Re: Rear Ratio
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The restrictor plate went between the carb and the intake manifold. It only had a opening that you could barely stick the tip of your little finger into. It was meant to be taken out by the dealer after the engine was broken in a bit, maybe 100 miles or so. My local dealer kept EVERYTHING!! So I have the restrictor plate from every Crosley he every sold. Look down your carb. If you can see down into your intake manifold, you don't have a restrictor plate issue. Could the timing be so retarded that the car can't get up to speed?
If I wanted to keep my kid from dogging my Crosley, I would simply tie or chain the throttle linkage to keep the gas from being opened too much. Use a padlock so you can open it up for your use??
On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 5:56 PM, <fred@...> wrote:
Ken, as Butch stared there probably is something wrong, but perhaps there was a restrictor plate in that truck. A good Crosley motor will pull over 5000 RPM in 3rd gear, producing at least 60 MPH. Weight of special bodied Crosleys also will restrict speed.