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August Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

The new Crosley of the Month is ready.

http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Enjoy

Jom...

Re: August Crosley of the Month

parkhunter@...
 

That is pretty nifty! Always liked the Buick straight 8’s. 

- Park

Crosley Carter Carburetor

nobadrivers
 

Hi,
My 51 Crosley with the Carter WO carburetor has a wicked vacuum leak at the end of the throttle shaft in the base of the carburetor.  Can't keep the car running stalls at idle. Has anyone had any luck reaming the throttle shaft bores and installing brass bushings?  Is this common with these?  
Thanks, 
Glenn

Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

crosleyshortsport
 

Some may disagree with me, however I suggest changing the carb to a Tillotson. Once they are properly set, they keep working, trouble free.


On Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 7:27 PM nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
Hi,
My 51 Crosley with the Carter WO carburetor has a wicked vacuum leak at the end of the throttle shaft in the base of the carburetor.  Can't keep the car running stalls at idle. Has anyone had any luck reaming the throttle shaft bores and installing brass bushings?  Is this common with these?  
Thanks, 
Glenn

Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

L.E. Hardee
 

A temporary fix might be to pack the gap with some thick old fashioned axle grease to seal the leak.  You would have to reapply every now and then when the gas fumes dissolve the grease. 

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 7:40 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
Some may disagree with me, however I suggest changing the carb to a Tillotson. Once they are properly set, they keep working, trouble free.

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 7:27 PM nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
Hi,
My 51 Crosley with the Carter WO carburetor has a wicked vacuum leak at the end of the throttle shaft in the base of the carburetor.  Can't keep the car running stalls at idle. Has anyone had any luck reaming the throttle shaft bores and installing brass bushings?  Is this common with these?  
Thanks, 
Glenn


Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

nobadrivers
 

I ordered a reamer and bushing kit on eBay.  I’m going to give that a try.  I used to use those kits many years ago.  However I do have a Tillotson carb on a 50 Crosley wagon that I might throw on the Hot Shot for now and try it while I’m waiting to fix the Carter. 


On Aug 1, 2018, at 7:58 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

A temporary fix might be to pack the gap with some thick old fashioned axle grease to seal the leak.  You would have to reapply every now and then when the gas fumes dissolve the grease. 

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 7:40 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
Some may disagree with me, however I suggest changing the carb to a Tillotson. Once they are properly set, they keep working, trouble free.

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 7:27 PM nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
Hi,
My 51 Crosley with the Carter WO carburetor has a wicked vacuum leak at the end of the throttle shaft in the base of the carburetor.  Can't keep the car running stalls at idle. Has anyone had any luck reaming the throttle shaft bores and installing brass bushings?  Is this common with these?  
Thanks, 
Glenn


Re: Exhaust

dale@servicemotors.net
 

It helps but it still only 26 hp.    


On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:27 AM, Ken Acheson <jesse@...> wrote:

Does it pay to enlarge exhaust from stock size to 1.5 inches straight thru will there be a noticeable increase in power?

Re: August Crosley of the Month

fred@...
 

Or was it really just 2 Crosley CIBA's?  Maybe not...  I really love this modified Cros, a marriage that was made to be.

Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

Roy McLaurin
 

You may use shim stock. 

Correct Replacement Oil Filter

nobadrivers
 

This oil filter adapter and filter are on my 1951 Super that I just purchased.  Can anyone tell me anything about it? Filter adapter kits I see from the current parts suppliers online appear to be different than this?  Are filters available for this type that I have?  I haven't taken it off yet and don't want to purchase just any filter worrying about it being equipped with a drain-back check valve that could block oil flow.  I would appreciate any input.

Re: Correct Replacement Oil Filter

L.E. Hardee
 

It looks like the original Fram CH11RP filter that came from Crosley on the later model cars, 51 and 52's?   The Fram filter isn't available anymore unfortunately.  That is why Service Motors and others have made adapter kits to use modern filters.

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 1:02 PM, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
This oil filter adapter and filter are on my 1951 Super that I just purchased.  Can anyone tell me anything about it? Filter adapter kits I see from the current parts suppliers online appear to be different than this?  Are filters available for this type that I have?  I haven't taken it off yet and don't want to purchase just any filter worrying about it being equipped with a drain-back check valve that could block oil flow.  I would appreciate any input.


Re: Correct Replacement Oil Filter

dale@servicemotors.net
 

That oil filter has not been available for many many years.  Service motors has an updated adaptor you can get. Give them a call.


On Aug 5, 2018, at 10:02 AM, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:

This oil filter adapter and filter are on my 1951 Super that I just purchased.  Can anyone tell me anything about it? Filter adapter kits I see from the current parts suppliers online appear to be different than this?  Are filters available for this type that I have?  I haven't taken it off yet and don't want to purchase just any filter worrying about it being equipped with a drain-back check valve that could block oil flow.  I would appreciate any input.

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Anyone tried the 4.80-12 Radials?

Todd Swangstu
 

Strange, I just noticed not only do they make a 145-12 Radial tire they make a radial tire with the bias ply size rating at 4.80-12.  

Has anyone tried these?  I prefer the LOOK of bias plys over common radials.  Do these 4.80R-12 radials LOOK like the 4.80 bias plys?  Same size ?  and how is the handling? 

Anyone have pics of them on their car?  I would love to see how they look.

Thanks!
Todd 

Re: Anyone tried the 4.80-12 Radials?

Joe Brownsberger
 

I will eventually need tires myself. Getting original oem is impossible both Armstrong and Goodyear have told me they do not make the tires anymore. Goodyear destroyed their mold several years ago. I have found on coker tires two different brands of 125x12. Would those tire fit? If I'm doing my math correct that would make it a 4.9x12 tire.


On Sun, Aug 5, 2018, 3:05 PM Todd Swangstu <bastardbus@...> wrote:
Strange, I just noticed not only do they make a 145-12 Radial tire they make a radial tire with the bias ply size rating at 4.80-12.  

Has anyone tried these?  I prefer the LOOK of bias plys over common radials.  Do these 4.80R-12 radials LOOK like the 4.80 bias plys?  Same size ?  and how is the handling? 

Anyone have pics of them on their car?  I would love to see how they look.

Thanks!
Todd 

Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

nobadrivers
 

My bushing kit arrived and I installed the bushings in the throttle body today.  I have to say I was very pleased with the installation.  There is no looseness in the shaft now. I'll assemble the carburetor tomorrow and install it onto the car and hope the problem is solved. 

Re: Crosley Carter Carburetor

crosleyshortsport
 

It will be interesting to see if this does the the trick,  I wonder if You will become the Club carb man. The club suffered a great loss a few years ago, when Chuck Koehler passed away. He made our Tillotson carbs come to life !  He even took the time to make them look new again. Neil Daglow was our Carter carb man, also passed on.


On Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 12:11 AM nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
My bushing kit arrived and I installed the bushings in the throttle body today.  I have to say I was very pleased with the installation.  There is no looseness in the shaft now. I'll assemble the carburetor tomorrow and install it onto the car and hope the problem is solved. 

Re: Anyone tried the 4.80-12 Radials?

Ron D.
 

I needed to replace the 50+ year old tires on my project car. On Amazon, I bought 5 - GT Radial Maxtour 145/80R12 tires at $22.20 each, with free prime shipping. It seams every time I go back and look at the tires, Amazon has a different price. They have gone from the $22.20 I paid all the way up to $50, and anywhere in between. Today they are at $27.98. They seem to change the price like the stock market. Anyway, since my car is still under restoration, I have not been able to try them out, but they look like a decent tire. Especially for the amount of miles they will probably see.  I wanted the car tire look, as opposed to the trailer tire look, and these fit the bill.

Crosley frame strength?

Mike <seller432@...>
 

I was thinking of doing an engine swap in my 50 sedan but don't really want to get into building a new frame.  I was thinking a gm 2.2 4cyl from a s10 pickup keeping the efi and the 5spd manual trans. I'm just not sure if the frame will support this? I was thinking of beefing up suspension components for additional weight.  

 

Re: Crosley frame strength?

Butch
 

Mike,

The front springs are already marginal/under rated for the standard Crosley package, with just a driver in place. Also, if using the Crosley front axle, make SURE that you have the 5/8" axle system, rather than the 1/2".

With increased power comes increased speed and even the 9" brakes (the best ones Crosley ever used) are adequate but definitely NOT overly powerful.

Cracks in the frame, are FAR from unknown, so reinforcing would NOT be just and option, but almost mandatory.

Since you would probably be changing the differential (due to the open vs closed driveshaft), the limitations of the stock Crosley rear end, don't come into play.

Just my idle thoughts,

Butch

On 8/7/2018 9:29 AM, Mike via Groups.Io wrote:
I was thinking of doing an engine swap in my 50 sedan but don't really want to get into building a new frame.  I was thinking a gm 2.2 4cyl from a s10 pickup keeping the efi and the 5spd manual trans. I'm just not sure if the frame will support this? I was thinking of beefing up suspension components for additional weight.  

 


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Re: Crosley frame strength?

L.E. Hardee
 

I agree with Butch.  I have an "Hook and Ladder" fire truck with a 4 cyl Pinto Ford engine and auto trans.  They did the heavier springs, 6/8 axle, and the 9" brakes.  But didn't reinforce the frame though.  It is only used for parades so doesn't get a lot of high speed use.  

On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:
Mike,

The front springs are already marginal/under rated for the standard Crosley package, with just a driver in place. Also, if using the Crosley front axle, make SURE that you have the 5/8" axle system, rather than the 1/2".

With increased power comes increased speed and even the 9" brakes (the best ones Crosley ever used) are adequate but definitely NOT overly powerful.

Cracks in the frame, are FAR from unknown, so reinforcing would NOT be just and option, but almost mandatory.

Since you would probably be changing the differential (due to the open vs closed driveshaft), the limitations of the stock Crosley rear end, don't come into play.

Just my idle thoughts,

Butch

On 8/7/2018 9:29 AM, Mike via Groups.Io wrote:
I was thinking of doing an engine swap in my 50 sedan but don't really want to get into building a new frame.  I was thinking a gm 2.2 4cyl from a s10 pickup keeping the efi and the 5spd manual trans. I'm just not sure if the frame will support this? I was thinking of beefing up suspension components for additional weight.  

 


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