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Event Coverage The Hudson Adventure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. jetnow1
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    1. A-D Truckers

    you are an inspiration to us all.
     
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  2. BJR
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    What held the chrome strips on to the 2 doors on the passenger side? I don't see any holes for clips. Or have the doors been replaced at some time in the past?
     
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  3. i.rant
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    I’m always up for another road trip, will tag along.:D
     
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  4. 32 Spitfire
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    Go squirrel Go! Wishing you an enjoyable and safe journey....how cool!

    Todd
     
  5. Even as a kid those Hudsons reminded me of a cockroach...
     
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  6. Flat Six Fix
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    Very Kool Jim. And yes the fuel return line is the ticket for the "hot fuel" scenario.
    What kinda freeway highway speeds you cruisin at?
    Have a great trip..
     
  7. Impressive car when new. Still so.
    Good luck, Jim.

    Ben
     
  8. squirrel
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    The missing door trim was held on by a long retainer strip that it snaps over, the strip was held on with screws. The screw holes are faintly visible. The retainer strips were in the trunk. My guess is that they bent up the trim while removing it, and so didn't put it back on. I'm not too worried about it, but if I happen across some trim cheap I'll get it and install it.

    Cruising about 65. I did a little test at home, it seems to be running 2500 rpm at about 60 mph in high gear overdrive. The 4.56 gears are a bit steep, eh? But that lets me start out in 2nd gear almost always, so I only have to shift into 3rd, then let up on the gas to get overdrive. It's almost a semi-automatic transmission.

    I dumped another two quart of oil in the engine today (there are three quarts between the add and full marks on the dipstick), and another 4 ounces of ATF into the clutch. It's using more oil than I hoped, but still not as bad as before the ring job.
     
  9. Feed my curiosity, Squirrel. What weight oil are you using in that puppy?
     
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  10. Jim:
    Stop @ a Wal-Mart or parts store & buy the Hudson some Restore. This should help your oil problem. It does work. I have used it in a 312 57 T bird.
     
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  11. Hnstray
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    Because they are equally ‘indestructible’ ? :D

    Ray
     
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  12. trollst
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    Man, you make me jealous.....watching with huge interest, LeRoy.
     
  13. Dave Downs
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    Did I miss something? What's with the ATF and the clutch? Hydraulic throw-out?
     
  14. 39ChevyBob
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    Proof the old gal is still running as of 2 hours ago. Passed him in my DD north of Ely. God's speed, squirrel! 20190810_141716.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-G900V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  15. Slopok
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    Looks like he has his arm out the window too!:rolleyes:
     
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  16. squirrel
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    I made it. At the nugget. Planning my next move.

    IMG_20190810_154441167.jpeg

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  17. BamaMav
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    Put a quart of Lucas in instead of oil next time.
     
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  18. BJR
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    Hudsons had a clutch disc with the lining made of cork. It ran in oil called hudsonite. Now people use ATF in its place.
     
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  19. Flat Six Fix
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    Yeehaw way to go Jim.
    Im jealous man, just arrived at work i a federal pen for the night...lol
     
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  20. pumpman
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    D7DBFA1A-411A-4780-B51C-F18EFDC26A54.jpeg Not actually with you Jim sitting here wishing I was. Happy travels.
     
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  21. squirrel
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    Wendover Will says go that way. IMG_20190811_064055_919.jpeg

    Sent from my Trimline
     
  22. catdad49
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    That old girl must be a sight to see traveling down the highway. Another epic adventure!
     
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  23. low budget
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    Awesome pic! ....might want to check for dimples in the roof now thoo_O...:D
     
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  24. Frankie47
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    You guys must not have read his piston ring thread......lol....neither Restore or Lucas will help him with that score in his bore.
    [​IMG]
     
  25. Caprice89
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    Fabulous trip. Fabulous car. Fabulous topic.
    Subscribed.

    Sent from my hand held online shouting device.
     
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  26. Atwater Mike
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    Jim...Lotsa spirits ridin' with you. You're not alone.
     
  27. 2ACABD72-EA8D-4D5D-8C8E-6320D1A09D3A.jpeg 0C6DD53E-DFE6-4EB2-9EB5-198C0D73ECB7.png No better way to travel than in a Hudson!! Great choice of car. The o/d is a great help for hwy driving.
    Here we are at last years HRHC. Drove from Rapid City, SD to Central City, CO and back(just short of 1000 miles in 3 days)in the Hudson.
     
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  28. squirrel
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    I'm on highway 6, stopped for lunch in Tonopah. A little while ago I was stopped for a rest and this A pulled in.

    Planning to take Sonora pass over the mountain. Wish me luck. IMG_20190811_101015886.jpeg

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  29. flatford39
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    Bon chance Ami!!!
     
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