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Re: 42 Crosley

crosleyshortsport
 

Bob,  You are on our Crosley Automobile Club site. Anyone that is connected to the site is able to see your comments. I would also like to know your location. As club president, Dave Anspach stated above, a few photos would be good. As chairman of the 2019 national meet, and our big 50th year celebration, I would ask you to consider donating the car, in your friends name, to the national club. It would be a great addition to the very popular silent auction and help make this very special year even greater.
  Respectfully,    Jeffrey Ackerman
Crosley Automobile Club
Vice President, Chairman of the meet

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 8:23 PM <fred@... wrote:
pictures would be good, a 4 cyl swap into a pre-war is interesting.  BTW, is that your famous orange '71?


Re: 42 Crosley

fred@...
 

pictures would be good, a 4 cyl swap into a pre-war is interesting.  BTW, is that your famous orange '71?


Re: 42 Crosley

Spock Arnold
 

Bob, I think a picture or 2 is a good start .  One of the car overall, engine compartment, and interior including the dash would be a good start. Location is important and anything you know about running condition.  Quite often parts, titles, etc were swapped on these cars.  To your question, yes there were several makers of dual intakes. 

On Dec 15, 2018 6:14 PM, Bob Johnson Johnson <gforcecuda@...> wrote:
I just got a 42 Crosley from a friend who is dying…it has the 4 cylinder later engine…my mechanic said it had 2 carbs…did anyone besides Braje make a two carb intake for them?  I want to sell it..don’t know how this site works.



Re: 42 Crosley

James Dlapa
 

Hi Bob , how much are you looking for? Where is it located? Do you have any pics?

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM Bob Johnson Johnson <gforcecuda@...> wrote:
I just got a 42 Crosley from a friend who is dying…it has the 4 cylinder later engine…my mechanic said it had 2 carbs…did anyone besides Braje make a two carb intake for them?  I want to sell it..don’t know how this site works.


42 Crosley

Bob Johnson Johnson <gforcecuda@...>
 

I just got a 42 Crosley from a friend who is dying…it has the 4 cylinder later engine…my mechanic said it had 2 carbs…did anyone besides Braje make a two carb intake for them?  I want to sell it..don’t know how this site works.


Re: For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

Butch
 

Well, although the Tin Blocks, were probably not designed to be bored, I know that they can be, kind of.

I bored one, my first and last! Since the cylinders are steel, rather that cast iron, the cuttings come out as long steel strings rather than the dusty chips like cast iron. That makes it very hard to get a good cut.

Also, the liners are pretty thin, so they do flex some under the cutter pressure.

Finally, they don't hone out worth diddly. VERY hard on stones, trying to get/maintain good geometry and obtain a good wall finish.

Overall, a bad idea!

Butch

On 12/15/2018 11:15 AM, seb fontana via Groups.Io wrote:
As far as I know the Tin blocks were not boreable; so at best if cylinders not too bad a hone and new rings would be it..Butch what you know?  Seb.


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Re: For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

seb fontana
 

As far as I know the Tin blocks were not boreable; so at best if cylinders not too bad a hone and new rings would be it..Butch what you know?  Seb.


Re: For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

parkhunter@...
 

Neat! Hadn’t occurred to me that the factory rebuilt the tin blocks. I suppose they did this before they came up with the CIBA replacements. 

Neat engine, especially if it runs. 

Park


Re: For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

Robert Connearney
 

Always thought "short block" meant "without the head(s), therefore not applicable to Crosleys and Offies!



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Bollman <Jim@...>
Date: 12/13/18 10:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

Factory rebuilt tinblock engine. ( Short block) $250.  
Call Jon in Danbury CT. 845-558-4634
Will ship will have to see how much if needed.

jontench "at" sbcglobal.net


For Sale: CoBra Tin Block - CT - $250

Jim Bollman
 

Factory rebuilt tinblock engine. ( Short block) $250.  
Call Jon in Danbury CT. 845-558-4634
Will ship will have to see how much if needed.

jontench "at" sbcglobal.net


Re: Help identifying new project

 

Only thing definite is Crosley motor and I'll be looking for a builder next year. Probably 4-speed transmission.It has the Topolino differential which was driven by a torque tube like Crosley but I also have a Crosley disc brake rear end on the way. The final specs will be determined by SVRA and 1960's SCCA rule books.


Re: Help identifying new project

 

Very nice. What's the drivetrain?


Re: Help identifying new project

 

Some clues in both directions especially the work  on the grill and its fitment. Not sure there's a chance of getting much history/ The hot rod  idea is fun but right no it's headed to be a race car.


Re: Help identifying new project

 

You're right... and my bad! The seller has had the project for 6 years and thought ne might convert it to Spridget so he collected some parts over the years and stored them in the footwell. They don't come with the car. He reported that there was a full race Crosley engine in the estate seperate from the car deal and he went back the next day but it was sold and gone. So I'm pretty sure this was started in the Fiat/Crosley mode like Nardi, Stanguellini, Bandini etc.


Re: Help identifying new project

Mac McBrayer
 

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Here is my H/M racer    Mac McBrayer


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:17 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Help identifying new project
 
I would sooner believe it was to be some sort of little fun car, maybe a speedster or such. H Mod were required to have at least one operating door and carry a spare tire. It would be fun to restore as a small scale hot rod or lakester.

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Re: Help identifying new project

Tim Hamblen
 

I would sooner believe it was to be some sort of little fun car, maybe a speedster or such. H Mod were required to have at least one operating door and carry a spare tire. It would be fun to restore as a small scale hot rod or lakester.


Re: Help identifying new project

Robert Kirk
 

The carbs appear to be "HS2" SUs (2x 1.25") off a British 1275cc Sprite or Midget.  H1 are 1.125 inch used on the smaller 948cc engine and would be a more likely candidate in my opinion if a Crosley motor will be the power unit. 


Re: Crosley Aluminum Flywheel

fred@...
 

Very possibly a TQ application (no clutch)


Help identifying new project

 

I just (12/2018) acquired a 50’s special project built on a Fiat Topolino chassis. I bought it out of Colorado and the seller has had it for 6 years and bought it from the estate of a collector who brought it to Colorado six years before that. Neither had done any work or research on it and nothing is known of its history. I’m pretty sure it was meant to be an H Modified (comes with Crosley block). And I’m suspicious that it was finished and driveable at some point. I’m just starting to plan it’s completion and would love to learn how best to discover it’s original construct.



Re: 1950 Engine & Transmission For Sale

 

interested but can't move forward until after the start of the year. Please keep me in mind if you still have it then. Have a happy holiday.

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