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  1. A couple thoughts: 1. Since there are several manufacturers of 6-volt batteries, do check the Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) rating. (Don't go by "Cranking Amps") Get the highest you can get. A number of cheaper batteries have lower CCA ratings. Optima (the gel-type battery which has been mentioned in this discussion) has something like 850 CCA which is extremely good. Some inexpensive batteries have CCA ratings in the 500's and 600's. See if you can do better. I have been using a "DEKA" group 2 battery #902, which used to be rated at 780CCA but now DEKA only rates it at 675. (For specs go to and type 902 in the search box.) The price ran in the mid nineties. You can order these through many battery or auto electric shops. Batteries Plus Bulbs (a chain of battery stores) sells a Duracell Group 2 battery for about $85, but it too is only rated at 675 CCA. For more, go here: 2. If your under-seat battery holder has a metal top (to keep cold air out of the car interior) be VERY mindful of battery height. Back in 1965 I was driving my '39 DeSoto to college when the battery posts shorted out on the metal battery box top, and the seat upholstery caught fire. The battery place had installed the incorrect battery. (I managed to yank the flaming seat cushion out of the car in time. After it burned up and cooled down, I reinstalled the metal frame and springs, and continued my journey, sadder but wiser in the way of batteries.)
  2. Not sure; I think the metal in those carbs, dissolves. Some folks have cast new ones from different metal. If you don't get an answer here, try asking it at the Hudson Open Forum, Here is a past discussion on the AACA Forum, about Marvel V Carbs for the 1929's: The gentleman who posted to the forum, was (at least back in 2012) remanufacturing part of the carb in aluminum, but it wasn't cheap1
  3. I think you are referring to the Sugarloaf Mountain Region (AACA) flea market held in Westminster on March 24 & 25. Here is the FLYER and it contains contact info for the organizer of the event. Possibly he'd have a list of vendors.
  4. Welcome to the AACA Forums! This is certainly the place to bring your questions, but you might want to post them elsewhere as well. (The larger the net, the more fish you'll catch!) One good place, in addition to the AACA Forum, is the The Hudson Open Forum , which is an active place. It's run by the Hudson club (which you may wish to join, if you plan to hold onto this car). I know that you'll get a lot of good advice on reviving this car from its slumber. You might want to get a photo of it ready, to post on the site. Also, do mention the year. body style and engine (6 or 8 cylinder. and C.I.D. if known). It's also good to mention your approximate location; if there's anyone on the forum with Hudson know-how who lives near you, he may be willing to stop by and give you some first-hand pointers.
  5. Very few people want to rent their antique cars out for functions, mainly because insurance companies would not cover such a transaction and they could be liable should there be any sort of accident in their car. You could Google New Hampshire for antique car rentals. Another possibility would be to contact a local region of the AACA and ask the president to announce your request of a car, either at a meeting or in their newsletter. The person with the car would make it available gratis, but he/she might be rewarded with a nice meal or some other form of appreciation that did not amount to a "payment". The only AACA in New Hampshire is the Granite Region. The President is Ken Sommers who lives in Fremont, and his e-mail address is (delete the XXX; I've masked the address to defeat the Spam Robots).
  6. For the benefit of Oldlady, here's a link to the MAFCA listing contact people for the two Main chapters of the club. There is a Model A Restorer's Club but they have no regions in Maine. You would be well-advised to contact one or both of the clubs to give them your story, and ask their advice as to how to proceed. Possibly you could join one of the clubs, go to a meeting, and ask the members if someone would be available to lend you a hand in fixing up the car, and what sort of expense this would involve.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.)
  14. 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
  15. 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.