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Re: Shocks

Butch
 

Most modern shocks are gas pressurized and virtually all modern cars are several times heavier that the Crosleys. That leads to a harsh ride and also increased frame stress.

Although far from perfect, the old, non-pressurized shocks are a much better alternative, if & when you can find some that will fit.

Butch

On 6/13/2017 2:35 PM, Gary Cochrane via Groups.Io wrote:
My SS has a VERY stiff ride.  I am using the shocks that Yankee sells.  If anyone has a softer (lighter?) shock I would really appreciate wher you got it and a part # if possible.   Gary Cochrane  CA




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Old photo: Charley's Repair Shop in Fairmont, NM

Andy Drake
 

How cool is that! 

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Re: Old photo: Charley's Repair Shop in Fairmont, NM

Jim Bollman
 

Image didn't show up on my computer.

Re: Old photo: Charley's Repair Shop in Fairmont, NM

crosleyshortsport
 

Andy, resend this, there is no image

On Jun 16, 2017 11:48 AM, "Jim Bollman" <Jim@...> wrote:
Image didn't show up on my computer.

Re: Old photo: Charley's Repair Shop in Fairmont, NM

Andy Drake
 

Well, let's try this again. Getting the hang of the new forum. 

Re: Old photo: Charley's Repair Shop in Fairmont, NM

Jim Bollman
 

Nice picture.

Nicholas Motors (Charlie Nicholas owner)
1410 East Blue Earth
Fairmont, MN

Jim...

Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

fred@...
 

Charlie was a friend, jolly fellow, with a big heart. Met him when I was on a date at the Fairmont movie theater - which his family owned - in 1960, renewed friendship over Crosleys in the 70's.  I bought his remaining inventory when he sold the building on B.E. Ave.(old US highway 16), still have some of the stuff.

Re: Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

Jim Bollman
 

What was the time frame for the second picture, when it looks like he was working out of his home garage?

Jim...

Re: Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

Steve
 

Is the Crosley on the left, the “Flying Saucer” now owned by Ed Limke?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:00 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

 

What was the time frame for the second picture, when it looks like he was working out of his home garage?

Jim...

Re: Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

crosleyshortsport
 

Nice old photos, I would like to have known Charley.

On Jun 17, 2017 4:28 PM, "Steve" <brawnybug@...> wrote:

Is the Crosley on the left, the “Flying Saucer” now owned by Ed Limke?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:00 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

 

What was the time frame for the second picture, when it looks like he was working out of his home garage?

Jim...

Re: Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

fred@...
 
Edited

This was taken at his old house probably about 1949 - that appears to be a '49 plate.  He started selling Crosley out of an old body shop then bought the whole building in '50.  He moved into his "new" house in the mid 50's, a Frank Lloyd Wright home at 123 Tilden in Fairmont (look that up on Google Earth)

Re: Old Photo: Charlie Nicholas in Fairmont, Minnesota

fred@...
 

Yes - that it in about 1962 - 65

Re: Crosley engined generator

Ron Roark
 

I still have this generator, if anyone is interested in it please contact me. I have a heavy duty pallet for it and I can load it on a truck. 
Uship has some reasonable rates. 
My zip is 77573, I am on the south side of Houston Texas. 

Getting Started - 51 Super Sport

Tom Gerhard
 

I inherited a '51 Super Sport that my Dad was in the midst of restoring from the frame up.   The current state is the body is on the frame, and it rolls and steers and has a drive train from the tranny back.    I have a disorganized pile or parts (which were moved in a hurry from his garage), including multiple engines (I know which one came from this car), radiators, interior parts (seats are frames only), and instruments that are not original to the car (it had non-Crosley instruments in it when last driven).   In theory, I have everything plus spares from other Crosleys he owned at various times, but it's possible some parts went missing in the move.

My goal is to have the car drivable and decent looking,  but not necessarily concours level at this time.    I'm a couple years from retirement, so I have somewhat limited time to work on it, but would like to start digging in.   My secondary goal is to figure out what to do with all the "spares" once I know what I need so that I can reclaim some garage space :-)

I plan to start by emptying as much as I can onto the driveway (partly to sort the Crosley from the 194x Cushman Pakage Kar parts that followed it here), to start an inventory of what I actually have so I can start to figure out what to look for.   I'm reasonably mechanically inclined,  so I think I can tackle this, especially with a group like this for advice, but I could really use a roadmap - like what should be done before putting the engine in.     Since I wasn't there when it was taken apart (probably 10-15 years ago now), I can easily see myself spending time on the wrong things and having to redo them.

Looking forward to any info & advice the group can offer.

Here's me working on the car around 1960.     The grill has been closed back up.   You can also see a '47 (that no longer exists) in the background,.

Re: Getting Started - 51 Super Sport

crosleyshortsport
 
Edited

Tom, I am glad you are keeping the super sport. I will be glad to help/advise all that I can. I have had my '51 super sport for 45 years. I have also been a part of the Crosley Automobile club for 26 years. These folks are the best! I would encourage you to attend the national meet in Wauseon, Ohio, July 5-8. You may send photos to me of parts for identification if you wish. My cell is 585-315-7005 or email  crosleyshortsport@...
Jeffrey Ackerman

On Jun 17, 2017 10:40 PM, "Tom Gerhard" <tom@...> wrote:
I inherited a '51 Super Sport that my Dad was in the midst of restoring from the frame up.   The current state is the body is on the frame, and it rolls and steers and has a drive train from the tranny back.    I have a disorganized pile or parts (which were moved in a hurry from his garage), including multiple engines (I know which one came from this car), radiators, interior parts (seats are frames only), and instruments that are not original to the car (it had non-Crosley instruments in it when last driven).   In theory, I have everything plus spares from other Crosleys he owned at various times, but it's possible some parts went missing in the move.

My goal is to have the car drivable and decent looking,  but not necessarily concours level at this time.    I'm a couple years from retirement, so I have somewhat limited time to work on it, but would like to start digging in.   My secondary goal is to figure out what to do with all the "spares" once I know what I need so that I can reclaim some garage space :-)

I plan to start by emptying as much as I can onto the driveway (partly to sort the Crosley from the 194x Cushman Pakage Kar parts that followed it here), to start an inventory of what I actually have so I can start to figure out what to look for.   I'm reasonably mechanically inclined,  so I think I can tackle this, especially with a group like this for advice, but I could really use a roadmap - like what should be done before putting the engine in.     Since I wasn't there when it was taken apart (probably 10-15 years ago now), I can easily see myself spending time on the wrong things and having to redo them.

Looking forward to any info & advice the group can offer.

Here's me working on the car around 1960.     The grill has been closed back up.   You can also see a '47 (that no longer exists) in the background,.

Re: Getting Started - 51 Super Sport

Tom Gerhard
 

Thanks Jeffrey!   Can't make the meet this year, but will try to plan better for next year.    Who knows, I might even have a car to bring.    Ted DellaCamera was kind enough to visit the car with me before I moved it last year, and thought I was in pretty good shape part-wise, I'm just hoping nothing too hard to find disappeared in the process.

-tom

Re: Getting Started - 51 Super Sport

crosleyshortsport
 

Keep us in the loop !

On Jun 18, 2017 4:12 PM, "Tom Gerhard" <tom@...> wrote:
Thanks Jeffrey!   Can't make the meet this year, but will try to plan better for next year.    Who knows, I might even have a car to bring.    Ted DellaCamera was kind enough to visit the car with me before I moved it last year, and thought I was in pretty good shape part-wise, I'm just hoping nothing too hard to find disappeared in the process.

-tom

47 Crosley hood hinges

Ken Acheson
 

Are the hinge arms supposed to be straight or twisted?  Mine are twisted and seem to rub in the slots thru firewall

Re: 47 Crosley hood hinges

Jim Bollman
 

Straight. Here is a pair for sale on eBay with pictures that will show you what they look like.

If yours can't be straightened you shouldn't have any trouble finding a used pair from one of our vendors or at the Nationals in a couple of weeks.

Jim...

On Jun 18, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Ken Acheson <jesse@...> wrote:

Are the hinge arms supposed to be straight or twisted?  Mine are twisted and seem to rub in the slots thru firewall

Re: 47 Crosley hood hinges

Kenny Acheson
 

Thats what i thought I can straighten them but wanted to check first Thanks for the quick reply


On Jun 18, 2017, at 6:06 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Straight. Here is a pair for sale on eBay with pictures that will show you what they look like.

If yours can't be straightened you shouldn't have any trouble finding a used pair from one of our vendors or at the Nationals in a couple of weeks.

Jim...

On Jun 18, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Ken Acheson <jesse@...> wrote:

Are the hinge arms supposed to be straight or twisted?  Mine are twisted and seem to rub in the slots thru firewall