Hood Clearance and coolant tank

While I had the body on, I checked the underhood clearance to help clear up some questions about the FE coolant tank. The FE uses a coolant reservoir mounted on the front of the manifold. Tanks available exit on the passenger side of the vehicle. But the original Cobras had an exit on the drivers…

Footbox install and mod’s

Foot Box Drop Frame Mod Cutting the drivers side footbox on an angle not only adds additional room for your left foot, it helps transition the carpet nicely to the sidewall. This seemed so minute but every inch counts when you are trying to get your feet into the footbox. Cut the top (1″) and…

Sway Bar

Installed front suspension, modifying lower A Arm to mount sway bar. The Hurricane kit does not include a sway bar in the build, relying on the coil-overs to manage body roll. They do a spectacular job but for additional handling, I decided to add a  swaybar. I wanted a bar that would not require welding…

Fuel line & tank install

Running fuel lines and need to have motor in place to know where the clutch lever runs. Time to switch focus to finishing motor. This feature has been changed – see new approach The design of the Hurricane kit requires relocating the fuel tank fittings to the opposite side of the fuel tank. No big…

Trunk latch, my first mod

The stock latch leaves a little to be desired. The angle and bolt are functional but not much more can be said for them. I added a bracket to the rear of the frame to accommodate the second leg of a square u-bolt. When the final assembly is done, the rear cross member and this…