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Re: First Time Post and First Time Crosley

Gabriel Haddad
 

Welcome James, we hope the best for your crosley purchase. Enjoy!


On Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 8:34 PM James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:
Hi All, I recently joined the Club and bought my first Crosley. It has to be shipped from California to NY (4-5 weeks the Shipper informs me-I can't wait!). I'd still be "Crosleyless" if it wasn't for the generous help of Jeffrey Ackerman and Tim Foster. A club couldn't have better representatives than these two gentlemen and I wanted to express my gratitude. I'd also like to thank the seller, Mr. Mike Grimes for taking the time to have extensive "Crosley Talks" with me in order to familiarize me with the Crosley Marque and his Homelite 55 conversion. I wasn't expecting to get a Crosley so soon. If I can get the time off work, I look forward to meeting many of the members at Wauseon.-Jim Hudson


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Re: First Time Post and First Time Crosley

Spock Arnold
 

And we all look forward to meeting and talking with you also.  Please be sure to step up and introduce yourself. 

On Apr 21, 2019 8:34 PM, James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:
Hi All, I recently joined the Club and bought my first Crosley. It has to be shipped from California to NY (4-5 weeks the Shipper informs me-I can't wait!). I'd still be "Crosleyless" if it wasn't for the generous help of Jeffrey Ackerman and Tim Foster. A club couldn't have better representatives than these two gentlemen and I wanted to express my gratitude. I'd also like to thank the seller, Mr. Mike Grimes for taking the time to have extensive "Crosley Talks" with me in order to familiarize me with the Crosley Marque and his Homelite 55 conversion. I wasn't expecting to get a Crosley so soon. If I can get the time off work, I look forward to meeting many of the members at Wauseon.-Jim Hudson



Re: First Time Post and First Time Crosley

 

Jim - Very good find- you should have lots of fun times with it.

- Steve

On Apr 21, 2019, at 5:55 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Jim,  You found a very nice wagon ! You simply must join us at the big 50 year celebration, 2019 national meet. As chairman of the meet, I guarantee you will be overwhelmed with Crosley fun. The meet is now a week long, At the very least, try to attend Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I can promise a ride in a FarmOroad with Samantha. Last year she went through two tanks of fuel ! 

On Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 8:34 PM James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:
Hi All, I recently joined the Club and bought my first Crosley. It has to be shipped from California to NY (4-5 weeks the Shipper informs me-I can't wait!). I'd still be "Crosleyless" if it wasn't for the generous help of Jeffrey Ackerman and Tim Foster. A club couldn't have better representatives than these two gentlemen and I wanted to express my gratitude. I'd also like to thank the seller, Mr. Mike Grimes for taking the time to have extensive "Crosley Talks" with me in order to familiarize me with the Crosley Marque and his Homelite 55 conversion. I wasn't expecting to get a Crosley so soon. If I can get the time off work, I look forward to meeting many of the members at Wauseon.-Jim Hudson


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Radiator

Sandy Smith
 

Had my rad for 1951 CD cleaned out and found top tank is split, if anyone has one and willing to ship to Canada would be a great help to get me on the road.
Shipping a complete rad probably prohibited $$$ , so I could commit to a purchase and pick up at Nationals.
Thanks
Sandy Smith

Re: Radiator

Spock Arnold
 

Sandy;
      I think I have a spare new style radiator that is already partially disassembled.  I could bring it along to Wauseon.   E mail me.
      Dave Anspach 

Crosley Registries...

dalef62
 

For the National meet I would like to see displays of all the Crosley Registries.  I think it would be a great time to display these and see how many of each model are known and how many are still on the road.  To me it would be fun to see which cars are close to mine in VIN, or who has the earliest or lastest production vehicle still running.  I believe we have someone doing registries for all models, but I am not sure.  I know Jim Bollman has the registry for the FOR and Fred Syrdal has the VC. 
In this same vane, I think this would be a good year to add to those registries, having everyone check there Crosley's and bring there VIN's to the meet. 
I have talked to Dave A. and Jeff A. about this and have there approval.
If those that have the registries could contact me and let me know if this is a good idea or not, I would appreciate it.  kimndale97 at googlemail dot com
Dale

Re: Crosley Registries...

Mike S
 

I'm the moderator for the 1966 Studebaker registry for the Studebaker Driver's club.  I think it's fun to attempt to log in all the survivors, although I have learned there are some owners who do not want to be on any type of list, not matter what kind it is.  They only made 8900 Studebakers during their last year of production.  I have less than 200 vin numbers registered so far. 
Mike S

Re: Crosley Registries...

 

I like the idea of a Crosley registry. I have discovered a lot about VIN (serial) numbers on VC’s as my serial number plate was missing. After much research I was able to find the number on the frame after sanding off some of the paint - VC10091. I am having a new plate made by the former owner of Service Motors as he still has the tooling to make the plates. Without the Serial Number California would not have registered the vehicle as a Crosley!

- Steve Cameron

On Apr 22, 2019, at 7:41 AM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I'm the moderator for the 1966 Studebaker registry for the Studebaker Driver's club.  I think it's fun to attempt to log in all the survivors, although I have learned there are some owners who do not want to be on any type of list, not matter what kind it is.  They only made 8900 Studebakers during their last year of production.  I have less than 200 vin numbers registered so far. 
Mike S

batterys

Ron Frost
 

Good morning. Wondering if a motorcycle battery will work , enough crank  
 amperage to start a Crosley 4 cyl. engine. I have installed an engine in a small
 tractor and really don't have room for a 6 volt car battery.

new member

Ron Frost
 

To comply with the sites request, I read this after I sent the first post.  
My interest in Crosley is somewhat unrelated as far as a complete automobile. I have 2 Power King , Economy tractors that I have replaced the original Kohler single cylinder air cooled engines with Cast iron 4 cylinder Crosley engines. Te Power King tractors were mfg'ed. with a T-82 Crosley engine and clutch assembly so connecting was no problem. The engines being somewhat longer and requiring a radiator took some changing. Now where do I find room for the gas tank and battery. Got the gas tank part solver but now the battery. A 6 volt car battery is large and there is no good place to put it. This is why I'm considering a motorcycle battery and wondering if it would turn the engine. 
Once I figure out how to post pictures I'll send some through.  
Ron Frost

Re: Crosley Registries...

Jim Hostetter
 

I recently bought a 1951 Crosley Station Wagon with a missing serial number plate. You mentioned you found the vin# on the frame. Where would that be located? I will also be interested in having a new vin# plate made. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Jim Hostetter

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Cameron via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2019 8:07 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Registries...

 

I like the idea of a Crosley registry. I have discovered a lot about VIN (serial) numbers on VC’s as my serial number plate was missing. After much research I was able to find the number on the frame after sanding off some of the paint - VC10091. I am having a new plate made by the former owner of Service Motors as he still has the tooling to make the plates. Without the Serial Number California would not have registered the vehicle as a Crosley!

- Steve Cameron


On Apr 22, 2019, at 7:41 AM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I'm the moderator for the 1966 Studebaker registry for the Studebaker Driver's club.  I think it's fun to attempt to log in all the survivors, although I have learned there are some owners who do not want to be on any type of list, not matter what kind it is.  They only made 8900 Studebakers during their last year of production.  I have less than 200 vin numbers registered so far. 
Mike S

Re: batterys

Jaks
 

I use a $25 Walmart l2 volt 230 cca lawn tractor battery on my 12v converted engine (with a 6v Crosley starter) without a problem, but then the generator and voltage regulator are 12v so I haven't had to charge it.  I also know of other members using a Honda Gold Wing
battery to turn the Crosley

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Frost via Groups.Io <rd.frost@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] batterys

Good morning. Wondering if a motorcycle battery will work , enough crank  
 amperage to start a Crosley 4 cyl. engine. I have installed an engine in a small
 tractor and really don't have room for a 6 volt car battery.

West Coast Crosley Club Spring Meet

Jim Bollman
 

FYI For Spring Meet

Begin forwarded message:

From: Rick Alexander <tracplanning@...>
Subject: West Coast Crosley Club Spring Meet
Date: April 23, 2019 at 12:45:41 PM EDT
To: Alexander Rick-Trac <tracplanning@...>

Hi All; still plenty of time to register for the Spring Meet in Perris, CA!   It's been a lovely Spring in So Cal, an the weather should be great!
The Orange Empire Railway Museum is an entertaining venue, and the Harvey Girl's lunch excellent.

Support your Club and  come on down for Crosleys and Perris in the springtime!

Email or call for info; or if you need to make a late registration

Thx & Best!     Rick
Rick Alexander
619-787-1908


Re: batterys

Ron Frost
 

OK , Thanks. 
Going to try one and see. Seems like it should work.

 Ron Perma Frost
 
 


On Monday, April 22, 2019, 5:01:15 PM PDT, Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks@...> wrote:


I use a $25 Walmart l2 volt 230 cca lawn tractor battery on my 12v converted engine (with a 6v Crosley starter) without a problem, but then the generator and voltage regulator are 12v so I haven't had to charge it.  I also know of other members using a Honda Gold Wing
battery to turn the Crosley

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Frost via Groups.Io <rd.frost@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] batterys

Good morning. Wondering if a motorcycle battery will work , enough crank  
 amperage to start a Crosley 4 cyl. engine. I have installed an engine in a small
 tractor and really don't have room for a 6 volt car battery.

Re: batterys

Steve Olinger
 

Those batteries may start it and certainly wont hurt the starter,  but you will pop the 6 volt  regulator and 6volt coil will need to be swapped to a 12 volt coil. If the field windings in the generator are swapped for the (late 50s Chrysler products) 12 volt windings and a 12 volt regulator to charge the 12 volt battery. Other ways to get 12 volt is run a 12 volt alternator and regulator with a rv (motor home) 12 volt water pump or  I have used a mid 50s chevy generator (& regulator) that ran a power steering pump and drilled a hole in the shaft to drive the water pump. These type delco generators are a little larger than the Crosley autolites so the bracket has to be ground out a little. Just a couple options to run 12 volt. Note all these 12 volt conversions are for negative grounds.

Re: batterys

crosleyshortsport
 

I have always used these quality batteries from Napa


On Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 5:50 PM <olinger@...> wrote:
Those batteries may start it and certainly wont hurt the starter,  but you will pop the 6 volt  regulator and 6volt coil will need to be swapped to a 12 volt coil. If the field windings in the generator are swapped for the (late 50s Chrysler products) 12 volt windings and a 12 volt regulator to charge the 12 volt battery. Other ways to get 12 volt is run a 12 volt alternator and regulator with a rv (motor home) 12 volt water pump or  I have used a mid 50s chevy generator (& regulator) that ran a power steering pump and drilled a hole in the shaft to drive the water pump. These type delco generators are a little larger than the Crosley autolites so the bracket has to be ground out a little. Just a couple options to run 12 volt. Note all these 12 volt conversions are for negative grounds.

Re: Radiator

fred@...
 

I and other vendors always seem to have radiators in all conditions from $10 and up at the nationals.  I'll be there with about 4 or 5.

Re: Radiator

Mike S
 

I'd be interested in a low cost radiator. Doesn't have to be very pretty or even super water tight.  I plan to build a water flow stand using an old motor block & radiator.  I'll be looking for a ciba block too....maybe one that's not useable for running, but can be made water tight.
Mike S

Re: Radiator

Plandersen
 

To bad you are not close to Royal City, WA.  I have a number of blocks I don’t plan on using.  If you know a trucker that comes this way?  Kent

On Apr 24, 2019, at 7:21 AM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I'd be interested in a low cost radiator. Doesn't have to be very pretty or even super water tight.  I plan to build a water flow stand using an old motor block & radiator.  I'll be looking for a ciba block too....maybe one that's not useable for running, but can be made water tight.
Mike S

Re: Radiator

Mike S
 

You folks in the PNW have all the good stuff....you're just too far away.  I took the train out to Seattle back in '99 & drove a '54 Kaiser Manhattan home....fun trip but gosh it was long....