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Event Coverage The Hudson Adventure

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

  1. catdad49
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    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
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    go Jim go!!


    BigMike
     
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  6. squirrel
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wow, not even close, go to Sam's club for a 6 pack of readers!
     
  13. noboD
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    Squirrel, you are living the dream. Have fun and be safe.
     
  14. squirrel
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Jim,

    Your adventures are the best.

    Sincerely,

    -Nostrebor
     
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  24. Aaron65
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    One quart doesn't sound too bad, especially considering that you're running at higher speeds.
     
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  25. Atwater Mike
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    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
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    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
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    Doing well. And : carrying Yugo parts in the back seat of the Hudson.
     
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  29. squirrel
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    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

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  30. flatford39
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    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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