My Hudson Hornet -52 project,

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    New brake brackets is ready now, next black powercoating paint and then i go next job...?

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    nice work
    Thank’s
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    53hud54 said:
    Vesa, wish I had to time and patience, coming along nicely ! Mine is on the way to the shop this week for new brakes and on the road finally. Keep us posted, Dan 
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  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,730Senior Contributor
    Very nice!  Keep the pictures coming. :)
  • mrsbojiggermrsbojigger Posts: 622Senior Contributor
    NICE!
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    New intake manifold and mustang tank with Tank’s systems.
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  • KustomKreepsKustomKreeps Posts: 346Member
    coming along nicely.

    I looked at using a tang tank but it was a tad to long for my application due to where I had my exhaust hangers and stuff. So i just fabed one up using the mustang tank as inspiration. 

    So filler will be in the trunk/boot or will you make a hole for it above or behind the number plate?

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    edited October 2019
    coming along nicely.

    I looked at using a tang tank but it was a tad to long for my application due to where I had my exhaust hangers and stuff. So i just fabed one up using the mustang tank as inspiration. 

    So filler will be in the trunk/boot or will you make a hole for it above or behind the number plate?
    Tank filler comes inside trunk. Mustang tank are be now all place left, maybe my exhaust pipe convenience this leftover area. 
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    edited October 2019
    Fenders comes back to home!
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member

    Ls looking very minimal this engine house.
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    ?????
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  • ValVal Posts: 1,109Member
    Looking good! 
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Exhaust .... narrow location doing that, but now is it ready. 
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  • Jay_GJay_G Posts: 409Expert Adviser

    I do hope that is not a copper brake line.  Pure copper lines will not stand up to the pressure.  You need steel or the Copper Nickle alloyed lines. Other than that good job.

    Jay

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  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,686Senior Contributor
    I use stainless for all my brake lines anymore.  I bought a special flaring tool and it works great.  I hand bend them and use a bender sometimes, use a coat hanger or other wire to make my patterns.
  • airbrushguyairbrushguy Posts: 360Member
    I am in the process of installing a 500ci Cadillac in my '49 Hudson and would really appreciate if you could show more of how you routed your exhaust from the engine on back. I don't want mine visible from the sideview and it seems like a challenge.
    Your work looks great, good luck!
    Thanks
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Jay G said:

    I do hope that is not a copper brake line.  Pure copper lines will not stand up to the pressure.  You need steel or the Copper Nickle alloyed lines. Other than that good job.

    Jay

    It is copper/ nickle alloyed lines, here in Finland sell only that brake pipes. Thanks you attention?
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    I am in the process of installing a 500ci Cadillac in my '49 Hudson and would really appreciate if you could show more of how you routed your exhaust from the engine on back. I don't want mine visible from the sideview and it seems like a challenge.
    Your work looks great, good luck!
    ThanksOnly Way do this exhaust without big body changes. I made this about two weeks after my dailyworks.
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  • saonsaon Posts: 18Member
    vesaku, Hi, Im new here but starting to do a ls1 swap into a hornet as well. found this thread while searching. not much info out there on a swap like this. i love the challenge.
    I was wondering if you had any more pics of the rack and pinion set up without the engine installed?  also if you have any part numbers for the rack and steering parts you used?
    thank you
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    saon said:
    vesaku, Hi, Im new here but starting to do a ls1 swap into a hornet as well. found this thread while searching. not much info out there on a swap like this. i love the challenge.
    I was wondering if you had any more pics of the rack and pinion set up without the engine installed?  also if you have any part numbers for the rack and steering parts you used?
    thank you

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Intake manifolds, flowers time.
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  • TwinSuperchargedTwinSupercharged Posts: 50Expert Adviser
    Vesaku, Great Work!!! I see you are retaining the stock front suspension components. I have a 1951 Hornet with a completely rebuilt stock front suspension with after market power steering. When I had the front end aligned we found out there is very limited adjustment for caster and camber. The caster was 0 degrees for left and 1/2 degree for the right, had to set the total caster at 0 degrees to be balanced. The camber was able to obtain 1 degree for each side. Toe in had ample adjustment range. 

    My results were very disappointing, driving on any curved road with any small dip or bump immediately throws me into the next lane with no warning. Constant wheel adjustment above 60 MPH is a scare and a chore to drive. This is with modern radial tires.

    I was not looking for a modern car driving experience but 1951 engineering was not what I wanted. I should have spent the rebuild money on a "Fat Man" front clip, I would be money ahead and a lot happier. 

    I hope you can achieve adequate front end adjustment and have a great driving experience, this car is deserving of a good road driving experience. Keep us posted on your project.      
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    edited January 2020
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Vesaku, Great Work!!! I see you are retaining the stock front suspension components. I have a 1951 Hornet with a completely rebuilt stock front suspension with after market power steering. When I had the front end aligned we found out there is very limited adjustment for caster and camber. The caster was 0 degrees for left and 1/2 degree for the right, had to set the total caster at 0 degrees to be balanced. The camber was able to obtain 1 degree for each side. Toe in had ample adjustment range. 

    My results were very disappointing, driving on any curved road with any small dip or bump immediately throws me into the next lane with no warning. Constant wheel adjustment above 60 MPH is a scare and a chore to drive. This is with modern radial tires.

    I was not looking for a modern car driving experience but 1951 engineering was not what I wanted. I should have spent the rebuild money on a "Fat Man" front clip, I would be money ahead and a lot happier. 

    I hope you can achieve adequate front end adjustment and have a great driving experience, this car is deserving of a good road driving experience. Keep us posted on your project.      

    I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS FEELS DRIVE BUT IT SEES THEN.  Maybe that air suspension will compensate for some of the deficiencies.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY PROJECT
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member

    Suspension powerpoint is now ready. 
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    edited February 2020
    New pic! ^^^^^^^
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  • 53hud5453hud54 Posts: 218Member
    Vesa, all I have to say is WOW ! My '53 is almost ready to drive but will never look that good.
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    53hud54 said:
    Vesa, all I have to say is WOW ! My '53 is almost ready to drive but will never look that good.
    Thank you very much,
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