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Worden18

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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 πŸ‘
  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 πŸ˜‹
  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!
  15. So today was the Engelhardt Performance car show near Rushford, MN. It's always fun because they have a mini drag strip, the show is free, and they feed everyone for free. Pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, watermelon and cookies for desert. This year was the largest attendance that I had seen. Here's a pic before we left, and once we were there. I didn't get a panoramic picture taken, but the show was definitely dominated by Mopars, which was strange and awesome to see!
  16. July 30: Been waiting for my generator to get fixed. The shop is so backed up its been a couple of weeks. My amp guage has been pointing to discharge. Killed the battery. Today there's a car show about 30 miles away that I wanted to attend. So I removed the generator from the B1C and put that in. Still discharging. A friend said I need to repolarize the generator. With his instructions I touched a wire from the armature to battery on the voltage regulator. Good spark. Same discharge. VR must be bad. Stole the one from my truck and sure enough it worked! Good to go for the show today.
  17. Thanks for posting this Merle!πŸ‘
  18. Looking good! What a cool car πŸ‘
  19. Amyone know offhand what the OD of the Fluid Drive impellers are?
  20. Awesome! Thanks for sharing
  21. Just like to throw in my 2 cents Keith. I would have liked to see put in Evans Waterless Coolant from the very start after your rebuild. It's guaranteed for the life of the engine, even if you sold the car. Your radiator and block will never corrode. You never have to change it. The boiling point is 375F, freeze point -80F. My Meadowbrook has had it since the rebuild in 2016. I've idled stuck at RR crossing in 97F heat, and driven 55mph in -33F (maintaining approx 165F engine temp with no cardboard in front of the radiator) without issues. Just my personal experience.
  22. Bumping up this thread. How much HP is actually making it to the wheels? My engine had to be bored out .030, so I'll assume it has a bit more power...maybe 110HP? I really don't know. Is half of the engine's horsepower making it to the wheels? More than that? Also, anyone know what peak torque is? Thanks!
  23. 6-26: Picked up my daughter from work about 8pm. She wanted McDonalds so to the drive-thru we went. 2 bikers were behind me downtown and gave me the thumbs up when I turned off. We cruised while we ate. It's a nice cool evening so no hot steering wheel. Picture is just after we got home.
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