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by rridge
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content

The late 40's were a time of rapid changes in the ways cars looked. The Hudson above fairly typical of the late '30's, high and boxy with separate front and rear fenders, and a residual running board look rather than rocker panels. Indeed there was no rock or curve top to bottom on the sides. The '4...
by rridge
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: recommendations for a bench vise?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: recommendations for a bench vise?

Yost FSV-4. Low profile, 360 swivel, double swivel lock. It's a click up from cheap but won't last forever. Neither will I. I understand Sears may soon be having a sale of vices and store fixtures. Yost made some of the better Craftsman vices. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E8IWTHC/ref=oh_aui_...
by rridge
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content

Like a lot of '47's the Hudson was a pre-war model put back into production. It featured a semi-automatic transmission with a vacuum operated clutch and servo actuated shift between second and third. The size of the car, the style and the 8mm film were the clues. The three piece rear window and the ...
by rridge
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: spider in-head thermostat gooseneck WANTED
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: spider in-head thermostat gooseneck WANTED

Actually the right combination of o-rings and gaskets can make a decent seal on either style coolant outlet base. See this thread from last summer and the suggestions from Seabolt and Scurria. I also like studs rather than mounting bolts, if you think you are going to keep it. https://www.mirafiori....
by rridge
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content

1947 Hudson Commodore:
by rridge
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: spider in-head thermostat gooseneck WANTED
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: spider in-head thermostat gooseneck WANTED

James wrote: Any reason you couldn't just cap off the port going to the external thermostat then Carl wrote: No functional reason not to use a modified external thermostat gooseneck, just esthetics I'm snowed in today so let me spell out once again the functional reason for using the factory single ...
by rridge
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2

The red one took the initial hit and redirected the Avalon back onto the street. The white one absorbed the remaining energy as it was shoved back, its wedge shape allowing the offending vehicle ride up over its front end, flipping the Toyota on its side. They were expendable crash barriers that abs...
by rridge
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2

The insurance company will want to write both X's off. You need to be prepared to justify their values. I don't think the pre-restoration purchase prices will will do it. Might be worth a call to Matt Brannon. I wonder what Dwight Vanes is doing these days. Here's some recent data points: https://br...
by rridge
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Recognize this hard top?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Recognize this hard top?

It's tough to put 141,000 miles on any car in Pennsylvania and have no rust. A shot or two of the usual rust areas, rear wheel arches, front floors under the carpets and inner front fender wells would tell the tale. When Fiat finally went to six-digit speedometers, a lot of Spiders were found in lon...
by rridge
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Recognize this hard top?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Recognize this hard top?

The hard top brand is "Snug Top". Probably twenty years old or more. The door handle is from a Spider 2000, so '79 on.