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Re: Over Heating

dale@servicemotors.net
 

I would definitely remove the side plates and check.  So many times they are filled with dirt or rust which would cause your issue.  Resealing them with new gaskets is very easy.  I just did a engine that looked new or very low hours and the water jackets were just packed with dirt and rust.
 Service Motors has those gaskets, give us a call 
866-449-0029.


On Oct 21, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Dennis Terdy <dennis.terdy@...> wrote:

Andy,
I don't comment often here, but I would check the side plates! They are not real easy to take off or reinstall, but my jackets were 3/4 full of hardened mineral, etc. deposits. It did make the difference and stopped my CC from overheating! It costs under $5 for the two gaskets.

Dennis

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:45 AM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I haven't removed the side plates yet for 2 reasons. The engine looks like it was recently rebuilt and I don't know how to reinstall the side plates and be sure that they have a good seal. The Air baffles didn't make much difference. It gets hot just idling. That's why I'm looking at timing next, but the distributor won't turn, so I need to get it broke loose.



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Dennis Terdy

Re: Useless dipstick?!

parkhunter@...
 

I was just thinking about that today as I looked at my Insight dipstick with holes in it. 


Someone else suggested putting a few drops of food coloring in the oil. Erm, maybe? Wondering what food coloring would do in the heat of the engine? Then again it’s used for baking, so maybe not a problem. 


And, thanks for the compliment about the clean engine compartment. Unfortunately, this mostly means I haven’t been able to drive it much. 

Blessings,

Park

Re: Useless dipstick?!

L.E. Hardee
 

I don't think I would add color to the oil.  Why take the chance of harming the engine.  I haven't tried this, but what if you laid the oil stick on a clean paper towel.  The oil on the dipstick would stain the towel up to the oil level.  A bit cumbersome perhaps, but how many times do you check the oil before it gets dirty enough to see on the stick.


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 8:14 PM <parkhunter@...> wrote:

I was just thinking about that today as I looked at my Insight dipstick with holes in it. 


Someone else suggested putting a few drops of food coloring in the oil. Erm, maybe? Wondering what food coloring would do in the heat of the engine? Then again it’s used for baking, so maybe not a problem. 


And, thanks for the compliment about the clean engine compartment. Unfortunately, this mostly means I haven’t been able to drive it much. 

Blessings,

Park

Re: Over Heating

Andy Farley
 

Okay I give, I'll pull the side plates. I'll let you know what I find.

Re: Useless dipstick?!

Butch
 

I'm wit L.E., on this.

I believe that food coloring is water soluble, not too compatible with engine oil.

Butch

On 10/21/2019 8:30 PM, L.E. Hardee wrote:
I don't think I would add color to the oil.  Why take the chance of harming the engine.  I haven't tried this, but what if you laid the oil stick on a clean paper towel.  The oil on the dipstick would stain the towel up to the oil level.  A bit cumbersome perhaps, but how many times do you check the oil before it gets dirty enough to see on the stick.

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 8:14 PM <parkhunter@...> wrote:

I was just thinking about that today as I looked at my Insight dipstick with holes in it. 


Someone else suggested putting a few drops of food coloring in the oil. Erm, maybe? Wondering what food coloring would do in the heat of the engine? Then again it’s used for baking, so maybe not a problem. 


And, thanks for the compliment about the clean engine compartment. Unfortunately, this mostly means I haven’t been able to drive it much. 

Blessings,

Park


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Re: Over Heating

Joe Brownsberger
 

I'm not a Crosley expert, and I'm not sure what kind of pressure the water pump creates, but make sure you hoses are strong. If the hoses are weak they will collapse and restrict the flow.


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 8:43 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
Okay I give, I'll pull the side plates. I'll let you know what I find.

Re: Over Heating

Butch
 

Joe,

Good thought, but not really applicable to the Crosley cooling system.

Butch

On 10/22/2019 5:13 AM, Joe Brownsberger wrote:
I'm not a Crosley expert, and I'm not sure what kind of pressure the water pump creates, but make sure you hoses are strong. If the hoses are weak they will collapse and restrict the flow.

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Re: Over Heating

Andy Farley
 

Well it looks like you guys nailed it. Took both side plates off and the water jacket was full of crud. Service Motors sent me me the new gaskets (even though something went wrong with my credit number). When I get it back together I'll let you know if it fixed the overheating problem. I'm guessing it will. The side plate with the diverter is useable but should be replaced. Does anyone know where I can get one?

Re: Over Heating

Mike S
 

Anyone have a photo of what the diverter looks like?  I'm about to pull my side plates off also (symptoms not quite as bad as Andy's, but still running warmer than it should).  If I have to fab something I'd like to know what it looks like.

Re: Over Heating

James Dlapa
 

This is on a braje side cover. I don’t have a steel one off at the moment, but same idea.

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 1:14 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Anyone have a photo of what the diverter looks like?  I'm about to pull my side plates off also (symptoms not quite as bad as Andy's, but still running warmer than it should).  If I have to fab something I'd like to know what it looks like.

Re: Over Heating

Andy Farley
 

I like the cooling fins on those. Will they fit a 49 Crosley cast iron block. Where can I find a set?

Re: Over Heating

James Dlapa
 

They will fit, they are available but don’t have the info. Off the top of my heads maybe someone can chime in. I know this has come up before. Perhaps if you search braje on the discussion board. 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 3:43 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I like the cooling fins on those. Will they fit a 49 Crosley cast iron block. Where can I find a set?

Re: Over Heating

David
 

Braje still makes them. Do a computer search for Braje Equipment in Gardena, CA.  Give them a call.

 

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They will fit, they are available but don’t have the info. Off the top of my heads maybe someone can chime in. I know this has come up before. Perhaps if you search braje on the discussion board. 

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 3:43 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

I like the cooling fins on those. Will they fit a 49 Crosley cast iron block. Where can I find a set?

 

Re: Over Heating

whistler@...
 

Braje products are availabe from Braje Eq. Co. @(323)321-2247.  Ask
for Blaz (Nicks son)

Re: Over Heating

Andy Farley
 

It's not too hard to do. 7/16 socket, 7/16 wrench both a short one and a long one. Drain all of the coolant. Remove the starter,. Make sure you cover or plug the dipstick hole. Remove the hose from the engine to the water pump. Remove the bolts and the covers come off easily by prying them off with a screwdriver. The gunk was an inch high and packed up between the cylinders. It scraped out easily with a screwdriver. Then I flushed anything that was left out with a hose end sprayer. I ordered new side plates from Service Motors mine were badly corroded. $35 for both.

Re: Over Heating

Andy Farley
 

I talked with Blaz Brajevich (Braje) this afternoon. He has shut down his machine shop but still has Braje Crosley engine parts. He's going to send me a list of available items. The number that Whistler gave is disconnected but Blaz answers the following number 310-316-2725.

Re: Over Heating

Ron D.
 

I saw a set at the nationals this summer for $150. Maybe watch eBay, but they won't come up very often. Asking for them here, is probably your best bet.

Re: Over Heating

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

hi
Believe modern antifreeze like the stuff found in yellow bottles in auto supply stores is the cause of gunk in Crosley engines. After scraping the gunk from my engine block I switched to Xerex antifreeze with the hope that it would not cause gunk.
If regular Crosley parts suppliers can provide stock side plates that should be the way to go. 
Don