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Wilf Sedanet

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  • Birthday 05/24/1980

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  1. It’s been a year since she drove but I’m getting her back on the road soon. :) more to follow!
  2. In the mean time I found out they were bored out (crooked) at M8 so I fixed that. The project is a little dormant now because of time and temperature restrictions
  3. Hi guys, some good news and some sad news. First a correction: We decided to use 15w40 classic car oil instead of 20w50 because the engine has healthy pressure and oil can be too thick too. Good news is that my mech installed a new original door mechanism I bought so the left door is now straight as a whistle. So that previous repaired hacked up one is out. Also Bob's automobilia had the '49 Dynaflow trunk plastic inserts. These were previously $275 at another place and now a more attainable $132 so that cracked one can be replaced. Then a bomb shell and a little sad news: I have sold her. But I am not really sad because there always was this nagging voice in the back of my mind that said I could not give her the attention she really deserved. If I had a house with a big garage and unlimited fund I would have never sold her and she would already be restored in 2014/2015 (depending on how many hours it would take). Yesterday I met a man that I feel will be the best care taker of her I could wish for. And he lives nearby. So the story of Rosetta continues. It warms me to hear what his plans are for her. So it's not a farewell but a 'see you later'. I still believe and for always will that she is the most beautiful car (design) on this planet and I am proud I could extend her life in all my means (and to be honest, sometimes far beyond - I skipped holidays to pay for some of the repair costs and parts). I would like to thank all of you who helped me find my dream car and keeping her rolling. She will roll on for many many years to come!
  4. Warmest November day ever. Rainy but warm. So perfect to test the new oil and ignition system. It was a joy to drive again.
  5. As long as I still have her I take care of her. So I refurbished the starter motor. It’s literally new on the inside now. Today I drove her around to stretch her legs and prepare for new oil for the winter (high zinc 20w50 preserving classic car) and also change out the ignition parts. She started and drove perfectly again. Every time I take her for a spin I get so happy and just want to keep her...
  6. I’m reinstalling an original carburetor but I’m missing bolts. Can anyone tell me what thread pattern and size it should be (manifold)? Also, if someone has an original carb throttle linkage (the one on top of the engine) I would be very interested.
  7. I haven’t posted here for a long time since I shared my car and her story at the HETclub forum. If people here are still interested I can share those stories here too.
  8. It’s been a while again. I’ve decided to sell my dream car because I drive her too little. She needs a better home. I did however finally finish the radio today: and I made a lengthy video of her this weekend:
  9. This weekend the test installation with the new 6x9” speaker and noise isolator was successful. I call this radio project practically done. Only a permanent installation is necessary. https://youtu.be/q1jZCx0vElI (I also have a video with more befitting music; Wayne Hancock, but I thought YouTube would probably copyright strike that immediately because the audio is too good 😂) I also need to install some rubber against the rain because the doors are letting in all the water. I’m not planning to drive in the rain much but rain can come unexpectedly in this country so one needs to be prepared for it always. This summer I bought some old parts from a very nice gentleman on eBay (dicky62). He was selling all his Hudson parts. He didn’t ship overseas so I had to ship it via an American acquaintance. It took another three months before I got the box because the acquaintance doesn’t have lots of time and he shipped it via boat mail (cheaper but slower). Because eBay doesn’t allow giving scores after I believe a month I cannot thank him anymore, but if you buy something via eBay I would really recommend this seller. His prices were more than reasonable, he was very friendly and helpful and even sent some nice surprises and extra tips with the three gauges/clocks I bought. AAA seller!
  10. I’ve been busy trying to quiet Rhodora down (wind noise) around the windows, sills and torn rubbers. I also test fitted the car radio project, temporary with the speaker for my ‘49 Buick. I put a 10kOhm potmeter with switch function in the front face and wired it up. It all works like a charm except for ignition noise entering the system. I’ll try a noise filter on the power side and if that doesn’t work I’ll go through the ignition system itself. Here’s the test fit system hooked up, playing a drum computer sample so YT will not silence it:
  11. Since the car radio in Rosetta is becoming a sort of running gag (every time I’m close to finishing it something happens - this summer the amps broke down and the new ones never came - still waiting!) so I decided to repurpose the lot and give Rhodora some sounds. I bought other amps that have no volume control and a custom Bluetooth receiver named Rhodora. The rest is the same setup I made for Rosetta including the bespoke speaker cabinet I built. Since Rhodora has the grille aimed at the window in stead of to the front seat I have to get a new speaker too. The test setup was successful though. The(se new) amps are still alive!
  12. The axle is non stock (Dana 44) and the suspension are bags, next time I have to remove the shock for better clearance. That’s what my mechanic that installed the new bags told me after I told him about the ordeal 😅 The shocks prevented further lowering (although the bags were pretty stretched already too).
  13. Today I got my birthday gift from my girlfriend: a pinstripe for Rhodora by my favorite pinstriper. It was quite a drive (140 mile round trip) but it sure was worth it! Now everywhere I go I will have to explain (gladly) the story behind Rhodora.
  14. Yesterday I got her a new inner tube and some interior work. The wheel and rim is too wide to fit in between the axle and body, that was a bit of a struggle. Back seat removed. Testing out if this sound (and heat) insulation material works.
  15. I did some work today on her. I want to make a new interior but first I need to put some durable paint on the metal. I’ve chosen (a kind of) hammerite which has been proven to work if it’s applied correctly. I’ve planned to do that tomorrow but today I wanted to get her home and do some non-paint insulation. When I got to her garage she had a flat rear tire so I needed a foot pump to get her up to level. After that I decided to put a layer of boiled linseed oil on her body as it should help her age better in our sometimes humid climate. It started to rain today so I could put it to the test. I also proceeded with some sound deadening (temporary) at the vent windows. I used up all my foam tape on the right window but forgot where I bought it from. It’s closed cell sound deadening tape which I also used for speaker installation. Oh well, maybe I’ll run into it again some day. Some pictures of today: “Wrong kind of flattie” Linseed even brought back the wood grain on the dash D-shaped rubber I installed on the door post... ... and on the door itself (notice the offset so the post and door have double seals where they meet. Here’s the foam tape (roll) on the seat and as applied on the original rubber of the vent window. It may look a bit shabby this way but it works. This is her all lubed up, covered in oil. She cleaned up nice. She’s at 100psi air in the back on this pic (made just now) because in my little town there are lots of high speed bumps.
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