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Re: Updated Regional Events Page

Barry Smedley
 

The Kyana region will be having a spring meet in april or May  exact date and where will be announced later.

 

  Barry Smedley

 

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Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Updated Regional Events Page

 

I'm still waiting to hear from some of our regions for dates and locations of their 2019 activities but I updated what I had. I included a pointer to the registration form for the West Coast Spring meet. 

Regions & Meets

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Re: For Sale: Philco Price Reduced Sold

Mike S
 

I sent Eric a note about it.  A co-worker of mine is getting into tube radios so I've got access to service if it needs it.


Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Terrance Robinson
 

i HAVE FOUND AVIATION GAS TO BE GREAT


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Sorry your first post on Feb 11th didn't get posted but as moderator I went through the logs and I can see you joined on the 11th and set a display name but don't see any post so not sure what happened.

To clarify Fred's note a bit. The DY-A1 is the proper carb but the DY-9C will work and looks the same/similar.

As Jeff suggested you may have a gas problem. Either old gas or the alcohol based gas may have caused some clogging. I run alcohol free gas in my Crosleys but ran one tank of alcohol based gas for about 10 miles before syphoning it out and the Crosley was already running rough, the gas had dislodged something and it was clogging the carb. Since it was still running I gave the gas a heavy douse of Seafoam carb cleaner and within 30 minutes the Crosley was running good again, that was 5+ years ago and I still have not tore down the carb. The alcohol based gas tends to clean the fuel system and also dissolve some rubber parts in the system, so a fuel system that hasn't been rebuilt and fully cleaned can be a problem.

As far as brakes, I have never worked on a PreWar. If it is a 39 they had a strange floating brake shoe but I think the basics for mechanical brakes are the same just make sure all the cables are free and activating the brakes and adjust to brake all 4 wheels equally. The other thing to check is oil/grease on the brake shoes. Hopefully some PreWar owners will jump in with suggestions on the brakes.

Your Dad has a nice looking PreWar with great history. I hope you can bring it to our Nationals in July, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the introduction and yours would be a great example. 

Jim...

On Mar 10, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Hellbs <hollywoodhellberg@...> wrote:

Hi all, I tired to post a message back on Feb 11th but it never showed up, nor did I ever receive any replies.  So I am going to try again.

My name is Matt and I live in Iowa.  My dad has a '39 coupe convertible that he believes my grandpa bought new.  We recently got it running but are having carb issues.  It seams like its starving for fuel.  It starts right up and I did drive it around the driveway a bit but if I let off the gas and let it idle, it chokes itself out and dies.  We are looking to rebuild the carb but I am finding misleading information on the internet as to what I need for a rebuild kit.  The carb on the engine is a Tillotson model DY9C.  What I am seeing online is that the car should have model DY1A.  It is the only model listed for the '39.  Needless to say we are a bit confused and don't want to buy the wrong kit and then tear apart the carb and not be able to rebuild properly. 

Can anyone help me with this?

Also please note, my dad did say that my grandpa did buy a 2nd '39 many years ago to replace some parts on the one we have now.  We are not looking to restore this car completely but would really like to make it a driver and just tool around town and enjoy the car. 

Next thing on our agenda, is the brakes.  As long as my dad can remember, the brakes have never been very good on the car and actually rolled the car going around a corner when the brakes were completely gone (back in the 60s).  Any ideas on how to fix, adjust, or perhaps add hydraulic brakes? 

Attached are a couple of pictures of the car, the carb, and screenshot of the information I found about the carb online.

All thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all in advance

Matt Hellberg
hollywoodhellberg@... <Carb.jpg><Carb list.jpg><crosley 1.png><crosley 2.png><crosley 3.png>



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Re: For Sale: Philco Price Reduced Sold

Jim Bollman
 

Philco has been reduced to $150 plus shipping.
If you don't like the price make Eric and offer.

Eric Erwin <hdrider0749 "at" yahoo.com>
New Albany, IN

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 09:04 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Philco - $200 plus shipping


Updated Regional Events Page

Jim Bollman
 

I'm still waiting to hear from some of our regions for dates and locations of their 2019 activities but I updated what I had. I included a pointer to the registration form for the West Coast Spring meet. 

Regions & Meets


Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry your first post on Feb 11th didn't get posted but as moderator I went through the logs and I can see you joined on the 11th and set a display name but don't see any post so not sure what happened.

To clarify Fred's note a bit. The DY-A1 is the proper carb but the DY-9C will work and looks the same/similar.

As Jeff suggested you may have a gas problem. Either old gas or the alcohol based gas may have caused some clogging. I run alcohol free gas in my Crosleys but ran one tank of alcohol based gas for about 10 miles before syphoning it out and the Crosley was already running rough, the gas had dislodged something and it was clogging the carb. Since it was still running I gave the gas a heavy douse of Seafoam carb cleaner and within 30 minutes the Crosley was running good again, that was 5+ years ago and I still have not tore down the carb. The alcohol based gas tends to clean the fuel system and also dissolve some rubber parts in the system, so a fuel system that hasn't been rebuilt and fully cleaned can be a problem.

As far as brakes, I have never worked on a PreWar. If it is a 39 they had a strange floating brake shoe but I think the basics for mechanical brakes are the same just make sure all the cables are free and activating the brakes and adjust to brake all 4 wheels equally. The other thing to check is oil/grease on the brake shoes. Hopefully some PreWar owners will jump in with suggestions on the brakes.

Your Dad has a nice looking PreWar with great history. I hope you can bring it to our Nationals in July, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the introduction and yours would be a great example. 

Jim...

On Mar 10, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Hellbs <hollywoodhellberg@...> wrote:

Hi all, I tired to post a message back on Feb 11th but it never showed up, nor did I ever receive any replies.  So I am going to try again.

My name is Matt and I live in Iowa.  My dad has a '39 coupe convertible that he believes my grandpa bought new.  We recently got it running but are having carb issues.  It seams like its starving for fuel.  It starts right up and I did drive it around the driveway a bit but if I let off the gas and let it idle, it chokes itself out and dies.  We are looking to rebuild the carb but I am finding misleading information on the internet as to what I need for a rebuild kit.  The carb on the engine is a Tillotson model DY9C.  What I am seeing online is that the car should have model DY1A.  It is the only model listed for the '39.  Needless to say we are a bit confused and don't want to buy the wrong kit and then tear apart the carb and not be able to rebuild properly. 

Can anyone help me with this?

Also please note, my dad did say that my grandpa did buy a 2nd '39 many years ago to replace some parts on the one we have now.  We are not looking to restore this car completely but would really like to make it a driver and just tool around town and enjoy the car. 

Next thing on our agenda, is the brakes.  As long as my dad can remember, the brakes have never been very good on the car and actually rolled the car going around a corner when the brakes were completely gone (back in the 60s).  Any ideas on how to fix, adjust, or perhaps add hydraulic brakes? 

Attached are a couple of pictures of the car, the carb, and screenshot of the information I found about the carb online.

All thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all in advance

Matt Hellberg
hollywoodhellberg@... <Carb.jpg><Carb list.jpg><crosley 1.png><crosley 2.png><crosley 3.png>


Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Plandersen
 

I had a partially plugged steel fuel line.  After I put an air blower on one end and it barely trickled out the other end I took an old speedometer cable and reamed it out and then blew it out again.  




On Mar 10, 2019, at 8:09 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Matt,   You will find rebuild kits from the Crosley suppliers. Though I wonder if you just need some good quality fuel, and maybe check a few other things to get it running properly. If you do not know already, this would be a great year to join us at the Crosley Automobile Club National meet. This is the big 50 year celebration if the club, and 80 years of the car. We would like to see as many pre-wars at the meet as possible. It is at The Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio, July 8 - 13  2019  you can see the schedule of events and the pre-registration form on the crosley club website.
Jeffrey Ackerman,   Chairman of the meet

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 9:27 PM <fred@...> wrote:
Welcome aboard Matt, please join the Crosley club (on-line application at the website).  Nice find, and your carburetor is the correct one for the car - easy rebuild and kits are available from our club Crosley suppliers.




Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

crosleyshortsport
 

Matt,   You will find rebuild kits from the Crosley suppliers. Though I wonder if you just need some good quality fuel, and maybe check a few other things to get it running properly. If you do not know already, this would be a great year to join us at the Crosley Automobile Club National meet. This is the big 50 year celebration if the club, and 80 years of the car. We would like to see as many pre-wars at the meet as possible. It is at The Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio, July 8 - 13  2019  you can see the schedule of events and the pre-registration form on the crosley club website.
Jeffrey Ackerman,   Chairman of the meet

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 9:27 PM <fred@...> wrote:
Welcome aboard Matt, please join the Crosley club (on-line application at the website).  Nice find, and your carburetor is the correct one for the car - easy rebuild and kits are available from our club Crosley suppliers.


Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

fred@...
 

Welcome aboard Matt, please join the Crosley club (on-line application at the website).  Nice find, and your carburetor is the correct one for the car - easy rebuild and kits are available from our club Crosley suppliers.


1939 Coupe Convertible

Hellbs
 

Hi all, I tired to post a message back on Feb 11th but it never showed up, nor did I ever receive any replies.  So I am going to try again.

My name is Matt and I live in Iowa.  My dad has a '39 coupe convertible that he believes my grandpa bought new.  We recently got it running but are having carb issues.  It seams like its starving for fuel.  It starts right up and I did drive it around the driveway a bit but if I let off the gas and let it idle, it chokes itself out and dies.  We are looking to rebuild the carb but I am finding misleading information on the internet as to what I need for a rebuild kit.  The carb on the engine is a Tillotson model DY9C.  What I am seeing online is that the car should have model DY1A.  It is the only model listed for the '39.  Needless to say we are a bit confused and don't want to buy the wrong kit and then tear apart the carb and not be able to rebuild properly. 

Can anyone help me with this?

Also please note, my dad did say that my grandpa did buy a 2nd '39 many years ago to replace some parts on the one we have now.  We are not looking to restore this car completely but would really like to make it a driver and just tool around town and enjoy the car. 

Next thing on our agenda, is the brakes.  As long as my dad can remember, the brakes have never been very good on the car and actually rolled the car going around a corner when the brakes were completely gone (back in the 60s).  Any ideas on how to fix, adjust, or perhaps add hydraulic brakes? 

Attached are a couple of pictures of the car, the carb, and screenshot of the information I found about the carb online.

All thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all in advance

Matt Hellberg
hollywoodhellberg@...


Fun Hotshot Ad

SteveC
 

I found this on thechicane.com 




Re: New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Cast blocks did start being used till late January 1949, Early 49 Crosleys had the CoBra engines.

On Mar 2, 2019, at 3:49 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

I noticed that the engine used a Cobra block.  Were the good cranks even available prior to 1948 when the Ciba blocks came out.  I would think that if the cast blocks were available, one would have been used in the airplane. It would seem that adding an outboard bearing would have been an easy engineering installation.  It would have to have been removable to install the V-belts.

On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 1:31 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Not sure if they used a special crank or not. The speculation I have heard is, since they ran the propeller through multi V belts off the back of the engine and it had to be very tight, it put a big load on the already fragile crank. An  no outboard bearing to carry the load might have made it all work.




Re: New Crosley of the Month

L.E. Hardee
 

I noticed that the engine used a Cobra block.  Were the good cranks even available prior to 1948 when the Ciba blocks came out.  I would think that if the cast blocks were available, one would have been used in the airplane. It would seem that adding an outboard bearing would have been an easy engineering installation.  It would have to have been removable to install the V-belts.


On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 1:31 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Not sure if they used a special crank or not. The speculation I have heard is, since they ran the propeller through multi V belts off the back of the engine and it had to be very tight, it put a big load on the already fragile crank. An  no outboard bearing to carry the load might have made it all work.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Not sure if they used a special crank or not. The speculation I have heard is, since they ran the propeller through multi V belts off the back of the engine and it had to be very tight, it put a big load on the already fragile crank. An  no outboard bearing to carry the load might have made it all work.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

Robert Kirk
 

Any explanation for the crank failures?  I assume nodular iron cranks were available. 


New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the March CotM. Something a bit different this month. Look for the extra links in the description, lots of additional photos this month.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Jim...


Re: For Sale: T Emblems & License Plate Frame

 

I know a Bill Spear who makes ceramic emblems for Bantams. See his work at https://wmspear.com/catalog.php?cat=27
He may be a resource for Crosley pins or emblems

- Steve Cameron

On Feb 28, 2019, at 2:56 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

The rounded emblem is the only thing left in this batch. Make Eric an offer.


Re: For Sale: Fuel Pump - $25 - IN

Brian Dlapa
 

hey jim if he comes up with national plaques I am interested in buying them

On ‎Thursday‎, ‎February‎ ‎28‎, ‎2019‎ ‎05‎:‎07‎:‎34‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CST, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:


The seller is helping out the widow of a Crosley collector and past club member and will have a few more parts as they get sorted out. Here is the next items.

Looks like a new fuel pump or at  least nicely cleaned up, selling as is $25 plus shipping.

Eric Erwin <hdrider0749 "at" yahoo.com>
New Albany, IN
 
Eric isn't a member of the Crosley-Gang so contact directly


For Sale: Fuel Pump - $25 - IN

Jim Bollman
 

The seller is helping out the widow of a Crosley collector and past club member and will have a few more parts as they get sorted out. Here is the next items.

Looks like a new fuel pump or at  least nicely cleaned up, selling as is $25 plus shipping.

Eric Erwin <hdrider0749 "at" yahoo.com>
New Albany, IN
 
Eric isn't a member of the Crosley-Gang so contact directly


Re: For Sale: 2 Radios - Chrome Nose $300 - Philco $200 - IN

Jim Bollman
 

The plain Philco is still available, make Eric an offer.

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