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Hudson vs Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hip, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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    Hip
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    Well my original idea, (being a big block fanatic)
    was to muscle a 455 Olds or 500 Cad into the engine
    hole, but when my son and i were talking about what paint scheem he'd like, he brought up the fact that he wanted a little rumble from the exhaust and not the low rider, (pea shooter), sound and i said you have have to worry about that with a big block!
    Well then he through a curve ball
    on me and said he didnt want a big block, he wanted
    a six, (like our buddy "Rock shop daves"), with triple 2's and a nice sound.
    So my question is.... should i get back
    the Chevy six and drop it in, or should i rebuild the six
    thats there now. I actually think the original is a good engine
    , and just needs a little once over and it will run.
    I realize the trannys are junk but i'd adapt a
    gm auto to it, but engine power and afficantcy wise
    how did they run. I'v got the Super Six. Thanks.
     
  2. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    I ran the original six in my '52 Hudson Wasp for years. Mild cam, 2-twos, finned aluminum head, duals all the way back. Sounded mean and the cool factor couldn't be beat!
     
  3. draggin ass
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    draggin ass
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    hudson 6s were race winning man! i say keep it for SURE!
     
  4. draggin'GTO
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    I have a rebuildable 292 Chevy six, located just 40 miles south of ya. Any later GM auto bolts right up to these.:cool:
     

  5. THEKID49
    Joined: Apr 24, 2005
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    My Hudson has a 308 in it. If you want a good sound, you can't beat a six. Mine has a Clifford header and Smitty's on it. It really sounds good when I run it up through the gears.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. wvenfield
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    Keep the Hudson.
     
  7. Hip
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    Hip
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    I have a rebuildable 292 Chevy six, located just 40 miles south of ya. Any later GM auto bolts right up to these.:cool:
    Thanks
    draggin'GTO, but i'v got a very nice 270 GMC that i was gonna put in my truck and then gave it up but i know i can get it back if i want it bad enough.
    The thing is i may just go with the Hudson cause i really like the way yours looks, "THEKID49" gonna show my son that pic and see what he says.
    Did you have any tranny problems "Kirk"?
    Thanks for the advise guys.
     
  8. KIRK!
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    I had the stock tranny and never had any problems. It needed adjusting one time, that was it.
     
  9. Ramblur
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    I vote Hudson too. Might be a little biased though...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dale Fairfax
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    Check out ucommonengineering.com. He's into BIG horsepower Hudsons. Would you rather be blown or injected? Or both?
     
  11. Horsepower67
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    Keep the Hudson, and maybe talk to these guys;
    www.uncommonengineering.com
    They build some wicked Flathead and Hudson engines.

    BTW, can someone please put their blown 10,000rpm, SOHC 3V flattie in something!?
     

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  12. Horsepower67
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    I guess great minds think alike, sorry I didn't see your post Dale.
     
  13. Satinblack
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    I'm confused, your post says you dont want the peashooter sound so your not going with a big block?????
     
  14. chuckspeed
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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    Hudson.

    The Super six is a good motor; pressure lubed; the bolt-ons from the 308 fit. Cam it, headers, and an intake from cliffords will net you a nice torquey motor.

    No offense to the bowtie and blig block guys, but any damned fool with a credit card can buy a crate motor with a warranty these days; takes a real rodder to sort out a motor that hasn't been built in over 50 years...just my opinion.

    I'm biased tho - gramps worked on Connor street for 26 years.
     
  15. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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    This is what i wrote "Satinblack".........

    "he brought up the fact that he wanted a little rumble from the exhaust and not the low rider, (pea shooter), sound and i said you have have to worry about that with a big block!
    Well then he through a curve ball"

    This is what i meant to write.......................

    hole, but when my son and i were talking about what paint scheem he'd like, he brought up the fact that he wanted a little rumble from the exhaust and not the low rider, (pea shooter), sound and i said you ..DOENT.. have to worry about that with a big block!
    Well then he threw a curve ball.
    Sometimes my fingers override my brain!
     
  16. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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    Thanks guys, i;m going to seriously look into the Hudson rebuild now,and your right "chuckspeed" it would be the easy way out to do a Chevy, and the original would be cooler.
     
  17. lexistars
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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    from Fontana

    Keeping the Hudsom is the way to go ! =)
     
  18. Ghostrdr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 374

    Ghostrdr
    Member
    from Missouri

    Save the 500 Caddy for your own ride. And buy GM. Hudsons should only have Big Flat sixes.
     

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