Panel alignment tweak

I spent a lot of time viewing pictures of the Hurricane in the body finishing process. I saw a lot of fiberglass filler being used around the various openings. I was looking for spots that were typical to all builds but really didn’t find any. Some filled around the trunk lid, others filled the trunk…

Fuel filler

Winter is here! find projects in the shop where it’s warm. Worked on the fuel filler cap and refined fill system The Hurricane kit comes with a quick fill type cap that gets installed inside the flip-top fuel cap. ¬†Some have reported filling problems with these. The mounting system leaves a little to be desired….

Edge Treatment

When I received my body, the gelcoat was in excellent shape. But as I began to work on it, I learned although the body looked good, the edges were horrendous. The glass cloth had separated, or wasn’t filled, there were all kinds of voids. No where near ready for final body work. I chose to…

Antifreeze & Brake Fluid

Pieces are beginning to come together. Installed cooling system and hydraulic reservoir system Hydraulic Reservoirs The original S/C cars came with Girling hydraulics, which incorporated¬† remote reservoirs, mounted on the engine compartment wall. The originals used two larger reservoirs for the brakes and one smaller for the clutch. Incorporating this into the build presents a…

AC Pedals onto Wilwood arms

Posted info on pedal modification to fit AC style pedals onto Wilwood clutch/brake assembly. The Hurricane kit comes with Wilwood brake and clutch pedals. One of the first mod’s everyone goes to is to incorporate the AC pedal into your car. Just makes it look better. Pedals purchased from Finishline Accessories come “un-machined” on the…

Steering column install and mod’s

While working on the steering, I decided to incorporate the self-cancelling turn signal mod. Update to current design The kit includes a VW turn signal lever. It has the self-cancelling mechanism built into it, it only needs an actuating cam to make it happen. But whoa, little buddy, it requires a little more attention than…

Firewall polish?

Polished firewall and installed cockpit tub permanently. Well, not exactly polish. Having had polished aluminum pieces in the past, I knew of the amount of maintenance they require. So I chose a satin finish. Scrubbing with ScotchBrite pads and WD40 makes a surface that doesn’t show corrosion, weather or waterspots and can be easily cleaned…