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  1. 2 points
    Worden18

    51 Meadowbrook engine rebuild

    Here's a pic from the other night my friend sent me after i went home for the night. He has an awesome garage with a hoist he put in himself. Can't tell you how grateful i am that he's letting me keep my car and piles if parts in there. Almost done though...
  2. 2 points
    BigDaddyO

    Very disapointed......

    Well, if you're asking me...(how do you make words with italic script?) why? I would say it's peoples egos. Not knowing when to or wanting to stop/get the last word in. Some of it can be attributed to the medium, the typed word. There is no intonation, no facial cues or any other form of non verbal communication. (nod nod wink wink for example) I thought there were some valid points being brought up in the thread in question, others didn't see it that way. Some want to battle it out while others will just take their marbles and go home. Why can't we simply exchange information and ask questions without fear of derogatory rebuttal, real or imagined? This is the internet, I try to take it as it comes. If someone tells me to 'get a life', for example, I could just, well, the possibilities are endless. I mostly choose to just let it slide and press on regardless. I've seen so many posts and replies that folks have obviously misunderstood or not entirely read all the posts and offer 'off the mark' comments. Why get all bent out of shape about it? As much as I like this site and all the invaluable information here and held by so many of the members, I have a lot more important and real life issues to deal with that cause real angst than to worry about some of this stuff. Me? I like to make wise cracks and try to leave people laughing. I'm not always successful but I keep trying. And some folks don't get it and never will. Oh well. I'm still looking for the perfect joke. Is this what you mean by a typical response?
  3. 2 points
    Here we are... playing with our trucks...
  4. 1 point
    BobK

    Very disapointed......

    I'm very disappointed in the actions of a couple members on this forum, maybe in the moderators as well. Both parties have good information to share, but.......,. why can't they just get along? I know one thing, when or if I do my trans conversion, I'm not telling anyone here how I did it. I might get my head chewed off. It's almost as bad as the Ford guys and Chevy guys arguing over who is number 2. Here on this forum, we all know who is number 1.
  5. 1 point
    51Meadowbrook

    Engine and trany swap

    Will a flathead 6 and transmission out of a 1958 Plymouth fury belvedere interchange with a 51 Dodge Meadowbrook?
  6. 1 point
    In the spirit of the thread but with a twist, this is what I did this morning in compliance with work on my INTERNATIONAL truck day....I got the front grill section out and went back over it closely and touched up a few welds, added a few welds where needed and thoroughly embarrassed by Tim will now be sure to finish the initial prep and get this chunk of metal in primer. At this rate, 378 more international work days and I will be finished...the entire lower panel I had hand fabbed and welded on earlier. Too many things, too little time....but always fun to be had in Elko bit back I sold my 59 Dodge D100 and while I regret this to some extent, I also knew I would most likely never get it finished. the International with the double roll hood finds favor in my eye....
  7. 1 point
    BigDaddyO

    Very disapointed......

    Why?
  8. 1 point
    Bingster

    Very disapointed......

    I agree with Plymouthcran Brook. I hesitate to ask help anymore because I know I won't pass muster and get past certain folks on here. So I just watch and wait to see if my questions are answered by somebody else. I will say that this site is about the only place in my life that can make me lose my cool "in public." Criticism is fine if it has a constructive purpose. But it sounds very malicious for some.
  9. 1 point
    Eneto-55

    Very disapointed......

    The interactions here have for the most part been kind & considerate. That is one of the reasons why I stopped visiting another old MoPar site, and visit here nearly every day, even if I don't find anything of particular interest that day, and even though I don't often contribute (mainly because my project is on hold, and my experience is rather old). Some car forums are widely known for their rancor and spite. Let's not be that sort of people. The issues discussed here are not matters of eternal destiny.
  10. 1 point
    P15-D24

    Very disapointed......

    Unfortnately 4 or 5 individuals currently are generating 90-95% of the reported content to the mods. I usually just let them cool down for a day or two but this group keeps going back to old bad habits. I'm pretty patient but if this behavior continues the entire group will get the permanent boot, including accounts deleted and their ip addresses blocked from accessing the site. It takes two to tango ( or in this case 4-5) and we are about at the end of the dance. You know who you are and take this as your last and only warning.
  11. 1 point
    Andydodge

    Very disapointed......

    Bob, just read all the posts on the Trans Conversion thread and I agree completely with you, its a shame that people take things to heart so much when really all is required is to acknowledge that some of us have a differing view and as a result of our own experiences a differing way of doing things........for example here in Oz all except a very small number of cars using the T5 trans use the Ford pattern box, this is behind both Ford AND GM products and all are the standard bucket seat style box with the rear mounted shifter........when I wanted to put a T5 in my 1941 Plymouth I made various inquiries here in Oz and the US and ended up importing an S10 T5 with the front mount shifter from the US..........at the time it was the only way I knew to get an overdrive box with that shifter position at a reasonable price........since then I have discovered by various threads and posts that there are quite a few alternatives to the T5 gearbox, some I'd consider, others maybe not but without all the posts and info they contain I would have been none the wiser...............its a shame that there is this bickering and such.........we all are mopar fans at heart so I suppose it is what it is...........whatever way you decide to do your car is your discision so I hope it works out for you, and I for one would be happy to hear how you go, mate.........regards from Oz.......Andy Douglas
  12. 1 point
    55 Fargo

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

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  13. 1 point
    grady hawkins

    Got the time?

    I found a NOS d24 clock on e-bay but it was priced over $500 dollars! I decided to remove the clock and install a quartz movement which cost less than ten dollars. A slight modification with a cut off to make room for the Quartz movement and put the clock back in the car. The double A battery should last a year or more and the clock is accurate with in a few seconds a year.
  14. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    So of these 3 things what one told you the engine raced to a higher RPM quicker? Tachometer indicates engine RPM's but with no means of indicating elapsed time. Speedometer indicates driveshaft rotations with no means of indicating elapsed time. GPS indicates vehicle speed with no means of indicating elapsed time. I believe what you are trying to say is that without restrictive mufflers your engine will spin at a higher RPM due to less exhaust restriction. But I, like you, have no means of measuring elapsed time. With my glass pack Smithy mufflers I have spun my engine in excess of 4000 RPM's more than once. Noise can be fun. With my glass packs, T-5 overdrive transmission, and 355/1 differential ratio selection, I enjoy passing a vehicle on the freeway at 70+ MPH in 4th gear and just as the rear of my car passes the driver window of the car I am passing I take my foot of the gas and man alive I shove it on down into 5th gear overdrive and my exhaust tone changes. Makes the driver I just passed wonder just how many more gears I have to go.
  15. 1 point
    Andydodge

    Engine and trany swap

    Wayfarer..........lol.........you know what I mean............lol..........heres a pic of the exhaust manifolds that I used to make a split manifold setup, these were the # 1 and # 2 versions that I referred to previously..........haven't got a pic of the manifold with the # 7 cylinder outlet........andyd
  16. 1 point
    I had made and smoke a many of corncob pipes growing in in the country. NIce corncob, reamed and heat seared with a rod..grapevine stem. The secret to a good corncob pipe was the small pebble wedged into the bottom to prevent burnout of the pith while enjoying your favorite smoking media be it cornsilk, rabbit tobacco or burley stolen from the barn and if green, heat cure in the ole cast iron pan...my mama knew what we kids were up to in the line shack and the shack was out of view from the entrance to the home place...she would sneak out the back door and run down to the shack and tell us to put everything out and hide it as an adult (one of our parents) was now on the property.
  17. 1 point
    even better when you don't spend the fuel cost and just flip on the travel channel
  18. 1 point
    Dodgeb4ya

    I really dislike winter weather

    Yep... four of them from the real deal factory out in the country side. Fifty bucks worth!!! I'll probably throw up smokin em.
  19. 1 point
    I prefer snow to Florida 10-1. Florida is always BORING, snow comes and goes. I spent a year in Florida one night!
  20. 1 point
    Dodgeb4ya

    (Help) How to clean a starter

    You will have to completely take it apart yourself... check the brushes and commutator. Take careful note of where all the parts and connections go. Carefully/gently using a tooth brush clean the case and winding's... don't damage the tape and cloth insulation. carefully blow it out. Check the starter contact switch contacts and adjustment. Clean and lube the pedal yoke and clutch sleeve, armature shaft end bushings etc. If you cannot feel comfortable doing this better have it done by a rebuilder.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    There is a direct correlation between the life expectancy of a fully tricked out engine verses a somewhat modified engine. Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light. Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load before a complete rebuild is in order. To fully trick out an engine for street use does not make a lot of sense to me unless you have a pocket full of cash and enjoy rebuilding the engine every week. I would not want to do an overbore to the maximum and squeeze the head down as far as possible for increased compression ratio in a vehicle I want to drive across the country. On a Mopar L-head engine the "bling" factor in my opinion is more important than a full out horsepower war. It is possible to add multiple carburetion, a lumpy cam, sweet sounding dual exhaust and still maintain dependability. When I pop my hood at a cruise in there are more folks looking under my hood than the guy next to me with the small block shiverlay in his old Ford. I may not win a stop light to stop light drag race but I do have a car that will run all day long at 70 MPG with the engine spinning around 2200 RPM's. It is a lot of fun passing someone at 75 MPH with my exhaust purring and shifting into (5th gear) overdrive as I pass them so they can hear the change in the pitch of my glass packs. Makes them wonder how many gears I have left. My point being that for me dependability and longevity are more important than all out horsepower.
  23. 1 point
    fordkustom

    OFFICIAL ENGINE PICTURE THREAD

    a few pics of my 53 canadian long block
  24. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    OFFICIAL ENGINE PICTURE THREAD

    I almost forgot, here is my steam engine
  25. 1 point
    Fancy leak tester? and I thought i was old skool ! ! !


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