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  • Date: 06/13/2019, By Paul Proefrock Category - Cooling, Engine, Mod's
    One of least replicated items of the 427 is the secondary air bleed line on the coolant reservoir. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a replica with one yet every original had them.   Note 3/8″ line from passenger side of reservoir to top of radiator I am adding featuresRead More...
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  • Date: 05/25/2019, By Paul Proefrock Category - Build Details, Mod's
    Sorry, been a little remiss in keeping my progress reports up-to-date. I’ve incorporated a number of modifications to my Gen II Hurricane build, mostly to make it even more period correct.  Looking at the originals and the ERA builds, I liked the removeable transmission tunnel. The Hurricane comes with aRead More...
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  • Date: 05/25/2019, By Paul Proefrock Category - Build Details, Drivetrain
    When Ford designed the S550 driveline, they chose to use a ‘Guibo’ joint just ahead of the differential. Probably done for Noise/Vibration, it just adds another joint when adapting to our toys. Depending on whether the diff came from a manual or automatic vehicle, the joint was a different size,Read More...
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  • Date: 03/21/2019, By Paul Proefrock Category - Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    In the process of developing a brake set for 15″ pin-drive wheels, I was introduced to the world of brake rotors and brake hubs. No more single cast units, no more factory stock units. I chose Wilwood as a supplier and as I got into it, I learned there areRead More...
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  • Date: 07/18/2018, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Mod's
    Third time is a charm. Plastic tank, aluminum tank, mod’d aluminum tank and now a redesigned aluminum tank. Some fitment challenges but more trunk space, more fuel capacity and an improved view from the rear. Check this out: Fuel Tank Mod’s Mod’d Aluminum Tank
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  • Date: 07/03/2018, By Paul Proefrock Category - Build Details
    It’s rare that you get a do-over. After driving HM1078 for over 8 years, I still had the hankering to do another build. A little bit of work, some great support and guess what – I get to do it again! Working with Hurricane Motorsports, I have an opportunity toRead More...
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  • Date: 06/20/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build_Images
    HUGE DAY! Took her out in public for the first time. Photos here. It is absolutely amazing how these things will draw a crowd. Three years, three months, three days. Sometimes it feels like it took forever, other times, it was just yesterday I was pulling her home from LeesRead More...
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  • Date: 06/12/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Interior
    Finishing up all the little details. Car essentially done, appointment made for State Police inspection Sill molding Different designs offer different methods of placing a trim piece. The trick is how do you transition from painted metal(fiberglass) to carpet and cover the raw edge. I learned from some buddy’s of anRead More...
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  • Date: 05/23/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Mod's
    Oil Cooler I chose to add an oil cooler to go along with the period correct look. A few issues surfaced. Oil Cooler: The original used a six row Mocal cooler. Those are still available today. I chose to use an Earl’s brand, based solely on price and availability. Shrouding:Read More...
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  • Date: 05/20/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details
    I’ve been asked numerous times, what I felt was the hardest part about building a car. Undoubtedly, the most difficult part of building a replica car is selecting the color. I’ve always driven red cars, but red is for Ferrari’s. Yellow – Corvette.  Blue? Almost every Cobra is Blue withRead More...
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