1928 Super Six front axle specifications.

Hi all,

I need a couple of answers regarding the front axle on a 1928 Hudson Super Six (Model S).

1). What is the measurement from center to center of the spring pads?

2). What is the standard front track width (center of tread to center of tread)?.

3). What is the 'wheel mount surface' to 'wheel mount surface' dimension?

Thankyou to any that can help.


  • dave sdave s Posts: 1,277Senior Contributor, Moderator
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  • grumpy65grumpy65 Posts: 7Member
    Thanks. Looks like this has been shited to the proper place.

    Still needing some answers.......................
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,048Member
    Do you know if 29 is the same? I think it is. If so, I can measure mine.....
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,623Senior Contributor
    27-29 Hudsons are the same measurements.
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,048Member
    1) 28 1/4”
    2) 60”

    this is on my ‘29... Geoff says they are the same.
  • grumpy65grumpy65 Posts: 7Member
    edited February 2021
    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Are there any other axles that can be used so you can have juice brakes?
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,623Senior Contributor
    Nope!  Unless you modify the hubs and fit hydraulics.
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,048Member
    If it can lock up all four wheels, how much better can it get?  Once we got the right linings fitted to our brake shoes, and went through the procedure to adjust them properly, our 29 coupe stops very well. I had been contemplating a hydraulic conversion, but not any more. I think it will benefit more from a power steering upgrade. But that will have to wait until after I've got my 54 on the road.
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