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About 51Meadowbrook

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  • Birthday 09/01/1963

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    1951 Meadowbrook

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    New mopar owner
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    semi retired


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    Central Texas
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    Hot rods, classic cars, R/C airplanes, and quadcopters
  1. Barton Mfg signal guide

    Well my friend RW figured out the mystery !! I need a Royal Enfield rear brake switch . I found a new one on eBay for 6 bucks!
  2. Barton Mfg signal guide

    I was wondering about that pedal in the pic how that worked . A friend of mine suggested a mercury switch , just not sure where to mount it maybe under the hood to the carb linkage
  3. Barton Mfg signal guide

    Does it have the instructions?
  4. Barton Mfg signal guide

    The only thing I could think of for the green was a ground switch under the gas pedal and same for the clutch on the yellow
  5. Barton Mfg signal guide

    Have any of y'all ever installed one of these Barton Mfg signal guide lights? A good friend of mine gave me one of these for my car but it's missing some kind of slide switch for the gas pedal and the instructions. I have a basic idea of how it works and installed but any instructions or advise would be great! Thanks! These pics were taken off from Google and eBay mine is actually gray in color with just the wires.
  6. Cowl vent linkage

    Thanks for the pics!
  7. Cowl vent linkage

    It's a 51 Meadowbrook
  8. Cowl vent linkage

    The linkage on my cowl vent from the handle to the linkage that connects to the cowl is apart and I'm trying to figure out how it goes back together. It looks like the upper linkage track has been twisted or bent. I was wondering if anyone had a photo of the linkage intact they could share? I've looked in my manual and it's not showing anything on the cowl. Thanks!
  9. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Boy do I feel like a goober I had the clutch linkage adjusted too much that's why it wouldn't engage I just did it way back tightened it down and took her around the block she runs like a dream
  10. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    I don't think it's the brakes because the cars not pulling down like it's trying to move . I think when I had the fluid drive setting out on my front porch with the clutch and pressure plate still attached it got moisture in it and seized up maybe some surface rust, keeping it from engaging.
  11. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Since we have last spoke I installed the transmission I installed the new throw out bearing adjusted the clutch I can feel the clutch engaging and I can feel the car go into gear the only problem is is it's not moving yes the parking brake is off! Any ideas?
  12. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    I knew that I had fluid drive , but Rockauto showed 3 different throw out bearings 2 with the sleeve and one with just the bearing. The problem was that the description of all 3 bearings was very vague . And all 3 were for regular 3 speed manual transmissions with out the fluid drive but it never said anything about that. It was very confusing
  13. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    When I ordered a throw out bearing they didn't specify that it was for a regular manual transmiassion instead of a fluid drive . And going by the pic they had posted it looked like the right one but wasn't . There were a couple of other parts I orederd early on in the build that were wrong but I can't remember what they were after purchasing so many parts from different places!
  14. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Things I have learned on this build: never trust the previous owners mechanical work or skills! I have found more mismatched bolts on this build than you can shake a stick at! Always submerge the oil pump in a can of oil to prime the pump and get all the air out of it! Don't buy parts from Rock auto! Take your time and don't rush your build! When pulling and installing an engine in these old cars go ahead and buy a longer square tubing pipe for your engine hoist, you'll need the extra length to get past the front radiator bracket! Once the engine is built and installed in the car don't rush to put the radiator in until your sure the engine will turn over! I had to drain my antifreeze and pull the radiator so I could hand turn the engine with a breaker bar several times to get the Mel oil to lube the moving parts good and turn easy! Last but not least don't sweat the small stuff!
  15. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild