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    Hello from the UK - ‘54 Dodge Suburban

    Looks fantastic! Wow! I'm happy you left the paint as is...
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    1953 Dodge - What have I got into

    Do you plan on painting it, or leave as is? Motor looks awesome, nice work.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    January 7, 2019: Fellas, I'm so excited to share my latest find with you! I have been searching for this truck for a LONG time; I was almost certain it did not exist. And for it to turn up in Minnesota, an hour and a half from me is truly amazing. It's a 1948 B-1-D 5 window Express 1 ton with the 9 foot box. 230 with the 4 speed tranny. Originally came from a grain farm in North Dakota. There's no rust on it, and after further inspection it does look like the original paint, which is Dodge truck red for 1948. Odometer reads 32K. It's not running, but I'm confident we will have it going this week. PO said it was running last summer, but he had lost spark recently. He had it for 5 years and didn't do anything with it. Needs brakes of course. I can handle that on my own. It is truly a survivor! I'm certain the rear bumper is handmade. I don't believe the wood in the bed is original, and I don't believe the seat covering and door panels are original. But they are old for sure. Has anyone ever seen that type of material on these old trucks? Anyway, I have a lot of questions, but I doubt I will get to them tonight. For now guys, just enjoy the pictures. 😊
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    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!
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    The ole' 218 got a make-over...

    Nice work!
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    pertronix for Dodge

    I've had the Pertronix kit in my 51 Meadowbrook (230) for almost 2 years now and close to 10,000 miles. Not one single problem. car even started up and ran perfectly when it was minus 33 degrees Fahrenheit. I know I have the box somewhere in my garage but I am not home right now. best thing for you to do is to call them and make sure you get the right kit if that's the way you want to go.
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Thanks for the responses fellas. I just may have an extra ring that came with all of the parts I got with my 48 B1D. I'll do some digging...
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    I think a call to French Lake Auto parts here in MN is in order. No way I'm going aftermarket on that. How does the ring actually attach?
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    March 5, 2019: Drove Meadowbrook to work since my brand new truck is not reliable, that's the very truth. there's something to be said about the simplicity of these old cars. Zero degrees F, no problems. The only issue I had was I lost the driver side headlight ring somewhere on the way to work. I'll have to hunt around for a replacement. Pic 1: at work Pic 2: warming up in the driveway at home
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    Little detailing

    Looking good! Yep, resize in paint program
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    Life Changers

    Get well Don!
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    Hello from the UK - ‘54 Dodge Suburban

    Looking great 👍. Love to see the progression. Thanks for sharing! I agree with you...leave that paint and drive it.
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    Finished my 41 Plymouth

    Amazing work. I'm always stunned by the talent some people have. I wish I could admire it in person!
  14. Love it! That's some really nice work you did there; impressive. Its just where I would want to sit and sip on my rum and coke...
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    International Tractor on deck of Hornet

    Thanks for posting 👍
  16. Awesome! That's some nice work 👍
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    New member

    Welcome! Sounds like a great project. And that it has family history is a definite bonus. But you need to do us all a favor and post pictures of it please!
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    Fuel Milage

    I get 15-18mpg with my 51 Dodge. 230 engine rebuilt to stock less .030 over pistons. Before the rebuild I was averaging 19-21 with terribly low compression. 😄
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Thanks Merle. I did see that the manual calls for a Stromberg. I'll see how it runs when it's all back together.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Feb 10: I have some more questions fellas. I finished rebuilding the carb (Carter B&B) and noticed there is no choke arm linkage. Well, I have another carb exactly the same as the one I rebuilt, and it too is missing that linkage. Turns out, there is no place on the throttle linkage for this arm to connect to anyway. Finally dug out my manual (I forgot to take it to work with me where I had rebuilt the carb) and it states that the linkage is not used, which makes sense because there is no place for it to connect to on the throttle linkage. My question is: with a manual choke setup like I have, what is the purpose of that top piece of linkage (where the spring is connected in picture number two) that the arm would normally connect to? As you can see in the pictures, someone had connected some springs, which I don't believe is the right thing to do and certainly was not helping the throttle linkage at all. So when I put the carburetor back on, should I just hook up the manual choke and the throttle linkage and it should work correctly? I looked at the one on my Meadowbrook and that is a different style of ball and ball which includes that choke linkage arm, so that didn't help me at all.
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    Lets see pic of your trucks

    It should polish up nice. It was painted a long time ago. Original color was dark blue.
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    Lets see pic of your trucks

    My 1948 B-1-D
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    I don't know about the Gyromatic, but the 3 speed in my Meadowbrook works fantastic. The engine is tuned correctly, so if I come to a stop without pushing in the clutch, the engine will idle down to around 450 rpms. It really freaks people out the first time they ride with me.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Yes! Curved top floats...7/32. Thanks 👍
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Feb. 7: Fellas I need some help. I'm putting the carburetor back together and I do not have the gauge they call for to adjust the float. I've never even used a gauge like that before, I have always seen measurements for the float drop, and used a scale to get it right. Does anyone know off the top of their head what the measurement should be? It says in the instructions to hold the tab against the back of the needle and then measure with the 5/64 tabs on the float guage. Somebody enlighten me please. Right now that measurement seems to be about 7/32 in

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