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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............

Re: Question on Wheels or rims - pre and post war

Spock Arnold
 

All post war are the same.  Pre war was narrower.  Dont know the measurements without neasuring

On Aug 14, 2019 11:40 AM, Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
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............

Re: Question on Wheels or rims - pre and post war

James Dlapa
 

Prewar is stamped 2 1/2” on the inside on the time, typically around the valve stem. If measured outside lip to outside lip, they come in at 3”. 


On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:50 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All post war are the same.  Pre war was narrower.  Dont know the measurements without neasuring

On Aug 14, 2019 11:40 AM, Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
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............

Flywheel cover mounting?

Mike S
 

Fred S loaned me a flywheel cover to use as a pattern.  When I held it up to the engine, I noticed there are no mounting bosses on the bellhousing to mate up with the 2 mounting brackets on the cover.  Any suggestions?

Re: Flywheel cover mounting?

fred@...
 

Brackets needed for mounting

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

dpe0012@...
 

Hey Tom,
Could you send some info on the rough 49 HotShot you’re going to be selling? Please send info to dpe0012@... Thanks, Paul E.

Looking for Supersport or Hotshot project

dpe0012@...
 

I am looking for a Supersport or Hotshot project car. I’m not looking for a restored car and I would prefer something that I can bring back from the grave. Let me know what you got...