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mmcdowel last won the day on February 16 2016

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About mmcdowel

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    Old original Mopars
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    1950 Dodge Meadowbrook

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    1950 Dodge Meadowbrook collector
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    Operations Manager


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    Yukon, Oklahoma
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    Love old Mopars

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  1. May Add Dodge Royal to my Collection

    Agreed! $13 to ship my front brake hardware kit for my Meadowbrook! However its better than driving to the East Coast to pick it up.
  2. May Add Dodge Royal to my Collection

    Absolutely! Shipping kind of negates any savings though. Holler next time your in Oklahoma and I'll hook u up.
  3. May Add Dodge Royal to my Collection

    My company makes duct tape, masking and painters tape so I'm good to go there! Thank you all for your advice and I'll give it a go. Some will definitely have to be rechromed, but I think I can save the bumpers, grille, etc........and only have a few pieces to rechrome. Ur right Plymouthy.....I'm sure that why the chrome was the last thing that wasn't redone. I'm super appreciative of the fantastic chrome on my Meadowbrook now....I hadn't realized what a gift that was having it in such excellent shape. Won't take that for granted anymore.
  4. A neighbor is selling a beautiful red and white 1955 Dodge Royal with the Red Ram V8. Thought of adding it to my garage along with my Meadowbrook. I've been over all of it and found no rust (thank you dry Oklahoma weather), but I'm concerned that all the exterior chrome is turning gray and pitting. Paint looks great (its an old repaint I'm sure) but what causes this with the chrome? I'm assuming its scary expensive to send that all out to be replated? Other than the chrome the car is great, runs, drives fine.....excellent interior. With the bad chrome its definitely a "20 foot car" though. Looks best from 20 feet away. Thanks!
  5. Radiator question

    How hot is it running? Is there a thermostat in place?
  6. 39 radio substitution

    If you google "antique auto radio repair" there is a guy in El Paso I think that I bet could tell u exactly. Plus as I recall he has a large collection of radios for sale.
  7. Good point ULU. I have a newer set of Coker bias (the car originally had generic radials when I bought it) and the car definitely doesn't drive any worse...just different. I'm wondering if the new bias are perhaps built differently than the old hard bias I grew up with? Its certainly easier to steer with the bias at low speeds and only wanders if I'm on a patch of asphalt that has grooves worn into it....but even then its not scary or anything. It just drives as it probably did when new (which I kind of like). Also to the cleaning topic above I bought an orange/lanolin spray from Coker that works really well. (Its not that i'm 100% sold on the Coker brand...its just all I have experience with...plus they look exactly like the factory tire...which is cool)
  8. I used the Testors red model paint on my 50 Meadowbrook and the match was....to my eye anyway....absolutely perfect. Been on several years and looks fine. I did put a coat of synthetic car wax over it.
  9. Me and the Meadowbrook

    I'm envious of the nice cool weather you get to enjoy your road trips (cool compared to Oklahoma/Texas anyway). I took my Meadowbrook to the gas station Sat morning and it was like driving a convection oven. However, we see very little if any snow/ice in the winter so I get my road trips done then.
  10. New Fuel Tank - built in backflow valve?

    I'll bet you are right there. That would make sense. Thanks! Also, in reference to the fuel tank supplier....he said it was "ClassicCarAutoParts.com". Very happy with the tank he got.
  11. New Fuel Tank - built in backflow valve?

    A friend of mine bought a new tank like mine for his Dodge. He said it was perfect. I'll ask him who he used.
  12. New Fuel Tank - built in backflow valve?

    I found it at a farm sale....still new in the box. Ancient box though.....I'm guessing manufactured in the 50s or 60s? Its exactly like my old one....only minus the big dent my old one has always had.
  13. I replaced the fuel tank in my 1950 Meadowbrook with a NOS tank and seem to have resolved a secondary issue (which is awesome...I'm not complaining but trying to figure out why). It has always taken a minute or so to start after sitting a couple of days in the garage. I figured the fuel was either draining back to the tank or evaporating out of the carb. Noticed after the tank replacement it starts right up even after a week. Thinking back I was shocked how quickly it started right after we replaced the tank....I figured it would take a bit of cranking to get the fuel from the tank to the carb.....but started right up after about 10 seconds. Is there a backflow valve built into the tank perhaps?
  14. Me and the Meadowbrook

    I'm getting a big kick out of your adventures in the Meadowbrook. I enjoy mine very much too and am using you as an example to get it out more than I do. Interesting too that mine likes around 48 mph ......it will go 55 no prob, but when you aren't looking she will slow back down to 48.
  15. Gas Tank to Fill Tube Connector

    Done! Got it all taken care of. Happy to have a working gas gauge now too. Thanks!