Hudson Straight 8?

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  • RL ChiltonRL Chilton Posts: 5,133Administrator, Moderator
    This is a GREAT thread.  ChuckSherman, really looking forward to your build.  
  • This is a GREAT thread.  ChuckSherman, really looking forward to your build.  
    Thanks! 

     I really don't know what engine I'm going to use for the project.  The car comes with a 232, I have access to a complete alloy head, twin H driveline, and then there's this straight 8 in the area.  It will be one of the three.  The really wild version would be the 232.  The short stroke , big valve potential makes for an engine which can support boost.  

  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 329Member
    Google "1935 Hudson 8 Special Story" for a 7:35 you tube video on Frank Kleinig's race car. It includes shots of the engine and headers, and the beautiful sound of it accelerating from a stop. It is Hudson porn to me. Enjoy!
  • 54coupe said:
    Google "1935 Hudson 8 Special Story" for a 7:35 you tube video on Frank Kleinig's race car. It includes shots of the engine and headers, and the beautiful sound of it accelerating from a stop. It is Hudson porn to me. Enjoy!
    That's NEAT!  I thought the headers would be a tad inelegant, but the idea of  taking them over the top in a pair of tri-y's isn't all that bad! 


  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 329Member
    The main reason it went down the other side, I think, was to avoid the steering box, as it is right hand drive.
  • RL ChiltonRL Chilton Posts: 5,133Administrator, Moderator
    54coupe said:
    The main reason it went down the other side, I think, was to avoid the steering box, as it is right hand drive.
    Yes, I'm sure that's right.  A "tad" inelegant is putting it mildly.  
  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 486Senior Contributor
    edited September 2019
    Ivan’s Hudson 8 engine, at least his 1st build in 1999, achieved on the engine dyno 165 BHP @4500 RPM and 250 FT/LBS @ 2500RPM as I was told. 

    I love the idea of taking an old straight 8 & taking it to its maximum potential, if for no other reason than to show the Buick, Packard, etc straight 8 guys that Hudson had it going on too!   Then.... I’d want to venture onto Bonneville Salt Flats for the fun of it!  

    Hummm, maybe I have a use for my 37 Hudson 4dr sedan after all, it already has the 8 cylinder in it!  I would just need to find a way to make it into a 2 door & chop the top 3” for the coolness factor.   Unless someone has a 2 door they want to donate to the project?  Maybe just the 2 doors is the main thing I would need?


  • 54coupe said:
    The main reason it went down the other side, I think, was to avoid the steering box, as it is right hand drive.
    Yes, I'm sure that's right.  A "tad" inelegant is putting it mildly.  
    There's no other way of running longtube headers on that engine that I can see,  That's why I was thinking of the tapered header I saw on a Dusenber 8 at the ACD Museum in Auburn, IN.  
  • BigSky said:
    Ivan’s Hudson 8 engine, at least his 1st build in 1999, achieved on the engine dyno 165 BHP @4500 RPM and 250 FT/LBS @ 2500RPM as I was told. 

    WHOO!  My motor math holds up!  I had calculated 160HP and 250ft lbs!  More than enough for highway use!  
  • 1954Hudson1954Hudson Posts: 154Member
    Hi Looking for a engine 8 cyl for 1932 Hudson Sterling
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