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hudson guys...what's hudsonite clutch fluid?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by skajaquada, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. skajaquada
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    from SLC Utard

    i met a guy today working on a '49 hudson and he was asking me if i knew anyhting about it. i know nothing other than that it was some fluid for the cork faced clutches or something like that. what can it be replaced with that's available now?
  2. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Googleit so: hudson "clutch fluid" and look at the first several posts. This will change your problem from a lack of sources to a baffling superfluity of sources for inexplicably different liquids to pour into the car...
    Looks like ATF might be an option...
  3. It was a light oil.

    I know some fellas used a 50/50 mix of 30 weight and kerosine in the day.

    I got this off of a website at some point:

    "12 ounces Ford type F automatic transmission fluid, 12 ounces power steering fluid, 12 ounces Hudsonite, 4 ounces kerosene. Mix all components and use 6 ounces per refill in clutch. (this is a way to extend the Hudsonite, you have on hand, and a less expensive way of refilling, when several refills are required)"

  4. skajaquada
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,642

    from SLC Utard

    wow...i post, run to the store and then check back and have the answers i needed. i love this place!!:D
  5. 1lowtrk
    Joined: Nov 9, 2002
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    I use 30wt and kerosene in my 29 hudson with no problems
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    HAMB O'dex Editor

    here is what hudsonite oil was for!

    hard to think a car can run a clutch made of pressed cork.

    a nos 35 to 41 hudson cluch

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  7. How much oil compared too kerosene?
  8. skajaquada
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,642

    from SLC Utard

    Generally helps to read entire threads before asking questions about the subject, but here ya go...
  9. Thanks, I heard you can use Dextron II trans oil, so I will go for that.
  10. seabeecmc
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  12. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
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    What, no Marvel Mystery Oil?;)
  13. For years I had a can of Hudsonite Clutch Compound on my bookcase. It was from the 40's I guess.. About 15 years ago, I gave it to a guy with a Hudson. I don't know if he wanted it to use or display. I wonder what 50+ year old oil would look like... When you shook the can, It sounded very thin. Like water..

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