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Event Coverage The Hudson Adventure

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

  1. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,746


    Fun With (Old) Cars!
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  2. I like when I can make their eyes roll back in their heads...
  3. I am running a tall rear tire, that alone can do it, close to 29".
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  4. Those spark plugs look like they have deposits on them from back when gasoline still had lead and sulphur in it. :confused: Knock off the loose bits an' screw 'em back in! :p
  5. bigmikes50chevy
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 341


    go Jim go!!

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  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,022


    possibly my route through the mountain today. It should be a blast. I think I'll skip little truckee pass, since it's not on the way at all. And I already did Sonora pass, I have a picture from the way to the event.

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  7. Was told many years ago that all gear ratios are based off of a 26" tall tire. I'll assume that applies from the 50's on up as early cars had way taller tires. So it's easy to figure if you are doing an overdrive with the tires. Of course the online RPM calculator is the easiest and most accurate way to figure things.
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  8. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,116

    from Nicasio Ca

    That is an ambitious undertaking!
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  9. Just went over hwy 88 (Carson Pass) a few days ago. Some road construction going on. Was about 15 minute wait.
  10. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 514

    41 GMC K-18

    Way cool squirrel, loved the thread, there is a reason that these engines are as tough as nails. They were built by crafts persons that really cared about the quality of the workmanship.
    Hudson Twin H power.JPG hudson pistons.jpg HudsonSpeedster-vi.jpg
  11. The first and third assembly line women workers on the left appear to be twins?
  12. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,117


    Wow, not even close, go to Sam's club for a 6 pack of readers!
  13. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 6,967


    Squirrel, you are living the dream. Have fun and be safe.
  14. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,022


    I got most of the points today. Missed a couple checkpoints.

    The car did well today. Most of the time it runs OK . I took the air cleaners off, and that helped.

    Points from yesterday.


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  15. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 886

    Barrelnose pickup

    Before Hudson’s they used to leave a trail of breadcrumbs, you could put fluorescent oil in the clutch and find your way home in the dark!
    What a mission!!
  16. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 921

    Flat Six Fix

    Fantastic adventure Jim. Now driving back into Phoenix at 115 hows that gonna be?
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  17. Keep having fun squirrel. Keep doin what you are doing and you will make it...

    What a adventure
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  18. They are drones, bred primarily to toil in factories...
  19. Whats the tally so far on oil and trans fluid ?
  20. Previewed in Vegas:eek::eek:
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  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,948


    Wow, what a road trip. I knew of that rally but always thought it was a much shorter loop.
    Looks like you might have bypassed Nevada City where you might have run across my cousin A huge guy with a white beard.
    Keep on posting the adventure.
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  22. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,022


    I only added one quart of oil. There is 3 quarts between add and full lines on dip stick. Filled clutch once. This is from start of rally Tuesday.

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  23. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
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    Your adventures are the best.


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  24. Aaron65
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 255

    from Michigan

    One quart doesn't sound too bad, especially considering that you're running at higher speeds.
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  25. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,820

    Atwater Mike

    From the remembered 'gall' in that cylinder, just one quart of oil added I'd call it 'Score'.
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  26. I just found my latest favourite thread, what a treat. Go Jim, Go!
  27. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 282


    Awesome Jim ! Love the TWIN H ......... Had an uncle that drove Hudsons into the late 60s & went all over with them. Thanks 4 the adventure.
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  28. Crosley
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,031

    from Aridzona

    Doing well. And : carrying Yugo parts in the back seat of the Hudson.
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  29. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,022


    I added a couple more quarts of oil yesterday.

    Is been pretty hectic, getting up at 6am and to bed after 1am. Yesterday we went into a different mountain, up to 9200 feet. We got the Yugo running cool enough that it doesn't have to stop all the time, now the Hudson had to take a cool off break a couple times. But we're done with mountains.

    Used the Hudson to bump start the little car last night. Been a long time since I did that.

    Today I'm going to the beaches and the oil fields. And some other fun places.

    IMG_20190816_062540201.jpeg IMG_20190815_154325392.jpeg IMG_20190815_131829349.jpeg

    Sent from my Trimline
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  30. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,359


    Now I know what guys are talking about when they sy those Hudsons came "chopped " from the factory. That's a really nice roof line.

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