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  1. What year range would be the same? I have a complete, straight, rot free frame that I believe is a '24 (still a six cylinder like '28), that I was saving for a project. I'm in So. Cal.
  2. I've always admired this car... It's in the right hands now, to be finished beautifully.
  3. 54Coupe

    20's frame

    I'll tell you what..... It's in Ontario California. Will you just come and get it?
  4. You might try classique upholstery. They sell material for Model A and T era tops.(fixed and folding) I think I've seen something similar on their website. Dany
  5. My Dad gave me a drum lathe, and a shoe arcing machine. I've used the drum lathe a few times, but not the shoe grinder. I haven't needed it since he gave it to me a couple of years ago. In the past, I've had shoes re-arced by the place that relines them.
  6. Hudson used the 7 lug wheels in 1929. 18" diameter on the model L cars, and 19" on the model R's. The model L was the longer wheelbase, more expensive car.
  7. Post in the "open forum" . It is open to non members. I would say the value of the 29 Essex as you described it, would be in the 3-4 thousand dollar range.
  8. I would love to find a supplier of this type of paint that offers it in a red/yellow/orange, that I could use to flame my hot rod.
  9. As I recall, the Essex frame is very straight with no damage or rust. It is at my patents house, about 15 miles away. I will get over there sometime this week and get some photos for you. I thought I might do his and hers speedsters, but, truth be told, I have enough projects. It would be good to see someone use this frame. It is a great foundation to build on.
  10. I do live in So. Cal... Riverside. I have an extra Essex frame. It is a 24. It has parallel frame rails. The 23 and older (4 cylinder cars) are not parallel. Dany
  11. The speedster isn't close to running. The engine is just mocked up on the frame rails. I may end up using a spare 29 frame I have. It has parallel rails, and will be easier to shorten if I decide it needs it. I've never done a you tube video. If your neighbor was in the Hudson club, I may know him. I've been in the club since 1974 ( I was 12). My wife really enjoys her car. Surprisingly enough, It is not that heavy... Her 1940 2 door sedan weighs 3300#. our 1936 4 door weighs 3280# (1400 pounds on the front axle, 1880# on the rear... that's right nearly 500# heavier in the back), and my race car, the 41 coupe weighs 2700. Essex started production in 1919 with an F head four cylinder. They were a fantastic car and power plant. I had a touring for a few years. I drove it quite a bit. I made the 170 mile round trip to San Diego quite often, and a couple of 500 mile round trips to Laughlin, Nv. as well. It would run 60-65 MPH all day long. The only modification from stock was the glass pack that dumped below the front seat, and 34" tall tires. (stock was 32). Essex was Hudson's economy car. Here is a photo of my race car at Irwindale. The 1919 Essex I had. My 29 coupe.
  12. The speedster project is a 1925 Hudson chassis, radiator, and grille shell. The cowl section is late teens Hudson, and the engine is a Hudson Hornet, with three Rochester 2G carbs on a custom tunnel ram intake, and custom equal length tube headers. The trans is a T89 Borg Warner three speed with overdrive. The rest of the body will be hand made. Next to the speedster is a 52 Hudson coupe with a real Hudson 7X engine and dual range Hydro. Then a 29 Hudson coupe. The blue roof is my 41 Hudson drag racer. It has a 353 cubic inch Hudson flathead six with two Holley 2300 2bbl carbs on an Edmunds intake. 727 torqueflyte trans. It's been a race car since 1965. It runs 14.60's at 93mph. Not in view, but in the building, are a 1942 Hudson woodie wagon in need of everything, my wife's 1940 Hudson daily driver (Hornet power with a 700r trans), and my current active project, a 54 Hudson coupe that will be my daily driver when completed.
  13. I've been collecting parts do do this one. Dany, Riverside, Ca.
  14. I have a friend with a 472 Cad in his 49 Hudson. That is a fun ride. That engine will physically fit in the confines of a Chevelle engine compartment. You will, however, need to fabricate engine mounts, etc.
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