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Re: 48 Crosley valves

L.E. Hardee
 

Remove cam cover.  Use shims under cam followers to reduce clearance.  Be careful not to take all the clearance away as you will burn up your valves.  Check with feeler gauge. The procedure and recommended clearances are in the Crosley service manual.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Steve via Groups.Io <nutsbolts_9502@...> wrote:
50wt Harley oil

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On Feb 26, 2017, at 3:51 PM, Roy McLaurin via Groups.Io <oroyme@...> wrote:

My crosley  valves are getting noisy.  How do you adjust them?  


Re: 48 Crosley valves

Steve <nutsbolts_9502@...>
 

50wt Harley oil

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On Feb 26, 2017, at 3:51 PM, Roy McLaurin via Groups.Io <oroyme@...> wrote:

My crosley  valves are getting noisy.  How do you adjust them?  

48 Crosley valves

Roy McLaurin
 

My crosley  valves are getting noisy.  How do you adjust them?  

Re: Carburator screen?

Robert Kirk
 

My first thought was a back fire suppressor. I seriously doubt it came that way from the factory...would've cost Powell a penny and he was not prone to needlessly spending them. 

Re: Chevy powered Crosley

Jeremy Rutherford
 

Robert, great looking setup!  Ultimately, I want it to look stock from a the outside.  That's why I want to stick with 4 cyl power. I'm sure the British swaps would be better, but I like my chevys.  I will probably look to a later model crosley motor for more power if I can't make something work from the general.

Re: Bring the heat!

Jim Bollman
 

When I was driving my 49 Crosley wagon in high school I had this idea to fight NW Ohio's cold weather. I wanted to get the biggest heater I could find at the junkyard to put in place of the stock heater. Even back then I knew that wouldn't help if I couldn't keep the engine temperature up so I was going to plumb the new heater in place of the radiator during the Winter, Never followed through, wonder if it would have worked.

Re: Bring the heat!

Tim Hamblen
 

Just plan on having the heater core boiled out and then likely repaired. All of them will have a bunch of lime build up and once boiled out they will reveal pin holes or worse. I think the biggest problems with old heaters was clogged cores. Grab some tap water ,(city or well) and fill them. No one used distilled water.For what it's worth the heater on my 48 will flat roast you.

Re: Carburator screen?

Steve
 

Jeff,

Just watched an episode of “Chasing Classic Cars”.  They needed to rebuild a Corvair engine because a screw fell into carburetor and found its way into the engine.  I have heard of similar instances where a screwdriver holding the choke open did the same thing.  Maybe a prior owner had a similar experience.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of crosleyshortsport
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:20 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Carburator screen?

 

I am restoring my very original '48 wagon and just pulled the carb. I have no reason to believe this carb has ever been off and yet there is a screen pressed into the gasket. Anyone else ever seen a screen in there?

  Jeffrey Ackerman

Re: Chevy powered Crosley

ROBERT L GREGG <capngrog@...>
 

Why settle for four cylinders when you can have eight? 

The '52 pickup is on a '62 Corvette, and the '50 wagon is stock.  If I plan to go any distance or want to take both Crosleys somewhere, I tow the wagon with the pick up.  The wagon tows great.

Re: Carburator screen?

L.E. Hardee
 

If the screen was to keep debris and bugs out, they would have just put the screen on top of the carb.  I think is was a device (scam?) sold with the idea that it would help the gas vaporize better and get better mileage. 

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...> wrote:
Along this same vein, I had a 55 Chevy in high school. Drove it Friday night, all OK, drove it to work Saturday morning, OK, got off work at 5 Saturday and the car would not run past about 20mph. Tore into it. Mud Dobbers had closed off the secondary in the carb while I worked. My second thought on the screen is it was done to keep bugs and rodents out of the engine while it sat unused.Makes sense.


Re: For Sale: 1947 Sedan - NC - $5000

parkhunter@...
 

Looks beautiful so far. I can vouch from my own '48 wagon restoration that it costs about that much money to get that far. Hope someone can complete the job!


Park

Re: Bring the heat!

parkhunter@...
 

Actually, Exner's "Forward Look" debuted in 1955. The "Suddenly it's 1960" versions in 1957 were way more dramatic, but the change from stodgy 1954 to sexy 1955 was huge at the time. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_Look

Thanks to the group for heater perspective!

Park

Re: Chevy powered Crosley

Tim Hamblen
 

That's the Pinto Express. Been seen here numerous times, he's a CAC member. The 4 cyl Chevy would be a good one but they are rare as hen's teeth anymore. They were used in very early Novas(Chevy II).Another good one would be an early Pinto engine, the overhead cam German engine.Pre computer.Parts readily available.Stay away from British Leyland engines. Parts can be found but $$$$. Vega engines ? I wouldn't. The good thing about the Pinto motor (Mustang II, same thing) , it is a lot of aluminum and light. There might be some small V6 engines out there that would fit but are likely heavy, when you consider most were just V8s with 2 cylinders lopped off.

Re: Chevy powered Crosley

BARRY SEEL <CROSLEY19@AOL.COM>
 

The best engine swap for a Crosley is the 1500 MG motor, trans, and rearend.  The Chevy 153 is too heavy, and requires firewall,  floor modification, frame reinforcement, spring buildup, and a trans, and rearend switch. I have a Ford flathead V8 60 hp. in my convertible. It was built by a Crosley dealer, and It has taken me 7 years to perfect it. To where it is a nice driver.

Barry

Re: Carburator screen?

Tim Hamblen
 

Along this same vein, I had a 55 Chevy in high school. Drove it Friday night, all OK, drove it to work Saturday morning, OK, got off work at 5 Saturday and the car would not run past about 20mph. Tore into it. Mud Dobbers had closed off the secondary in the carb while I worked. My second thought on the screen is it was done to keep bugs and rodents out of the engine while it sat unused.Makes sense.

Chevy powered Crosley

Jeremy Rutherford
 

I came across this video on youtube.  I am still looking into chevy power. It says it is a Chevy 153 and it is in some sort of crosley converted into a mini 18 wheeler.  To my untrained eye it doesn't look like the firewall has been modified or that it is really even a close fit.  What do you think?   Anyone see any obvious modifications that I'm not knowledgeable enough to see?
Thanks,
Jeremy

Video links



Re: Bring the heat!

Terrance Robinson
 

The Forward Look was '57=Terry

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:56 AM, <parkhunter@...> wrote:

I bet that MOPARs got real heat with the new Forward Look bodies in '55. 

My '62 Dart was the ugliest car I've ever owned. The dark brown paint with a bit of metal flake didn't help. It looked like a cross between some kind of primeval bottom-dwelling catfish, a rocket ship, and a sparkling turd. But it was quick and comfortable with the 318 and push button TorqueFlite.

Anybody know about heat in Ford or GM cars? Or Studebakers?

Park




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Re: Carburator screen?

crosleyshortsport
 

Steven,   the acceleration butterfly is set up in the barrel far enough so it does not touch the screen. Maybe someone had trouble with a piece of crud getting in there and thought of the screen to prevent further troubles.

On Feb 24, 2017 9:35 PM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
I have about an hundred of those carb restriction plates that a Crosley dealer saved.  They had only about an half inch hole to let air and gas into the engine.  Crosley really didn't want the new engines to rev up at all during the break in period.  With so much restriction, I am surprised they would have enough power to drive that first hundred miles!

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Steve via Groups.Io <nutsbolts_9502=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Tim, 
In 1950, gas prices were .18 cents a gallon.
Crosley advertised 40-50 mpg.
The screen was to keep horse power from escaping back up thru the carburetor during de-acceleration/high vacuum.







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On Feb 24, 2017, at 6:21 PM, Steven_Cheryl Eggert <nutsbolts_9502@...> wrote:

Wouldn't that screen stop the butterfly from opening all the way.
Seems to me NEW Crosleys had a carb restriction that was suppose to be removed after 100 miles for proper engine break in. (?)

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On Feb 24, 2017, at 6:16 PM, Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...> wrote:

Probably an attempt to get the fuel to atomize better. There were lots of flim flam "add ons" sold to do that.


Re: Bring the heat!

L.E. Hardee
 

Really off base from Crosley, but mid fifties Chevy's had two heater versions, standard and bigger delux.  Also electric wipers were an available option.

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 9:23 PM, paul <bikertrash@...> wrote:
Park,
my first 62 Dart was the /6 handshaker, banana yellow and the paint was dead. got it with 23K miles, port-a-walls, helper springs, thrush muffler, no trunk mat but the trunk had lots of loose straw in it. some farmer must have thought it was a pickup truck.  in school, friends had a 53 Chevy convertible, a 55 Belaire convertible, and my future brother-in-law had a 58 Biscayne. the sedan was the warmest for some reason ( DUH!! ) but still didn't burn you out. I had a 50 Chrysler Windsor convert, would get comfortable but not t-shirt hot and it had electric wipers now that I think back. yeah, as you notice I am loyal to the CDPD Mopars, the 63-64 Furys were decent looking cars. my 58 DeSoto extended wheelbase ambulance was a blast, 361, button shift, 4.10 rear end, ratty paint, quick but thirsty.  borrowed about 10 kids for the back and took it to Sunday open houses a few times, the neighbors weren't impressed. one friend and I had a plan to do Curbside Cremations for folks with nosy neighbors. it was built from a heavy duty taxi spec'd 4 dr sedan, the front seat area got plenty warm with the partition. luck to you and your son finding anything desirable, decent shape, and reasonable these days.  paul in ohio

On 2/24/2017 4:56 PM, parkhunter@... wrote:

I bet that MOPARs got real heat with the new Forward Look bodies in '55.

My '62 Dart was the ugliest car I've ever owned. The dark brown paint with a bit of metal flake didn't help. It looked like a cross between some kind of primeval bottom-dwelling catfish, a rocket ship, and a sparkling turd. But it was quick and comfortable with the 318 and push button TorqueFlite.

Anybody know about heat in Ford or GM cars? Or Studebakers?

Park







Re: Carburator screen?

L.E. Hardee
 

I have about an hundred of those carb restriction plates that a Crosley dealer saved.  They had only about an half inch hole to let air and gas into the engine.  Crosley really didn't want the new engines to rev up at all during the break in period.  With so much restriction, I am surprised they would have enough power to drive that first hundred miles!

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Steve via Groups.Io <nutsbolts_9502@...> wrote:
Tim, 
In 1950, gas prices were .18 cents a gallon.
Crosley advertised 40-50 mpg.
The screen was to keep horse power from escaping back up thru the carburetor during de-acceleration/high vacuum.







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On Feb 24, 2017, at 6:21 PM, Steven_Cheryl Eggert <nutsbolts_9502@...> wrote:

Wouldn't that screen stop the butterfly from opening all the way.
Seems to me NEW Crosleys had a carb restriction that was suppose to be removed after 100 miles for proper engine break in. (?)

Sent from my I-thing

On Feb 24, 2017, at 6:16 PM, Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...> wrote:

Probably an attempt to get the fuel to atomize better. There were lots of flim flam "add ons" sold to do that.