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Hudson 1933 Eight Owner's Manual

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    Hudson and Essex Distributors and Dealers in your community, and practically everywhere you may drive, are prepared with equipment facilities and experienced personnel to give your car uniform, proper and complete attention in these respects at moderate prices for the materials supplied and services rendered.

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    "This warranty shall not apply to any vehicle which shall have been repaired or altered by other than an authorized Hudson and Essex Distributor or Dealer in any way so as, in the judgment of the Manufacturer, to affect its stability or reliability nor which has been subject to misuse, negligence or accident."...

  • Page 6: Lubrication

    VALVE TAPPET CLEARANCE— CONNECTING ROD LOWER Intake, .006"; Exhaust, .008" BEARING CLEARANCE — .0015"; Measure with engine hot Side Clearance, .006''.010" LUBRICATION—Hudson Duo to PISTON MATERIAL—Silicon Alu Automatic System minum Alloy OIL PUMP TYPE—Oscillating PISTON TYPE—T Slot Cam Ground Plunger...

  • Page 7: Technical Information

    H U D S O N E I G H T TECHNICAL INFORMATION Cooling System TYPE—Pump Circulation COOLING SYSTEM CAPACITY-4¼ gals. RADIATOR TYPE—Copper Ribbon Cel- FAN BELT—"V" Type lular WATER PUMP DRIVE—"V" Belt Fuel System CARBURETOR — 1½" Marvel Air FUEL FEED—Vacuum System with Valve Type Vacuum Booster...

  • Page 8: Front Axle

    H U D S O N E I G H T TECHNICAL INFORMATION Front Axle TYPE—I-Beam, Reverse Elliott with TOE-IN—Zero to 1/8" Inclined Spindle Pins CASTER ANGLE—Zero to 1º backward SPINDLE PIN THRUST BEARING CAMBER-1° TYPE — TIE Rod—Rubber Silenced Joints Radial Thrust Ball Bearing Brakes TYPE-4 Wheel Cable Control with...

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    O P E R A T I O N Operation The operation of the Hudson Eight follows standard practice in many respects; however, even those accustomed to Hudson products may re- fresh their memories on some of the details by reading the following...

  • Page 10: Starting The Engine

    H U D S O N E I G H T O P E R A T I O N The engine speed can be controlled either by the foot accelerator or the throttle knob, which is located on the instrument panel above the ignition switch.

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    If the signal flashes when the car is being driven above twenty miles per hour, it indicates that the battery is not being charged. Your electrical system should be checked by your Hudson dealer. The "gasoline or oil" gauge, located in the lower right corner of the instrument group, indicates the quantity of gasoline in the tank when the ignition switch is turned either to the right or left position.

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    H U D S O N E I G H T O P E R A T I O N Breaking-in Instructions Keep Radiator Full Keep Oil Reservoir Full Heat is a major consideration in a new engine. Do not allow the engine to overheat.

  • Page 14: Lubrication

    A bayonet gauge is also provided at the oil filler on left side of the engine. See illustration. The Hudson Duoflo oiling system provides not only purification from dilution but also double screening and cooling of the oil. The oil is therefore maintained in good condition for a longer time than in other lubricating systems.

  • Page 15: Lubrication

    H U D S O N E I G H T L U B R I C A T I O N Water Pump Use Engine Oil Supply three or four drops of light engine oil in the oil cup "A," shown in the illustration, every 1000 miles.

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    Harsh clutch action indicates the need of fresh oil and the clutch should be promptly inspected by your Hudson dealer if this condition devel- ops. In any event the oil should be changed at least every 5000 miles.

  • Page 17: Lubrication

    H U D S O N E I G H T L U B R I C A T I O N Transmission The lubricant in the transmission and free wheeling units should be maintained to the level of the filler plugs "A" and "B." The plugs "C"...

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  • Page 19: Front Wheel Bearings

    H U D S O N E I G H T L U B R I C A T I O N Rear Axle Use High-Grade Gear Oil— Heavy Body S. A. E. 110 in Summer — S. A. E. 90 in Winter The oil supply in the axle housing should be kept level with the lower edge of the filler plug opening "A."...

  • Page 20: Rear Wheel Bearings

    H U D S O N E I G H T L U B R I C A T I O N Rear Wheel Bearings Use Cup Grease The rear wheel bearings should be lubricated every 5000 miles. jack up rear of car and remove the wheel from the hub.

  • Page 21: Brake Cross Shaft

    H U D S O N E I G H T L U B R I C A T I O N Miscellaneous THROTTLE CONTROL RODS AND LEVERS—Oil or grease all accel- erator connections. Throttle linkage should work with a snap. Grease choke and throttle wires occasionally to eliminate sticking.

  • Page 22: Adjust Distributor Points

    Should the distributor require any other adjustments, the car should be taken to an authorized Hudson or Electric Auto-Lite Service Station. The following instructions are given for use in case of an emergency, but should not be attempted by the owner unless absolutely necessary.

  • Page 23: Spark Plugs

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Crank the engine by hand until the breaker arm fiber block of points "D" is on the highest point of the cam. Loosen screws "E" one-half turn and adjust points "D"...

  • Page 24: Tappets

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Tappets Before adjusting tappets see that the tappet clamp cap screw "C" is tight. Adjust tappet by loosening lock nut "B"...

  • Page 25: Water Pump

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Fan and Water Pump To adjust the belt, loosen the nut "A" and raise the fan until the belt can be deflected 5/8" below a straightedge laid on the fan and pump pulleys.

  • Page 26: Clutch

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Vacuum Tank The glass sediment chamber at the bottom of the vacuum tank should be removed and cleaned whenever its contents show an accumulation of wa- ter or dirt.

  • Page 27: Battery

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Steering Gear The bearings on the steering gear worm shaft are preloaded by the pressure of a spring located between the outer race of the upper bearing and cover plate.

  • Page 28: Front Wheel Bearings

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Front Wheel Bearings The adjustment of the front wheel bearings is important, as it affects braking and steering, as well as the free running of the car.

  • Page 29: Tires

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Removal and Installation of Wheels To remove either the demountable wood or wire wheels, place a screw- driver behind the hub cap and pry off. Loosen the five cap screws "A"...

  • Page 30: Brakes

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Brakes When the brake pedal travels to within 1 of the toe board, the brakes should be adjusted as follows: Jack up all four wheels and re- move the inspection cover -A- from the brake drum.

  • Page 31: Spring Mountings

    H U D S O N E I G H T A D J U S T M E N T Spring Mountings Chassis noise, erratic spring action and wandering of the car on the road can often be attributed to spring mountings.

  • Page 32: Radiator

    Keep the shock absorbers tight on the frame at all times and do not permit any play to develop in the linkage. All repairs and adjustments, including refilling of the shock absorbers, should be made by an authorized Hudson or Gabriel Service Station. Radiator Drain, flush out and refill frequently.

  • Page 33: Care Of The Finish

    After careful washing of the car, an application of Hudson-Essex polish is recommended. This high-grade cleaner and polish, especially prepared for lacquer and enameled surfaces, may be obtained from your Hudson-Essex dealer and its periodic use will maintain the original high luster and preserve the finish.

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