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New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here is December's CotM
http://crosleyautoclub.com/index.html

If you have a Crosley you would like to be considered for Crosley of the Month send me photos from two angles or pictures of two of your Crosleys with a description.

Jim...

Re: farmoroad seat

crosleyshortsport
 

Brian,   Here are the requested photos,  the angle iron is 1 and 1/4 inch and the handle bar is 7/8 inch .
The seat frame is 14 and 1/4 from front to back and 18 and 1/4 wide. The seat back is a regular later style, welded to the seat frame after the tubing was crimped at 3 inches in length. The handle bar is 8 and 1/4 inches high from the bottom of the angle iron to the top of the bar. Let me know if you need further measurements.  Jeffrey

On Thu, Nov 28, 2019, 8:32 AM Brian Dlapa via Groups.Io <treestumpbvd=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
do u have a pic of the side handle side and bottom of the seat frame that connects to the floor
On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 07:42:33 PM CST, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


The springs are stapled to the plywood base and the framed springs are what you sit on with a covering of felt over the top and edges and foam on top. The front of the seat that you sit on slopes up a bit at the front. I actually removed my springs and re-upholstered over a nice heavy two inch foam piece on the plywood. I did this for safety. My kids drive the FarmOroad quite a bit.  I experienced several times almost falling out of the drivers seat when turning right. I re-did both seats to match. Not original, though I could see catastrophe looming. Hope this helps. Jeffrey

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 8:02 PM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Hello, I am restoring a FOR which came to me with bare seats frames and springs in a box.  I know that the seat bottom has a sheet of plywood. 
But I don't know which way the seat bottom springs are oriented.
One side of the seat bottom has circular springs only.  And the other side has circular springs incorporated into a ridgid base with a continuous wire around the perimeter. 
Which side goes down, on top of the plywood base?
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving. 
Jeff


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Re: farmoroad seat

Brian Dlapa
 

do u have a pic of the side handle side and bottom of the seat frame that connects to the floor

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 07:42:33 PM CST, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


The springs are stapled to the plywood base and the framed springs are what you sit on with a covering of felt over the top and edges and foam on top. The front of the seat that you sit on slopes up a bit at the front. I actually removed my springs and re-upholstered over a nice heavy two inch foam piece on the plywood. I did this for safety. My kids drive the FarmOroad quite a bit.  I experienced several times almost falling out of the drivers seat when turning right. I re-did both seats to match. Not original, though I could see catastrophe looming. Hope this helps. Jeffrey

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 8:02 PM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Hello, I am restoring a FOR which came to me with bare seats frames and springs in a box.  I know that the seat bottom has a sheet of plywood. 
But I don't know which way the seat bottom springs are oriented.
One side of the seat bottom has circular springs only.  And the other side has circular springs incorporated into a ridgid base with a continuous wire around the perimeter. 
Which side goes down, on top of the plywood base?
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving. 
Jeff


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Re: farmoroad seat

crosleyshortsport
 

The springs are stapled to the plywood base and the framed springs are what you sit on with a covering of felt over the top and edges and foam on top. The front of the seat that you sit on slopes up a bit at the front. I actually removed my springs and re-upholstered over a nice heavy two inch foam piece on the plywood. I did this for safety. My kids drive the FarmOroad quite a bit.  I experienced several times almost falling out of the drivers seat when turning right. I re-did both seats to match. Not original, though I could see catastrophe looming. Hope this helps. Jeffrey


On Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 8:02 PM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Hello, I am restoring a FOR which came to me with bare seats frames and springs in a box.  I know that the seat bottom has a sheet of plywood. 
But I don't know which way the seat bottom springs are oriented.
One side of the seat bottom has circular springs only.  And the other side has circular springs incorporated into a ridgid base with a continuous wire around the perimeter. 
Which side goes down, on top of the plywood base?
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving. 
Jeff


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Re: farmoroad seat

jeff
 

Hello, I am restoring a FOR which came to me with bare seats frames and springs in a box.  I know that the seat bottom has a sheet of plywood. 
But I don't know which way the seat bottom springs are oriented.
One side of the seat bottom has circular springs only.  And the other side has circular springs incorporated into a ridgid base with a continuous wire around the perimeter. 
Which side goes down, on top of the plywood base?
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving. 
Jeff


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Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Jerry and Kathy
 

with the engine it weighed about 443 pounds - I had started on removing the engine as there was no interest

length 46"
width 23"
height 30"

Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Derickbland@...
 

Did you find it a home? Do you approximate measurements and weight. I can check cost for fastenal to haul it so my area

Re: Farm O Road Question

jeff
 

Thanks for the advice and info. Lots of PB Blaster and gentle heat from the torch and the bolts came out nicely. 

Jeff



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Re: Farm O Road Question

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Ye they do.  


On Nov 19, 2019, at 7:48 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:

Does the large bolt holding on the windshield adjustment wheel twist off like a regular bolt?  Mine are stuck after many years of sitting.   Thanks,  Jeff 

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Camshafts

seb fontana
 

Are there any differences between the Crosley, in its years of production and the Aerojet-General, the Fageol, and the Crofton 44 and 53 engine Camshafts; as far as duration and lift?..By my some what calibrated eye ball [right one] they [except one] all look pretty close but I have not assembled a bunch and mechanically measured; yet..The "except one" that I had was in a 48' CC Panel truck, it was a later cast iron bloc [no gov mount] and had the rope seals and thin webbs, draw handle strapped mains crankcase and the only difference in the cam was that the exhaust valve lobes had less lift, some wheres .125 less..They were machined that way, they did not wear or get messed up in any way.. Any knowledge? Thanks, Seb..

Re: Farm O Road Question

dalef62
 

Here are a few pics of them tore apart.

Re: Farm O Road Question

Ron Frost
 

Give them a good drink of penetrating oil and let set for a couple days. 

 Ron Perma Frost
 
 


On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 08:25:13 AM EST, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


They screw off the entire way

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 7:57 AM Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes, they unscrew, at least part way. I don't recall if the originals were totally removable or were locked.

On 11/19/2019 10:48 PM, jeff wrote:
Does the large bolt holding on the windshield adjustment wheel twist off like a regular bolt?  Mine are stuck after many years of sitting.   Thanks,  Jeff 

Re: Farm O Road Question

crosleyshortsport
 

They screw off the entire way


On Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 7:57 AM Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes, they unscrew, at least part way. I don't recall if the originals were totally removable or were locked.

On 11/19/2019 10:48 PM, jeff wrote:
Does the large bolt holding on the windshield adjustment wheel twist off like a regular bolt?  Mine are stuck after many years of sitting.   Thanks,  Jeff 

Re: Farm O Road Question

Butch
 

Yes, they unscrew, at least part way. I don't recall if the originals were totally removable or were locked.

On 11/19/2019 10:48 PM, jeff wrote:
Does the large bolt holding on the windshield adjustment wheel twist off like a regular bolt?  Mine are stuck after many years of sitting.   Thanks,  Jeff 

Farm O Road Question

jeff
 

Does the large bolt holding on the windshield adjustment wheel twist off like a regular bolt?  Mine are stuck after many years of sitting.   Thanks,  Jeff 

Re: Identifying blocks

Butch
 

The first block, with the flanges on it, is a standard Cast Iron block, interestingly modified to cross-flow configuration.

The second block, with the tubes on it, is an early, transition/conversion block. Notice that it has a thin base flange and a flat, non-turbulator combustion chamber.

Value wise, it's what ever someone wants to pay.

Butch

On 11/14/2019 8:39 AM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Both are attempts to modify a stock block to get better gas flow for more power.�Broadwell is probably the best known modifier of the blocks for better gas flow. I have uploaded some PDF files of his directions on building engines and sports cars. Look especially at the�8portCrosley.pdf file and�EvenmorespeedCrosley.pdf.


Jim..

Re: Identifying blocks

Jim Bollman
 

Both are attempts to modify a stock block to get better gas flow for more power. Broadwell is probably the best known modifier of the blocks for better gas flow. I have uploaded some PDF files of his directions on building engines and sports cars. Look especially at the 8portCrosley.pdf file and EvenmorespeedCrosley.pdf.


Jim...


On Nov 14, 2019, at 7:19 AM, Pat Curran <racin@...> wrote:

im looking for help identifying two unique blocks and establishing correct values on each.  One block has dual port intakes attached to the drivers side, the other has tubes passing thru the block to the drivers side.  Any help greatly appreciated.   <40761E70-7C4C-4824-8615-5A6140177609.jpeg><8BAC10EF-81CD-4386-8819-88BBEB9D6668.jpeg><C1A7EE89-9F6C-4F15-9BFA-D5BC3E098C24.jpeg><DA67BCB0-8C40-446F-B14C-8B2005CBD794.jpeg><47C21342-C957-4B0D-BEA8-1F5AA5ADC027.jpeg><034E9B35-94C3-4AF2-B1FD-DB4392E8266F.jpeg><3ECB34EA-99DC-4643-AE49-E5A81E6C42AE.jpeg>

Re: Identifying blocks

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry I didn't scroll down far enough.

Re: Identifying blocks

Jim Bollman
 

Pictures would help. What are the casting numbers on the side of the block?

On Nov 14, 2019, at 7:19 AM, Pat Curran <racin@...> wrote:

im looking for help identifying two unique blocks and establishing correct values on each.  One block has dual port intakes attached to the drivers side, the other has tubes passing thru the block to the drivers side.  Any help greatly appreciated.   <40761E70-7C4C-4824-8615-5A6140177609.jpeg><8BAC10EF-81CD-4386-8819-88BBEB9D6668.jpeg><C1A7EE89-9F6C-4F15-9BFA-D5BC3E098C24.jpeg><DA67BCB0-8C40-446F-B14C-8B2005CBD794.jpeg><47C21342-C957-4B0D-BEA8-1F5AA5ADC027.jpeg><034E9B35-94C3-4AF2-B1FD-DB4392E8266F.jpeg><3ECB34EA-99DC-4643-AE49-E5A81E6C42AE.jpeg>

Identifying blocks

Pat Curran
 

im looking for help identifying two unique blocks and establishing correct values on each.  One block has dual port intakes attached to the drivers side, the other has tubes passing thru the block to the drivers side.  Any help greatly appreciated.