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Firetruck in Minnesota for sale

fred@...
 

Sent to me with a phone number 507 822 0557 ask for Todd - looks interesting, but home built. He is unsure of value 


Re: CrosleyKook - Sport Coupe Photoshop Project

Steve
 

I know the man who built the 47 "Crosmobile" sold by Mecum.  He restored 4 Crosleys.  I own two of them. He always told me, "Steve, I didn't chop the top."  My reply was, "Okay, you didn't chop the top, but someone else did and couldn't finish it. You added your own touches and finished the job."  He just got a very big smile and laughed. My Crosley J was one of his Crosleys.  



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-------- Original message --------
From: "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...>
Date: 9/25/20 11:37 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] CrosleyKook - Sport Coupe Photoshop Project

That is an interesting project concept.  I believe if I was doing that much custom work, I would put in roll-up door windows.  The Crosmobile that started his idea process seems to me to be a customized CC sedan rather than a VC.  I like the door/quarter window style on it anyway.

On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 8:02 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
CrosleyKook has posted another interesting article on his blog, check it out.https://crosleykook.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-crosley-super-sports-coupe.html

Jim...


Re: CrosleyKook - Sport Coupe Photoshop Project

L.E. Hardee
 

That is an interesting project concept.  I believe if I was doing that much custom work, I would put in roll-up door windows.  The Crosmobile that started his idea process seems to me to be a customized CC sedan rather than a VC.  I like the door/quarter window style on it anyway.


On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 8:02 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
CrosleyKook has posted another interesting article on his blog, check it out.https://crosleykook.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-crosley-super-sports-coupe.html

Jim...


CrosleyKook - Sport Coupe Photoshop Project

Jim Bollman
 

CrosleyKook has posted another interesting article on his blog, check it out.https://crosleykook.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-crosley-super-sports-coupe.html

Jim...


Re: Articulated Tractor Update

Steve
 

I find that a good wife is often very willing to provide sufficient motivation to the hindquarters. 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Plandersen <pkandersen@...>
Date: 9/22/20 3:19 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Articulated Tractor Update

How do you learn to kick yourself in the butt to get started.  I am getting close.  It looks like a cool little rig.  Kent

On Sep 21, 2020, at 4:09 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

I updated the web page I made for the tractor project. For those that haven't seen earlier posts this is a project my Dad started in the 80s and never got finished after having a series of strokes. 

I procrastinate for years if I was going to try and finish the project but never could get started. Enter Scott Yingst, he offered to finish the project at a fair rate plus parts and it was picked up and moved to his place Fall 2019. It made it to the top of Scott's project list this Summer. So here is the Tractor page showing the history and current state.
http://jebs-stuff.com/AT/

If you have ideas or suggestions let me know.

Jim...


Re: Articulated Tractor Update

Plandersen
 

How do you learn to kick yourself in the butt to get started.  I am getting close.  It looks like a cool little rig.  Kent

On Sep 21, 2020, at 4:09 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

I updated the web page I made for the tractor project. For those that haven't seen earlier posts this is a project my Dad started in the 80s and never got finished after having a series of strokes. 

I procrastinate for years if I was going to try and finish the project but never could get started. Enter Scott Yingst, he offered to finish the project at a fair rate plus parts and it was picked up and moved to his place Fall 2019. It made it to the top of Scott's project list this Summer. So here is the Tractor page showing the history and current state.
http://jebs-stuff.com/AT/

If you have ideas or suggestions let me know.

Jim...


Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

Andy Drake
 

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it. I was over thinking it...surely MAC or SnapOn would sell you an $89 single use tool to crimp on caps to water pumps, right?

I am using Lubriplate Water Pump grease -- that seem right? I used to use marine bearing grease, but switched based on a recommendation to use waterpump grease as it's formulated differently. This is not the grease for Model A's (water soluable grease), it's the grease meant for bushings or bearings exposed to water.


Re: Articulated Tractor Update

crosleyshortsport
 

Looks like a neat machine, glad it is coming to fruition.


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 7:09 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I updated the web page I made for the tractor project. For those that haven't seen earlier posts this is a project my Dad started in the 80s and never got finished after having a series of strokes. 

I procrastinate for years if I was going to try and finish the project but never could get started. Enter Scott Yingst, he offered to finish the project at a fair rate plus parts and it was picked up and moved to his place Fall 2019. It made it to the top of Scott's project list this Summer. So here is the Tractor page showing the history and current state.
http://jebs-stuff.com/AT/

If you have ideas or suggestions let me know.

Jim...


Articulated Tractor Update

Jim Bollman
 

I updated the web page I made for the tractor project. For those that haven't seen earlier posts this is a project my Dad started in the 80s and never got finished after having a series of strokes. 

I procrastinate for years if I was going to try and finish the project but never could get started. Enter Scott Yingst, he offered to finish the project at a fair rate plus parts and it was picked up and moved to his place Fall 2019. It made it to the top of Scott's project list this Summer. So here is the Tractor page showing the history and current state.
http://jebs-stuff.com/AT/

If you have ideas or suggestions let me know.

Jim...


Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

Butch
 

Andy,

We are hi tech here. We support the "snout" with a board (we actually had a semicircular jig) and used a small cold chisel to crimp it on, in about 3 to 5 places. Make sure that you crimp it into the groove on the pump.

Butch

On 9/21/2020 9:16 AM, Andy Drake wrote:
Ok, at the risk of asking a dumb question, what would you use to put that nice crimp in the retaining cap? I'd imagine there originally was a press or a tool of some sort that put the crimp indents in the right spot, but I don't really have anything like it in the toolbox. I hesitate to use pliars or something which would burr up the cap or not seat it right.

Thanks!
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Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

tdellacamera01@...
 

I use a punch 


On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:27 AM, Andy Drake <drakeap@...> wrote:

Ok, at the risk of asking a dumb question, what would you use to put that nice crimp in the retaining cap? I'd imagine there originally was a press or a tool of some sort that put the crimp indents in the right spot, but I don't really have anything like it in the toolbox. I hesitate to use pliars or something which would burr up the cap or not seat it right. 

Thanks!


Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

Andy Drake
 

Ok, at the risk of asking a dumb question, what would you use to put that nice crimp in the retaining cap? I'd imagine there originally was a press or a tool of some sort that put the crimp indents in the right spot, but I don't really have anything like it in the toolbox. I hesitate to use pliars or something which would burr up the cap or not seat it right. 

Thanks!


Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Tobby Alvestad
 

i have an original if interested, looks new........... tobby 818-990-0590


Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Tobby Alvestad
 

i have an original if interested, looks new.............. tobby 818-990-0590


Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

James Hudson
 

Thank you!


Re: 6-Bolt water pump rebuild

Butch
 

Jim,

Yes, we sandblasted them well and used J-B Weld to repair the bores and also the inlet and outlet spigots.

When necessary, we would sleeve the spigots with tubing and secure it and build the outside up, to make the damaged cores usable.

Butch

On 9/20/2020 12:12 PM, James Hudson wrote:
Thank you for posting this Butch, I have two that I want to rebuild and this will help a lot. As regards a pitted bore, I read somewhere-I think on this forum but I can't find it-that you could use JB-weld to fill up the pitted portions of the bore and smooth it out. Would you recommend that?-Jim
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Re: Main bearing clearances

Jerry Summey
 

Thanks David


-----Original Message-----
From: David via groups.io <drlamber@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Sep 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Main bearing clearances

I race a Crosley powered H mod and I change bearings once a year.  With a new set of main bearings, the crank will be very hard to turn.  I sand the thrust flange on the rear main until I get .004” clearance (not sure if this is the ideal clearance).
 
David
 
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From: Steve Olinger
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:27 AM
To: crosley-gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Main bearing clearances
 
 I ran into the same problem if you are speaking of the thrust main bearing (the one with the flanges). Spoke to Butch when he ran Service Motors and he had never had or heard any customers have this problem with the new bearings. Everything plastigauged fine as far as the clearances but the thrust bearing was too thick on the flanges. I carefully sanded the flanges on flat glass and miked till I got the correct clearance. and even flange thickness.
Steve

September 20 2020 12:35 PM, "Jerry Summey via groups.io" <gaelecsol@...> wrote:
What, if any, should the clearance be from the outer face of the rear main bearing to the crankshaft counter weight. I have a new set of bearings and when you lay the crankshaft in the crankcase and try to turn it, the bearing turns as well. There is no clearance at all. This is being done with the bearings in the crankcase only, none of the bearing caps have been installed. I have built several Crosley engines and this is a first for me.
 


Re: Main bearing clearances

Jerry Summey
 

Steve, that is the bearing that I am speaking of. How did you determine the correct clearances? Guess I could measure the one that came out of it but how do I know that it is right or not. This is the first time that I have had any issues with new bearings. I reall appreciate your input.
Jerry


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Olinger <olinger@...>
To: crosley-gang@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Main bearing clearances

 I ran into the same problem if you are speaking of the thrust main bearing (the one with the flanges). Spoke to Butch when he ran Service Motors and he had never had or heard any customers have this problem with the new bearings. Everything plastigauged fine as far as the clearances but the thrust bearing was too thick on the flanges. I carefully sanded the flanges on flat glass and miked till I got the correct clearance. and even flange thickness.
Steve

September 20 2020 12:35 PM, "Jerry Summey via groups.io" <gaelecsol@...> wrote:
What, if any, should the clearance be from the outer face of the rear main bearing to the crankshaft counter weight. I have a new set of bearings and when you lay the crankshaft in the crankcase and try to turn it, the bearing turns as well. There is no clearance at all. This is being done with the bearings in the crankcase only, none of the bearing caps have been installed. I have built several Crosley engines and this is a first for me.


Re: Main bearing clearances

David
 

I race a Crosley powered H mod and I change bearings once a year.  With a new set of main bearings, the crank will be very hard to turn.  I sand the thrust flange on the rear main until I get .004” clearance (not sure if this is the ideal clearance).

 

David

 

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From: Steve Olinger
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:27 AM
To: crosley-gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Main bearing clearances

 

 I ran into the same problem if you are speaking of the thrust main bearing (the one with the flanges). Spoke to Butch when he ran Service Motors and he had never had or heard any customers have this problem with the new bearings. Everything plastigauged fine as far as the clearances but the thrust bearing was too thick on the flanges. I carefully sanded the flanges on flat glass and miked till I got the correct clearance. and even flange thickness.
Steve

September 20 2020 12:35 PM, "Jerry Summey via groups.io" <gaelecsol@...> wrote:

What, if any, should the clearance be from the outer face of the rear main bearing to the crankshaft counter weight. I have a new set of bearings and when you lay the crankshaft in the crankcase and try to turn it, the bearing turns as well. There is no clearance at all. This is being done with the bearings in the crankcase only, none of the bearing caps have been installed. I have built several Crosley engines and this is a first for me.

 


Re: Main bearing clearances

Steve Olinger
 

 I ran into the same problem if you are speaking of the thrust main bearing (the one with the flanges). Spoke to Butch when he ran Service Motors and he had never had or heard any customers have this problem with the new bearings. Everything plastigauged fine as far as the clearances but the thrust bearing was too thick on the flanges. I carefully sanded the flanges on flat glass and miked till I got the correct clearance. and even flange thickness.
Steve

September 20 2020 12:35 PM, "Jerry Summey via groups.io" <gaelecsol@...> wrote:

What, if any, should the clearance be from the outer face of the rear main bearing to the crankshaft counter weight. I have a new set of bearings and when you lay the crankshaft in the crankcase and try to turn it, the bearing turns as well. There is no clearance at all. This is being done with the bearings in the crankcase only, none of the bearing caps have been installed. I have built several Crosley engines and this is a first for me.