat air conditioners down here in South Texas.  Not only do you have to worry about toasting your legs on the sidepipes, if you get into your car on a sunny day with shorts on you toast your complete backside.  Really doesn't matter if you have shorts on or not.  Burns right through your clothes.  I know from experience.  What we put up with for year round golf and no snow shoveling.

The electronic air conditioner that is in the Tesla sounds like a great solution.  You can program the air conditioner to come on a few minutes before you get off work so your car is nice and cool when you get in.  A nice cool Cobra seat would be really nice.

I can appreciate the seat heaters.  Reminds me of when I owned MGs and drove in the winter with the top down, heater on and the tonneau cover open on the drivers side.

Post some pix of your car painted when you get some.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2017, 06:27:31 pm »
Making some progress on the body with skim coat. We spent most of the day on Sunday at the car dealers looking for body paint colors. We have narrowed the selection down to five for spray-outs by our painter. My favorite is a Benz color called Mountain Grey, #787.
https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-verizon&ei=R2mbWY2SEoX4mAHNt7WgBA&q=mountain+gray+metalic+787&oq=mountain+gray+metalic+787&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.12..33i160k1.301755.339952.0.365150.19.17.2.0.0.0.315.3849.0j2j12j2.16.0....0...1.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..2.17.3755...0j35i39k1j0i22i30k1j0i10k1j0i67k1j0i22i10i30k1j0i13i30k1j30i10k1.TIgBbFlX0Lk#imgrc=EnUseNuI9nkS_M:
We have chosen a polar white for the stripes.

HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2017, 05:56:11 am »
Looking really good.  Mountain grey metallic and polar white seem like a great combination.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2017, 02:43:16 pm »
Visited Siebert Custom in Bradshaw, NE after getting off from work on Friday, 8/1.  They are making steady process. They had just applied the first coat of primer before Diane and I arrived. Lighting wasn't good for picture, but I took a few.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2017, 05:51:34 am »
Looking good.  I hadn't noticed you had dual roll bars.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2017, 02:01:42 pm »
Thanks Russ. Yes, two roll bars doesn't do much for originality, but does protect a passenger (me when my Wife is driving). She says that will be the case when we drive to Lincoln on the weekends.  ;-)
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427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2017, 12:37:21 pm »
Final block sanding and going back to the paint boot for primer on Friday.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive