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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

 

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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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Re: engine rebuild

Butch
 

Should you speak with them, make sure that they know that it's only a 2 1/2" bore, and a blind hole (no head). That's what complicates the procedure.

Butch

On 3/23/2019 9:50 PM, Steve Perry wrote:
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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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

Jim Bollman
 

Crosley made in to the Daniel Strohl's  Hemmings Blog again and this one you can buy.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/03/23/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1959-crosley-based-special/

Re: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

L.E. Hardee
 

Interesting looking special.  I like the windshield.  It looks much nicer than many of the specials I have seen.  I am really curious about the transmission.  I couldn't really see it in any of the pictures.  The bell housing reminds me of one from a military generator set.  Anyone have any more information?


On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Crosley made in to the Daniel Strohl's  Hemmings Blog again and this one you can buy.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/03/23/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1959-crosley-based-special/

Re: engine rebuild

Steve Perry
 



Re: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

Terrance Robinson
 

note the ?53 Kaiser ?Dragon in the second pic tire

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
Interesting looking special.  I like the windshield.  It looks much nicer than many of the specials I have seen.  I am really curious about the transmission.  I couldn't really see it in any of the pictures.  The bell housing reminds me of one from a military generator set.  Anyone have any more information?

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Crosley made in to the Daniel Strohl's  Hemmings Blog again and this one you can buy.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/03/23/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1959-crosley-based-special/



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Re: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

Robert Connearney
 

I think it was a few months ago that I saw the same house and Kaiser in the background of a different "car for sale" ad (not this Crosley).



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-------- Original message --------
From: Terrance Robinson <tarobinson44@...>
Date: 3/24/19 1:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

note the ?53 Kaiser ?Dragon in the second pic tire

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
Interesting looking special.  I like the windshield.  It looks much nicer than many of the specials I have seen.  I am really curious about the transmission.  I couldn't really see it in any of the pictures.  The bell housing reminds me of one from a military generator set.  Anyone have any more information?

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Crosley made in to the Daniel Strohl's  Hemmings Blog again and this one you can buy.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/03/23/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1959-crosley-based-special/



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Hurt not the Earth neither the Sea. Nor the Trees.                         Revelation 7:3  
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."   
                                                                            President Dwight D. Eisenhower 
"The only thing to buy on credit is your casket."                       James A Michener
Debt is "anything that you pay today for yesterday's living"              Ruth Hayden
A model of Christian Charity: "We are all responsible (institutions and individuals)    to each other and to serve the common good"              Gov. John Winthrop 1630

Re: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

Spock Arnold
 

Yeah it's probably Geoff Hackers neighborhood.  He has the business selling the car.  He specializes in long lost fiberglass vehicles.

On Mar 24, 2019 10:50 PM, "Robert Connearney via Groups.Io" <rconnearney@...> wrote:
I think it was a few months ago that I saw the same house and Kaiser in the background of a different "car for sale" ad (not this Crosley).



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-------- Original message --------
From: Terrance Robinson <tarobinson44@...>
Date: 3/24/19 1:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

note the ?53 Kaiser ?Dragon in the second pic tire

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
Interesting looking special.  I like the windshield.  It looks much nicer than many of the specials I have seen.  I am really curious about the transmission.  I couldn't really see it in any of the pictures.  The bell housing reminds me of one from a military generator set.  Anyone have any more information?

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Crosley made in to the Daniel Strohl's  Hemmings Blog again and this one you can buy.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/03/23/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1959-crosley-based-special/



--
Hurt not the Earth neither the Sea. Nor the Trees.                         Revelation 7:3  
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."   
                                                                            President Dwight D. Eisenhower 
"The only thing to buy on credit is your casket."                       James A Michener
Debt is "anything that you pay today for yesterday's living"              Ruth Hayden
A model of Christian Charity: "We are all responsible (institutions and individuals)    to each other and to serve the common good"              Gov. John Winthrop 1630

Re: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Crosley-based special

 

It is.