1951 Hudson Other
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San Diego, CA
1951 Hudson Pacemaker this true twenty footer head turner! This car looks great from twenty feet away! Only some paint imperfections from a fifty year old repainting keep this car from looking almost perfect. And with a car this age there is chrome pitting. The previous owner had this car in storage in Davenport, Iowa for forty years. Since my purchase over five years ago I have had the following done: Five all new Coker wide white wall tires Professional reupholstering of seats and door panels All new brakes and hydraulics New ball joints and wheel bearings Rebuilt carburetor Complete tune-up New belts Sealing of gas tank New fuel gage sending unit New ball joint and shocks Complete new clutch assembly New six volt battery Radiator sealing Refurbished over drive Rebuilt Carburetor New fuel pump Rebuilt starter Plus many more items This quiet 262 Hudson six cylinder engine runs fantastic and cruises fine. It shows a little over 46,000 miles on the odometer. The previous owner claimed it was original mileage when I purchased it showing a little over 43K but I honestly dont know. The three speed overdrive transmission is quiet and functions properly. There is a little smoke if the car has been sitting for several weeks in-between starting but it dissipates quickly and cruises smoke free. To the best of my knowledge it has never been wrecked. Rust is very minimal and there are no structural issues. I owned the car for about two years before I saw any rust and it is underneath and just a very small insignificant area. The head liner is fully intact and looks fine. The system is original six volt and has only one issue. I had aftermarket directional signals installed and when the head lights are on there is a slight dip in voltage like the directional is on although the directional s do not work themselves. I am not an electrical genius and I have not had it looked at but it should be an easy fix. I had an original six volt AM radio rebuilt but needed a bracket to install it so it is not installed but goes with the car. All other lights function properly. I have around 20K invested in it.
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