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Re: Crosley Manufacturing Plant in Marion Indiana

Jim Bollman
 

PreWars were built in Richmond Indian in the same complex where the appliances were built and the complex went with the sale of that division to Avco in 1945. Postwar were built in Marion IN and the factory was in auto related manufacturing before and after Crosley. The main building was tore down a few years ago. I don't have any good late photos even though we had a gathering there back in the 90s, I didn't think to take a picture accept the main office building.

Here is an old photo of Marion plant not sure of the year.



On Jul 2, 2019, at 5:25 PM, Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...> wrote:

I believe that Crosley operated two automobile manufacturing plants in Indiana--Richmond and Marion. The Club site has a "Now and Then" page with Richmond but no reference or pictures of Marion. If the Company did operate in Marion as anyone seen a historical  picture of the plant?  And if so where?

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Hi Butch
Thank you for jumping in.
The carb is a Carter WO, the one listed in the Crosley shop manual. The engine cranks a long time with no activity. Notice there is no smell of gas after the engine is cranked. When the choke is closed there is 1/8" opening between the choke and the carb wall. After the engine starts by using starting fluid it runs & idles fine.
Don

On July 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM "Butch via Groups.Io" <butch46988@...> wrote:



Howdy Bud,

Please, better define you starting problems.

Long cranking, without firing? Will fire, but not keep running? Will try
to run, but dies when you release the starter?

Also, what carburetor have you got, Carter or Tillotson?

More information, please.

Butch
On 7/1/2019 3:35 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps
Any suggestions Bud


Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Butch
 

Don,

A couple of issues going on; 1, Crosleys are well known for the carbs going dry (both heat boiling the fuel out and leaking it out) when sitting for a period of time. If it's an extended period, often the fuel pumps seem to lose prime if the valves are good, I don't see how this happens, except the fuel boiling out due to its proximity to the exhaust manifold. This causes excessive cranking to bring fuel up from the tank and into the carb.

Starting fluid or a quick dump from a gas bottle (my personal choice) takes care of that and the faster speed of running vs cranking, gets it done MUCH faster.

2, Your choke should close COMPLETELY, with the knob pulled all of the way out. It's a quick adjustment to get it to do so.

The comment of "no gas smell", reassures me of the empty carb bowl.

A quick GOOD solution i, install an electric pump, back by the tank. It can either just have a button, for priming or can run full time, even to the point of replacing the mechanical pump.

Butch

On 7/2/2019 7:50 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI wrote:
Hi Butch
Thank you for jumping in.
The carb is a Carter WO, the one listed in the Crosley shop manual. The engine cranks a long time with no activity. Notice there is no smell of gas after the engine is cranked. When the choke is closed there is 1/8" opening between the choke and the carb wall. After the engine starts by using starting fluid it runs & idles fine.
Don
On July 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM "Butch via Groups.Io" <butch46988@...> wrote:



Howdy Bud,

Please, better define you starting problems

Long cranking, without firing? Will fire, but not keep running? Will try
to run, but dies when you release the starter?

Also, what carburetor have you got, Carter or Tillotson?

More information, please.

Butch


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Re: Crosley Manufacturing Plant in Marion Indiana

 

Thanks Jim. Hope to meet you at the National.

Re: CC weight distribution

Mike S
 

I have an 18 ft open car hauler trailer (2ft is dovetail) and I put a paint mark on the floor to know where to stop when hauling my Kubelwagen.  I used the same mark when I brought the Crosley wagon home from Chicago & it worked pretty good.  The mark is 6 foot, 3 inches back from the center of the ball hitch.  This puts the rear axle of the Crosley almost in between the 2 axles of the trailer.  
Mike S

Re: For Sale: 47 Roundside Pickup & 48 Convertible - VA - Price Reduced

Jim Bollman
 

The owner of these cars is planning on bringing the 47 roundside pickup to the Nationals, at Wauseon next week, with assorted parts. He will have just bare seat frames for it. Price has been reduced to $2200 or best offer.

Re: For Sale: 47 Roundside Pickup & 48 Convertible - VA - $6000 for Both or $3400 & $3300

Jim Bollman
 

Bumping this to the top to go with my previous post about price reduction, I expected the original message to be attached.

Windshield frame material FOR or VC

dalef62
 

I am looking for a piece of windshield frame material for a FOR or VC.   Must be in good shape and at least 12 1/2" long.  If anyone out there has a used windshield frame that they are not using and wants to sell a section of the straight metal part, let me know.  I am not interested in the corners or the brackets that mount to the car, just the steel part of the framework.  I have one bad piece(rusted out) on the FOR frame and thought if someone got a new frame from Barry or Chuck in the past and has parts of their old frame, I would be interested.  Message me.  I will be at Wauseon.
Dale

Re: Crosley Manufacturing Plant in Marion Indiana

Jim Aschliman
 

The Marion Public Library has an area with a historical information and artifacts relating to Crosley and the manufacturing of post WW ll Crosleys in Marion, Indiana  I also has a pristine '52 VC on display.  Well worth a stop if you are close by.  They are also members of CAC.

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Bud Martin
 

Hi Butch -
At this point the car does start but it sometimes struggles to stay running - not sure what carb. I have - maybe you could let me know how to find out also is there a carb setting that I should be aware of- The point setting in the manual is 025 does that sound correct?

Bud  

ps love my 47

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:02:41 PM EDT, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:



Howdy Bud,

Please, better define you starting problems.

Long cranking, without firing? Will fire, but not keep running? Will try
to run, but dies when you release the starter?

Also, what carburetor have you got, Carter or Tillotson?

More information, please.

Butch

On 7/1/2019 3:35 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
> My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps
>
> Any suggestions  Bud





Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Bob H.
 

I plan to attend with my recently departed Dad's 1951 Super Sports. I'm going to put together a flyer with photos of his two '51 CDs that I expect will be for sale in the near future with my phone number and email. I figure it's at least a way of getting in touch with prospective buyers. 

Like you, I can't get them to Wauseon.

Good luck! 

-Bob 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 3:22 PM Donna Bomia <bomiadonna9@...> wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

paul
 

Donna, don't be discouraged. Don't you dare apologize, your father was a hero, next time you visit the cemetery, salute and thank him from me please, another veteran, different war. Two Crosleys? Say no more about his sense of humor, you have said it all already. Kudos to you for trying to find a home for the car, many wouldn't bother. Pictures here might be your best bet along with a good description of the floors, interior etc. With Wauseon coming up in a week, you might find someone wanting to drive the hour to see. You are just an hour and a few minutes from Wauseon. Having pictures, description, and a price in mind now, posted for Crosley folks to see probably will get you the best audience of people with an interest. Is your brother close? Would he or someone else have the knowledge to try to turn the engine just a nudge by hand to see if it is stuck? Remember to put the transmission into neutral before trying. Maybe there is a CAC member in the Toledo or just north area who can drop by before the National meet and help you get an assessment of condition and identify the engine block whether original CoBra or replacement Cast Iron.  Paul Rinehart

On 7/3/2019 3:22 PM, Donna Bomia wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

Re: Starter questions

Andy Farley
 

The box that the Bendix was in had the following information on it. 

Atlantic Quality Parts For Farm And Construction
Starter Drive
P/N 1700-0307
I looked them up. They are in Jacksonville Florida and provide parts for farm and construction equipment.

Re: CC weight distribution

Plandersen
 

My nephew makes Kubelwagens in New Mexico.  Kent

Kent Andersen, YVIAA District Director
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Jul 2, 2019, at 7:58 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I have an 18 ft open car hauler trailer (2ft is dovetail) and I put a paint mark on the floor to know where to stop when hauling my Kubelwagen.  I used the same mark when I brought the Crosley wagon home from Chicago & it worked pretty good.  The mark is 6 foot, 3 inches back from the center of the ball hitch.  This puts the rear axle of the Crosley almost in between the 2 axles of the trailer.  
Mike S

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Jim Bollman
 

We will have a bulletin board at the Nationals for ads and pictures.

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Bob H.
 

Good info to know. Thanks, Jim.

-Bob 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:15 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
We will have a bulletin board at the Nationals for ads and pictures.





Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Gabriel Haddad
 

Donna, if you're not that far away, come visit and take in the experience. Great people and great fun. Maybe you'll change your mind about selling it.😉


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 3:22 PM Donna Bomia <bomiadonna9@...> wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: CC weight distribution

Mike S
 

Interesting to know.  My Kubelwagen was built by them in 2007 before the management change.  Is your nephew the current guy or the former guy?  I bought mine used from another ww2 reenactor and I spent a year making making modifications to make it more authentic (ex. the kooble kars used trailer fenders instead of deep formed ones).

In my earlier post, I forgot to mention that that mark on the trailer floor is where I put the center of the front tire.
Mike S

Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Jim Bollman
 

I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.