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Youth Project update

Tim Hamblen
 

I think (I said think) I have Jackson an account on the Gang set up , but have not had him long enough today to show him how it works. But I thought I'd give everyone an update.We had the car pretty much stripped down and ready for a body lift but then he broke his foot ! He's in a cast for quite a while and hobbles around on crutches. We are having  a Kyana meet at my garage this Saturday (the meet is on for 10 am Saturday and I'm feeding everyone) and planned to lift the body then but I needed to get it where he could sit and work so I went ahead and lifted the body. It's on a cradle now. I've had him stripping parts off the engine and we pull the motor Saturday.We believe we have a good motor. Good oil pressure and the compression from front to rear reads  120# 120# 125# and 125#. We'll check the bottom end once on a stand and at the minimum rebuild the oil pump and clean the pan. He had some free time after school so I put him to installing new spring bushings in the front mounts.

I had 4 of the urethane bushings left so figured the front was a good place for them. We need to get more to finish the rest of the front and rear.The plan is to have him clean the frame and paint it, install the rear springs and the shocks  (thanks Ted at Yankee for the donation of the shocks), detail the motor and put it back in and then put the body back on. It's coming along.


Re: Photo Dates

Jim Bollman
 

Groups.IO has finished reloading our photos from Yahoo with the correct dates. Unfortunately any photos that were uploaded since the move were lost.

If you uploaded photos please reupload them in the proper folder.

Since all the cleanup work I did in the photo section got wrote over also I will be redoing that over the next few days.

Jim...


Re: Tires!

Steve <nutsbolts_9502@...>
 

Notice the "outer diameter" and "Section width" columns.


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On Jan 23, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

What brand? Not all 5:30 are created equal. I thought people were using the Carlisle 5:30 with out problems, I use 4:80 Carlisle on my FOR but that is a different beast. The 4:80 Carlisles are actually a little smaller than the original 4:50. My rough measurement is 21.5" for original 4:50 about 20.5" for 4:80 Carlisle. By the way when I measured the Coker 4:50X12s when they first came out and they were 19.4", I don't know if they are still using the same molds or not.

Jim...

On Jan 23, 2017, at 2:46 PM, dlittleton2@... wrote:

When I tried 5.30 tires on my 48 they rubbed the frame rails when I turned, anyone else have that problem?


Re: 1951 Delivery Wagon FOR SALE: greater Pittsburgh area

Terrance Robinson
 
Edited

Really Nice --wish I had room--Terry

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:36 AM, <bchjanead@...> wrote:

1951 Delivery Wagon for SALE:  greater Pittsburgh area

RUNS PRETTY GOOD!





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Re: Tires!

Jim Bollman
 

What brand? Not all 5:30 are created equal. I thought people were using the Carlisle 5:30 with out problems, I use 4:80 Carlisle on my FOR but that is a different beast. The 4:80 Carlisles are actually a little smaller than the original 4:50. My rough measurement is 21.5" for original 4:50 about 20.5" for 4:80 Carlisle. By the way when I measured the Coker 4:50X12s when they first came out and they were 19.4", I don't know if they are still using the same molds or not.

Jim...

On Jan 23, 2017, at 2:46 PM, dlittleton2@... wrote:

When I tried 5.30 tires on my 48 they rubbed the frame rails when I turned, anyone else have that problem?


Re: Tires!

Steve <nutsbolts_9502@...>
 

I plan my route with no turns.

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On Jan 23, 2017, at 1:46 PM, dlittleton2@... wrote:

When I tried 5.30 tires on my 48 they rubbed the frame rails when I turned, anyone else have that problem?


Re: Tires!

Dave
 

When I tried 5.30 tires on my 48 they rubbed the frame rails when I turned, anyone else have that problem?


engine and trans for sale

Richard Nelson
 

I would be interested in the engine and transmission. Please email me at sixfootpooka28@yahoo.com.

thank you


1951 Delivery Wagon FOR SALE: greater Pittsburgh area

jane altman
 

1951 Delivery Wagon for SALE:  greater Pittsburgh area

RUNS PRETTY GOOD!



Re: Crofton bug running engine and trans for sale

Tom Sodaro
 

Hello, I would like to know where you are located and some other information. You can reach me at tomteach2@...




Re: Crofton bug running engine and trans for sale

Tom Sodaro
 
Edited

Hello, 

Please email me at tomteach2@.... Tom S 

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 7:41 PM, Crofton1960 via Groups.Io <ralphatlarge@...> wrote:

If this is posted in the wrong section please remove.

i have a 1960 crofton bug that I'm replacing the drivetrain on. So the old motor and trans needs to go. The trans is original to the  

bug and shifts good. The motor is not original it is a 1955ish Aerojet runs good. If anyone is interest please let me know thanks




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Crofton bug running engine and trans for sale

Crofton1960
 
Edited

If this is posted in the wrong section please remove.

i have a 1960 crofton bug that I'm replacing the drivetrain on. So the old motor and trans needs to go. The trans is original to the  

bug and shifts good. The motor is not original it is a 1955ish Aerojet runs good. If anyone is interest please let me know thanks


Re: VC rear brake lines

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow John,  That looks factory fresh!

On Jan 22, 2017 7:40 PM, "John Van Sickle via Groups.Io" <crosleyjon=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Here's a underside photo-for what its worth.
 
 
John


Re: VC rear brake lines

John Van Sickle
 

Here's a underside photo-for what its worth.
 
 
John


Re: Springs springs and springs

Tim Hamblen
 

It's ideas like that that got him a broken foot.LOL


Re: Springs springs and springs

Steve <nutsbolts_9502@...>
 

Another consideration;
There is a 'this end up' and a 'this side down' to those springs.
When you sit your large self into the car, the springs compress from the top down.
When you drive over a  speed bump, the springs compress from the bottom up.


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On Jan 22, 2017, at 3:57 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Duct tape each spring to Jacksons sneakers, have him jump around on the driveway to see if he feels any difference. 😁 I do not believe there is any difference.

On Jan 22, 2017 4:49 PM, "Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io" <flinttim=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Noticed today that the driver side front spring has an extra leaf. Now we all know this is the way they were built to counter the driver's weight, but it raises the question, were the coil springs rear of different rates for the same reason ? If so how do you know which coil goes where.


Re: Springs springs and springs

crosleyshortsport
 

Duct tape each spring to Jacksons sneakers, have him jump around on the driveway to see if he feels any difference. 😁 I do not believe there is any difference.

On Jan 22, 2017 4:49 PM, "Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io" <flinttim=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Noticed today that the driver side front spring has an extra leaf. Now we all know this is the way they were built to counter the driver's weight, but it raises the question, were the coil springs rear of different rates for the same reason ? If so how do you know which coil goes where.


Re: Springs springs and springs

Jerry Summey
 

Both the coils that are coming your way looked to be original to my car and appear to be of the same strength.
 

In a message dated 1/22/2017 4:49:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, flinttim@... writes:

Noticed today that the driver side front spring has an extra leaf. Now we all know this is the way they were built to counter the driver's weight, but it raises the question, were the coil springs rear of different rates for the same reason ? If so how do you know which coil goes where.


Springs springs and springs

Tim Hamblen
 

Noticed today that the driver side front spring has an extra leaf. Now we all know this is the way they were built to counter the driver's weight, but it raises the question, were the coil springs rear of different rates for the same reason ? If so how do you know which coil goes where.


Re: VC rear brake lines

Milford Brown
 

Thanks Bill for remembering Pascal.

Milford



From: Bill Cunningham <billsgarage@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] VC rear brake lines

It was Pascal's Laws of Hydraulics.  

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On Jan 22, 2017, at 1:15 PM, "Milford Brown" <mgbrown3243@...> wrote:

Some of us might remember from high school physics class the "law" named for whoever figured it out, that: "pressure applied to an enclosed fluid is distributed without loss and acts with equal force on equal surfaces."  As L. E. Hardee pointed out, there is no distance function involved.

Milford



From: L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] VC rear brake lines

Sorry to say, your professional race car builders were either pulling your leg or ill informed themselves.  There isn't a delay because the brake line is full of fluid.  When you push one end of the fluid in the tube, the other end moves at the same time because the fluid doesn't compress.  The fluid doesn't travel down the whole length of tube, it only moves the short distance required to activate the wheel cylinder and is not related to the length of the brake line.

On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:36 PM, CROSLEY19 via Groups.Io <CROSLEY19@...> wrote:
I was always taught from professional race car builders to try to make the lines as equal as possible. If one line is 15 inches, and the other is 60 inches. The shorter line will get the pressure quicker, and could cause that wheel to lock up first and cause a control problem. But these are not race cars. 





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