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  1. hi from minn

    Not everyone is like that. Lots of good people here.
  2. Song and video about 6 inline.

    Thanks for sharing
  3. I Can’t Help Falling In love...1951 Dodge

    Keith, please don't even mention getting rid of your Chrysler!
  4. I Can’t Help Falling In love...1951 Dodge

    Go get it; the time is never right....
  5. Hello from the UK - ‘54 Dodge Suburban

    Very cool! Love the patina. And yes, post your progress right here. We love this kind of stuff!
  6. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Hey guys, I thought some of you might be interested in another thread I started on a different site. It'll be similar to Me and the Meadowbrook, but its called "Me and the T/A". The link is here: https://www.challengerforumz.com/threads/me-and-the-t-a.129492/ The thread will highlight adventures in our '17 Challenger T/A 392. The link is also in my signature. Hope you all will enjoy it!
  7. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Hey fellas got my car running again (it was a faulty fuel pump) and I wanted to start a new thread and leave my engine rebuild thread as something separate. In this thread I'm going to post pics of me and my family's trips/shows/gatherings and anything else fun that we do with the car. Tonight we went out for a cruise over to a neighboring town. It was sunny and 70s here today with hardly a cloud. Perfect evening for a drive. Mostly I drove just 40mph because that's what felt good Its so much fun to drive the old Dodge; our new cars simply have no soul. There's a bunch of shows and gatherings coming up soon around here, we hope to hit all of them. Here's some pics from today: I guess only the first pic is from us being out and about. The other 3 are when we got back home LOL. The back roads around here are really fun, but you have to watch out for deer!
  8. Me and the Meadowbrook

    February 8th, 2018: The roads were about 95% clear today so I decided to take the Meadowbrook out. I drove into town and filled up with gas...took almost 10 gallons for only 77 miles previously driven in the past 2 months. Evaporation of the fuel no doubt! I didn't think it would be that bad, but its okay I guess. Then I picked up my daughter from school. She was really happy and surprised to see the car. I noticed that the Fluid Drive was good in the snow (the roads in town are very icy and snowy) as the owner's manual claimed it would be. Of course I didn't gun it, either, but I've driven enough rear wheel drive cars in the past to know that every single one of them would've spun the tires upon take-off on the snowy roads near the school. The Meadowbrook just took off smoothly with no spin at all. My daughter and I then drove to the car wash and sprayed it down to get the previous road salt/sand off of it. I was surprised how well the Penetrol finish held up to the pressure wash. It really repelled the water and beaded up instantly. Heater worked great in this cold weather. I was sad to put it away again, but happy that I got to sneak it out in the middle of winter!
  9. The Venerable Slant 6 vs Our Beloved Flathead 6s

    I have a couple good stories. FIrst, at one point in time I owned a 1964 W-200 Crew Cab with a slant six, and also a 1966 D-200 step-side, and finally a '73 Dart. The dog liked to ride in the back seat of the dart because the sound of the engine would lull her to sleep. She'd growl if you tried to move her LOL. The 2 trucks were both ex-Air Force, and I owned them in the 90s when they were plenty old, but neither burned any oil and they ran perfect. I used to work for a guy that always made fun of my Dodges (I also had a 68 Plymouth Sport Satelitte...poor man's Super Bee) with a 383 and a 4 speed with a Hurst shifter at the time) and finally one day I had enough of his **** so I called him out on his BS. I challenged him to a floorboards contest. He had a Ford truck, nearly new. I told him, we will each sit in each other's trucks and hold it to the boards until one of the engines blows up. Last man standing wins. Maybe it wasn't a smart move, but I told him if his truck engine outlasts my slant six I'd work for him for 1/2 pay for a whole year. If I win, he gives me a $5/hr raise. Yes, I actually said that. But I knew his Ford engine would never outlast my slant six. Hell, if I drained the oil out of my engine it still probably would've outlasted his. Anyway, he didn't think I was serious at first. Then he realized I was serious and told me that his truck was worth a lot more than mine, so he had more to lose. So I offered to put it up against the shop's Chevy S-10 which had one of those tough little 4 bangers in it, and the truck was a $500 junker anyway. He STILL wouldn't do it, and then he got pretty quiet after that. He never made fun of my Dodges again. Around the same time, my next door neighbor, whom was a big Chevy guy (and was about 20 years older than me) told me a story that I almost didn't believe, but I knew he wouldn't lie to me because he didn't like Mopars and would never go out of his way to talk a Mopar up or give credit to one. He told me one day back in the late 70s a friend of his had an old rusted out Dart from the 60s that he was gonna junk. But he wanted to have some fun and blow the motor up first. So he and some pals gathered around while the guy drained the oil out of the slant six. Then he started it up and wedged a stick between the gas pedal and the seat. He said it ran for 25 minutes wide open before it shut down, with no oil mind you. He said the next day they went out to the car for sh*ts and giggles and his friend thought he'd try cranking the engine over. It started up and ran. Turns out my boss in my previous story probably wasn't as naive to Mopar engines as I might have thought, otherwise the dumbass would've taken me up on my bet. Long live the slant six
  10. 1951 Chrysler Limosine on Craigslist

    Makes a guy wonder how such an awesome car ends up in the junkyard. Hope someone takes it home!
  11. New to forum

    Congrats on the purchase, and welcome. More pics please!!
  12. New to forum

    Welcome! Car looks really solid. You're gonna love it here!
  13. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan 20, 2018: The Meadowbrook's grandson showed up and requested to share a space with his elder.... Yes, I'm posting this here because it now shares a space with the Meadowbrook. Any adventures we have with it will not be posted here. And don't worry fellas, the '51 will not be sold or tucked away forever. We plan on surpassing last year's mileage tally of 6,200+ once spring weather rolls around again, which could be in 6 weeks, or it could be 3+ months. We'll just be mixing in the Challenger once in a while, too. This is my first ever new car purchase. Wife was totally onboard; God bless her. Her first car was a Nova, and since then she's always wanted a canary yellow "muscle car" Nova '68-'72 vintage. Now, when I take her picture next to this beast, the caption below will read: "WHAT NOVA?"
  14. Me and the Meadowbrook

    I have not; gonna check it out though.
  15. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan. 9 The dogs were lulled as usual. So was I.
  16. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan. 9 I drove through the cemetery just outside of Spring Grove. For no reason other than I felt like it.
  17. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan. 9 This creamery was built in 1903. It was recently fixed up inside and out, and there's a certain time during the summer that they open it to the public. I'd like to check it out this year.
  18. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan. 9 Before we left. Car warming up...
  19. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan. 9, 2018 First ride of the year! The dogs and I couldn't resist as the roads were pretty clear and we've been blessed with a 43F afternoon. It had been -10F at night with highs in the single digits, so this has been nice. Not much for sand and salt on the road either. I hooked up the battery and it took maybe 8 or 10 cranks and it started up. Drove to Spring Grove and back; roughly a 35 mile round trip. Man, it was a great drive!
  20. Hi Keith, this one is a 1950, not in the range you're looking for but at least you get a good walk around of it. I'm sure there's many similarities. Also, this one has been FS on CL for quite some time...not a Chrysler, but my favorite: a Dodge! At least its a little bit of eye candy for you to look at anyway https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-vintage-dodge-4-door/6417910259.html Also, here's a 1950 straight 8 running nicely; not in a limo, but a straight 8 nonetheless.
  21. dodge 23" engine versus a cranbrook '53 engine

    I figured it was something like that; sorry the whole thing is a pain in the a**. Getting car parts shouldn't have to cost so much. Hope you can find a way man
  22. dodge 23" engine versus a cranbrook '53 engine

    Hi Franky, can you not order an oil pan gasket set from here? Scroll down about 3/4 of the page. They have many other parts for your Plymouth it seems. http://www.oldmoparts.com/parts-engine.aspx
  23. Me and the Meadowbrook

    That finish has been the topic of discussion between myself and many people, young and old. I have yet to hear a solid answer on how they did it. Its driving me nuts
  24. Sub Zero Challenge

    I'd do it in a heartbeat if our roads weren't plastered with salt and sand. And they just spread a fresh batch this morning after a dusting of snow.
  25. My 54 Cranbrook

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the work you plan on doing to it. Keep us updated.
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