Re: Looking for help getting `48 wagon running for Nationals. Located in Toledo Ohio area

Todd Swangstu

Hi Butch, what is your email or phone #  you can PMail me at oldvw@... if you like.  Phone is 419 705 3366.  I didn't see yours on this message...


On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 9:01:29 AM EDT, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Hello Todd,

I've been a bit reluctant to respond, due to time constraints, but If you could get it here quickly, I'm pretty sure that we can get it running and probably stopping, in time for the National meet at Wauseon.

We are about 3 or 4 hours away from Toledo.

I have a Nephew, that's just aching, for me to get another Crosley into the shop, so he can work and learn more on them.

If you are brand new to Crosley, you might not know me, but most of the old timers, know me fairly well.

If your interested, drop me an Email.


On 6/2/2019 12:16 AM, Todd Swangstu via Groups.Io wrote:
Not a bad idea with the gas can-tank!

My main concern was the coolant leaks my guess it is those side covers.?? Are they an easy re-seal or do you have to remove all the intake and xhaust manifolds to get at the one.


On Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:51:26 PM EDT, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Since Jeff doesn't know how to use links, here is a link to suppliers of parts, Service, Edwards and Yankee are the big ones.

If your primary goal is to drive around the fairgrounds, you may want to mount a temporary tank under the hood that hold a half gallon of gas and just keep an eye on the level. If you mount higher than the carb you can even eliminate the fuel pump if it is bad.


On Jun 1, 2019, at 10:15 PM, Todd Swangstu via Groups.Io <oldvw@...> wrote:

Well since I am have got ZERO response I guess I am on my own with trying to get this running by Nationals.?? I have been going there for the past decade, usually in my old `66 VW pick up truck and this would be my first year in an actual Crosley if I can get it running.

So I will try to go this route instead.?? I used to run a resto shop so the work is not a problem, just the time and knowledge on what to concentrate on to get her going for the show.

So the car ran and drove about a decade ago then parked.??

-So I would plan on pulling the gas tank, cleaning and reseal (are these usually savable or should I replace??? If so from where do I buy)??
-new fuel lines and probably rebuild the carb if need be.
-It needs tires, I am guessing 4.50-12s what you use trailer tires?
-It was holding water when I got it but after sitting the past year I know see coolant around the edge lip of crankcase and the radiator empty.?? So I am guessing those two side covers have lost seal and leaked...someone-place sell the gaskets sets for these?
-should I fool with the main seals on trans and engine or leave as if for now???

My main priority is just getting this up and running driving to buzz around the fairgrounds at Nationals....nothing more.?? I recall one year some guys helping fix up someones car as a fund thing.?? How you sign up for that...!?? LOL


On Monday, May 27, 2019, 1:53:35 PM EDT, Todd Swangstu via Groups.Io <oldvw@...> wrote:

Hi Guys, I picked up my first Crosley last summer after nationals.?? It is a `48 wagon, ran 10 years ago but was parked in a garage and has been sitting.?? I am sure it is going to need gas tank restored, carb, fuel lines, tires the usual gone thru. Not sure I am going to have the time to do it and have it running before Nationals which was my goal.??

Does anybody know of a member or collector in the Toledo/Wauseon area that does work on the side and could maybe help me out???

419 705 3366
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