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  1. I did find the correct one from Concours Thunderbird parts out of Nevada. They also have a Galaxie catalog, but does not list the grommet for the 390 there, but for small block Ford engines. Anyway, what I got fits and works perfectly. Have the car back and running properly with brakes and tranny now that I got the vacuum system running correctly again.
  2. Can anyone tell me where to find a correct sized grommet for this engine, year, car? The ones in the part stores are "universal" meaning they are universally useless. The grommet for the PCV valve needs to fit the valve head tight so it won't leak vacuum for one thing. The opening of the hole in the valve head is 1 1/4". the groove in a PCV valve grommet will need to have that diameter. I've found the correct width grommets (for the groove) but not with the correct diameter.
  3. 1966 Ford 4-dr hardtop LTD for sale. 390/2bbl. Stock interior, Runs fine. Went through and replaced fuel tank and rebuilt carb. Went through brakes. New booster, but not working correctly, may have vacuum leak. Cruise-O-Matic transmission should be gone through. Sloppy gear selection. Seems to shift fine., $6500. AC needs to be gone through to get it working again. Vinyl top needs to be replaced. Some corrosion starting on roof. Car from eastern WA, purchased new in that area.
  4. My 40 coupe has the exact same taillamps as shown above, with the raised bump only on the driver's side and that's how I usually see them.
  5. Car has no air cleaner. Don't understand why someone disposed of it. I guess they probably just forgot to put it back on.Will need one and wanted stock appearance.
  6. Looking for a correct air cleaner for 1966 Ford LTD. 390 cid, 2 bbl carb.
  7. Pacemaker Deluxe came standard with the fancier Commodore steering wheel. THe car is painted Texas Tan, a really nice color for the time. The regular Pacemakers were plain Jane pull straps on doors and not armrests. THe upholstery was not fancy either.
  8. Xander, I always assumed the reason for the painted "trim" at the bottom of the doors, etc along top of the rockers was the way the rockers were built. THe way they connect to the front feders requires some trim to cover the bolts or they would be exposed. Tacky. Thus the trim line must be carried all the way to the back, even though it serves no other useful purpose. It was cheaper to use painted steel which they did starting in 1951, and used through 1953. All 48-50 Hudsons, including Pacemakers had shiny trim (eyebrow, stainless steel) in those places before those years. O
  9. Yes, the convertible doors are interchangeable for 2 dr Hardtops, but not 2 door coupes..
  10. Thanks Xander! The Wasp has this interior (it's stock original). Yes, the grille is still 52 (with the inverted triangle). I don't think you can interchange the hood ornaments, so I'll have to get a 52 Wasp hood eventually. Wasps did not have the stainless pieces on the headliner either. But otherwise, pretty much the same as the Hornet/Commodore series. This car also did not have the Wasp emblem on the trunk, and I've seen other 52 Wasp Hollywoods that did not have any ornament on the trunk lid. It's the original Jefferson Green under there, hasn't been bothered with (they didn't even
  11. Obvious to me is that the hood on this 52 Wasp must have been damaged and was replaced with a 53 hood. The car was originally Boston Ivory over Jefferson Green. The top paint is still original, but the green is, well, not my favorite. Clearly also, the lost the stainless when the car was repainted so it is missing those pieces on the side. Otherwise, pretty much and original car. Your Hornet convertible is to die for!
  12. BTW, here's my latest Hudson, though not doing much to it yet. A 52 Wasp Hollywood. Pretty rare car. If you look carefully at the doors, you'll see that they match the convertibles, but can't easily be converted or used for a coupe/or vice versa.
  13. What Xander says about the Hollywoods/Coupes is correct. I'm over in the Tri-cities, WA area. THought I had that on my Avatar, will have to go back and fix that.
  14. Xander, thanks for sharing. BTW, I'm over in the Tri-cities, WA area, so look me up sometime -- always wanting to try and get the meager ration of Hudson folk together in the "area." Seems like you're in Idaho, though I'm not sure where. Fred Conners and I went over to see Jim, and happened to be the day he passed. Very sad for all. He was truly a great guy and will always be in the pantheon of Hudson lore.
  15. It's interesting to read this as I knew the parties involved except for the potential buyer. THe owner called me right after this happened as I was an editor for the Hudson club newsletter in the area and he wanted to advertise the parts (I happened to be in CA at the Hudson National Meet when he called). He was shook up, and wanted to sell everything he had. He also had a 37 Terraplane pickup stashed in the garage. I think the owner IS a lawyer, but he was no mechanic. My concern was that he wasn't seriously injured. It's funny but not really. We all make mistakes and poor choices at t
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