1952 Pacemaker For Sale - Restored by Brandon Wight $11,500 OBO
I DO NOT HAVE ANY FISCAL RELATIONSHIP TO THIS SALE - BRANDON WIGHT SELLING DO TO CHANGES IN VEHICLE PREFERENCE ONLY... THIS IS A FINE AUTOMOBILE AND THE NEW OWNER IS GETTING A BRAND NEW CAR
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Clear Title in my name
For Sale 1952 Hudson Pacemaker Model 4b Asking (11,500) obo
Contact Brandon Wight
seven one 4-33six-4two90
Clear Title in my name
Located in Canton Ga
(Asking 11,500) obo
Originally a New Mexico car, it absolutely has no frame or body rot. One of the most solid stepdowns you will find.
Very scarce model, as Pacemaker only totaled about 7200 of total production with approximately 30 examples currently known to survive.
This car has been given a cost no object total and complete mechanical and electrical rebuild that has spanned 7 years and receipts totaling over 50,000. With very high degree of detail given to correct details and function.
It has been driven daily and I have put about 20,000 miles on it since rebuild. Absolutely no smoke, runs strong, 6v and properly set up, all lights are very bright, cranks fast and always starts. This is a turn key car that I've depended on and does not disappoint.
It comes with a flash drive with about 28 gigs of photos detailing every part of the restoration, plus receipts, manuals, new rubber,and much much more.
Engine is the numbers matching 232 with the original single lever overdrive transmission with a 4.11 rear axle gear which gives a final ratio of 2.877
This car runs without trouble at modern highway (70mph That I average) speeds and tracks perfectly with very tight but easy steering.
Paint does have blemishes and the interior is not finished though seats are reupholstered correctly. body is very straight and with an only exception of someone backing into my passenger rear door and indenting it slightly it has absolutely never been wrecked and is otherwise laser straight. Doors shut easily and solid.
Comes with 2 complete 52 Pacemaker interior patterns, plus a huge amount of trim to complete the car. Nothing is missing.
A summery of the work completed
All cylinders sleeved to standard and bored with a torque plate and honed to size
all new valves, tappets and guides
all tappet bores were sleeved with high quality hard bronze
nos cam shaft and randy mass full roller timing chain (unfortunately makes some chain noise but is subtle)
NOS pistons and rings properly fit and wrist pin bushings
all new bearings crank ground .030'' over
entire rotating assembly including clutch and driveshaft professionally balanced to 1/10th gram runs as smooth as butter
oil pump has been rebuilt with new timing gear
water pump has been completely rebuilt
all new freeze plugs
cooling system has been cleaned using a rust dissolving solution and looks like new metal inside.
block was three staged cleaned and was also run in a lab grade ultra sound cleaner
Cylinder head CC matched
all valve seats were three angle ground and all ports were polished to a mirror shine.
The ports were also gasket matched, the exhaust manifold was also polished internally and the heat riser was fitted with a dummy stainless shaft that looks like it is still present externally
new engine mounts
BRAND NEW RECORED RADIATOR AND HEATER
rebuilt heater sending unit
Completely disassembled and cleaned
all new or nos bearings, seals, bushings, and thrust washers were used. New synchronizer stop ring fabricated
correct and very rare 4.11 speedometer gear located to match rear axle
brand new rebuilt clutch and new throwout bearing
bell housing completely rebuilt
new transmission mount
nos ring gear used
4.11 rear axle gear with all new or nos thrust washers and bushings used.
differential cross shaft hard chrome plated back to correct size
end play shimmed to correct tolerances
balanced and new seals and u-joints used
new center carrier bearing and mounts
Brand new BF Goodrich bias ply tires that have been match balanced
brand new with less then 2500 miles less then one year old
All NOS hard parts used and new rubber parts used shackles,king pins, bushings, shock absorbers, coil springs, and rear springs were re arched.
Special tools were made or located to set preload to suspension threaded bushings
Center link rebuilt using brass bushings and lap fit to shaft
steering box completely rebuilt with new bearings and seals then adjusted correctly
shift column completely rebuilt and paint matched to original color
-GAS TANK AND FUEL SYSTEM
all new fuel lines fabricated with proper routing observed and correct factory clips used
Custom stainless steel construction gas tank
sending unit rebuilt and calibrated
gas gauge works and is accurate!
Fuel pump has been rebuilt with parts that are ethanol resistant valves lapped and works flawlessly
Stainless steel exhaust
Original hangers restored with new very strong rubber. all proper mounting points observed
wrapped to shield engine bay and gas tank from heat.
usually never have problems with vapor lock even in summer driving
all parts sourced from NOS carburetors with intact plating.
kit from Daytona carbs used
all adjustments professionally done with factory carter tools
all throttle linkages are rebuilt and tight with no play.
Throttle response is very smooth and instant
Distributor painstakingly rebuilt and calibrated with new vacuum advance
Generator has brand new coil winding and the armature has been rewound.
new bushings and Timkin precision bearing used
starter also has all new winding and the armature is rewound with new bushings and an nos bendex
voltage regulator has been converted to solid state from Precision Power and works great. ( odd perk of this is under high rpm without electrical load the amp bulb may flash) no negative effect has been found in the system and turning on any lights or heater will stop flashing
all switches have been disassembled cleaned lubed and all rivets soldered to insure good connections throughout system
all overdrive electrical parts were thoroughly rebuilt ad work perfectly
all gauges have been restored and work perfectly and accurately
manual clock was also was rebuilt, works and does keep accurate time
brand new wiring harness fabricated using the upmost care and originality
all bulbs in the car have there own separate ground straps to a solid frame ground. thus everything is very bright and does not flicker as with some faulty grounding conditions
heater blower and housing completely restored
new or nos lenses used in lights
all chrome with exception to the front bumper has been rechromed or is nos
all beltline trim and retainers included
paint on the body is fair with blemishes
dash was painstakingly matched to special correct color
GLASS and wipers
new windshields and rubber
wiper motor rebuilt
rear door glass is new though has water spots that wont come out
all new door channeling
all window winder and door latched rebuilt
Much much more work done, hopefully this gives you an idea of the quality put into making this a dependable car.