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Worden18 last won the day on December 5 2017

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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
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    self employed


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    Houston MN
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    Old cars and trucks

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  2. Brake drum max inside diameter??

    I measured both drums today with a 12 inch caliper. All around the surfaces of both drums they measured within a couple of thousands of an inch to the 11 inch diameter. There is NO ridge at the bottom of either drum, telling me that the shoes did NOT wear out the drums in the least bit. There's no wear or ridges or anything at all. The drums are very true as well. I won't have to turn or even skim them; the car has no shimmy at all when braking. Since cars like this hardly ever have their brakes jammed on hard consistently (you don't go fast, you don't stop fast....at least that's how I drive) I can totally understand how these drums have zero wear on them. If the drums had measured .005 - .060 oversize, making them 11.060 max diameter, then for sure there would've been some wear I would have detected:, a visible ridge at the bottom of the drum where the shoes don't touch; no doubt a guy could've felt even .005 with a fingernail. So, I have to get busy and clean up the drums and start making some progress. This weekend looks promising.
  3. Factor Build Card

    Who had it on record? And who do I contact so I can get one for my car?
  4. Happy birthday to me

    Sweet! Congrats on a cool purchase!
  5. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Working on rear brakes now; but I'm ahead of last year's schedule as far as a start time. In 2017 I got the car going on May 8th after the engine rebuild. Another week or two and I should have everything back together and I'll be driving it to work and beyond. Hope to beat last year's mileage tally of 6,500 from May 8 - Dec 8.
  6. Brake drum max inside diameter??

    Been too busy the last couple of days to get at it; but, I'm going to take the drums to work tomorrow so I can get the right caliper to take a measurement. That's step one anyway They are 11 in. drums btw...
  7. Brake drum max inside diameter??

    When I pulled them off earlier today I just gave them a quick once-over. They did look in good shape. If they need to be turned, I can skim them at work. I'll take them into work on Monday and measure them accurately at different points all the way around. Thanks for responding. I'll let you know how they "turn" out.
  8. Brake drum max inside diameter??

    I haven't measured them yet. I only have a 6 inch caliper, but a friend of mine has a 12 inch, or I can use my boss' caliper at work. Not sure if there would be another more accurate way to measure other than with a caliper. I can't imagine getting close at all with a tape.
  9. Hey guys, I've been working on my '51 Meadowbrook rear brakes. I'm sure a lot of you have seen my recent posts in "Me and the Meadowbrook", but I wanted to start this separate topic so it reaches more people in case some folks are not following my thread. NOWHERE in my shop manual does it say what the max inside diameter of the rear drums can be. Does anyone know this dimension? Could it be actually stamped on the drum itself? I'll admit I haven't taken a close look at the drums yet even though I got them off. I'll likely have to use a wire brush on them in order to read any numbers if they indeed are on there. I know this knowledge is like squeezing toothpaste out of a tube for some of you guys, which is exactly why I am asking. Help me out if you can. Thanks! John M.
  10. We and the Windsor 2018

    Lookin' good Keith! Glad you had the opportunity to drive your car today. My poor Meadowbrook is jacked up in the garage with the rear brakes apart (I know you know this LOL). Guess I better get crackin' if I want to get it back on the road. John
  11. Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 17: passenger-side leaking. Will get it fixed up right tomorrow or early in the week.
  12. Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 17: passenger-side drum off.
  13. Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 17: The washer and puller in action.
  14. Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 17: I didn't like the thought of turning the castle nut around and taking the chance of either cross threading it or crushing it, so I found this extra thick washer with an indentation in my junk drawer for the puller to butt up against. It worked great!
  15. Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 17: my son snapped this picture of the driver side. Can't see it here but the front shoe is very worn.