Toddgoudeau

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  1. Hi. Do you still have any 29 hudson parts left? Thanks. Todd
  2. Hi Mark. Do you still have the Overland project? I'd be interested if samsonized passes. Todd.
  3. Wow!!! Gorgeous build!! Have you finished it?
  4. Well Poo!! Not at all what I wanted to hear. Lol. But..... I have a ‘29 Hudson Roadster that’s up for the run. Just really wanted to do it in the Franklin. I’ll continue the build, but limit its use to Treks and Sunday dives for ice cream. I just finished tearing down the bottom end last night and was ecstatic with the pristine condition of the crank journals, and Babbitt on all rods and main caps. That quickly turned to horror when I rotated the crank and half of a broken in half upper main babbit insert came rotating out. Ugh. So..... after reading the Franklin FSS posts today I found out that its possible to find a used upper main insert and fit it? Or Have Tom/Oddessy make a babbited bronze insert? Also.... the camshaft it badly pitted on 3 lobes. Does anyone have a source for used camshaft and main upper insert that may fit my 23 10B? NOS cam? Any help is greatly appreciated
  5. Hello all. I have a 1923 10B that I bought a couple years ago and the body was just way too far gone to restore. Soooo..... I am building it up as a dedicated Speedster with the hope/intent of running in the 2020 Great race. For those of you who aren’t familiar..... it is a time/distance rally. The highest assigned speed in the course is 50 mph. 95% of the time, the speeds are 25 to 40 mph. Hard braking required occasionally. My question goes out to any and all who have an opinion about the viability of my Franklin as a competitor and any and all suggestions/comments about the weak links in the chassis/brakes/engine, etc.....that would need to be addressed and/or beefed up. The car/chassis will be shortened 16” and an all new lightweight and aerodynamic wooden Boattail body constructed while keeping the original doghouse hood and firewall. Most of my concerns are aimed at “can the engine/trans/differential survive at 50 or should I adapt an overdrive? Are the brakes sufficient? U-joints robust enough? Overheating and valve sticking concerns? Likelihood of throwing a rod? Can an old Babbit job survive the torture? Etc..... thanks in advance for any input. Todd.
  6. Hello all. I have a 1923 10B that I bought a couple years ago and the body was just way too far gone to restore. Soooo..... I am building it up as a dedicated Speedster with the hope/intent of running in the 2020 Great race. For those of you who aren’t familiar..... it is a time/distance rally. The highest assigned speed in the course is 50 mph. 95% of the time, the speeds are 25 to 40 mph. Hard braking required occasionally. My question goes out to any and all who have an opinion about the viability of my Franklin as a competitor and any and all suggestions/comments about the weak links in the chassis/brakes/engine, etc.....that would need to be addressed and/or beefed up. The car/chassis will be shortened 16” and an all new lightweight and aerodynamic wooden Boattail body constructed while keeping the original doghouse hood and firewall. Most of my concerns are aimed at “can the engine/trans/differential survive at 50 or should I adapt an overdrive? Are the brakes sufficient? U-joints robust enough? Overheating and valve sticking concerns? Likelihood of throwing a rod? Can an old Babbit job survive the torture? Etc..... thanks in advance for any input. Todd.