Timeline

  • Date: 04/04/2022, By Paul Proefrock Category - Uncategorized
    Today, it finally clicked and I’ve figured out the tuning secrets of the Borla EightStack. I knew how important the linkage settings are and how sensitive they are. I was spending all my time to get the idle right but had overlooked the importance of checking at higher RPM’s. WithRead More...
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  • Date: 01/03/2022, By Paul Proefrock Category - Accessories, Body
    The Over-Riders bolt up to the quickjack mounts with the same  bolt spacing, but the back of the overrider is angle and the back of the quickjack is straight up and down. Takes a little tweaking of the mounting hardware to get all the pieces to line up. The angle ofRead More...
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  • Date: 06/28/2021, By Paul Proefrock Category - Build Details, Mod's
    The rollbar has a third leg that extends into the trunk, attaching to a frame point to provide triangulation strength. The originals had an adapter socket that bolted to the rear framework.The Hurricane Motorsports design has a tube welded to the rear frame extension that the strut slides over. ItRead More...
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  • Date: 06/14/2021, By Paul Proefrock Category - Brakes, Wheels & Tires, Mod's
    On my first build, HM1078, the car came with a Lokar #EHB-7000F, flat-mounted eBrake handle. The originals angled up and there was definitely room for improvement.My first pass was to modify the mounting of it and the way it attached to the cables. The Ford TBird IRS eBrake system wasRead More...
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  • Date: 05/02/2021, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details
    Choices I have often commented, “the most difficult part of building is selecting a color” The choice is often a spur-of-the-moment inspiration. For my second build, that inspiration came at a car show years ago when I ran across a Saleen 302 painted a bright red called “Lizstick Red”. NamedRead More...
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  • Date: 03/22/2021, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build_Images
    Always amazed at how much a little bodywork makes. She’s as flat as possible (How does a curved car get flat?) Time to start applying colorA few of my own touches:Eyebrows adjusted to match headlight rim diameterAll cockpit edges rolled 100%, including drops to door latchRear ’round taillight’ area removedRead More...
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  • Date: 11/02/2020, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Mod's
    Hood Tube Frame Mod One of the first things you notice on a replica is the underside of the hood. Original cars had a 3/4″ tube frame with an aluminum skin attached to it. Replicas – not so much.I obtained the upper skin of the Hurricane fiberglass and then mountedRead More...
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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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