Re: Crosley frame strength?
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Care to share how to adapt the Spriget trans to the bell housing and the torque tube? To me the stock Crosley transmission is the drawback to the whole car. A good set of the 9" brakes will stop the car on a dime. I almost had the rear axle lift off the ground in a panic stop with my 52 wagon because I had so much braking on the front axle. But the ratio gap between 2nd gear and high is a killer. You have to rev the engine to the extreme and even then you lug the engine when you shift to high. And forget a quick down shift back to second with the lack of synchronization.
The Crosley engine is a low power, high rev engine. You NEED a transmission able to keep the engine in the highest part of it's power curve to get the best out the engine for a pleasurable drive experience. I would love to find a compact 5 or even 6 speed tranny that would fit with out butchering the car body. I have even briefly thought about converting a motorcycle trans but the lack of reverse kinda kills that.
BTW, I am assuming that the reference to Sprigit is meaning either AH Sprite or MG Midget. Am I correct?
On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:48 PM, seb fontana via Groups.Io <speedoo51@...> wrote:
Remember BRAKES!!!! I have a Homelite waiting to be retro fitted for my 47CC...Also a Spriget trans that I have figured how to adapt to T'tube and bolt to stock bell housing..Sorta have eye on AH rear axle...I haven't settled on brakes yet so I so not proceeding with engine or trans....I drive my Crosley all over the state sticking to roads that have a max speed limit of 50 mph when going far but mostly 35 mph or so so when doing errands....I just can't take the time to fix whats not broke; having too much fun just enjoying the car and a challenge to see how many times I can shift without grinding the gears..I don't think Powel envisioned that the Crosley would be be such a fun little car.!!..