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Re: Wish me luck!

David Reina
 

Good luck today Mike.
Dave

On May 8, 2019, at 11:36 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

Tomorrow morning is my surgery for the prostate.  Wish me luck!  Hope to be back on the Crosley trail soon.
Mike S


Re: Wish me luck!

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Best of LUCK Mike!!!!!


Wish me luck!

Mike S
 

Tomorrow morning is my surgery for the prostate.  Wish me luck!  Hope to be back on the Crosley trail soon.
Mike S


Re: Selling my 48 wagon $6500

Jim Bollman
 

Pictures were posted initially
https://groups.io/g/Crosley-Gang/message/36694

Jim...


Re: Selling my 48 wagon $6500

Bud Martin
 

Do you have pictures?



From: Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Selling my 48 wagon $6500

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Re: Selling my 48 wagon $6500

Tim Hamblen
 

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Wire harness diagram

Mike S
 

Someone the other day was struggling with the tiny image of the wire harness in the shop manual.  I blew one up & scanned it.  It will print onto an 11 x 17 sheet of paper if your printer can do it.  Hope it uploads ok.
Mike S


Crosley 3/4 midget at auction

Michael Eliasohn <mikethebike2325@...>
 

autoweek.com on Monday, May 6, had an article about the upcoming JAB (Jeff Begg) estate auction June 15 in Springfield, Mich., near Battle Creek.  For sale will be his collection of old race cars, motorcycles, "speed parts" and vintage cars.  
Among the race cars for sale will be a Crosley three-quarter midget.  From the photos, it appears to be a major restoration project, but hopefully someone will be interested.
Either go to autoweek.com for the article and links or go to vanderbrinkauctions,com, then click on "auctions," then "view auction," then scroll down to the bottom to "auction photos."


Re: Estate Sale Cars

Mike S
 

The timing stinks for me....I'm having some surgery this week & probably won't be fit enough to go watch this sale.  It will probably be fun.
Mike S


Re: Great New Crosley Video on YouTube from M. Park Hunter

L.E. Hardee
 

Jim, I don't remember whether this was my 2nd or 3rd crankshaft in that engine.  The first ended up in 3 pieces after a high rev.  Dumb high school kid trying to impress other kids.   Number two was a used standard crank that I had reground undersize in the original crankcase.  I put it together myself with the help of an older mechanic friend.  I was 16 at the time.  That one lasted about 6 months and just broke going down the road at 45 mph.  I figured that the crankcase was warped by the first crank failure.  Number 3 was from an old military generator that I bought for $15 because it had a busted block from freezing. It was the good steel crank.  I used the generator crankcase too.  It is still in the car today. 


On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 5:27 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
You were really humming along, by my calculation with stock tires, you were turning a bit over 6500 RPMs, since the stock engine is good for about 7500 (how long depends on the crank and how well it was put together) you were probably running out of power pushing a brick through the wind. That is why the VC models raced with the windshield off a lot of the time. In my dumber days, I took a broke in rebuild with a steel crank up to 7800 RPMs in second when the valves floated. Even then I didn't try it in high :-)

Jim...

On May 5, 2019, at 4:59 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

Good video.  It was a nice intro into Crosleys.  One very small point of contention though.  The Crosley would actually do the 70 mph on the speedometer.  Back in my crazy teen years, I had the needle bouncing off the the 70 peg in my stock 1952 Crosley wagon.  It even had the original 13 year old Goodyear Super Cushion tires.  I picked a straight country road with woods on both sides to eliminate cross winds and waited until there was no traffic. The motor was wound tight and the car was about to lift off.  I held it at 70 for about an half mile before I backed off the gas.  It felt like a plane bouncing on the runway just before it leaves the ground.  There is no way you could get me to repeat that run today though.

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I'm sure you all know, there is a dearth of Crosley videos on the web.  M. Park Hunter took the time to do an absolutely wonderful tour, start & drive of his 1948 CoBra Wagon.  It is a must see and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hyfHTIarc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jjnNhtri3RSkqyxWMeMqcnXDpKBPEPM9vliW3S7mHk7P2X_2cWf1Ldao

Bill




Re: Great New Crosley Video on YouTube from M. Park Hunter

Jim Bollman
 

You were really humming along, by my calculation with stock tires, you were turning a bit over 6500 RPMs, since the stock engine is good for about 7500 (how long depends on the crank and how well it was put together) you were probably running out of power pushing a brick through the wind. That is why the VC models raced with the windshield off a lot of the time. In my dumber days, I took a broke in rebuild with a steel crank up to 7800 RPMs in second when the valves floated. Even then I didn't try it in high :-)

Jim...

On May 5, 2019, at 4:59 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

Good video.  It was a nice intro into Crosleys.  One very small point of contention though.  The Crosley would actually do the 70 mph on the speedometer.  Back in my crazy teen years, I had the needle bouncing off the the 70 peg in my stock 1952 Crosley wagon.  It even had the original 13 year old Goodyear Super Cushion tires.  I picked a straight country road with woods on both sides to eliminate cross winds and waited until there was no traffic. The motor was wound tight and the car was about to lift off.  I held it at 70 for about an half mile before I backed off the gas.  It felt like a plane bouncing on the runway just before it leaves the ground.  There is no way you could get me to repeat that run today though.

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I'm sure you all know, there is a dearth of Crosley videos on the web.  M. Park Hunter took the time to do an absolutely wonderful tour, start & drive of his 1948 CoBra Wagon.  It is a must see and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hyfHTIarc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jjnNhtri3RSkqyxWMeMqcnXDpKBPEPM9vliW3S7mHk7P2X_2cWf1Ldao

Bill




Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

Gary Cochrane
 

Please do post your test results. If these work this is a great find.




On Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:03 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

I live in the SF bay area, the reason i need a rim is that I purchased a set of the MQQN 12” trimrings out of japan and I need a test wheel to see if they fit. There’s no doubt that once i put one on one of my freshly painted wheel, it’s gonna leave some scratch marks on the inside lip of the wheel from the teeth on the inside of the trimring. so for the sake of me and the crosley community- i’m gonna find out if these nice quality-stainless steel trimrings work on the crosley wheel and post my answer. I had already ruled out a set from Mike’s hubcaps as too deep for the crosley wheel so short of locating a set of original crosley trimrings, these are my last resort. I see one of the members posted stating all I have to do is pay for shipping so i’m gonna message him and take him up on his offer. Thanks for the responses crosley gang!




Re: Great New Crosley Video on YouTube from M. Park Hunter

Steve Perry
 

Wish there was a video of that...
Steve


On May 5, 2019, at 3:59 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

Good video.  It was a nice intro into Crosleys.  One very small point of contention though.  The Crosley would actually do the 70 mph on the speedometer.  Back in my crazy teen years, I had the needle bouncing off the the 70 peg in my stock 1952 Crosley wagon.  It even had the original 13 year old Goodyear Super Cushion tires.  I picked a straight country road with woods on both sides to eliminate cross winds and waited until there was no traffic. The motor was wound tight and the car was about to lift off.  I held it at 70 for about an half mile before I backed off the gas.  It felt like a plane bouncing on the runway just before it leaves the ground.  There is no way you could get me to repeat that run today though.

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I'm sure you all know, there is a dearth of Crosley videos on the web.  M. Park Hunter took the time to do an absolutely wonderful tour, start & drive of his 1948 CoBra Wagon.  It is a must see and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hyfHTIarc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jjnNhtri3RSkqyxWMeMqcnXDpKBPEPM9vliW3S7mHk7P2X_2cWf1Ldao

Bill


Re: Great New Crosley Video on YouTube from M. Park Hunter

L.E. Hardee
 

Good video.  It was a nice intro into Crosleys.  One very small point of contention though.  The Crosley would actually do the 70 mph on the speedometer.  Back in my crazy teen years, I had the needle bouncing off the the 70 peg in my stock 1952 Crosley wagon.  It even had the original 13 year old Goodyear Super Cushion tires.  I picked a straight country road with woods on both sides to eliminate cross winds and waited until there was no traffic. The motor was wound tight and the car was about to lift off.  I held it at 70 for about an half mile before I backed off the gas.  It felt like a plane bouncing on the runway just before it leaves the ground.  There is no way you could get me to repeat that run today though.


On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I'm sure you all know, there is a dearth of Crosley videos on the web.  M. Park Hunter took the time to do an absolutely wonderful tour, start & drive of his 1948 CoBra Wagon.  It is a must see and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hyfHTIarc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jjnNhtri3RSkqyxWMeMqcnXDpKBPEPM9vliW3S7mHk7P2X_2cWf1Ldao

Bill


Great New Crosley Video on YouTube from M. Park Hunter

wpaxt@...
 

As I'm sure you all know, there is a dearth of Crosley videos on the web.  M. Park Hunter took the time to do an absolutely wonderful tour, start & drive of his 1948 CoBra Wagon.  It is a must see and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hyfHTIarc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jjnNhtri3RSkqyxWMeMqcnXDpKBPEPM9vliW3S7mHk7P2X_2cWf1Ldao

Bill


Re: Transmission conversions

Mike Gardner
 

Possibly a 1970 up midget/spitfire 1500 trans ....


On Sun, May 5, 2019, 8:24 AM Mike Gardner via Groups.Io <healeyracer59=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Not a sprite. Bell housing and case one piece on those

On Sat, May 4, 2019, 12:05 PM Robert Kirk via Groups.Io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looks like a later ribbed case from a Sprite/Midget to me. 


Re: Transmission conversions

Mike Gardner
 

Not a sprite. Bell housing and case one piece on those


On Sat, May 4, 2019, 12:05 PM Robert Kirk via Groups.Io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looks like a later ribbed case from a Sprite/Midget to me. 


Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

Dave Shipman
 

I live in the SF bay area, the reason i need a rim is that I purchased a set of the MQQN 12” trimrings out of japan and I need a test wheel to see if they fit. There’s no doubt that once i put one on one of my freshly painted wheel, it’s gonna leave some scratch marks on the inside lip of the wheel from the teeth on the inside of the trimring. so for the sake of me and the crosley community- i’m gonna find out if these nice quality-stainless steel trimrings work on the crosley wheel and post my answer. I had already ruled out a set from Mike’s hubcaps as too deep for the crosley wheel so short of locating a set of original crosley trimrings, these are my last resort. I see one of the members posted stating all I have to do is pay for shipping so i’m gonna message him and take him up on his offer. Thanks for the responses crosley gang!


Re: Review of New Crosley FarmOroad book by Don Narus

crosleyshortsport
 

Jim,  Thank you for the review and saving us from disappointment.


On Sat, May 4, 2019, 1:48 PM Jerry Summey via Groups.Io <gaelecsol=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank's Jim, I hope that Amazon will take heed!

In a message dated 5/4/2019 10:40:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Some of you may have seen the new FarmOroad book available for $8.95 from Amazon or on eBay for $8.95 with $3.74 shipping. I didn't expect to learn much but since I had heard nothing about the book coming out, I wanted to read it to see if it was worth recommending to the Crosley World. I got the book yesterday afternoon. In a 5 minute flip through I already knew it was going to be bad. I read it last night it didn't take long it is only 59 pages long with lots of pictures. Here is the review I just submitted to Amazon, it will be interesting if they will let an honest one star review be the first review of the book.

The short review is don't bother buying this book. Many errors, and not much information.

The long review. I knew buying the book the it was only 60 pages long but thought that was enough to give a nice overview on a vehicle I have owned for over 20 years that I could refer to new collectors. Let me break down the 60 pages. Intro, acknowledgements (this is repeated again later), overview of Powel Crosley Jr's life, overview of the prewar cars, overview of war production, overview of post war cars, description of Willys Jeep, and finally on page 26  we start hearing about the FarmOroad. This would be a nice intro to the book if it was a longer book, but nearly half the pages have already been used. We then have 13  pages on the FarmOroad, lots of pictures. Another 10 pages on the Crofton a FarmOroad like product made after Crosley went out of production, lots of pictures, again a nice add but nearly as long as the portion on FORs. Then we have 6 pages on the M422 Mighty Mite that had nothing to do with Crosley at all other than it was a small jeep like vehicle. A repeat page on  acknowledgements/references and the book finishes up with 2 pages about the author and his other books. That gets us to 59 pages and the 60th page is blank.

All that might not be too bad accept the book has many errors, calling modified vehicles new models or prototypes , some pictures mislabeled and many pictures are stretched and distorted to fill the space available rather than keeping the aspect ratio locked. Much speculation by the author to explain photos. Outright wrong information. Save your money and use google to get your information on the FarmOroad, that is how the author admits he wrote the book and got most of the photos.

The book could be a lot better with an hour or so of corrections and fixing the photos. Still not much of a book on FarmOroad, that could have been improved if he had contacted the club for more material and added more pages so that at least half the content was about the FOR.


Re: Estate Sale Cars

Spock Arnold
 

A lot of good stuff. 4 prewars, post war pickups and sedans.  Lots if nice parts.  

On May 4, 2019 7:41 AM, Terrance Robinson <tarobinson44@...> wrote:
10 Crosleys-most prewar-May 11 at 10 AM Avon, Indiana  317-385-0190

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From: Barbara Robinson <onthebarbie@...>
Date: Fri, May 3, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Estate Sale Cars
To: Robinson Terrance <tarobinson44@...>



PLEASE SEE ATTACHED