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About Greg51T&CWagon

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    1951 Chrysler Windsor Town and Country Wagon


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  1. Greg51T&CWagon

    53 Meadowbrook wagon

    Just mentioned scarcity downside b/c I've run into a quandary finding a driver side gravel guard. Specific to year and model. Only about 1200 of my wagons were made and the only one I've found in a junk yard is missing that guard. Even knowing this I woulda bought mine anyway. I'm stubborn like that.
  2. Greg51T&CWagon

    53 Meadowbrook wagon

    You don't want ti to be too rare then finding parts specific to it will be a bear. You might check around junk yards to see if there are any part car sources out there. I'm assuming it needs restoration/work. anything missing?
  3. Greg51T&CWagon

    Another 230 build thread

    Curious how this setup works with fluid drive? would one have the electrics work off just one of the carbs?
  4. Greg51T&CWagon

    Found out today what I am NOT doing with my 50 Dodge

    My guess-tament based on doing my truck frame off paint little bodywork, new interior, brakes, gas tank etc. paint 15k, brakes, carb rebuild etc, new radiator, tires etc about 3k add 3-5k for rebuilding engine pulling replacing...Interior for my truck was 1.5k a car might be a bit more. I had this done in Houston. So you should have something nice to drive at about 20-25K Finding the folks to do it is the challenge. I understand wanting to get to the finish, tho doing the work yourself is a lot of fun.
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    Highlander material cloth

    Are you sure those aren't seat covers? have you taken a seat out and look at the attachment area to see if there is something underneath?
  6. Greg51T&CWagon

    Fulton visor? No thanks!

    I love this sort of ingenuity! I suppose next you'll be telling us about how your glovebox is a microwave? 😁
  7. Greg51T&CWagon

    Tips on radio static

    For the radio in my truck i had to use ferrite core suppressors ( link) on all the wires leading to the radio. You can buy a bag of em of different sizes. The suppressor cores worked. If you can coil the wire then put the core over the coil so that multiple passes of the wire go through the suppressor that seems to help too. Probably wouldn't hurt to put a big one on the coil wire? I put em all over the wires connected to the radio. it's easy to do, they just snap on.* other things to do. Increase the wire sizes from the alternator to the battery also make sure all your grounds are good and adequate. Increase the gauge of the ground wire for the radio. making a shield for the back of the radio out of Mu-foil (google this it's pretty cool) might help as long as it doesn't trap heat. *this was for a retrosounds unit but the principal is the same I believe for original radios.
  8. Greg51T&CWagon

    New to the forum, Here's my dilemma

    I had this problem on my old truck that had sat for 20 years. I thought I had it all fixed until late at night coming home on the turnpike with a semi behind me the engine cut out, the semi driver was wide awake and helped me by staying behind me with his flashers on (there was no shoulder) till i got it started again and was able to get home.. Replace the entire fuel line from the tank to the carb, rebuild the carb, add the two filters mentioned above and have the tank professionally cleaned.
  9. Greg51T&CWagon

    Upholstery for D24

    Whatever happened to ABC Upholstery in Philly? They had a huge inventory of original fabric. They did my Willys wagon's headliner in the correct woven straw years ago. I wonder who got their stock?
  10. Greg51T&CWagon

    Dummy Brake Drum?

    Sorry it only says that little bit I copied. I shouldn't think it would be that expensive to convert a drum? just need to start with one identical to the two you have on the car. Or know what the exact difference is. The Dummy would have to be bigger but not smaller obv. Greg
  11. Greg51T&CWagon

    Dummy Brake Drum?

    Thought I'd post the passages in the Motor Manual that I referred to showing how to use a dummy drum to set the shoe clearances in lieu of a Ammco gage. greg
  12. Greg51T&CWagon

    Dummy Brake Drum?

    I was thinking I'd get a drum in good condition and take mine with it to be turned and ask the machinist to cut, mill? the ports in the extra one. So they're all the same. That red gage above? could someone print one of those with enough integrity/rigidity to work? but i'd assume cutting an old drum would be much cheaper. greg
  13. Greg51T&CWagon

    Dummy Brake Drum?

    I saw this mentioned in Motors 14th ed manual. A drum made with an open face to adjust the shoes with a feeler gauge. Obviously you'd need to know the difference between your drum and the dummy or keep them turned to the same size. Is it feasible to create a dummy drum by machining a port or ports on the front face? Thinking since i'm converting the front to disk, I'd only need one for the rear If this has been discussed before I apologize, I've searched high and low for any mention of this. Greg
  14. Greg51T&CWagon

    door interchange question

    Thanks, Oh well. Mine's not unrepairable, just thought I might safe a couple bucks. greg
  15. Greg51T&CWagon

    door interchange question

    Can anyone tell me if the passenger rear door on a Windsor Deluxe Sedan from 1950 will fit a '51 Windsor Deluxe T&C Wagon? Thanks Greg

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