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  1. I'm working on a couple of stepdown Hudson's, a 51 and 52. There is a signal light/jewel that is in the left side of the dash. It is very small. Does

    anyone know of a casting company that would re-cast the little red jewel? This would be the little red opalescent plastic part that mounts in the small holder.


    Jewel mount and holder.JPG

    jewel mounts in this.JPG

  2. Rally America wheels is now run by the original owners son, Jimmy. 

    I had them make from scratch a set of wire wheels for a customer's 57 Golden Hawk. Within the first year rust started on them. I called to see if something could be done and nothing.  Now about 3 years later, while doing some work with it on a lift, I noticed some of the welds on the inner hub were not properly welded and were starting to separate in a few areas on all but one rim. Shipped them back to RallyAmerica in October 2018 I just now got them back. March 15, 2019.

    Same issue with the welds, welds are too cold and not "dug in" to the base metal in all areas. Based on this experience, I can not recommend this company as the weld issue is a safety issue. 

    I so much wanted to do business with them and am disappointed in the outcome. 

  3. There were a whole row of 10 or so right next to the corvette area on the west side. 

    At 10:00 am Saturday they were filled to the brim. 


    Anyway, the meet was enjoyable. Only saw one Hudson, a 53 Hornet sedan. I have a 52 Wasp sedan on the rotisserie in my shop and am doing work on a 51 Pacemaker now. Just finished installing a wire harness in a 57 Studebaker Golden Hawk for a 92 year old friend. 


  4. Didn't  have anything to show and wife and I went saturday as spectators. 

    Great place for the meet! Parking was handled professionally, great job.

    Very much enjoyed looking at the cars/trucks/motorcycles and talking with their owners.

    Porta potties sucked. 

  5. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2019-02-04/tesla-buys-battery-technology-company

    I don't think Tesla is going away --


    interesting battery tech



    Battery Technology advancing rapidly 


  6. I just called RIWire and was told that the owner of Narragansett passed away a few weeks ago. His son is now running the business.

    Looks like we will have to put a stop on payment and order from someone else. RI wiring can't build the harness we need for a 57 Studebaker GH.

    Lark Works specializes in Studebaker Harnesses so I'll give them a shout.

  7. You would have to also change the flywheel for a dry clutch to work, the oil clutch flywheels are very thin to dissipate heat. They were and are very good clutches but you do need to check and change the oil every few years. Hudson vendors carry the oil as well as the club store. Many owners use type F automatic transmission fluid. It only takes a few ounces.


  8. This is located in Jacksonville Fla. The owner passed away and parts will go to the scrap yard if not sold. The owner had a couple of pre-war buicks and bought this just in case he ever needed another motor. This engine was bought as a running motor, I was told. It has been stored inside on an engine roller.

    Ralph Lake is the contact person. (904) 434-7378