Hi guys, new member here. I post over on the HAMB forum, but found the classiccar.com forum recently when researching my '54 Hudson Jet that I'm working on.
From what I'm told, this car was built back in the 1980's and raced a few times at a dirt track in Vermont. It ran with a 308 Hornet engine, somehow mated to a '39 Ford 3 spd. flathead transmission, along with a Ford banjo rear-end (still has the torque tube).
The former owner's did not want the current number on the car to be displayed, that's why they're covered up. I respect their decision, so I don't really want to go in to detail about the history of the car right now.
But anyways, my plans are to get the Jet up and moving again, and make it street legal. It would be nice to find a 308 Hornet engine to put back in the Jet, but for right now I think I'm going to just use a spare Chevy 292 I have laying around, and mate it to a '39 Ford Transmission, so I can use the same mounts and keep the torque tube to the rearend. Plus, if I do get a 308 I could always change it pretty easy since all the mounts would still be in place.