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Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

BARRY SEEL <CROSLEY19@AOL.COM>
 

I beg to differ. If you run it without a pan gasket the rear main cork will split in two when you tighten it and then a big oil leak. Nick told me how to install the pan gasket and what to use on the front and rear corks.
Barry


Re: Is this a Crosley trans?

BARRY SEEL <CROSLEY19@AOL.COM>
 

Ford V8 60 hp flathead


Re: Homelite 55 conversion

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow !  Quite a detailed write up. Should be helpful to others that might want to do the same.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2020, 9:36 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey Kent, I'm still awaiting a package from you!

On Jan 9, 2020 8:53 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:
Would love to see pictures.  Kent

On Jan 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:

Hello fellow club members. I'm a new member, having joined last February. I was able to purchase my '52 Station Wagon long distance from California (I'm in Eastern Long Island NY) with the kind assistance of Jeff Ackerman (who I presumptuously cold-called on the basis of being a fellow New Yorker) and Tim Foster in California. I was just looking for a Crosley station wagon because it was my late Father's favorite car and didn't know anything about the Big Block CIBA engines. Fortunately for me, the car I obtained came with an installed Homelite 55 and a spare rebuilt stock engine.  The previous owner, Mr. Mike Grimes, had converted the Homelite with the assistance of a friend. It was the subject of an article in the Tin Block Times which I don't have a copy of yet because my children missed my hints for a Christmas present. Mr. Grimes was very gracious in giving me copies of the photographs he took during the course of his work as well as detailed notes. The photos are in an Album on this site (Thank you Jim Bollman for setting it up!) and the notes are attached here as a pdf document. I'm posting these pictures not just to assist fellow Crosley owners. It is also to recognize the outstanding work of a man who demonstrates why we use the phrase "the machinist's art". I think you'll all agree that the laborious task of transforming the last incarnation of the Crosley engine from outboard to automobile use is an undertaking that when performed well (and in this case was accomplished in a sterling manner) is truly a work of art. Thank you Mr. Grimes. It's an honor to drive the car whose engine I call "The Grimes Special".  -Jim Hudson <CROSLEY HOMELITE 55 CONVERSION.pdf>



Re: Homelite 55 conversion

Spock Arnold
 

Hey Kent, I'm still awaiting a package from you!

On Jan 9, 2020 8:53 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:
Would love to see pictures.  Kent

On Jan 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:

Hello fellow club members. I'm a new member, having joined last February. I was able to purchase my '52 Station Wagon long distance from California (I'm in Eastern Long Island NY) with the kind assistance of Jeff Ackerman (who I presumptuously cold-called on the basis of being a fellow New Yorker) and Tim Foster in California. I was just looking for a Crosley station wagon because it was my late Father's favorite car and didn't know anything about the Big Block CIBA engines. Fortunately for me, the car I obtained came with an installed Homelite 55 and a spare rebuilt stock engine.  The previous owner, Mr. Mike Grimes, had converted the Homelite with the assistance of a friend. It was the subject of an article in the Tin Block Times which I don't have a copy of yet because my children missed my hints for a Christmas present. Mr. Grimes was very gracious in giving me copies of the photographs he took during the course of his work as well as detailed notes. The photos are in an Album on this site (Thank you Jim Bollman for setting it up!) and the notes are attached here as a pdf document. I'm posting these pictures not just to assist fellow Crosley owners. It is also to recognize the outstanding work of a man who demonstrates why we use the phrase "the machinist's art". I think you'll all agree that the laborious task of transforming the last incarnation of the Crosley engine from outboard to automobile use is an undertaking that when performed well (and in this case was accomplished in a sterling manner) is truly a work of art. Thank you Mr. Grimes. It's an honor to drive the car whose engine I call "The Grimes Special".  -Jim Hudson <CROSLEY HOMELITE 55 CONVERSION.pdf>



Re: Homelite 55 conversion

Jim Bollman
 

You missed in James's message that he did upload the photos into the Photos section here is a link https://groups.io/g/Crosley-Gang/album?id=237879

I also stored a copy of the PDF in the Files section for easy access later.

Thanks James

Jim...

On Jan 9, 2020, at 8:53 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

Would love to see pictures.  Kent

On Jan 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:

Hello fellow club members. I'm a new member, having joined last February. I was able to purchase my '52 Station Wagon long distance from California (I'm in Eastern Long Island NY) with the kind assistance of Jeff Ackerman (who I presumptuously cold-called on the basis of being a fellow New Yorker) and Tim Foster in California. I was just looking for a Crosley station wagon because it was my late Father's favorite car and didn't know anything about the Big Block CIBA engines. Fortunately for me, the car I obtained came with an installed Homelite 55 and a spare rebuilt stock engine.  The previous owner, Mr. Mike Grimes, had converted the Homelite with the assistance of a friend. It was the subject of an article in the Tin Block Times which I don't have a copy of yet because my children missed my hints for a Christmas present. Mr. Grimes was very gracious in giving me copies of the photographs he took during the course of his work as well as detailed notes. The photos are in an Album on this site (Thank you Jim Bollman for setting it up!) and the notes are attached here as a pdf document. I'm posting these pictures not just to assist fellow Crosley owners. It is also to recognize the outstanding work of a man who demonstrates why we use the phrase "the machinist's art". I think you'll all agree that the laborious task of transforming the last incarnation of the Crosley engine from outboard to automobile use is an undertaking that when performed well (and in this case was accomplished in a sterling manner) is truly a work of art. Thank you Mr. Grimes. It's an honor to drive the car whose engine I call "The Grimes Special".  -Jim Hudson <CROSLEY HOMELITE 55 CONVERSION.pdf>



Re: Homelite 55 conversion

Plandersen
 

Would love to see pictures.  Kent

On Jan 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, James Hudson <jamespart7@...> wrote:

Hello fellow club members. I'm a new member, having joined last February. I was able to purchase my '52 Station Wagon long distance from California (I'm in Eastern Long Island NY) with the kind assistance of Jeff Ackerman (who I presumptuously cold-called on the basis of being a fellow New Yorker) and Tim Foster in California. I was just looking for a Crosley station wagon because it was my late Father's favorite car and didn't know anything about the Big Block CIBA engines. Fortunately for me, the car I obtained came with an installed Homelite 55 and a spare rebuilt stock engine.  The previous owner, Mr. Mike Grimes, had converted the Homelite with the assistance of a friend. It was the subject of an article in the Tin Block Times which I don't have a copy of yet because my children missed my hints for a Christmas present. Mr. Grimes was very gracious in giving me copies of the photographs he took during the course of his work as well as detailed notes. The photos are in an Album on this site (Thank you Jim Bollman for setting it up!) and the notes are attached here as a pdf document. I'm posting these pictures not just to assist fellow Crosley owners. It is also to recognize the outstanding work of a man who demonstrates why we use the phrase "the machinist's art". I think you'll all agree that the laborious task of transforming the last incarnation of the Crosley engine from outboard to automobile use is an undertaking that when performed well (and in this case was accomplished in a sterling manner) is truly a work of art. Thank you Mr. Grimes. It's an honor to drive the car whose engine I call "The Grimes Special".  -Jim Hudson <CROSLEY HOMELITE 55 CONVERSION.pdf>


Homelite 55 conversion

James Hudson
 

Hello fellow club members. I'm a new member, having joined last February. I was able to purchase my '52 Station Wagon long distance from California (I'm in Eastern Long Island NY) with the kind assistance of Jeff Ackerman (who I presumptuously cold-called on the basis of being a fellow New Yorker) and Tim Foster in California. I was just looking for a Crosley station wagon because it was my late Father's favorite car and didn't know anything about the Big Block CIBA engines. Fortunately for me, the car I obtained came with an installed Homelite 55 and a spare rebuilt stock engine.  The previous owner, Mr. Mike Grimes, had converted the Homelite with the assistance of a friend. It was the subject of an article in the Tin Block Times which I don't have a copy of yet because my children missed my hints for a Christmas present. Mr. Grimes was very gracious in giving me copies of the photographs he took during the course of his work as well as detailed notes. The photos are in an Album on this site (Thank you Jim Bollman for setting it up!) and the notes are attached here as a pdf document. I'm posting these pictures not just to assist fellow Crosley owners. It is also to recognize the outstanding work of a man who demonstrates why we use the phrase "the machinist's art". I think you'll all agree that the laborious task of transforming the last incarnation of the Crosley engine from outboard to automobile use is an undertaking that when performed well (and in this case was accomplished in a sterling manner) is truly a work of art. Thank you Mr. Grimes. It's an honor to drive the car whose engine I call "The Grimes Special".  -Jim Hudson


Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

Dave Shipman
 

PERFECT! Thanks Dale, it’s not for race application. and regarding the strange oil filter- i found a bunch of CUNO oil filters on ebay that look just like it.

Dave Shipman
(510)2255566


Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Service motors has them. 866-449-0029


On Jan 7, 2020, at 1:16 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

where can I pick up the cork gaskets for the Braje valve cover, water jackets, and oil pan? Through Braje himself or does the venters reproduce these? Thanks


Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

David
 

If this is a race application, the Braje sumps are usually run without a gasket. The idea is to make the lower end more rigid, and a cork gasket interferes with this. Use a silicone sealer on the crankcase/sump joint.

 

David

 

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From: Jim Bollman
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:04 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] gaskets for BRAJE accessories

 

Standard gaskets for a cast-iron engine work fine for the valve cover and side plates, I assume the pan gaskets works also but never owned one of those to try.



On Jan 7, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

 

where can I pick up the cork gaskets for the Braje valve cover, water jackets, and oil pan? Through Braje himself or does the venters reproduce these? Thanks

 

 


Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

Jim Bollman
 

Standard gaskets for a cast-iron engine work fine for the valve cover and side plates, I assume the pan gaskets works also but never owned one of those to try.

On Jan 7, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

where can I pick up the cork gaskets for the Braje valve cover, water jackets, and oil pan? Through Braje himself or does the venters reproduce these? Thanks


gaskets for BRAJE accessories

Dave Shipman
 

where can I pick up the cork gaskets for the Braje valve cover, water jackets, and oil pan? Through Braje himself or does the venters reproduce these? Thanks


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Gabriel Haddad
 

It's pretty cool to see the devices of the Era. I have kept looking and I really have not found that exact product. I bet there is a part number on the top. I see more text stamped on the top but, it is obscured by the bushing nut.


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Ron D.
 

Hey Gabriel, thanks for the magazine clip on the filter. I just found myself paging up to the top, and spending an hour scanning through a 91 year Popular Science magazine.


Re: Is this a Crosley trans?

seb fontana
 

No..Ford 1939 and back.. Crosley trans pic attached


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Gabriel Haddad
 

Cuno Engineering Corporation. I found some info related to it. Something similar is called the Cuno Auto-Klean Filter. Interesting, Cuno is still around!

https://books.google.com/books?id=tCcDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA114&dq=Cuno+eng+corp+oil+filter&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwieprS15e_mAhXTW80KHWU8CAgQ6AEwAHoECAUQAg#v=onepage&q=Cuno%20eng%20corp%20oil%20filter&f=false


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Doug Daniel
 

From the photos this looks like an electromagnetic device to filter any metal particles out of the oil?

On Jan 6, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

More photos
<OilFilter-2-mod.jpeg><OilFilter-3-mod.jpeg><OilFilter-4-mod.jpeg>


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Jim Bollman
 

More photos


Re: Super sport grill

Dennis Wilkinson
 

I talked to Mr. Brajevitch and he said they have not had any for a very long time. Very nice man! Well worth a try though! Thanks: Dennis


Re: Strange OIl Filter?? - Any Ideas

Jim Bollman
 

I asked for more pictures and information. He said he would take some detail pictures of the filter and "The inside of the filter has very fine vane that intertwines with rotating vanes that seem to clean the filter."

Is that a centrifugal filter? I never heard of that type of filter.

Jim...

On Jan 5, 2020, at 7:57 PM, David Reina via Groups.Io <reinadesigns@...> wrote:

Does the shaft spin and is it a centrifugal type of oil filter?  I think some really fancy cars had centrifugal oil filters.

Dave



On Jan 4, 2020, at 8:59 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

I assume this is aftermarket but I have never ran across one. 

A fellow sent me the following pictures asking for info. We are assuming it is some kind of oil filter. It came off the side of the pan in a 48 Crosley.  The pan pictures show how it was mounted, not sure what the 12 bolt steel reinforced mod was for.

Anyone seen one?

<OilFilter-mod.jpeg><Pan-Outside-mod.jpeg><Pan-Inside-mod.jpeg> <Pan-Outside-mod.jpeg><Pan-Inside-mod.jpeg><OilFilter-mod.jpeg><Pan-Outside-mod.jpeg><Pan-Inside-mod.jpeg><OilFilter-mod.jpeg>