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Worden18 last won the day on December 5

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About Worden18

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor

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    Working on and driving vintage Dodges
  • My Project Cars
    1951 Dodge Meadowbrook<br />
    1968 Dodge D-700 truck

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    U.S. Navy, Desert Storm Veteran
  • Occupation
    self employed


  • Location
    Houston MN
  • Interests
    Old cars and trucks

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  1. 50 Coronet first start and drive.

    Looking good man! Have fun with it
  2. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Thanks for the well wishes, Andy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well. Minnesota is part of the "rust belt". The plows haul a mixture of sand and salt; you can always tell that salt was spread because the road turns white in spots. I will admit though, southeastern Minnesota's plows (and the men who drive them of course) do a superb job during the winter months. Its amazing how thorough they are. I'm just not going to drive my Meadowbrook on these winter roads LOL. As long as I can keep my car maintained and road ready, and nothing out of the ordinary happens (accident, blown engine, etc.) we will keep driving it and sharing stories here. We should be able to keep going for many years. I might even be able to get it back on the road in March. Around here winter can end in early March, or it can go to the middle of May. So we will see. This off-season I have to do the rear brakes, change all the fluids and give it a good tune-up. I will also have someone patch a small hole in the rear floor (driver's side). I already miss not giving any real updates. The car is just sitting in the garage looking lonely. Maybe this week I'll jack it up and tear into those brakes....
  3. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Thanks for thinking of me Keith, and awesome picture btw. I like the looks of it. Surely its just a lawn ornament now, but I guess that's better than the scrap heap. I'd haul that sucker home and get it running! Fellas, turns out that I made the right decision putting the Meadowbrook away the other day. Although we didn't get hardly any snow at all, the County decided it would be a good idea to sand AND salt the roads. I don't want any of that mess splattering up underneath my car. Its already rusty enough.
  4. What the hell is the rag and duct tape on the gas line by the carb? Cool looking rig...
  5. $50,000 Pilot House?

    Asking price is just a number. What someone actually pays is reality.
  6. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 8, 2017: Well fellas, I hate to admit it but I think I'm putting the Meadowbrook away for the winter. Its going to snow tonight, and even if they don't spread salt or sand I don't want snow spraying up into the rust holes and making them bigger. I took it to town and filled it up, then when I got back home I put some Stabile and Heet in the gas tank and topped it off again with some gas from a can. Then I unhooked the battery. Some stats for 2017: We drove it from May 8 - Dec 8 (7 months) and put on 6,532 miles (from the fresh engine rebuild), spent $1,200.00 on gas, and averaged 933 miles a month. The car now has 68,706 miles. I've put on 9,581 miles since I bought it in March of 2016. So from March of 2016 - May 7th 2017 3,049 miles were put on the car. If we get an early spring I'm gonna shoot for 10,000 miles in 2018! I hope to heat up my garage enough during winter to work on the rear brakes, and install a new master cylinder. Otherwise I will wait until the warmer spring weather shows up, then do some of the maintenance that needs to be done before hitting the road again. Its been a great run this year! Pic: final shot before driving it into the garage...
  7. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    Nice score man, what a beautiful car. And nice work getting it all cleaned up. Happy to hear that you're going to drive it. I think that's something a lot of people forget when it comes to their classic cars. I've read some old posts and people recommend NOT changing the fluid in the fluid drive coupling. If its full (and not leaking, etc.) leave it alone. That's what I ended up doing with my Meadowbrook, even after I had purchased 2.5 gallons of ISO 32 from a local Fleet Farm with the intention of draining and replacing it. If you're determined to change the oil in it anyway, and can't find this viscosity, lmk and I'll send you mine for cost. Just PM me if you get to that point.
  8. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec 2- Hollidazzle cont. Our feet were cold by the time we made it back to the Meadowbrook. I cranked the heater. We were parked right by the "Dickens Village" which is a really nice little display that my son wished he could play with. It was a fun, toasty ride home, which I remind my son is "night driving". The moon was so bright I think I could've driven with my lights off.
  9. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2: 6:30pm We drove into town (Houston, MN) for the Hollidazzle Parade. There were quite a number of floats and other entries, like this school bus all lit up (pic #1) and the horses pulling a wagon (pic #2). Pic #3 is after the lighting of the park and fireworks display. I lost my wife and son during the parade, but found them for the park lighting. I was chauffeuring my daughter and her friends around for a little bit. Believe it when I say that 12 year old girls (5 of them) loved the Meadowbrook! Two of them said they liked the way it smelled inside (and also the raw gassy exhaust LOL).
  10. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2 Car ran good as usual. Taking it into town later this evening for the Holidazzle Parade.
  11. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2 At home
  12. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2 quick stop at the library on the way home.
  13. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2
  14. Me and the Meadowbrook

    We got lots of looks as usual, mostly bewildered. "How can they be driving that old car? Its December!" is what I imagined some saying to themselves. My answer would be: "How could I not?"
  15. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Dec. 2 Dogs were ready to go!