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Re: CC Crosley Hood Latch

Dave Keilholtz
 

Who was looking for a door latch.  I have one off a 1949 right side. I also have a collection of misc. Parts.  


Re: CC Crosley Hood Latch

Dave Keilholtz
 

I made a lever so I can open the hood from outside. Works great and way more convenient.  


Re: CC Crosley Hood Latch

Paula W
 

Okay, I'm back on the hood latch again.
I went to open the hood and the cable came loose. My fault  since I'm the one who attached in a while back when cleaning/fixing the hood latch.

My question is twofold -
1 - how best to clamp the cable to the hex nut so this does not happen again. For references, please see Dennis Turdy's photos below from March 10. I don't have the cable length he has but  I remember thinking I shouldn't bend mine around the nut, for reasons I can't recall. The photo directly attached to my post is a repeat from when I repaired and cleaned the hood latch. You can see a cable in the background, shorter than Dennis's. I had not yet hooked it up at the time. From what I can tell it was only ever partially bent.

2 - how best to get into the hood up so I can fix it. I remove the grill, yes?  I can't think of another way.


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

Paula W
 

New brake pedal return spring is in! "Sticky Brake Light Switch" problem solved. We used the spring hook as a replacement for the cotter pin and I'll monitor that. It did go in, but not as far as would feel satisfying to me visually. However, our son says it's in and firm, catching the straight part of the hook.

Hindsight: With all the springs under there I was confused previously as to which spring I was looking at when comparing what I saw to the manual. Helped to have someone "upstairs" working the pedal.

Thanks again everyone! - Paula


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

Jim Liberty
 

Thanks all, I just hooked mine up. Drilled out the push pin hole a bit. Works great. What a great gang !!!      .......Jim.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 2:47 PM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
Try opening up the spring loop a little then bend it back when in place.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 2:05 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
Okay. We'll try using the cotter pin hole for the brake pedal end of the spring. Our son actually tried this first although he couldn't get the spring all the way into the hole and I stopped him before anything was forced. We'll go back, clean up the hole and see if we can make that work. Thank you. - Paula


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

L.E. Hardee
 

Try opening up the spring loop a little then bend it back when in place.


On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 2:05 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
Okay. We'll try using the cotter pin hole for the brake pedal end of the spring. Our son actually tried this first although he couldn't get the spring all the way into the hole and I stopped him before anything was forced. We'll go back, clean up the hole and see if we can make that work. Thank you. - Paula


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

Paula W
 

Okay. We'll try using the cotter pin hole for the brake pedal end of the spring. Our son actually tried this first although he couldn't get the spring all the way into the hole and I stopped him before anything was forced. We'll go back, clean up the hole and see if we can make that work. Thank you. - Paula


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

Steve
 

I have that same recollection 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...>
Date: 9/14/21 11:01 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Sticky Brake Light Switch

In the dusty recollections of about 57 years ago, I have a vague memory of using the spring itself in the little hole as the cotter key in the clevis pin of the brake linkage.  It worked.  It gave me a place to atttach the spring and the spring kept the pin from sliding out.  Problem solved.  Don't know if it was original or not.  

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:48 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
We are finally getting back to this.
We think we isolated our issue to a missing brake pedal return spring; a part some of you suggested as one possible cause. We have a replacement spring from Service Motors, but are not clear how to attach it to the brake pedal. I've included three photos: Spring Config 1, a picture posted a while back from another member (I am sorry, I have forgotten who) that shows the springs and attachments, and two photos of our car underside, one showing the attachment point at the brake light switch and one showing the bottom of the brake pedal where the other end of the spring should attach, or so we believe.

Our puzzle is that although we have the hole at the brake light switch we don't have an obvious attachment point at the brake pedal. The bolt through our pedal is short and has only a cotter pin hole. (The cotter pin was temporarily removed and doesn't appear in the photo). We can't see anywhere to attach the pedal end of the spring. Our son thinks we should just replace our short bolt with a long one as seen in Spring Config 1, which we can do, but I scratch my head over how it was originally installed on the car.

What are we missing?


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

L.E. Hardee
 

In the dusty recollections of about 57 years ago, I have a vague memory of using the spring itself in the little hole as the cotter key in the clevis pin of the brake linkage.  It worked.  It gave me a place to atttach the spring and the spring kept the pin from sliding out.  Problem solved.  Don't know if it was original or not.  


On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:48 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
We are finally getting back to this.
We think we isolated our issue to a missing brake pedal return spring; a part some of you suggested as one possible cause. We have a replacement spring from Service Motors, but are not clear how to attach it to the brake pedal. I've included three photos: Spring Config 1, a picture posted a while back from another member (I am sorry, I have forgotten who) that shows the springs and attachments, and two photos of our car underside, one showing the attachment point at the brake light switch and one showing the bottom of the brake pedal where the other end of the spring should attach, or so we believe.

Our puzzle is that although we have the hole at the brake light switch we don't have an obvious attachment point at the brake pedal. The bolt through our pedal is short and has only a cotter pin hole. (The cotter pin was temporarily removed and doesn't appear in the photo). We can't see anywhere to attach the pedal end of the spring. Our son thinks we should just replace our short bolt with a long one as seen in Spring Config 1, which we can do, but I scratch my head over how it was originally installed on the car.

What are we missing?


Re: Sticky Brake Light Switch

Paula W
 

We are finally getting back to this.
We think we isolated our issue to a missing brake pedal return spring; a part some of you suggested as one possible cause. We have a replacement spring from Service Motors, but are not clear how to attach it to the brake pedal. I've included three photos: Spring Config 1, a picture posted a while back from another member (I am sorry, I have forgotten who) that shows the springs and attachments, and two photos of our car underside, one showing the attachment point at the brake light switch and one showing the bottom of the brake pedal where the other end of the spring should attach, or so we believe.

Our puzzle is that although we have the hole at the brake light switch we don't have an obvious attachment point at the brake pedal. The bolt through our pedal is short and has only a cotter pin hole. (The cotter pin was temporarily removed and doesn't appear in the photo). We can't see anywhere to attach the pedal end of the spring. Our son thinks we should just replace our short bolt with a long one as seen in Spring Config 1, which we can do, but I scratch my head over how it was originally installed on the car.

What are we missing?


Re: Prewar battery hold down

ROBERT BAKER
 

Kenn Cahill make exact reproductions of the prewar battery hold downs. The clip on the side is for holding the hood support rod when the hood is down. 


Re: Gas Tank Drain Fixture

Paula W
 

Chris and Jim, thank you. I won't mess with the drain. Siphoning it is.


Re: Prewar battery hold down

 

Hi James, I’m sorry I didn’t see this email until today. I am out on the road right now, but I will get a picture that is close-up of that clip when I get back in for you.


On Sep 11, 2021, at 10:30 PM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:


Thank you Tim, would you take a close up of the clip on the hold down? I believe this is for the hood prop. 

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 7:26 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:

Here are some better pics as promised now that I am back home. Hope they are helpful.
-Tim

On Sep 11, 2021, at 7:23 PM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:


It very well could be, I’ve seen other prewars with that hold down in it. Mine is missing and want as close to original as possible. Here is a pic of the engine bay so far. Just put the body back on not too long ago. Is it about a 3/4” lip on it? 

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 4:20 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
I meant I was not sure if it was original or not sorry. I hate auto correct…


On Sep 11, 2021, at 7:16 PM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:


Thank you Tim, much appreciated.

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 4:14 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
I believe I have one. I am not sure if it is or inhuman or not. I’m not at home right now, but will take a pic and post it here when I get home.


On Sep 11, 2021, at 6:53 PM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:

Hey all, I am wondering if anyone might have an original battery hold down for a prewar they would be willing to take some pictures of with measurements. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank in advance for your help.

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Re: Gas Tank Drain Fixture

Jim Liberty
 

Mine was welded in. I might be concerned with loosening up the rivets.     ........Jim.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 6:44 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
CAR: 47 Sedan.
Back before I knew we could order new gas tanks, we had our gas tank cleaned and recoated. I had  a strong suspicion that they didn't remove the drain plug, but I forgot to check on that before we installed it. I've siphoned the gas before and that was a trial, hence I'd like to use this drain.

 Do you see any significant issue with me opening it under these circumstances? Any special considerations when I put it back?

If I should stick with siphoning, just say. We've had no gas leaks from this tank, which was in pretty decent condition before we took it in.

Thank you.
Paula

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Re: 1947 Pickup

Jim Liberty
 

Thank you. You can tell I'm new to Crosley.      ......Jim.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 5:39 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
Jim you can get a new one from any of the vendors.


On Sep 12, 2021, at 8:11 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a passenger side door lock for my '47 PU. Working or not. with key or not.     .......Jim.


Re: Gas Tank Drain Fixture

CHRIS BECKWITH
 

The down side of removing the drain plug is you will break the surface of the tank coating allowing gas to get between the sealer and metal of the tank possibly causing the sealer to lift break up and plug the pickup tube 


On Sep 12, 2021, at 9:44 PM, Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:

CAR: 47 Sedan.
Back before I knew we could order new gas tanks, we had our gas tank cleaned and recoated. I had  a strong suspicion that they didn't remove the drain plug, but I forgot to check on that before we installed it. I've siphoned the gas before and that was a trial, hence I'd like to use this drain.

 Do you see any significant issue with me opening it under these circumstances? Any special considerations when I put it back?

If I should stick with siphoning, just say. We've had no gas leaks from this tank, which was in pretty decent condition before we took it in.

Thank you.
Paula

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Re: 1947 Pickup

Paula W
 

My son has the remains of passenger side door that still has the lock. It's from a 48 sedan. You are welcome to it, but it can't compete with a new lock from the vendors.


Gas Tank Drain Fixture

Paula W
 

CAR: 47 Sedan.
Back before I knew we could order new gas tanks, we had our gas tank cleaned and recoated. I had  a strong suspicion that they didn't remove the drain plug, but I forgot to check on that before we installed it. I've siphoned the gas before and that was a trial, hence I'd like to use this drain.

 Do you see any significant issue with me opening it under these circumstances? Any special considerations when I put it back?

If I should stick with siphoning, just say. We've had no gas leaks from this tank, which was in pretty decent condition before we took it in.

Thank you.
Paula


Re: 1947 Pickup

 

Jim you can get a new one from any of the vendors.


On Sep 12, 2021, at 8:11 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a passenger side door lock for my '47 PU. Working or not. with key or not.     .......Jim.


1947 Pickup

Jim Liberty
 

Does anyone have a passenger side door lock for my '47 PU. Working or not. with key or not.     .......Jim.

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