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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.

Re: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Gabriel Haddad
 

See you soon Jim. Safe travels.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 6:08 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.

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Re: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Spock Arnold
 

Jim we're already in pa!  Be in Wauseon Friday night

On Jul 3, 2019 6:08 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.


Re: Starter questions

dale@servicemotors.net
 

You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

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: Starter questions

Spock Arnold
 

You know I have always found our suppliers reasonable in price.  In addition, they are always free with information when we need it.  All these "other" suppliers work from one catalogue or computer screen or another and know NOTHING about Crosleys.  If we lose them, where do we go for information on our cars?  

On Jul 3, 2019 7:20 PM, "dale@..." <Dale@...> wrote:
You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

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: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

crosleyshortsport
 

Looking sharp !  Safe travels.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 6:45 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jim we're already in pa!  Be in Wauseon Friday night

On Jul 3, 2019 6:08 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.


Re: Starter questions

Andy Farley
 

It wasn't about the supplier, I was just curious about whether a Farmall Bendix would work. I buy from Service Motors and will continue to do so. 

Re: Starter questions

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Thank you Spock well said


On Jul 3, 2019, at 4:41 PM, Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:

You know I have always found our suppliers reasonable in price.  In addition, they are always free with information when we need it.  All these "other" suppliers work from one catalogue or computer screen or another and know NOTHING about Crosleys.  If we lose them, where do we go for information on our cars?  

On Jul 3, 2019 7:20 PM, "dale@..." <Dale@...> wrote:
You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

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: '47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

I think I Love Y'all,already. 🤗


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@... wrote:
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: '47 light blue Crosley

paul
 

Donna,  this will sound silly at first but if you have not yet wiped the Crosley off DON'T at least until you get a couple of pictures, preferably don't at all. whether you keep or sell it, a "dirty as found" picture is like an album of a child growing up. layers of dust are the provenance and add to the stories one loves to tell when being questioned about their little gem. in fact, you mentioned a barn, snap a picture of the barn, garage, shed, whatever to show where the blue Crosley has been resting and waiting. if you get to Wauseon and are not shy about talking to folks I'd bet you can find a ride or two in a Crosley. the experience will tie you even closer to your father's memory, you will be reminded of his sense of humor and individuality several times over.  thin skinned and uppity people are banned from owning a Crosley. a Crosley truly is  "A FUN CAR,"  oops, I mean "A FINE CAR" it says so right on the fancy trim.   Paul Rinehart

On 7/4/2019 12:49 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I think I Love Y'all,already. 🤗

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@... wrote:
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.😉



Re: CC weight distribution

Plandersen
 

He is the current guy but is fighting cancer.  He can’t work the week after chemo and then get tired real quick when he does work.  Hopefully in a few months he will be back.  The other guy left things in quite a mess, took money from people and didn’t deliver.  My nephew has been working hard to build back a good reputation.  He has done all the work for many years and I am sure he build yours.  Kent


On Jul 3, 2019, at 3:00 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

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

Re: CC weight distribution

Mike S
 

Glad to hear he is the good one (I've heard good things about his work) and not the bad guy (heard lots & lots of bad things about him....he also ripped off the previous owner of mine on some parts), but sad to hear he is having health issues.  I wish him well.

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Butch
 

Howdy Bud,

Sorry for the delay, life sometimes gets in the way of fun stuff!

The spark plug gap is .025, the point gap is .020 to .024, with a dwell setting of 44 degrees. The point gap and changing it, will affect your timing.

Will you and your Crosley, be at Wauseon? We will be helping folks and instructing as we can.

Butch

On 7/3/2019 1:20 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
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

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Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Bud Martin
 

Thanks for the info- Will be away for the meet- also how do I tell what type of carb I have?


On Jul 5, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Howdy Bud,

Sorry for the delay, life sometimes gets in the way of fun stuff!

The spark plug gap is .025, the point gap is .020 to .024, with a dwell setting of 44 degrees. The point gap and changing it, will affect your timing.

Will you and your Crosley, be at Wauseon? We will be helping folks and instructing as we can.

Butch

On 7/3/2019 1:20 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
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

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

That's a great idea. Ty so much. I'll be rounding family and friends up to possibly come to the show next week.
Ty again & Happy 4th of July.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:12 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Donna,  this will sound silly at first but if you have not yet wiped the Crosley off DON'T at least until you get a couple of pictures, preferably don't at all. whether you keep or sell it, a "dirty as found" picture is like an album of a child growing up. layers of dust are the provenance and add to the stories one loves to tell when being questioned about their little gem. in fact, you mentioned a barn, snap a picture of the barn, garage, shed, whatever to show where the blue Crosley has been resting and waiting. if you get to Wauseon and are not shy about talking to folks I'd bet you can find a ride or two in a Crosley. the experience will tie you even closer to your father's memory, you will be reminded of his sense of humor and individuality several times over.  thin skinned and uppity people are banned from owning a Crosley. a Crosley truly is  "A FUN CAR,"  oops, I mean "A FINE CAR" it says so right on the fancy trim.   Paul Rinehart

On 7/4/2019 12:49 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I think I Love Y'all,already. 🤗

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@... wrote:
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.😉



Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Butch
 

Howdy Bud,

A couple of different ways. Easiest is, look the carb over well, it should say either Carter or Tillotson on it somewhere. The Tillotson also has a model number stamped into the side.

The Carter had the model number on a tag, most of which a gone.

There is a difference in the size of the air horn, but without already knowing the difference, that's not much help.

The Tillotson, has a one piece, cast alloy body, with a cover plate, and two mixture adjusting screws, diagonally across from each other on the carb. One on top, the other on the bottom.

The Carter has a cast iron base, an alloy body, a cover plate and a separate air horn, that is attached by two screws.

Hopefully, that helps.

Butch

On 7/5/2019 1:10 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for the info- Will be away for the meet- also how do I tell what type of carb I have?


On Jul 5, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Howdy Bud,

Sorry for the delay, life sometimes gets in the way of fun stuff!

The spark plug gap is .025, the point gap is .020 to .024, with a dwell setting of 44 degrees. The point gap and changing it, will affect your timing.

Will you and your Crosley, be at Wauseon? We will be helping folks and instructing as we can.

Butch

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Bud Martin
 

Thanks so much     bud

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 3:18:46 PM EDT, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:


Howdy Bud,

A couple of different ways. Easiest is, look the carb over well, it should say either Carter or Tillotson on it somewhere. The Tillotson also has a model number stamped into the side.

The Carter had the model number on a tag, most of which a gone.

There is a difference in the size of the air horn, but without already knowing the difference, that's not much help.

The Tillotson, has a one piece, cast alloy body, with a cover plate, and two mixture adjusting screws, diagonally across from each other on the carb. One on top, the other on the bottom.

The Carter has a cast iron base, an alloy body, a cover plate and a separate air horn, that is attached by two screws.

Hopefully, that helps.

Butch

On 7/5/2019 1:10 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for the info- Will be away for the meet- also how do I tell what type of carb I have?


On Jul 5, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Howdy Bud,

Sorry for the delay, life sometimes gets in the way of fun stuff!

The spark plug gap is .025, the point gap is .020 to .024, with a dwell setting of 44 degrees. The point gap and changing it, will affect your timing.

Will you and your Crosley, be at Wauseon? We will be helping folks and instructing as we can.

Butch

Virus-free. www.avast.com