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  1. They don't say. It looks like an early version of Hollander's interchange manual. Guess you'd have to ask them what sort of parts the book covers.
  2. It will not be easy for a '33, especially an 8 (since that is a one-year-only engine availability). But it's easier than for full sized '33 Hudsons, of which there are maybe 20 left in existence!
  3. Here is a link to the flyer for Doc's Meet. Flyer 2017 FINAL.pdf Here's a webpage with a history of Doc's Meet: Please note: you must register by MAY 1 in order to participate in the Saturday driving tour to the car collection, or to reserve dinner for Saturday evening.
  4. Had you looked into using the Fastenal service? In case you didn't know, you can have something large and bulky delivered to a Fastenal store, secured to a pallet, and they will ship it fairly cheaply to a Fastenal store near you. I've heard good things about it, never used it myself, but it seems to be especially good for shipping large, unwieldy things like sheet metal.
  5. Here's a mint 1916 Six-Forty owner's manual, but the price is shocking! When searching for parts, literature and technical help, always remember that the Super Six and the Six-Forty are two different models. Parts do not necessarily interchange. By the way, if your friend is not yet a member of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club I would suggest he join, as it's an invaluable clearinghouse for technical information, parts, and a place to meet other Hudson owners. Members tend to own the "newer" Hudsons but there is a small core of "really, really old" Hudsons who can offer helpful information and possibly come up with parts. Of course, the AACA is a handy place for finding info on "old technology" as well!
  6. You may also want to ask this question at the H-E-T Club's Open Forum, where many Hudson enthusiasts hang out! Between the AACA and the H-E-T Club forums, you should have pretty good coverage for any question you might ask about Hudsons!
  7. I"ll guess it's a '28 or '29 Essex -- either a 2- or 4-door sedan, not a truck. (Although Essex did make a truck that year, called a "Dover". Though the sedan deiivery version would have been much more squared off at the back and have more of a rear overhang, I believe.)
  8. You may also want to post this message at the "Hudson, Essex & Terraplane" category here at the AACA forum. And at the Hudson club's OPEN FORUM
  9. Just for the record, here is the referenced portion of the Code (paragraph E is in boldface): 46.2-730. License plates for antique motor vehicles and antique trailers;fee. A. On receipt of an application, the Commissioner shall issue appropriatelydesigned license plates to owners of antique motor vehicles and antiquetrailers. These license plates shall be valid so long as title to the vehicleis vested in the applicant. The fee for the registration card and licenseplates of any of these vehicles shall be $10. B. On receipt of an application, the Commissioner may authorize for use on antique motor vehicles and antique trailers Virginia license plates manufactured prior to 1976 and designed for use without decals, if such license plates are embossed with or are of the same year of issue as the model year of the antique motor vehicle or antique trailer on which they are to be displayed. Original metal year tabs issued in place of license plates for years 1943 and 1953 and used with license plates issued in 1942 and 1952,respectively, also may be authorized by the Commissioner for use on antique motor vehicles and antique trailers that are of the same model year as th eyear the metal tab was originally issued. These license plates and metal tabsshall remain valid so long as title to the vehicle is vested in the applicant. The fee for the registration card and permission to use the license plates and metal tabs on any of these vehicles shall be $10. C. Notwithstanding the provisions of 46.2-711 and 46.2-715, antique motorvehicles may display single license plates if the original manufacturer's design of the antique motor vehicles allows for the use of only single license plates or if the license plate was originally issued in one of the following years and is displayed in accordance with the provisions of subsection B of this section: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1945, or 1946. D. Except as provided in subsection E of this section, motor vehicles and trailers registered with license plates issued under this section shall not be used for general transportation purposes, including, but not limited to,daily travel to and from the owner's place of employment, but shall only be used: 1. For participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, and similar events; and 2. On the highways of the Commonwealth for the purpose of testing their operation, obtaining repairs or maintenance, transportation to and from events as described in subdivision 1 of this subsection, and for occasional pleasure driving not exceeding 250 miles from the residence of the owner. E. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision of this section, antique motor vehicles and antique trailers displaying license plates issued pursuant to subsections B and C of this section may be used for general transportation purposes if the following conditions are met: 1. The physical condition of the vehicle's license plate or plates has been inspected and approved by the Department; 2. The license plate or plates are registered to the specific vehicle by the Department; 3. The owner of the vehicle periodically registers the vehicle with the Department and pays a registration fee for the vehicle equal to that whichwould be charged to obtain regular state license plates for that vehicle; 4. The vehicle passes a periodic safety inspection as provided in Article 21( 46.2-1157 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of this title; 5. The vehicle displays current decals attached to the license plate, issued by the Department, indicating the valid registration period for the vehicle;and 6. When applicable, the vehicle meets the requirement of Article 22 (46.2-1176 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of this title. If more than one request is made for use, as provided in this subsection, of license plates having the same number, the Department shall accept only thefirst such application. Only vehicles titled to the person seeking to use license plates as provided in this subsection shall be eligible to use license plates as provided in this subsection. F. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the use of an antique motor vehicle to tow a trailer or semitrailer.
  10. Unfortunately I know of no one reproducing these. "Gas Tank Renu" is the solution chosen by most Hudson owners I know. You might stumble onto a decent used one by checking with some of the Hudson parts vendors.
  11. The loss of life in Aleppo is tragic, and it will take the city some time to rebuild. Here is the story of what one resident found when he returned home after the fighting.
  12. You've probably been browsing Ebay but I noticed a couple pullers there that seem to be in the ballpark, in terms of diameter: This one (now on Ebay) is a double sided one, they say that one side is 2-5/8" -- Here's a 2-9/16" (16 threads per inch) one, in an auction just ended.
  13. I installed silicone in my 1937's brake lines about 25 years ago, and essentially left it alone. Last summer I found a small leak in one wheel cylinder and replaced the cylinder. That's about the extent of my problems using silicone. I have heard complaints by some people with hydraulic brake light switches, that the silicone manages to leak into the switches. I don't know if this problem is widespread. My car has a mechanical brakelight switch that has no connection to the hydraulic lines, so of course it wouldn't have been a problem with me.
  14. On May 12, 13 and 14 the 54th annual Doc's Apple Blossom Meet will be held in Front Royal, Virginia. If you have an interest in or even just a curiosity about Hudsons, Essexes or Terraplanes, plan to join us for one, two or all three days of this great springtime get-together for Hudson owners! If you have questions please contact Jon Battle at, or phone (540) 364-1770. Hope to see you in Front Royal!
  15. That will be helpful! Meanwhile, you might consider posting a message at the Hudson Open Forum, at as well as here.