49 Hudson SRT8

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Looking good Choco, I like the way you got around the expense of getting the original grill re chromed :D 8)
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Well done mate. Great feeling getting out for the first time, but a scary one as well as you don't know what to expect!
Hopefully it just needs more atf to fix the auto problem,
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Twin Spinner wrote:Looking good Choco, I like the way you got around the expense of getting the original grill re chromed :D 8)
Was never going to happen. That DeSoto grille was wall art for years. I was surprised how well it polished up. I just need the ends from a 54 DeSoto grille to finish it off.
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Great to see it driving. Is that fly by wire ? NAG-1 trans ? Why is throttle so touchy in reverse ?? Things you will overcome I am sure.. I always loved the hornets, looked chopped from the factory.
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robtus wrote:Great to see it driving. Is that fly by wire ? NAG-1 trans ? Why is throttle so touchy in reverse ?? Things you will overcome I am sure.. I always loved the hornets, looked chopped from the factory.
The factory trans controller had "torque reduction" when you selected reverse. Something like that, anyway. I have a TCM 2800 trans controller and haven't factored it in yet. So reversing uphill is a very touchy exercise!
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Great to see it moving under its own power. I’m excited for you.

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choco wrote:
Twin Spinner wrote:Looking good Choco, I like the way you got around the expense of getting the original grill re chromed :D 8)
Was never going to happen. That DeSoto grille was wall art for years. I was surprised how well it polished up. I just need the ends from a 54 DeSoto grille to finish it off.
Run an ad. for those ends in Eddie Fords Restored Cars Mag.
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choco wrote:
robtus wrote:Great to see it driving. Is that fly by wire ? NAG-1 trans ? Why is throttle so touchy in reverse ?? Things you will overcome I am sure.. I always loved the hornets, looked chopped from the factory.
The factory trans controller had "torque reduction" when you selected reverse. Something like that, anyway. I have a TCM 2800 trans controller and haven't factored it in yet. So reversing uphill is a very touchy exercise!
Do you have a factory torque converter ?? I have a 2200 stall and although I have only driven up and down driveway it seems to make it soft and slushy at the low end, and likely to get the engine into a decent powerband if I nail it. Yet to tell. All the charts I look at start above 2000 rpm.

I had a 65 Buick Riviera with a 401 nailhead and an early TH400 with a 'switch the pitch' torque converter. It had 2 stall speeds, 1700 normal but there was a micro switch on the throttle pedal and when you flattened it the stall speed jumped to 2200. Like driving with a 6 speed auto, it really jumped when you hit it at 80 mph... Loveliest car I ever owned, so advanced for its time, belonged to Reg Grundy RG-077 rego.
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Thanks for posting mate.
Good video too! The DeSoto grille really suits it.

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Nice job Choco,
I'm yet to sort out a controller for my trans, let me know how you go with it.
Keep up the great work and thanks for posting.

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For those that are interested, the details of the engine and trans management and all wiring and electronics are in this document on my web site:
http://www.hotrodhandbooks.com.au/eBooks/wiring.pdf
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choco wrote:For those that are interested, the details of the engine and trans management and all wiring and electronics are in this document on my web site:
http://www.hotrodhandbooks.com.au/eBooks/wiring.pdf
That is certainly very well documented.
Gives me something to aim for.

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choco wrote:For those that are interested, the details of the engine and trans management and all wiring and electronics are in this document on my web site:
http://www.hotrodhandbooks.com.au/eBooks/wiring.pdf
Wow, very detailed, takes all the mystery and fun out of diagnosing a fault !! Mine is several messy folders with lots of notes and scribble.. Actually still surprising myself when I discover which fuse controls what !! Now using the re-set type.

What software did you use to do all those circles and diagrams over the photos ??
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robtus wrote:
choco wrote:For those that are interested, the details of the engine and trans management and all wiring and electronics are in this document on my web site:
http://www.hotrodhandbooks.com.au/eBooks/wiring.pdf
Wow, very detailed, takes all the mystery and fun out of diagnosing a fault !! Mine is several messy folders with lots of notes and scribble.. Actually still surprising myself when I discover which fuse controls what !! Now using the re-set type.

What software did you use to do all those circles and diagrams over the photos ??
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Wow, that is very impressive detail in your own FSM or should that be, OSM, Owner Service Manual!!
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