My '54 Hornet Up and Running

53hud5453hud54 Member
in HUDSON Posts: 134
Just a thank you to all who gave advise over the last two months on getting my old girl going,heard her run perfect for the first time today and had to show off,she even drives,first time on the move since '98,purrs like a kitten and no smoke. Has 29,000 miles but not well cared for over the last twenty years, but I have most parts not on the car to get her dressed back up plus all good grille to replace this one.Has been sold but went to a good friend who will be joining the club so he will probably looking for help as he goes through the car to get back on the road.Pictures are from last fall before we pushed her back in the barn. Thanks again all for your help.imageimageimageimage
3648 x 2736 - 4M
3648 x 2736 - 4M
3648 x 2736 - 4M
3648 x 2736 - 4M


  • Oldfarmer1947gmailcomOldfarmer1947gmailcom Expert Adviser
    Posts: 1,317
    Great job...thanks for sharing
  • KdancyKdancy Senior Contributor
    Posts: 2,104
    Looks like your having fun! Nice HUDSON!
    53 Super Wasp Coupe ready for restoration
    53 Studebaker Coupe Custom
    64 Champ pickup
    Wellborn, Fl
  • 53hud5453hud54 Member
    edited April 20 Posts: 134
    Thanks guys,I have not heard such a good running old car in a long time.The '53 is next and that one is never leaving home.Selling this one will allow me to make her near perfect,not far from that now
    3648 x 2736 - 5M
  • Posts: 23
    Congratulations!  Pretty Car!

  • vesakuvesaku Member
    Posts: 13
    I like that, i don't know when i drive my own car...
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • dougsondougson Senior Contributor
    Posts: 673
    Nice, like the Aluminum "high compression" head.
    Doug Smith - "Toby Knoll Garage"

    1951 Muntz Jet
    1953 Woodill Wildfire/Dodge
    1954 Hudson Hornet coupe/Grand National Tribute car
    1955 Studebaker Speedster/Cadillac - "Studillac"
    1956 Corvette SR Replica

  • 53hud5453hud54 Member
    Posts: 134
    If anyone has a right rear outer bumper,don't want one perfect so that it matches the rest of bumper,but no rust,let me know,weird that the rest of bumper is good but right side rusted
  • RichardDRichardD Member
    Posts: 470
    exhaust fumes
  • 53hud5453hud54 Member
    Posts: 134
    That's what I figured,Richard.
  • wetasswillywetasswilly Member
    Posts: 24
    Thanks for your time tonight on the phone and i see those are the hood hinges i need in your pics of the 54 same all the way around so cool to see one complete  !!!

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