Pikes Peak, and 28 chassis No.

Tom, as I said before, go for it! Your Super Six has ample power and

stamina to do the trip. The main thing to remember, as has been

mentioned by others, is to come down in low gear. When using the

brakes, do so sparingly, and in short applications, to allow the drums

to keep cool. If kept on for any length the drums expand, and the

friction decreases - not a good scenario. My philosophy in hill

country - if you have to go up a hill in gear, you should also go down

it in the same gear. We don't have any Pikes Peak equivalent here, our

longest hill road is 9 miles up one side and 7 down the other, but I

have been over all the steepest roads in the country in my '29, and

never had trouble.

John - export model R.H.D. Hudsons did not have the number stamped on

the spring horn, only a plate on the bulkhead. The engine capacity is

4,700 c.c., or 288 c.i. as Pete stated. What body style is your car?

Short or long wheelbase? These details determine the no. range. The

number stamped in the sill is probably a part No. You will probably

get more help from N.Z. and Australia for R.H.D. information.

Geoff Clark (N.Z.)
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