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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ray Bell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/24/2013 at 9:09am
Not a problem...

I'll come back with more when I get a chance.
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Here is the 1935 Hudson McIntyre Special. This photo was taken by my mother in 1971 at the CVVTMC car show that was held at Warwick Farm. Clive Gibson (former mechanic to Frank Klienig) owned it and restored it at the time. This picture was taken before I was even born. 


1955 Hudson Hornet Custom
1963 Rambler Classic 660 wagon
1969 AMX 343 auto NO# 09 of 24
1973 Rambler Matador Wagon 360
1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic
plenty of parts cars
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Yes, that's the car all right...

Clive unfortunately died last year, a great old bloke with a terrific memory of all those years he spent as Kleinig's apprentice and mechanic. He was a very keen photographer too, and had movies of some events.

He restored the car as it is above, ultimately it was sold to Ray Pank in SA IIRC. The race car, however, and by that I mean the real 'Kleinig Special' which was built on an MG chassis with the straight 8 Hudson engine and all of that stuff, is in Melbourne now.

See if I can come up with a good pic of it...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 70Hornet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/25/2013 at 5:02am
Cool pic Huddy55. Did this little McIntyre special have a straight 8? Would have been a quick old girl Smile Great stuff
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Hi Ray, I too have met Clive on a number of occasions, I have been a member of the Hudson Club in NSW for about 20 years and also a past editor for almost 10 years. Clive was such a nice gentleman. Clive fitted one of his Gibson - Bink 308 two piece head on my grandfathers 57 Hudson back in the early 70's. We still have the 57 Hornet now but the head is now long gone. I know who has the moulds for the head but it is not for sale.

here is the same car in racing trim





Here is the Klienig Special







This is the speed boat "Hornet" built by Clive Gibson and Harry Bink. It features the famous Hudson 308 cu side valve 6 cyl. It has the Gibson - Bink two piece head fitted and a 671 blower. Clive purchased left over Hudson Engines from AMC back in the early to mid 60's.  I have at home 3 spare 308 Hudson blocks that came from Clive. One of which has a massive 4" bore. Clive had trouble with the 4" bore motors, the cylinder walls collapse.  

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1963 Rambler Classic 660 wagon
1969 AMX 343 auto NO# 09 of 24
1973 Rambler Matador Wagon 360
1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic
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Originally posted by 70Hornet 70Hornet wrote:

Cool pic Huddy55. Did this little McIntyre special have a straight 8? Would have been a quick old girl Smile Great stuff

Yep straight 8 side valve of 254 cu, very smooth running engine when stock
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1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
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Yes, that's the photo of the Kleinig Hudson I was thinking of...

It was taken at Rob Roy hillclimb some time between 1948 and 1950, Clive reckoned that Frank's best time up the hill, the record, was set after Frank expressed his concern to Clive about changing into a higher gear at the top of the hill.

Clive thought about it. This was just to cover the last few yards of the hillclimb and he told Frank to leave it in the lower gear and hold it flat. Splash fed bearings and all.

"A couple of seconds at 7,000 revs won't hurt it!" he told Frank.

The colour pic of the Kleinig I'm sure I've seen too, undoubtedly from Clive's collection. Do you also have the pic of the McIntyre sitting on its belly after destroying all its wire wheels at the Hartley hillclimb?
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I have seen that Hartley photo but I don't have it. I think I saw it in the Restored Cars years ago. 
I may have a copy somewhere.
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1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
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I have it on a hard drive I can't access at the moment...

Along with a bunch of other stuff Clive gave me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2013 at 8:17am
I caught an episode of the aussie car show "Wide Open road" on SBS the other night, it incuded a bit of coverage of the Redex trials back in the 50's and I noticed a hudson in the mix. Anyway, a bit of googling shows that there were a few Hudsons and a Nash in the 1953 trial.
 
The two fellow mentioned above  Frank Kleinig and Clive Gibson ran a Morris that year and finished first in their class.
 
South aussie legend Clem Smith drove a 1934 Hudson Terraplane in the 1953 trial (Car No. 155), others were R.E. Gudgeon, Hudson (Car No. 47 DNF), S.J. Carpenter, another Terraplane (Car No. 56), F & J Maguire, 1928 Nash (Car No 81), T Mills, Hudson (Car 173), J.A. Witter, another Hudson (Car No. 189).
 
Gudgeon was back in a Hudson again in 1954.
 
So far I haven't come up with any photos of the Redex cars but there are a couple of interesting links below to other stuff.
 
Few more great Clive Gibson photos here:
 
 
Les Burrows 1936 Terraplane:
 
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