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Sliding window hardware?

Mike S
 

None of the side windows on our 48 station wagon have knobs or handles to help open or close them.  What is supposed to be on them and do any of the vendors sell them?

Re: Sliding window hardware?

Spock Arnold
 

Yes they have a handle and I've also seen locks. I have a few spare handles that I'll bring to Wauseon

On Jun 19, 2019 7:05 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
None of the side windows on our 48 station wagon have knobs or handles to help open or close them.  What is supposed to be on them and do any of the vendors sell them?

Re: Sliding window hardware?

crosleyshortsport
 

These ste available from Service Motors

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 7:46 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes they have a handle and I've also seen locks. I have a few spare handles that I'll bring to Wauseon

On Jun 19, 2019 7:05 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
None of the side windows on our 48 station wagon have knobs or handles to help open or close them.  What is supposed to be on them and do any of the vendors sell them?

Re: Sliding window hardware?

crosleyshortsport
 

These are very close to original


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 8:41 PM crosleyshortsport via Groups.Io <crosleyshortsport=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
These ste available from Service Motors
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 7:46 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes they have a handle and I've also seen locks. I have a few spare handles that I'll bring to Wauseon

On Jun 19, 2019 7:05 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
None of the side windows on our 48 station wagon have knobs or handles to help open or close them.  What is supposed to be on them and do any of the vendors sell them?

Re: Sliding window hardware?

L.E. Hardee
 

The Crosley pull handles and window locks are same as on the 1962 Rambler station wagon.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:42 PM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
These are very close to original

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 8:41 PM crosleyshortsport via Groups.Io <crosleyshortsport=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
These ste available from Service Motors
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 7:46 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes they have a handle and I've also seen locks. I have a few spare handles that I'll bring to Wauseon

On Jun 19, 2019 7:05 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
None of the side windows on our 48 station wagon have knobs or handles to help open or close them.  What is supposed to be on them and do any of the vendors sell them?

Re: Sliding window hardware?

Mike S
 

'62 Ramblers....they are more rare than those handles around here....

So, the handle is the result of the thickness of the glass, plus the thickness of the sealer (2 sided tape???) plus the thickness of the metal. To get all this to fit into the channel, (when closing the windows) do you make a mandrel the same thickness (out of wood or something) and drive it into the channel to "spread" it in that localized area?  The glass seems a little snug in the channels as it is (the channels had been replaced not too long ago).

Mission Orange contest jingle

Bob H.
 

I'm sure many or all of you are familiar with the Mission Orange contest in 1952 which featured a 51 SS as a prize. One could submit a line to complete their ad jingle and could win the car.

I have a copy of the ad, which has the first three lines of the jingle. I've searched high and low online to find out what the winning entry was. Any chance one of you knows?

Thanks! 
Bob Hodgeman, Jr. 

Re: Sliding window hardware?

crosleyshortsport
 

Mike,  The handle will make it slightly thicker when pushing into the channel. It will make its mark and work though. I had to run the windows back and forth a million times by putting my hands on both sides of the glass, and also using some special silicone spray in the track.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 9:39 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
'62 Ramblers....they are more rare than those handles around here....

So, the handle is the result of the thickness of the glass, plus the thickness of the sealer (2 sided tape???) plus the thickness of the metal. To get all this to fit into the channel, (when closing the windows) do you make a mandrel the same thickness (out of wood or something) and drive it into the channel to "spread" it in that localized area?  The glass seems a little snug in the channels as it is (the channels had been replaced not too long ago).

Re: Mission Orange contest jingle

crosleyshortsport
 

I have no idea, Michael Banks may know.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 10:18 PM Bob H. <bob@...> wrote:
I'm sure many or all of you are familiar with the Mission Orange contest in 1952 which featured a 51 SS as a prize. One could submit a line to complete their ad jingle and could win the car.

I have a copy of the ad, which has the first three lines of the jingle. I've searched high and low online to find out what the winning entry was. Any chance one of you knows?

Thanks! 
Bob Hodgeman, Jr. 

Re: Sliding window hardware?

Brian Dlapa
 

cabinet glass handles work yankee has them

On ‎Thursday‎, ‎June‎ ‎20‎, ‎2019‎ ‎05‎:‎26‎:‎25‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CDT, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


Mike,  The handle will make it slightly thicker when pushing into the channel. It will make its mark and work though. I had to run the windows back and forth a million times by putting my hands on both sides of the glass, and also using some special silicone spray in the track.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 9:39 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
'62 Ramblers....they are more rare than those handles around here....

So, the handle is the result of the thickness of the glass, plus the thickness of the sealer (2 sided tape???) plus the thickness of the metal. To get all this to fit into the channel, (when closing the windows) do you make a mandrel the same thickness (out of wood or something) and drive it into the channel to "spread" it in that localized area?  The glass seems a little snug in the channels as it is (the channels had been replaced not too long ago).

Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

The clutch on our "new to us" 48 seems to have a very soft return spring (compared to other cars) & the engagement is very close to the floor (not all the way down, but close).  Is this normal for a Crosley?  I haven't been underneath it yet, but plan to this weekend.  There's no slippage.
thanks,
Mike S

Re: Clutch adjustments?

crosleyshortsport
 

Mike,  Sounds like it probably has a return spring that is too lightweight. You should have some fairly stiff resistance. On a Crosley,You should need to put the clutch pedal all the way to the floor to shift in AND out of gear. Also known as double clutching. You can adjust the throughout bearing closer to the clutch forks, should be a 1/4 inch or so of space between them. Too far back, you will grind gears, too close, you will be chugging.


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 7:17 AM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
The clutch on our "new to us" 48 seems to have a very soft return spring (compared to other cars) & the engagement is very close to the floor (not all the way down, but close).  Is this normal for a Crosley?  I haven't been underneath it yet, but plan to this weekend.  There's no slippage.
thanks,
Mike S

Re: Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?

Re: Clutch adjustments?

crosleyshortsport
 

The dust cover should be in place. Though much easier to adjust without. If you come to Wauseon, and IF you see a dust cover, grab it. They are a bit tough to find.


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 8:02 AM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?

Re: Clutch adjustments?

Jim Bollman
 

If you add a lower flywheel shield be sure to keep the weep hole open at the bottom. Rear oil seals can leak enough to build up to the point that the flywheel flings oil around and onto the clutch. I don't use them myself.


On Jun 21, 2019, at 8:05 AM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

The dust cover should be in place. Though much easier to adjust without. If you come to Wauseon, and IF you see a dust cover, grab it. They are a bit tough to find.

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 8:02 AM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?



Re: Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

We live out in the country & our roads are falling apart (no sign of making America great around here....).  I think adding one might be a caution to keep rocks & such away from the flywheel if I can find one. 

Pedal location on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

 

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Jim Bollman
 

I never had a problem when I had my SS, maybe a picture of the foot area of your SS to see if something has already been modified.


On Jun 22, 2019, at 6:11 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

 

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

L.E. Hardee
 

Suggest you take a picture of the pedals and post so we can see what your problem might be.


On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I never had a problem when I had my SS, maybe a picture of the foot area of your SS to see if something has already been modified.


On Jun 22, 2019, at 6:11 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis