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Re: Hershey

Jim Bollman
 

Great weather this year at Hershey. Nice meeting all that stopped in. Four Crosleys in the show on Saturday. I didn't find any great treasures, but Hershey is always fun.

Jim...


Re: Hershey

Jim Bollman
 

I will be on CI 8-10, look for the big Crosley signs on the ends of our canopy, Down by the turkey leg guy. My wife runs the booth most of the time but I will be around at meal times and evenings. I have some misc Crosley parts packed, some nice square garage sets, a prewar wheel and a bunch of other small stuff.

We should be pulling in around lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday).

Jim...

On Oct 2, 2017, at 7:02 PM, Ken Acheson <jesse@...> wrote:

Is anyone going too hershey I will be there wondering about we have spaces there C2C 51-60 a Yellow and white tent

with model a stuff as well as some crosley I WILL BE ;LOOKING FOR A SET OF WHEELS FOR MY ICE CREAM TRUCK  


Hershey

Ken Acheson
 

Is anyone going too hershey I will be there wondering about we have spaces there C2C 51-60 a Yellow and white tent

with model a stuff as well as some crosley I WILL BE ;LOOKING FOR A SET OF WHEELS FOR MY ICE CREAM TRUCK  


Re: October Crosley of the Month

fred@...
 

Have a ball...


October Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here you go for this month's CotM.

If you have a couple of nice Crosley pictures you want to share send them to me for consideration.

http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Jim...


Hotshots for sale

fred@...
 

CAC member in Michigan needs to sell 2 incomplete Hotshots, about 1.62 cars, no engines, but full front end sheet metal and frames  Call for details, Gayle at 810-515-3633


Re: Crosley ads online

Jeremy Rutherford
 

Great collection, thanks for sharing it!


Re: Crosley ads online

Terrance Robinson
 

Crosley add collection-Huge!


Thanks--GREAT COLLECTION!  Terry

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:21 PM, <parkhunter@...> wrote:
I have a large collection of Crosley ads. I finally found time to index and scan them.  I’ve uploaded them to my website so y’all can enjoy them too...

http://itisgood.org/crosley-ad-index/

Enjoy!

- Park




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Crosley ads online

parkhunter@...
 

I have a large collection of Crosley ads. I finally found time to index and scan them.  I’ve uploaded them to my website so y’all can enjoy them too...

http://itisgood.org/crosley-ad-index/

Enjoy!

- Park


Re: Need assembly manual or info

parkhunter@...
 

Dale, this was a couple years back. Since I was at Nationals and I was in a hurry, Butch took ‘em back and I just went to the used parts. Under Butch and you, Service Motors has always really done a great job with the “service” part of the business. Thank you!

Park


Re: Need assembly manual or info

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Gentleman, if you are having issues with the brake shoes you received from service motors please let us know as soon as possible, we will take care any concerns you have. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 22, 2017, at 12:43 PM, jer038 via Groups.Io <jer038@...> wrote:

Hi Park,

 I have the same problem with the new shoes, I can't get the brake drum over the new shoes with the adjuster nut drawn all the way out.  The new lining  has a uniform thickness around the shoes.  The lining should have a taper on them.  I believe the lining should be thinner in the middle of the shoe.  There is a machine that will sand off the shoe lining to the proper thickness but I haven't found a shop with one yet.

  Jerry B..


Re: Need assembly manual or info

jer038@...
 

Hi Park,

 I have the same problem with the new shoes, I can't get the brake drum over the new shoes with the adjuster nut drawn all the way out.  The new lining  has a uniform thickness around the shoes.  The lining should have a taper on them.  I believe the lining should be thinner in the middle of the shoe.  There is a machine that will sand off the shoe lining to the proper thickness but I haven't found a shop with one yet.

  Jerry B..


Re: 1947 Crosley Steering Issue

Jim Bollman
 

The fact that it went on the trailer with steering and came off without steering, I wonder if you had the chain around part of the steering linkage when you loaded and tightening down the chains or straps bent or broke something like the drag link or tie rod assembly.

Should be obvious once you can get under it.

Jim...

On Sep 22, 2017, at 11:10 AM, wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt@...> wrote:

I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill


Re: 1947 Crosley Steering Issue

crosleyshortsport
 

At the end of the steering column is the steering box. I am wondering uf the adjustment screw is either out way to far or gone. You will see on the face of the box, a nut to loosen slightly, there should be a straight blade screw showing inside the nut  hold the loosened nut with your wrench and with a flat screwdriver, adjust inward to tighten steering. Not too tight though or you will not be able to turn the wheel. It is best to have the car on a jack while working on the steering. That way there is no pressure or cramping on the wheel. Let us know how you make out.

On Sep 22, 2017 1:29 PM, "wpaxt via Groups.Io" <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill


Re: Need assembly manual or info

Kenny Acheson
 

Thank you very much for your reply the pictures you sent were exactly what i need  The ones i have are the ones you prefer
Thanks Kenny

On Sep 22, 2017, at 7:50 AM, parkhunter@... wrote:

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Ken, my 1948 CC had two different styles of mechanical brake, three of one and one of the other! The backing plate, actuators, brake shoes, and springs are different for each style. From the outside, both styles look similar and work the same - the cable pulls on a lever. But one style offers more adjustment than the other. (It's possible I just didn't figure out how the oddball worked.)

Here's the version I prefer. Notice the actuator at the bottom. The lever on the back works a large round head with a wide slot cut across the head. The slot contains two angled actuator shoes, which are held in place by a T-head bolt with angled faces. The back of the bolt projects through the lever on the backing plate. By turning the nut on the end of the bolt, the angles on the T-head push the two little angled actuator shoes in or out, giving you an adjustment as the shoes wear. The actuator shoes push on the brake shoes. Externally, this style can be identified by the nut at the base of the arm on the back of the backing plate.

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Here's the other version. I think the actuator is at the bottom again. This time it is round with a slot around the edge of the head that captures the ends of the brake shoes. The bottom of the slot is elliptical (I think) and forces the brake shoes out when turned. There is no way that I can see to adjust this brake besides adjusting the cables. Externally, this style can be identified because it doesn't have a nut at the base of the arm on the backing plate.

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Again, parts from one system are not interchangeable with the other. You have to swap out the whole backing plate to change systems. I went to Nationals and combed through the vendor's piles to find the backing plate and parts I preferred, then swapped it out on site.

Have fun!

Park Hunter


1947 Crosley Steering Issue

wpaxt@...
 

I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill


Re: Need assembly manual or info

parkhunter@...
 

One other note - I bought new brake shoes at Nat's for my new brake. When I installed all the parts and put the wheel on, I couldn't adjust the brakes enough for the wheel to turn. The new shoes were too thick! Service Motors kindly let me return them. I then found thinner used shoes in the vendor area and swapped them on. No problem.

The mechanical brakes, when adjusted properly, work just fine. You do need a strong leg to lock the wheels, though!

Park


Re: Need assembly manual or info

parkhunter@...
 
Edited

Ken, my 1948 CC had two different styles of mechanical brake, three of one and one of the other! The backing plate, actuators, brake shoes, and springs are different for each style. From the outside, both styles look similar and work the same - the cable pulls on a lever. But one style offers more adjustment than the other. (It's possible I just didn't figure out how the oddball worked.)

Here's the version I prefer. Notice the actuator at the bottom. The lever on the back works a large round head with a wide slot cut across the head. The slot contains two angled actuator shoes, which are held in place by a T-head bolt with angled faces. The back of the bolt projects through the lever on the backing plate. By turning the nut on the end of the bolt, the angles on the T-head push the two little angled actuator shoes in or out, giving you an adjustment as the shoes wear. The actuator shoes push on the brake shoes. Externally, this style can be identified by the nut at the base of the arm on the back of the backing plate.



Here's the other version. I think the actuator is at the bottom again. This time it is round with a slot around the edge of the head that captures the ends of the brake shoes. The bottom of the slot is elliptical (I think) and forces the brake shoes out when turned. There is no way that I can see to adjust this brake besides adjusting the cables. Externally, this style can be identified because it doesn't have a nut at the base of the arm on the backing plate.



Again, parts from one system are not interchangeable with the other. You have to swap out the whole backing plate to change systems. I went to Nationals and combed through the vendor's piles to find the backing plate and parts I preferred, then swapped it out on site.

Have fun!

Park Hunter


Re: Fall Hershey

Jim Bollman
 

I'll be there. Chocolate South CI 8-10. I bring some misc Crosley parts to cell but am not one of the big vendors that has all the standard stuff. Most of what I have is used stuff that is extras in my personal stash. Don't get excited I don't fill 3 spaces with Crosley stuff, a little over one tables worth. The rest is misc other goodies (junk).

We usually have an extra chair or two for tired Crosley friends to rest. My wife runs the booth most of the time. I'm there till 9 or so, back for an hour or so around lunch and mid/late afternoon till the next morning when it all starts over again.

JIm...

On Sep 16, 2017, at 9:19 PM, Michael Braun <mwbraun@...> wrote:

Do any Crosley venders set up at Fall Hershey?
Mike Braun


Re: Fall Hershey

Kenny Acheson
 

I will be there but not as crosley vender  I am in chocolate field.

On Sep 16, 2017, at 9:19 PM, Michael Braun <mwbraun@...> wrote:

Do any Crosley venders set up at Fall Hershey?
Mike Braun

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