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Worden18

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    Minnesota
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    Working on and driving vintage Dodges
  • My Project Cars
    1951 Dodge Meadowbrook<br />
    1968 Dodge D-700 3 ton
    1948 Dodge B-1-D
    1948 Dodge B-1-C

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    U.S. Navy, Desert Storm Veteran
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    machinist

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    Houston MN
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    Old cars and trucks

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  1. I had a 65 Imperial with a 413 about 25 years ago. It was a really nice driving car; I miss it. I like your plan!
  2. Welcome John! What an awesome car. You'll love it here 👍
  3. 8-28-22: Out for a cruise with the kids. We haven't been out much in the last month and a half with the Meadowbrook. We stopped for snacks at QuikTrip and on the way out a gentleman asked me what year the car was. He said his dad bought one just like mine in 1951 brand new, but in Illinois where he used to live. It was gray in color. He was super shocked to see my car, and was very happy that it was all original and that I drive it. Once again I always meet somebody at the gas station with a good story, and he appreciated mine too. He said his dad eventually traded the Meadowbrook for a Nash!
  4. Cool truck! On your phone you can just go to the edit function on the picture and crop it to make it smaller...
  5. One more damn thing to break. Opinion voiced 😋
  6. -Make sure your plug wires have not worked themselves loose, especially the one to the coil. -Do a coil test with a multimeter to eliminate that. - If those 2 things are okay then you're going to have to dig into the distributor. Check point gap, condenser, possible electrical short. That's what got me the last time, I had an electrical short from a wire touching the inside of the distributor. Start with these things...
  7. Battery is about 1 1/2 years old. Fleet Farm tractor battery. They last about 2 years. I did not take the caps off and test. I have the right size cables 00. I don't believe there's any corrosion. I'll get to this probably on the weekend.
  8. I use a finned aluminum shield under the carb. Wrapping the lines should help, too. Yep, electric fuel pump as well, although I haven't made it that far on my car.
  9. Attempted to start the Meadowbrook last night and I could tell that the engine was cranking over slower. The battery died before I could get it started. I checked the battery with the volt meter and it said 6.32. I put the charger on it overnight. Tried to start it again this morning and same thing. Only this time after it died the battery measured 6.17. How is this possible? Maybe the starter is pulling it down?
  10. An 11% grade in 100F heat I'm thinking would cause problems for most of us. That's a pretty serious combination. Today it was about 90F here and I pushed the Meadowbrook hard up some long steep grades. Got a run at the bottom at 70mph and ended up at 52mph at the crest. Temp gauge went up, but to the usual 195ish (my guess of reading my stock guage), but it was nothing different from any other performance I've been through with the Meadowbrook. I wasn't worried about it overheating. Wish I could run it through your scenario to see how it would do.
  11. Oldest car there was this 1914 Model T. I always like looking over the super old stuff.
  12. This '54 Chevy had the original paint. But it had a six cylinder from a late 70s van, and an automatic. The owner said the original engine was locked up. He said he bought the fender skirts on eBay...which were an amazing patina match! He didn't even touch them. Just bolted them on.
  13. The Planters nutmobile was super cool, too. This 1924 Model T was fun to look over.
  14. My favorite of the show was this all original 1935 Dodge that was in the movie "Public Enemies" with Johnny Depp. I wanted to drive it!
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