Re: Gasporter Linkage
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Thanks for all the responses. I found my Gasporter in Big Bear Lake airport in California about 15 years ago. The mechanical brakes are standard 6 inch Crosley (with cast shoes, not the later steel shoes).
However, the clutch is actuated by a cable attached to an elaborate mix of linkages with an angle iron linkage which rolls on a small roll wheel. Please note that when you step on the brake pedal it also depresses the clutch. There is not a separate pedal for the clutch. Each time you step on the brakes the clutch is depressed as well.
The Gasporter Crosley transmission was modified to only allow first or reverse to be engaged. You could not shift into second or third gear in the Gasporter as the shift rail was rotated 180 degrees inside the transmission cover so the shift indent was not accessible by the shift lever.
What does the standard Crosley mechanical linkage setup look like?
And how is the standard Crosley linkage modified for the Gasporter?
Anyone have a Gasporter with the correct original linkage?
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There are on bunch of pictures in the Photo Album section under Restoration Tips. Search for brakes if this link doesn’t work. Not sure if they will tell you both what you need to know.
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From: Jim Bollman <Jim@...>
Date: 1/24/21 3:42 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: "Crosley-Gang@groups.io Notification" <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Gasporter Linkage
If these pictures don’t help I will see what I can dig out of my photo files. The club has a display of brake systems at the Nationals every year and I have some pictures of those displays.
I assume when you said sliding clutch bar you mean sliding brake bar? I think during the vintage of the Gasporter they had a cable clutch in the cars.