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  1. This is such great information. I am replacing the original and noticed it had only two listings like you mentioned. I was planning on adding more but now I know that would be wrong. My headliner on the 1923 Hudson is just one piece of wool with no seams. That should make it easier I think but then again maybe I can't see the actual tension I am putting on the material. Will take out my tacks and staples and start over doing it right. Can't thank you enough for all the information. Should post a photo when I am done. Robert
  2. Thank you so much, these are great suggestions. I started from the front but I can easily start over from the back. When do you do the sides? last? I put the listings in myself on the new headliner. The original only had two but I added two more that should help keep it closer to the roof. Let me know the sequence of tacking. Are you saying do the rear most listing first then tack above the back window, then do all the other listings then tack at the front windshield? Do the sides last? Robert
  3. Thank you so much for the tips and evaluation of what I have done. Since I posted the photos I figured out some of what you said. Like the tip about doing the sides first before pulling tight front to back. Robert
  4. I do have a steam machine but does the result stay tight? Robert
  5. Thanks it is worth a try. The fabric is wool so I am sure this will help. I will first go back and try to stretch it more. It is just difficult to hold the stretch while I staple. For the purists I did try to nail it but the result was even worse. Robert
  6. I'm installing new headliner material on my 1923 Hudson. Is there a special tool or technique to do this. I am using a staple gun as I stretch the fabric. It is attached to two of the roof supports by a sewed on strip of material but tends to billow in between. Any help out there? Robert
  7. Thank you guys for all your help and interest in my search. I have good news for everyone one that Oscar of Oscar Bearings is still very much alive. Took me a while to get the right phone number but the lady that answered said as Mark Twain said "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" They didn't have the bearing but will be looking. Robert
  8. JV, The bore size is 1.0 inch or 25.4 mm The cup outer diameter 2.8346 inch or 71.999 mm The cone width is 0.8730 inch or 22.174 mm The cup Width is 0.7480 inch or 18.999 mm The Bearing width is 0.7481 inch or 19.002 mm Hope this is what you need to find the bearing number I need if I can't find a Timken 315. Robert
  9. I can't be the only person looking for a timken 315 roller bearing. I need it for my 1923 Hudson. There must be another bearing that will also work. Does anyone know the number of such a bearing? Robert
  10. Does anyone know where to find a replacement grease cover for my drag link steering grease fitting. I think mine is rawhide. It is on a 1923 Hudson. The information I have found says they are used where the car is driven on dusty dirty roads to protect the steering link. Robert
  11. Thanks Dave, I was able to find a thin cotton material from my local fabric shop. The Cowlboard is original. I had to remove it to replace the window from plate glass to tempered glass and get the widow channels to work cleanly. I took off the board carefully but did not nail it back in the same holes. That's why it looks like there are twice and many nails as needed. I don't do this for a living that's for sure but after I put the fabric back on no one but you will know. Robert
  12. Guess I was not clear on what I am doing. I'm up from the floor now working on the insides of the back seat. A picture should help. Robert
  13. I am in the process of redoing the entire inside of my 1923 Hudson Sedan. I am now at the point of putting the new wool fabric over the Cow Board. The old underlay material looks like shredded wool which I don't want to use. Does anyone out there have a preference of underlay material? I have several thickness of polyester but feel I need something denser, a closed cell material? Robert
  14. Looking to buy new front wheel bearings for my Hudson. I do have the old numbers but can't find them . Did talk to Timken and they don't have any cross reference for them....too old. Do have the inside bore of the old ones. Does anyone have a source? The 415 inside bore 37.32 mm or 1.469in. The 315 has an inside bore of 25.12 or .989 in. The large one has a maximum width of 75.73mm or 2.983 in. The smaller one maximum is 62.65mm or 2.466 of an inch
  15. Not sure what this part is called and I think I need a new one. It looks like a cloth bag that fits around the steering mechanism grease point. Don't know what it is called and where I can purchase one. Anybody know?? Robert
  16. When removing the left front wheel I found the nut just finger tight but the wheel was not loose. After removing it I found grease behind the inner felt washer and wear on the shaft. I also found metal pieces on the inside of the wheel hub. The two races of bearings were smooth and working well. I can smooth both the inside of the hub and the shaft before putting things back together but thought I would ask the experts what they think is going on. Robert
  17. Thanks guys. Mine has two tapered bearing races so most anything should do. Robert
  18. I have taken front wheels off my 1923 Hudson and now need to repack my wheel bearings. Does anyone know what the best grease to use for these old cars and bearings? I am sure new products have been developed since 1923. The more I read the more confused I get. Should I use Lithium, Moly EP or Marine Wheel bearing grease? Robert
  19. Thank you this is just the information I needed. Robert
  20. I am trying to get a Louisiana tag for my 1923 Hudson but they didn't have titles then and my state won't issue me a license without one. I bought the car from Denmark where the owner never titled the car to avoid Denmark taxes. I have a bill of sale but that won't work. Does anyone have any suggestions? I did get a State Police inspection certificate but apparently that is not enough. Robert
  21. Replacing the headliner in my 1923 Hudson Sedan and it looks like I am going to have to remove the windshield hinge. Thought I would ask first before doing this if anyone has any experience that could show me the way. Robert
  22. Anyone have any information on car heaters? Did any cars in the 20's have any type of in cab car heater? I know the circulating water type wasn't around until 1936 but what or who had a heater in the 20's? Robert
  23. Yes I have seen the article. Seems to me I have seen many older cars with an electric wiper mounted at the tip of the windshield. Maybe both types of wipers came out at the same time. A wiper at the top of the windshield would have trouble connecting to a vacuum system but maybe not...... Robert
  24. I have a 1923 Hudson that has a single manual wiper blade and no interior heater. Does anyone know when the first hands free wipers were installed in cars and which model was the first. I know they used portable heaters in the early cars like they did in the carriages but when and what car had the first real heater? Robert
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