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About 51_Meadowbrook

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    Advanced Member

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  • Location
    Rhode Island
  • Interests
    Learning about how cars work so I can fix them back to the way they were when new.
  • My Project Cars
    1951 Dodge Meadowbrook
    1952 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75


  • Location
    Rhode Island
  • Interests
    Car Restoration

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  1. Are you sure that AB doesn’t have them? Their catalog labels them as part G-224 or G-225, depending upon transmission.
  2. When it rains the rain slowly drips into car from the wiper pivot covers. Theoretically I can assume that they are leaking through that hole, that should have a screw/cover in it?
  3. The ones in my car are open. There is nothing in them. Should I get screws for them? And what type of oil should I put in the hole?
  4. Is it supposed to have the Stromberg BXV-3? I took one of those out of my Meadowbrook to put in the BXVD-3.
  5. Is the hole on the top supposed to be covered? And what is it covered with? Whats the purpose of that hole?
  6. Unfortunately my Meadowbrook does not have a clock but my Cadillac 75 has 2 of them. It was explained to me that when the clock winds down the metal tab attached to the winding mechanism comes into contact with the body of the clock. This creates a short which throws the mechanism back up and keeps it wound. When the car sits for a long time without being run the battery wears down. Even though the battery has voltage the amperage becomes too low to throw the clock mechanism. So it heats up and either fuses the 2 pieces together or creates oxidation (correct me if I’m wrong on that last part) that causes the contact to be unable to throw the mechanism when a new battery is put on. In my case, I took the back cover off of the clock, sprayed it with an electrical cleaner, gently cleaned the contact points where the winding mechanism meets the housing and then gently moved the rocking piece that spins back and forth. I don’t know the technical term for that piece. I hooked a wire to the hot stud and the positive terminal of the battery at my work bench and another wire to one of the outer studs on the clock and the negative terminal. It stopped a couple time so I had to keep moving that spinning piece but soon enough it ran nonstop and once the winding got down to the housing it clicked it back up and kept going.
  7. There is a tab that is pressed into the ring and slides into a slot on the top side of the headlight then it is screwed into the bottom. I’m not sure why the aftermarket ones are smaller and flimsier but I don’t like how it looks. Unfortunately my Meadowbrook is hidden in a barn with 13” of snow leading to it and I haven’t shoveled it out so I could take a picture for you. But it’s one of those things where if you replace one with the new one you will have to replace both or it will look weird.
  8. I hope you find it. They are thick metal. I lost mine on the way to the bank and couldn’t find it. The replacements are thinner and the piece that holds them on is flimsy. Plus they don’t sit flush with the curves of the fender like the original ones do.
  9. I have no foot pump but the wiper switch button pushes in and springs back out. I’ve never operated a vacuum washer, does it spray as long as you hold the button in or is it more of a pump-to-squirt sort of thing?
  10. Were windshield washers available in 1951 for Dodge? My Meadowbrook has a windshield wiper switch that pushes in and I am curious if it was a vacuum or electric button to operate washers in cars equipped with them.
  11. It says it uses 5v, so it’s saying it will work on 6 and 12v cars?
  12. I have a thread about this. I don’t know how to link it into this thread but if you look at my profile it is in there. It’s called Fluid Drive Stumble
  13. I’d also like to paint these hubcaps. Any good ideas as to do this properly? How did the factory make them? Were they powder enamel baked?
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