The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Aug 9, 2019.
We all are Jim
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And as I'm sure you're aware, getting older is better than NOT getting older.
I use a mixture of alcohol, water and vinegar, think it's better than rain-x and cheaper
^^^^^^^^^^^ Would be helpful to know the percentages in that rain repellant mixture and also what type vinegar.
I'm with Dave, care to share you magic potion? HRP
Like a fine wine.
"Adding oil isn't too hard, have to get the flywheel in the correct position with the plug showing through the hole in the bellhousing above the starter (same hole you check ignition timing), then remove the plug, and use a long skinny funnel/tube to add oil. Of course you need to drain it first, so you don't overfill."
I bet that helped Hudson not sell a lot of cars.
It's actually a really nice, light clutch and was probably notably better than others in the earlier years. But by 1951 there was no reason to hang on to it. I read that one of Hudson's chief designers, Bernie Siegfried, questioned this and other expensive practices like pinned pistons, and was always told that "it was a fine Hudson feature". I was always struck by how they wasted money on other things, like very expensive-looking medallions on the inside of the front doors, which varied for each model/engine combination. Nobody would have noticed if they hadn't been there. I never could see the rationale behind developing the short wheelbase cars (Wasp, Pacemaker) because they had to be nearly as expensive to build as the larger cars and had to be sold at a much cheaper price. Hudson management was really failing by that point but it wouldn't have made any difference in the long run. I'm glad we still have some of those cars around, though.
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