Sports Car HUDSON
Canadian. if Essex, West Road, London.
Century. 8 cvl.. 76 x 114, 4,168 c.c., 28.8 11.P. TAX £21 15 0, Side valves. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. 121 h.p. at. 4,200 r.p.m. Limit of revs. 5,300 r.p.m. 1?4 bearing erankshaft lamp cooling. 1 Carter own-driiiielit carburetter. Rubber engine. mounting. ‘Cork inset el it tch . Gearbox three-speeds And reverse, central change. Constant-mesh wheels, sliding dog engagement. Ratios 4.11, 6.89 anti 10.1 to 1. .Road speed on trip war, 90 m.p.h. at 1,000 r.p.m. Maximum speeds on each gear, 102, 70, 45 m.p.h. Hardy Snicer open prop. shaft, helical bevel back axle. Beral-elliptie springs, self-admsting shackles. Munroe Ltd., Great and TeleControl. Hartford shock absorbers. Touting circle 40’. Bendix mechanical brakes, rotary equaliser. Battery 6 V. 120 amp-hrs. Petrel consumption 17 m.p.g. 121t gallon rear petrol tank. Wire wheels, Tyres 16 x 6.25 Goodyear. Wheelbase 9′ V. Track 4′ 8. Ground clearance 8. Weight of complete car 23 cwt. Price Standard (00-95 m.p.h.) £525. Speed Tuned (100 m.p.h.) £560.1.4 The power and performance of the standard Hudson car in saloon form are so outstanding that it forms an ideal basis for an open sports model. A road test of one of these cars which appeared in Moton SPorcr for July, 1935, showed that the Speed Tuned model was capable of a speed of 102 m.p.h., and that without losing any of the smooth and silent
running which is characteristic of the standard car. Truly a surprising performance for £560.
The -alterations from Standard consist chiefly in raising the compression ratio to 7 to I, at which the engine runs quite happily on ethylised fuel, and in stiffening the springing. The Standard Century has a striking streamlined fourseater body giving comfortable riding for all the occupants. Special tuning, which is carried out by Messrs. Shaw and Kilburn of Great Portland Street, London, W.1, raises the speed to the elusive “hundred ” mark without altering any of the other characteristics of the car.