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Re: Looking for information on a tin block (COBRA) I have.

Butch
 

There is?? a Larry Fissette, in Depere, WI.

That is the only one, that I know.

Butch

On 12/5/2019 3:25 PM, dalef62 wrote:
I got this tin block several years ago from central PA and got it out the other day to see if I could get it running.?? It runs!?? Now the puzzle starts.?? There is a hang tag attached to the engine that says "ICE BOAT" & "RUNS GOOD"?? Then what looks like Fissette.?? Then the price.?? Is Fissette the gentleman's name that owned it????? Then the next part of the puzzle, The oil pan has a 1/2" black iron pipe running through it.?? It enters and exits on the left(drs) side one towards the front and the other towards the back, brazed in.?? It has two 90 degree elbows inside and a pipe to connect it all together.?? It looks to be a cooling/heating device, running water through it????? It also has a plate(1.5" x 1.5") brazed on between the two pipes on the outside of the pan.
Does anyone have any incite on it??? Recognize the name Fissette? Maybe it will come to Wauseon next year??? Who has the Vision???
Dale

Re: Looking for information on a tin block (COBRA) I have.

Andy Farley
 

Sounds like they put the pipe in the oil pan as an oil heater. Makes sense if it was used in an ice boat.

Re: 12v electric water pump

Andy Farley
 

I finally fired it up with the Prius water pump installed and as soon as the thermostat opened up the the temp went to exactly the middle on the temp gauge. Haven't taken it on the road yet, but I think the Prius water pump is going to work well. I'll check to see how another Prius water pump that I have will work with 6 volts very soon.

Looking for information on a tin block (COBRA) I have.

dalef62
 

I got this tin block several years ago from central PA and got it out the other day to see if I could get it running.  It runs!  Now the puzzle starts.  There is a hang tag attached to the engine that says "ICE BOAT" & "RUNS GOOD"  Then what looks like Fissette.  Then the price.  Is Fissette the gentleman's name that owned it???  Then the next part of the puzzle, The oil pan has a 1/2" black iron pipe running through it.  It enters and exits on the left(drs) side one towards the front and the other towards the back, brazed in.  It has two 90 degree elbows inside and a pipe to connect it all together.  It looks to be a cooling/heating device, running water through it???  It also has a plate(1.5" x 1.5") brazed on between the two pipes on the outside of the pan.
Does anyone have any incite on it?  Recognize the name Fissette?  Maybe it will come to Wauseon next year?  Who has the Vision???
Dale

Re: 12v electric water pump

ray tooley
 

Very interesting


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM, Andy Farley
<farleya1@...> wrote:
When I get the time I'll try running it on 6volts to see how it does. Could be a while though.

Re: 12v electric water pump

Andy Farley
 

When I get the time I'll try running it on 6volts to see how it does. Could be a while though.

Re: 12v electric water pump

crosleyshortsport
 

I am curious to know how the pump will run on a 6 volt system.


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 1:50 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I've been having trouble getting the water pump aligned properly behind my alternator so that the pump doesn't leak. I decided to develop an electric water pump setup. I think I've got it worked out. I'm using a Prius inverter water pump. It's supposed to provide about 5 gpm. From what I've learned from my research this should be about right. Attached is a picture of the setup. This is just a prototype. I'll let you know how it goes once I get it fired up again. It's hard to see but I've added nipples for the heater once I get it ready.

12v electric water pump

Andy Farley
 

I've been having trouble getting the water pump aligned properly behind my alternator so that the pump doesn't leak. I decided to develop an electric water pump setup. I think I've got it worked out. I'm using a Prius inverter water pump. It's supposed to provide about 5 gpm. From what I've learned from my research this should be about right. Attached is a picture of the setup. This is just a prototype. I'll let you know how it goes once I get it fired up again. It's hard to see but I've added nipples for the heater once I get it ready.

Re: Early Tin Motor?

Mike S
 

Couple more shots.  I did see that instead of a braided ground strap it had a heavy battery cable style cable attached to the 12 o'clock bellhousing bolt (but who knows if that is original or not).

Re: Early Tin Motor?

Mike S
 

The pad is completely void of anything besides the 554.  It does have a 4 blade fan, but who knows if it's original.

Re: Crofton Tie Rods

James Dlapa
 

Hi Kevin, I may have an extra engine mount. Would have to get down to storage and dig it up. Would be In Vista. 
James (760) 855-5513

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM <mkocci@...> wrote:

I can give you measurements of my “62 Crofton.

I need photos of the front engine mount if you want to swap info.

I did not get the front mount with the car so will have to fabricate one.

Kevin

619 426-3114

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Sodaro
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:37 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Crofton Tie Rods

 

Hello, Still trying to finish my 1959 Crofton. Does anyone know a replacement tie rod for the Crofton? Thanks Tom S

Re: Crofton Tie Rods

mkocci@...
 

I can give you measurements of my “62 Crofton.

I need photos of the front engine mount if you want to swap info.

I did not get the front mount with the car so will have to fabricate one.

Kevin

619 426-3114

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Sodaro
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:37 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Crofton Tie Rods

 

Hello, Still trying to finish my 1959 Crofton. Does anyone know a replacement tie rod for the Crofton? Thanks Tom S

Re: Early Tin Motor?

Jim Bollman
 

Are you sure it doesn't have CE6 above the 554?

As far as I know the serial numbers were contiguous for the production CoBra engines starting at CE6-100. They switched to CE7- at 5587 and dropped the CE7 for a straight number at 22000. 

The military engines, before car production use a different number set and as far as I know started with CE2 then switched to CE3 and CE4 etc. Not sure if they started over on the numbers each year because I haven't seen enough WW2 CoBra engines to form an opinion.

There were enough variations of the engine and crankcase it may be for a different application, I  know ThermoKing and some other companies that bought the Crosley engine used their own serial numbers.

Anyone else got any ideas for Mike?


On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:58 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I purchased a rolling chassis from a guy who got it from a member who took the body & split it down the middle to make it wider (to fit onto an S10 truck chassis).  It's a cobra motor.  The only number on the crankcase is "554".  Does this mean it was a really early car?

Early Tin Motor?

Mike S
 

I purchased a rolling chassis from a guy who got it from a member who took the body & split it down the middle to make it wider (to fit onto an S10 truck chassis).  It's a cobra motor.  The only number on the crankcase is "554".  Does this mean it was a really early car?

Crofton Tie Rods

Tom Sodaro
 

Hello, Still trying to finish my 1959 Crofton. Does anyone know a replacement tie rod for the Crofton? Thanks Tom S

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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