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Re: Tower Shaft upper bolt removal tool

Butch
 

The upper tower shaft bolt should just have a 7/16" head (maybe 1/2", I'm not close to one at present), no special tool or socket required.

Butch

On 3/21/2019 11:38 AM, Jim Murphy wrote:
What tool do you use to remove the upper bolt on the tower shaft? I have a couple of sockets with the studs but nothing as tiny as the grooves in the shaft housing. Thank you.


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Re: Tower Shaft upper bolt removal tool

Plandersen
 

Some require a 12 point socket.  That would explain the tiny groves.  Kent

On Mar 21, 2019, at 9:03 AM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

The upper tower shaft bolt should just have a 7/16" head (maybe 1/2", I'm not close to one at present), no special tool or socket required.

Butch

On 3/21/2019 11:38 AM, Jim Murphy wrote:
What tool do you use to remove the upper bolt on the tower shaft? I have a couple of sockets with the studs but nothing as tiny as the grooves in the shaft housing. Thank you.


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Re: Tower Shaft upper bolt removal tool

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Should be just a 7/16 wrench..  


On Mar 21, 2019, at 8:38 AM, Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...> wrote:

What tool do you use to remove the upper bolt on the tower shaft? I have a couple of sockets with the studs but nothing as tiny as the grooves in the shaft housing. Thank you.

Re: Tower Shaft upper bolt removal tool

 

No bolt head...there is a hole about 1 5" deep and it appears there is a bolt head at the bottom. The collar at the top of the hole inside the top gear has 4 maybe 1/8 x 3/8 slots feeding off the inner edge. My assumption is that there was a special socket to fit in them allowing it to drop down and engage the bolt head.

New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

Bob H.
 

I'm new to the Crosley world, but have decided that I'd like to get my Dad's 1951 Super Sport running again. He passed away a little over a year ago, but owned the SS and two '51 Super wagons.

The SS was driveable until about a year and a half ago when I was driving Dad to a car show in it and it stopped running. We towed it the rest of the way to the show and it hasn't run since.

One of his wagons has already had the complete fuel system replaced from stainless tank forward and I know Dad suspected the SS needs the same treatment. I intend to get it out of Mom's garage in the near future and start going through it. So, I'll probably be back with questions!

I'm a car guy and have passed that down to my 18yo son, who's excited to help me get this thing running. My plan is to take it to Wauseon this summer, assuming we make progress by then. 

So, my first question is... where do I hook up my OBDII scanner and check for codes? ;-) Kidding!

-Bob

Re: New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

 

Good One!


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From: Bob H. <bob@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

I'm new to the Crosley world, but have decided that I'd like to get my Dad's 1951 Super Sport running again. He passed away a little over a year ago, but owned the SS and two '51 Super wagons.

The SS was driveable until about a year and a half ago when I was driving Dad to a car show in it and it stopped running. We towed it the rest of the way to the show and it hasn't run since.

One of his wagons has already had the complete fuel system replaced from stainless tank forward and I know Dad suspected the SS needs the same treatment. I intend to get it out of Mom's garage in the near future and start going through it. So, I'll probably be back with questions!

I'm a car guy and have passed that down to my 18yo son, who's excited to help me get this thing running. My plan is to take it to Wauseon this summer, assuming we make progress by then. 

So, my first question is... where do I hook up my OBDII scanner and check for codes? ;-) Kidding!

-Bob

Re: New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

Steve
 

Welcome to the Crosley Gang!  Various folks may tell you where to put the OBD II scanner. I won't. 

The most sophisticated electronic devices I have used on my Crosleys are a Dwell Tach and a timing light.  As I told my audiologist, my biggest worry of losing my hearing is I won't be able to tune my Crosley.  My son did put a stoichiometric sensor in the tailpipe after I set the carburetor. He couldn't  get any reading for emissions. I guess I did pretty well. 

Have fun!  



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob H." <bob@...>
Date: 03/21/2019 4:27 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

I'm new to the Crosley world, but have decided that I'd like to get my Dad's 1951 Super Sport running again. He passed away a little over a year ago, but owned the SS and two '51 Super wagons.

The SS was driveable until about a year and a half ago when I was driving Dad to a car show in it and it stopped running. We towed it the rest of the way to the show and it hasn't run since.

One of his wagons has already had the complete fuel system replaced from stainless tank forward and I know Dad suspected the SS needs the same treatment. I intend to get it out of Mom's garage in the near future and start going through it. So, I'll probably be back with questions!

I'm a car guy and have passed that down to my 18yo son, who's excited to help me get this thing running. My plan is to take it to Wauseon this summer, assuming we make progress by then. 

So, my first question is... where do I hook up my OBDII scanner and check for codes? ;-) Kidding!

-Bob

Re: New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

crosleyshortsport
 

Bob,   I also want to welcome you to the crosley gang !  As chairman of the national meet, here is your personal invitation to the 2019 national meet. July 8 - 13. This is the BIG 50 year Celebration for the Crosley Automobile Club. Bring your kid, and I promise a ride in the FarmOroad. My kid will be giving rides around the fairgrounds.


On Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 5:57 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:
Welcome to the Crosley Gang!  Various folks may tell you where to put the OBD II scanner. I won't. 

The most sophisticated electronic devices I have used on my Crosleys are a Dwell Tach and a timing light.  As I told my audiologist, my biggest worry of losing my hearing is I won't be able to tune my Crosley.  My son did put a stoichiometric sensor in the tailpipe after I set the carburetor. He couldn't  get any reading for emissions. I guess I did pretty well. 

Have fun!  



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob H." <bob@...>
Date: 03/21/2019 4:27 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] New Crosley "owner" in Ohio

I'm new to the Crosley world, but have decided that I'd like to get my Dad's 1951 Super Sport running again. He passed away a little over a year ago, but owned the SS and two '51 Super wagons.

The SS was driveable until about a year and a half ago when I was driving Dad to a car show in it and it stopped running. We towed it the rest of the way to the show and it hasn't run since.

One of his wagons has already had the complete fuel system replaced from stainless tank forward and I know Dad suspected the SS needs the same treatment. I intend to get it out of Mom's garage in the near future and start going through it. So, I'll probably be back with questions!

I'm a car guy and have passed that down to my 18yo son, who's excited to help me get this thing running. My plan is to take it to Wauseon this summer, assuming we make progress by then. 

So, my first question is... where do I hook up my OBDII scanner and check for codes? ;-) Kidding!

-Bob

Re: Tower Shaft upper bolt removal tool

Butch
 

I have disassembled, literally, at least a couple hundred of these engines and have never seen anything but a bolt head at the top.

Yours sound like someone has snapped off the towershaft bolt and all that is left is the threaded lower portion.

The bolt extends ABOVE the towershaft and gear, it is hollow drilled, a "metering" elbow goes between the towershaft and camshaft.

That is how the camshaft and bearings get lubricated.

Butch

On 3/21/2019 12:39 PM, Jim Murphy wrote:
No bolt head...there is a hole about 1 5" deep and it appears there is a bolt head at the bottom. The collar at the top of the hole inside the top gear has 4 maybe 1/8 x 3/8 slots feeding off the inner edge. My assumption is that there was a special socket to fit in them allowing it to drop down and engage the bolt head.


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engine rebuild

Jim Hostetter
 

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Los Angeles area Crosleys available

Jim Hostetter
 

Know of two San Gabriel Crosleys available

Re: engine rebuild

Spock Arnold
 

Jim, I would suggest you worry less about where you have it rebuilt and more about who.  I'd stick with our established engine people.  Check the suppliers section of the club page.  Speaking from experience, I've seen engines rebuilt that lasted less than a few minutes.  It takes a special touch.

On Mar 22, 2019 9:06 PM, "Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io" <american.jim@...> wrote:
looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Re: engine rebuild

dale@servicemotors.net
 

How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Re: engine rebuild

James Dlapa
 

Has anyone successfully sleeved a Crosley engine? I have a fageol mirror block I would like to save if possible. 

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 7:27 AM dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Re: Los Angeles area Crosleys available

christopher cochrane
 

Pics and descriptions? 

On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

Know of two San Gabriel Crosleys available

Re: engine rebuild

Jim Hostetter
 

8 to 9 weeks

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dale@...
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:28 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] engine rebuild

 

How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Re: engine rebuild

dale@servicemotors.net
 

I cant do it that fast.  Sorry


On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

8 to 9 weeks

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dale@...
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:28 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] engine rebuild

 

How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.

Re: engine rebuild

Butch
 

To my knowledge, any & every know GOOD builder, is backed up MUCH further than that.

On 3/23/2019 5:19 PM, dale@... wrote:
I cant do it that fast.  Sorry


On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

8 to 9 weeks

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dale@...
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:28 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] engine rebuild

 

How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.



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Re: engine rebuild

Butch
 

James,

Yes, we did one many years ago. Like yours, that block was very special. It was a lot of work and required some special procedures.

I'm not sure if some of the materials are available any longer.

Can your block be saved by boring and have custom pistons made? That would probably be less expensive.

Butch

On 3/23/2019 10:30 AM, James Dlapa wrote:
Has anyone successfully sleeved a Crosley engine? I have a fageol mirror block I would like to save if possible. 

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 7:27 AM dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.


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Re: engine rebuild

Steve Perry
 

I spoke to some guys that specialize in motorcycle as well as automobile engine sleeving.. thy were set up at the SEMA show a couple yeas ago. I believe they were from California. I’ll see if I can find their information and get that posted.
Steve


On Mar 23, 2019, at 8:45 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

James,

Yes, we did one many years ago. Like yours, that block was very special. It was a lot of work and required some special procedures.

I'm not sure if some of the materials are available any longer.

Can your block be saved by boring and have custom pistons made? That would probably be less expensive.

Butch

On 3/23/2019 10:30 AM, James Dlapa wrote:
Has anyone successfully sleeved a Crosley engine? I have a fageol mirror block I would like to save if possible. 

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 7:27 AM dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
How fast do you need it??


On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Jim Hostetter via Groups.Io <american.jim@...> wrote:

looking for someone in the Los Angeles area to rebuild a "51" Crosley Engine.


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