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Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Michael Braun
 

That hood ornament is the same as what’s on my 48 P/U.  As Butch says it is a thin brass.  I just had mine chromed for $135.  Very happy with the result.  Let me know if I need to post the name of the plater (it was done with a buddy who had other parts being chromed and I’ll have to check with him).

Mike Braun

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Spock Arnold
 

Wasn't a camera, it was a water bottle

On Aug 2, 2019 4:27 PM, "A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io" <A50CROSLEYTRK@...> wrote:
Did the camera that survive that fell from up there ?
           Robert

In a message dated 8/1/2019 9:33:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welter via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members



Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

Yup, confirmed it is brass construction.  I think I'll try a home grown chrome stripping project (electrolysis) & then buff & chrome spray paint.  They are making some better paint these days.  My ultimate goal is to eliminate the ornament, but need something to cover the hole in the meantime.
Mike S

Re: Speaking of Wipers...

Mike S
 

Figured out the issue.  The little ferille at the end of the spring is too long and getting jammed in the outer cover when assembled, so the tension from the spring wasn't pushing on the shaft.  I filed the corners on the ferrile to make some more room & now the wiper blade has plenty of tension on the glass.
Mike S

Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Jerry and Kathy
 

One more try, This welder needs a New Home!

Re: Hot top bow assembly

Spock Arnold
 

Jerry; 
     I never thought of making a paper pattern.  I can do that for you.  Email me your address. 
Dave Anspach 

On Aug 5, 2019 10:03 PM, Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
Looking for anyone near Seattle that would have a set of bows and uprights that I could come and make paper patterns from them. I need to fabricate a set and patterns would help a lot.


Thanks, Jerry

Hotshot top bows and uprights

Jerry and Kathy
 

I going to fabricate a set of bows and uprights for my 49' Hotshot
I was wondering if there was anyone in the greater Seattle area that has a set that I could come over and trace onto some paper to get the angles and proper shape.

Thanks

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Can't help providing patterns for Hotshot bows. Purchased my repo bows. The guy who made them has left this earth.
Tip: They are made from 3;/8" black iron pipe. they are strong & look great.
Don

On August 5, 2019 at 10:07 PM Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:

I going to fabricate a set of bows and uprights for my 49' Hotshot
I was wondering if there was anyone in the greater Seattle area that has a set that I could come over and trace onto some paper to get the angles and proper shape.

Thanks

 

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

Jerry and Kathy
 

Thanks for the reply - Thanks to the wonderful Crosley members it looks like I have an original set being shipped my way very soon!

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow ! Fantastic !


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 11:59 AM Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
Thanks for the reply - Thanks to the wonderful Crosley members it looks like I have an original set being shipped my way very soon!

51 Super Sports on Bring Your Trailer Auction Site

Jim Bollman
 

For those that want a SS or just like to read other peoples comments as the auction goes along.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1951-crosley-super-sport/

I already had to correct why it doesn't have a Crosley radio.

Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Andy Drake
 

As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

Re: 51 Super Sports on Bring Your Trailer Auction Site

Tim Hamblen
 

Jim, we had a discussion some time back on Philco radios. Notice this one is so equipped.

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

crosleyshortsport
 

Andy, there is no reason the housing should not come away from the tank once you have removed the nuts. Keep wiggling it and pry carefully. When you put it back, be sure ALL old gasket material is cleaned off and then take your new gasket and hang it up with some wire. Now use the blue Permatex and smooth it on both sides of the new gasket, now leave it hung up for 24 hours. Now use your leakproof gasket and tighten down the housing. I have done three of them like that, and they do not leak. Neal Daglow taught me that trick.
Jeffrey

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 4:47 PM Andy Drake <drakeap@...> wrote:
As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Spock Arnold
 

Andy, I have a suspicion. Can you take a picture of your problem and send it to me?  
Dave Anspach 

On Aug 11, 2019 6:26 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
Andy, there is no reason the housing should not come away from the tank once you have removed the nuts. Keep wiggling it and pry carefully. When you put it back, be sure ALL old gasket material is cleaned off and then take your new gasket and hang it up with some wire. Now use the blue Permatex and smooth it on both sides of the new gasket, now leave it hung up for 24 hours. Now use your leakproof gasket and tighten down the housing. I have done three of them like that, and they do not leak. Neal Daglow taught me that trick.
Jeffrey

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 4:47 PM Andy Drake <drakeap@...> wrote:
As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Butch
 

Andy,

Those can be real stinkers, to remove. Gentle heat, on the aluminum will help expand the stud holes some and help the oil to penetrate.

Be careful with heat. The studs, are actually brass bolts, soldered in, on the upper tank. Use some wet rags, as a heat sink, to prevent the un-soldering of them.

Butch

On 8/11/2019 4:47 PM, Andy Drake wrote:
As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few!

Andy

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Tim Hamblen
 

My experience is like Butch's. You have brass studs in an aluminum housing. You have electrolytic action going on there. The studs will be corroded into the housing. It's not the gasket, it's the studs. I've wondered if some CRL might break it loose.

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Ron D.
 

I sprayed mine with PB blaster, and let it sit. Then I took a thin but stiff putty knife, that was sharpened, and just kept tapping it all the way around the housing. I wasn't sure if it was the right way to go about it, but after a while, it finally broke free without ruining anything. Good luck.

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

Tom Sodaro
 

Hello All, I am also a member and looking for a set of bows for my 49. Anyone that has a set, I would be interested. Once I have this one done I will be selling a second really rough 49 hotshot. The one I will be selling has a clean title in Illinois. Tom S

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:59 AM Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
Thanks for the reply - Thanks to the wonderful Crosley members it looks like I have an original set being shipped my way very soon!



--
Thomas C. Sodaro
Principal
Sandwich High School
Sandwich, IL 60548
 "Learning Today, Shaping Tomorrow"
 

 

Question on Wheels or rims - pre and post war

Jerry and Kathy
 

Curious to know what different size rims/wheels that were used on the Crosleys.
I would like to know the sizes that were used pre and post war. Both Diameter and width
If certain models used a different size wheel or were all post war cars the same?
Any other info that you can share would be beneficial.

Thanks for any insight you can offer
Jerry............