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    International Tractor on deck of Hornet

    Thanks for posting 👍
  2. 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

    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 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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    Clutching

    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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    "Farmer fixes"

    -Rubber strap: battery tie down - home window latch: glove box lock -bubble gum: radiator repair (external) -duct tape: hole in floor - plywood: replacement for broken rear window -vice grips: window crank I've seen all these and probably more I can't think of at the moment. 😊
  14. The steering wheel is from a 1963 or 64 Dodge sweptline truck. I had one exactly like that on a 63 D500 I owned a number of years ago. That bench seat is likely out of the same truck.
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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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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan 31: At the market to pick up a few groceries on the way home. Still - 20F degrees Fahrenheit at noon.
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan 31: -33F This morning. Not with the wind chill, but straight -33F. 😲 No block heater, no battery blanket. I did not bring the coil wire into the house or anything. My garage is not insulated. Full choke, 3 pumps. The Meadowbrook started up on the second crank of the engine if you can believe that! I would never believe it myself if it hadn't happened to me this morning. This is as cold as I've ever seen it here in Southeastern Minnesota. The heater worked great, and I had ZERO problems to work and back. A number of my co-workers had many problems with their vehicles, including one whose brand new Chevy traverse would not start this morning. So much for modern technology. Everybody should own an old Dodge! 😁 The car ran about 160 degrees at 55 miles an hour. At idle it would warm up to 180° which is what my thermostat is. I truly put that Evan's waterless coolant to the test, and it did not disappoint. At least I knew the block wouldn't crack because there's no water in it.  Pic: under the I-90 bridge on the way home.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Jan 31: At the market to pick up a few groceries. Still - 20 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Jan 31: -33F This morning. Not with the wind chill, but straight -33F. 😲 No block heater, no battery blanket. I did not bring the coil wire into the house or anything. My garage is not insulated. Full choke, 3 pumps. The Meadowbrook started up on the second crank of the engine if you can believe that! I would never believe it myself if it hadn't happened to me this morning. This is as cold as I've ever seen it here in Southeastern Minnesota. The heater worked great, and I had ZERO problems to work and back. A number of my co-workers had many problems with their vehicles, including one whose brand new Chevy traverse would not start this morning. So much for modern technology. Everybody should own an old Dodge! 😁 The car ran about 160 degrees at 55 miles an hour. At idle it would warm up to 180° which is what my thermostat is. I truly put that Evan's waterless coolant to the test, and it did not disappoint. At least I knew the block wouldn't crack because there's no water in it. Pic: under the I-90 bridge on the way home.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Mostly the roads are clear. I have a longer snow covered driveway than what you see here by my garage and there's other areas that are fully snow-covered, and the car did just fine on those areas. But I have driven it on the snow and ice before and it has done better than any rear-wheel-drive I had ever owned before, and I have owned a lot of cars in my life. Like more than 50 of them, most being rear wheel drive. The fluid drive really helps to keep it from slipping.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Jan 30: I did today. -17F. It started and ran great. Heater worked great too.
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    Oil Leak from Filter when hot

    New gasket, snug lid down gently, try again. And yes, check the bolt gasket as well. If this doesn't work then you can try some of the other things the guys mentioned. If the bolt is bottoming out before the lid is tight, you can always zip part of it off with a cut off wheel. Worst case scenario I guess.
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Jan 30: Back in the garage after my drive to town and back. EcoDiesel: plugged in Meadowbrook: not plugged in 😁 My best guess at the temperature gauge: 160 degrees at 50 miles an hour. When I came to a stop or at idle, back up to 180 degrees. No cardboard in front of the radiator.
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    January 30: -17F; 1:30pm. Was having some minor problems with my EcoDiesel in this cold (-28F this morning), although I made it to work and back. So I decided to see how the Meadowbrook would do. I had not started the car for 10 days. I did not expect the battery to be able to turn the engine over fast enough to start it, but it did! After about 15 total seconds of cranking (in 3 separate spurts), she fired right up. I let it warm up and then turned the heater on. Then I drove into town to top off the gas tank and put a bottle of Heet in. ZERO PROBLEMS. If it starts tomorrow morning I will be taking it to work. It's going to be minus 33 degrees Fahrenheit. So much for modern technology. I trust that old flat head more than anything else I have. Nuff said. Pic: warming up in the driveway.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Jan. 29: Had to move the 48 from one building to another about 1/2 a mile away. The guy who hauled it is going to rent the building the truck was in. Luckily for me my friend owns many buildings and we just moved it to another spot. It is now sharing a space with a 2008 Corvette, a 1975 Monte Carlo with 4500 original miles, and a mid 70s Ford pickup, all owned by my friend. The right rear brake locked up on the 48, which made it more difficult to unload, and it didn't help that it was 10 below zero. -27F tonight is what they're predicting. 😲
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