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mmcdowel last won the day on December 24 2018

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About mmcdowel

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Old original Mopars
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    1950 Dodge Meadowbrook and 1950 Dodge one ton pickup

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    1950s MOPAR
  • Occupation
    Operations Manager


  • Location
    Yukon, Oklahoma
  • Interests
    Love old Mopars

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  1. Appreciate the feedback! I know I've read tons of conversation pertaining to this topic on here, but for some reason the search engine isn't helping me out much. 80/90 is prob the way to go. 80F or so here today, but 30F by tomorrow night. Synthetic might hold its viscosity better too......I'm anxious to hear what people have to say.
  2. Just wanted to make sure. I want to change the oil in my manual gearbox on my 1950 Dodge 1 Ton Book says SAE 90 for -10 and above (I'm in Central Oklahoma)....gets hot here. Is this still accurate or is there something new that works better? Not only do I want to change this because its time to do so, but when the gearbox gets warm (despite my doubleclutching technique you all helped me with) the gears still grind a little sometimes. When the trans is cold I can gear up and down with no issues. Just wanted some advice. Thanks! PS no whining or suspicious sounds from the trans at any time.
  3. I've been off this site for awhile and am glad to catch up on your Meadowbrook adventures! It hot as heck in Oklahoma right now, so I have my Meadowbrook and 50 Dodge pickup in the garage under car covers except for very early morning drives to keep everything circulated and charged up. I haven't yet caught up on the status of your truck but I think you might be surprised as I was that while the Meadowbrook always got lots of attention, the truck really draws a crowd. Not sure why.....the car is just as nice as the truck? I really enjoy them both equally. The Meadowbrook with Fluid Drive sure feels like driving a new Cadillac though after a 20 mile trip in that one ton truck.
  4. I bought a Budge Lite off Amazon.....I used it as a dust cover for in my garage, but u can get outside quality too and it fits great. Its for the long bed, standard cab up to 228 inches.
  5. Yes, they are on a splined hub like they are nowadays. Its the arms and linkages below the dash that determine the resting position I believe.
  6. The vacuum wipers on my '50 B2B pickup rest just like yours....the blades on mine seem a little longer. The vacuum wipers on my '50 Meadowbrook lay flat away from the divider.
  7. I might be able to take a pic of the one on my Meadowbrook and have my sister print it and do her photoshop thing onto a label. I'll advise how (if) that works out. She has printed onto some clear label stock for other projects....of course, that cannister will get a little warm, but prob not too much. I'll advise how much of a big mess I make of it.
  8. Oh yeah! For sure! As a matter of fact I'll order them right now. The air cleaner has a label, so I just need the oil canister and breather cap, right? My Meadowbrook still has good original labels, so I'll order just like those?
  9. Never had a green vehicle until these two! Its a fluke these came along almost matching. Tractor is a 1953 International Super H that was my Grandfathers. Still comes in handy on the farm. I do find I like that old Dodge dark green though now.
  10. These trucks are all great! Here are my 50 Meadowbrook and 50 Pilothouse truck. I love them both. Never a Dodge guy until I found that Meadowbrook years ago and I've been hooked ever since.
  11. I certainly will advise. I believe the brakes are all new-ish and the fluid looks clean so I'm hoping just an adjustment, bad return spring or something simple,. Generally never works out that way though!
  12. Excellent! Thanks! I'll advise what I find when I get in there next weekend.
  13. I'll tear into this wheel this coming weekend, but wanted to ask some advice first. The first couple of times I hit the brake after the truck has set all night the driver's side tire wants to lock up. After a couple of stops it works perfectly. I have all my books and will use them to hopefully find the issue, but wondered if anyone knew of a common issue that might cause that? Thanks!
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