Hudson automatic transmission adapter for sale

russmaasrussmaas Posts: 572Senior Contributor
Hi Guys. I had an order for a Chevrolet transmission kit fall thru.  It will bolt up to any 48-54 6 or 8 cylinder motor.  Kit includes everything to bolt up.  I have the starter also (Chevy mini starter) that is not pictured. $700 for the entire kit plus shipping.  Credit card sales with have a $25 convenience fee.  Call Russ Maas at 309-838-5551 or email at russmaas@frontier.com

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  • MartinMartin Posts: 16Member
    Wow  ! ! ….is that Bridgeport or CNC  ?
  • 49S636T49S636T Posts: 7Member
    Any including Jet 202?
  • russmaasrussmaas Posts: 572Senior Contributor
    It should bolt up since they used the same trans. CNC made 
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,727Senior Contributor
    Is the spacer between the crank flange and the flex-plate steel?
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,727Senior Contributor
    The modern flex plate with integral ring gear seems a much better way to go than using the old manual flywheel with it's ring gear designed to be engaged by the starter pinion from behind. There are some kits out there that used the old manual flywheel and ring gear, and a Denso mini-starter, but the manual flywheel ring gear teeth tend to get chewed up by that arrangement.
  • russmaasrussmaas Posts: 572Senior Contributor
    Never had an issue with this design
  • russmaasrussmaas Posts: 572Senior Contributor
    Adapter plate is 1 inch thick
  • bob wardbob ward Posts: 1,073Senior Contributor
    Ken, to me one of the great pluses of the Denso mini starter is that it is inherently more gentle on the ring gear teeth than the original style starter, as you know, the Denso starter doesn't rotate until the pinion is fully extended. Unlike the original 'spin up the pinion and smash it into the ring gear' system.
    If ring gears are being chewed by a Denso mini starter I suggest that when the conversion has been done the starter is not correctly located in relation to the flywheel either laterally and/or radially. 
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,727Senior Contributor
    bob ward said:
    Ken, to me one of the great pluses of the Denso mini starter is that it is inherently more gentle on the ring gear teeth than the original style starter, as you know, the Denso starter doesn't rotate until the pinion is fully extended. Unlike the original 'spin up the pinion and smash it into the ring gear' system.
    If ring gears are being chewed by a Denso mini starter I suggest that when the conversion has been done the starter is not correctly located in relation to the flywheel either laterally and/or radially. 
    Yes exactly, this setup on a car in Vegas lacks the means to pilot the starter pinion at the correct center to center distance. Starter was about 1/16" too far out and the ring gear teeth wore down and stripped.  Not my car. Friend's car and he wants me to fix it for him.


  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,727Senior Contributor
    This car originally was using a stock Hydramatic starter with a flat 1/2" thick aluminum spacer, and much damage was done to the flywheel death's front face by that until the Hydramatic starter broke it's nose cone off. Then the owner installed the Denso mini starter with the same crappy none piloted aluminum spacer.....Do you get the picture now?
  • schillazschillaz Posts: 259Expert Adviser
    sent you an email Russ.
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,483Senior Contributor
    Ken U-Tx said:
    The modern flex plate with integral ring gear seems a much better way to go than using the old manual flywheel with it's ring gear designed to be engaged by the starter pinion from behind. There are some kits out there that used the old manual flywheel and ring gear, and a Denso mini-starter, but the manual flywheel ring gear teeth tend to get chewed up by that arrangement.

    (If) this Adapter is 1" Thick and using with the .250 Engine Plate may have been the root cause for this ring gear destruction.
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,483Senior Contributor
    edited December 11

    Just a thought...



  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,727Senior Contributor
    I think it is just the adapter by itself, original rear support plate was removed. That thick black "division" you see in the photo is actually dirty engine oil working its way through the two surfaces.

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