1915 HUDSON Model 40, 6-cyl.

1915 HUDSON Model 40, 6-cyl.

HUDSON — MODEL SIX-40 — SIX: The new Hudson models were externally identified by their honey-comb type radiators (previous models were fitted with horizontal-finned versions) and higher mounted headlamp tie-bar. All models also had a smoother radiator/hood line. Open cars (Roadster and Phaeton) had a new non-folding 2-piece windshield design whose upper portion pivoted from the top of the side brackets. On the Six-40 models a revamped interior arrangement placed the gas pedal between the brake and clutch pedals. A new electric horn was activated by the steering wheel center mounted button. Mechanically the Six-40 for 1915 had a new tubular driveshaft and a tapered frame that allowed for a slightly shorter turning radius. Other improvements to the Six-40 for 1915 included a horsepower increase to forty-two, a cast on bloc manifold, more efficient pre-heating of carburetor air and a hollow rather than solid driveshaft.

 

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