radiator louver linkage needed

SirmodSirmod Posts: 19Member
I have a 1930 Hudson Super 8 and I'm looking for the linkage that operates the radiator louver linkage.  I have the dash knob and the arm with the notches in it behind the knob as well as the spring loaded bracketry on the back of the dash.  I've only seen two pictures on line ( showing engine compartment on different cars)  It seems that the linkage is connected to the upper radiator support rod that goes to the firewall.  In one picture it looks like a solid rod.  In the other picture it looks like an inner/outer cable.  Since it's not a straight line from end to end connection, the solid rod would have to have more connecting linkage somewhere.  
I would even appreciate pictures of both ends of the linkage so I could design my own as close to original as possible. I'm not sure what years the linkage was the same or if it was the same for both 8's and 6's.  Any information would be appreciated.  Better yet, if someone happens to have all the linkage and would be willing to sell, then I would be interested as well.  Cheers

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  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,570Senior Contributor
    '30 used a very heavy bowden cable.  Earlier models used rods.
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • SirmodSirmod Posts: 19Member
    Geoff said:
    '30 used a very heavy bowden cable.  Earlier models used rods.
    Great, thanks for that.  I googled bowden cable and it seems McMaster Car sell it at pretty much any length for inner and outer cables
    .  Now I just have to figure out how to connect it to the louvers.  It would seem that I might have to fabricate a 90% fitting at the louvers.  It also looks like I'll have to pull the radiator shroud off to get a good look at how it works and how I'll approach it.  I think at the dash end, it will be fairly easy to connect.  It's not that I need it.  The temperature of the engine runs fine both at summer and winter Canadian temperatures, but it would be nice to reconnect one of the car features.
  • 29sptphaeton29sptphaeton Posts: 409Member
    Check with Carl Weber in the HET Club roster. He has prewar parts and has a 1930 Roadster.
  • SirmodSirmod Posts: 19Member
    Check with Carl Weber in the HET Club roster. He has prewar parts and has a 1930 Roadster.
    Thank you, I'll try to contact him.
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