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Re: Rod Bearing and oil pump Fun

Butch
 

Mike,

I'll try to answer all of your questions, in one reply.

There are several different versions of oil pumps used in Crosleys, as you've found out, at least one version has no bushings and is pretty much non-serviceable. Plus it had the least volume capacity. Find a later style core and rebuild it. The upper bushing, on the newer style pumps, can readily be seen, under the external drive gear.
The basic rebuild isn't hard, I've done many dozens of them. There are some "upgrade tricks", that are a little more complicated, require some machine work and are not really required for "normal" Crosley engines and Crosley driving.

Rod bearings, there were "copper based" rod bearings, used in the Crosley engines, the military especially used them. The fact that yours shows all copper, with no tin/lead Babbitt color showing, makes me think that this might be your case. Plasti-gage is your friend.

The crankshaft specs are: all of the rods and the front 4 mains are 1.375 and the rear main is 1.500. They may be listed in the manual as inches, rather than decimals. I don't recall and my manual isn't close by.

Yes, oversize/undersize bearings are available. When we owned Service Motors, we had new rod and main bearings made in: Standard, 0.010, 0.020, 0.030 and 0.040. In addition to those new ones, there are still some Old Stock bearings out there in 0.001, 0.002 and 0.005. If you find some, check the condition carefully. They are OLD, and have been stored in less than ideal conditions, but many are still quite serviceable, especially for Crosley service.

If I've missed anything, feel free to ask. You can also drop me an e-mail, butch46988@.... I can answer more there, in more detail, without taking up board space.

Butch

On 1/16/2020 10:05 AM, Mike S wrote:
Hmmm...looking thru the shop manual, there are no specs listed for the diameters of the crank journals.  Can the limits be found anywhere?  
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Re: Rod Bearing Fun

Mike S
 

Hmmm...looking thru the shop manual, there are no specs listed for the diameters of the crank journals.  Can the limits be found anywhere?  


Re: Rod Bearing Fun

Mike S
 

Are undersizes available?  I'll plastigage all the journals tomorrow & see what I'm looking at.


Re: Oil Pump Fun

Mike S
 

After it is good & warmed up going down the road the gage is showing a little over 5lbs and when you pull up to a stop sign it's just above zero.  But the motor never rattles or knocks.  After the heavier oil & the spacer on the pressure spring it would start out at 45psi but as it warms up the pressure goes down.  


Re: Rod Bearing Fun

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Bearings are easy to get
Service motors has them 866-449-0029.


On Jan 15, 2020, at 4:29 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

While pulling the oil pump for a possible rebuild, I was fingering the rod bearings & thought that a couple of them "felt" loose.  I pulled #3 and am not pleased with the way it looks.  Besides all the speckles on the surface, the bearing has a pronounced "copper" look to it (but I've not been around Crosley bearings before....just giant studebaker ones).  Tomorrow I'll plasti-gage it to see what the clearance really is.  The crank journal looks smooth with only a couple tiny marks.  

The thing that really puzzles me is this motor was very quiet with no rattling or knocking.  What options are there for replacement bearings?
Mike S

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Rod Bearing Fun

Mike S
 

While pulling the oil pump for a possible rebuild, I was fingering the rod bearings & thought that a couple of them "felt" loose.  I pulled #3 and am not pleased with the way it looks.  Besides all the speckles on the surface, the bearing has a pronounced "copper" look to it (but I've not been around Crosley bearings before....just giant studebaker ones).  Tomorrow I'll plasti-gage it to see what the clearance really is.  The crank journal looks smooth with only a couple tiny marks.  

The thing that really puzzles me is this motor was very quiet with no rattling or knocking.  What options are there for replacement bearings?
Mike S


Re: Oil Pump Fun

dale@servicemotors.net
 

What was your pressure, at idle and ar 2500 rpm??


On Jan 15, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

More Oil Pump Fun....Our 48 has also suffered from low oil pressure after it's up to operating temps. Adding a .100 spacer to the bypass spring, and switching to heavier oil helped, but not enough. I bought gaskets & bushings from Dave Edwards & tore into it today. What I found was a pump with no bushings, some wear on the main shaft and housing that allows the main gear to barely rub the housing in one area, and some wear on the gear teeth. What are the best fixes?.....replace with a later style pump?....oversize shaft & bore the housing?....

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Oil Pump Fun

Mike S
 

More Oil Pump Fun....Our 48 has also suffered from low oil pressure after it's up to operating temps. Adding a .100 spacer to the bypass spring, and switching to heavier oil helped, but not enough. I bought gaskets & bushings from Dave Edwards & tore into it today. What I found was a pump with no bushings, some wear on the main shaft and housing that allows the main gear to barely rub the housing in one area, and some wear on the gear teeth. What are the best fixes?.....replace with a later style pump?....oversize shaft & bore the housing?....


Re: Crosley Regions

Brian Dlapa
 

I will have more details they are sending me details

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 06:50:55 AM CST, <parkhunter@...> wrote:


What are the details on the Saturday show? Probably going to be hard for me, since I work Sundays and it’s 4+ hours away. But keep us posted and who knows?

 Park


Re: Crosley Regions

parkhunter@...
 

What are the details on the Saturday show? Probably going to be hard for me, since I work Sundays and it’s 4+ hours away. But keep us posted and who knows?

 Park


Re: Crosley Regions

Steve
 

Brian,

I’m just a stone’s throw south of the state line.  Keep me informed about this.

 

-Steve Miller

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Dlapa via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:41 PM
To: Rick Alexander
Cc: Crosley-Gang
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Regions

 

hey this is brian 

from Wisconsin im trying for a get together aug 15th it would be up in marrinett a club wants to make us a featured car  there is a Friday night cruse any input call brian 414 403 5547

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:35:14 AM CST, Rick Alexander <tracplanning@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Jeff ; yes I received it.

 

Thcx & Best    rick

Rick Alexander

619-787-1908

 

 

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:11 AM Jim Aschliman <jaschliman@...> wrote:

Michiana Region – September 19, 2020, Twelve Mile, IN (Butch Williams)

 

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In a better effort to coordinate and conduct discussions amongst the Crosley Regions, please verify that you have received this email so I will know I have the correct email addresses to send out group emails to the Crosley Regions.

 

There are a few of you who I already know are correct but I am including all of the regional leaders so we can all see the list.

 

Also, If you have a date or dates planned for your meets or activities this year along with the location please let me know.

 

I will start the regional meet list here:

 

Keystone Meet - August 14 & 15, 2020, Brodbecks, PA

Florida Region - February 22, 2020, Sarasota, FL (at Charlie Wake’s home)

Ohio Region - April 18, 2020, Mansfield, OH (Der Dutchman Restaurant)

Wisconsin Region - August 8, 2020, Marinette, WI

North Star - one evening each month (can’t recall the details - Fred, just make the corrections to help my memory out.)

 

Just add to the list or make corrections and send it back to me.

 

Your information and effort is much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Jeffrey Gladden

 


Re: Crosley Regions

Brian Dlapa
 

hey this is brian 
from Wisconsin im trying for a get together aug 15th it would be up in marrinett a club wants to make us a featured car  there is a Friday night cruse any input call brian 414 403 5547

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:35:14 AM CST, Rick Alexander <tracplanning@...> wrote:


Hi Jeff ; yes I received it.

Thcx & Best    rick
Rick Alexander
619-787-1908


On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:11 AM Jim Aschliman <jaschliman@...> wrote:

Michiana Region – September 19, 2020, Twelve Mile, IN (Butch Williams)

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

In a better effort to coordinate and conduct discussions amongst the Crosley Regions, please verify that you have received this email so I will know I have the correct email addresses to send out group emails to the Crosley Regions.

 

There are a few of you who I already know are correct but I am including all of the regional leaders so we can all see the list.

 

Also, If you have a date or dates planned for your meets or activities this year along with the location please let me know.

 

I will start the regional meet list here:

 

Keystone Meet - August 14 & 15, 2020, Brodbecks, PA

Florida Region - February 22, 2020, Sarasota, FL (at Charlie Wake’s home)

Ohio Region - April 18, 2020, Mansfield, OH (Der Dutchman Restaurant)

Wisconsin Region - August 8, 2020, Marinette, WI

North Star - one evening each month (can’t recall the details - Fred, just make the corrections to help my memory out.)

 

Just add to the list or make corrections and send it back to me.

 

Your information and effort is much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Jeffrey Gladden

 


Re: New

Brian Dlapa
 


hey just a up date the car show is aug 15 th with a car cruz will be held on Friday night

On Monday, January 13, 2020, 09:16:03 PM CST, Brian Takach via Groups.Io <briantakach@...> wrote:


Hi Park, Brian Dlapa is my father in law. I’ll most likely be at the show on the 8th of August 




On Monday, January 13, 2020, 9:14 PM, parkhunter@... wrote:

Brian, welcome! Where are you located in Wisconsin? I’m in La Crosse, the Dlapa’s are over by Milwaukee, and there are others scattered about. Brian Dlapa is working on getting Crosleys featured at a show in NE Wisconsin August 8. 


If you’re up in the NW corner, Fred Syrdal leads a bunch of Crosley kooks in the Twin Cities area.

Park


Re: Club & Chat Web SIte Updates

parkhunter@...
 

Jim, you continue to do an amazing job with the website et al. One of the best and most useful club sites out there. Thanks for all your work!

Park


Re: New

Brian Takach
 

Hi Park, Brian Dlapa is my father in law. I’ll most likely be at the show on the 8th of August 




On Monday, January 13, 2020, 9:14 PM, parkhunter@... wrote:

Brian, welcome! Where are you located in Wisconsin? I’m in La Crosse, the Dlapa’s are over by Milwaukee, and there are others scattered about. Brian Dlapa is working on getting Crosleys featured at a show in NE Wisconsin August 8. 


If you’re up in the NW corner, Fred Syrdal leads a bunch of Crosley kooks in the Twin Cities area.

Park


Re: New

parkhunter@...
 

Brian, welcome! Where are you located in Wisconsin? I’m in La Crosse, the Dlapa’s are over by Milwaukee, and there are others scattered about. Brian Dlapa is working on getting Crosleys featured at a show in NE Wisconsin August 8. 


If you’re up in the NW corner, Fred Syrdal leads a bunch of Crosley kooks in the Twin Cities area.

Park


Re: 52 Wagon windows

L.E. Hardee
 

Hello Mac.  I was waiting for someone else to answer you since it has been 55 years since I last replaced a roll up Crosley window and my memory of the event isn't crystal clear.  I was 16 at the time and didn't have anyone to ask.  I would suggest that you look at the area where the window regulator interacts to see how they can come apart.  Most likely you have to unbolt the regulator to get some wiggle room.   You may have to roll up or down to get the regulator arms in the proper position.  Then once free of the window, either get it out of the door or drop it to the bottom of the door out of the way. Usually in a roll up window, one or both of the window channels unbolts so that the window has slack inside the door to get out of the channel.  Then with the window free of the channel and the regulator, all you have to do is solve the puzzle of how to get it out and free of the door.  Good luck. 


On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 4:09 PM Mac McBrayer <macswoods@...> wrote:
I have a 52 super wagon, the door windows are cracked (roll down type) How do you get the glass out ?  I have the door panel off. Mac


Re: 52 Wagon windows

nadno1
 

Mac, on my 51 wagon I think I took the glass and the regulator out in one piece, then I prayed the glass out of the pinch strip on the bottom of the glass, They are basically just pressed in friction fit, I did try to keep track of the measurement from each end so I knew where to re-seat the new glass.



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From: Mac McBrayer <macswoods@...>
Date: 1/12/20 3:09 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] 52 Wagon windows

I have a 52 super wagon, the door windows are cracked (roll down type) How do you get the glass out ?  I have the door panel off. Mac


52 Wagon windows

Mac McBrayer
 

I have a 52 super wagon, the door windows are cracked (roll down type) How do you get the glass out ?  I have the door panel off. Mac


Re: gaskets for BRAJE accessories

David
 

I recently sold my Hmod.  The car had done 54 race events without a failure of the rear cork seal.  All were done with a Braje sump without a gasket, except the first four events.  In the first four events I was running an engine prepared by Bob Graham, and it broke a valve—very spectacular cloud of smoke and steam.  I no longer use Crosley valves.

 

If I were to be concerned about the rear strip of cork breaking, I would substitute a thin strip of rubber (still with silicone sealer).

 

Since selling my Hmod, I have been racing a Saab powered ESR.  I just completed (mostly) a new Hmod which puts me back racing with Crosley power.  Other than a small strip of cork at the rear seal, the only cork gasket is under the cam cover.  Not to open another can of worms, but I don’t use gaskets under the side covers, either.

 

David

 

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From: BARRY SEEL <CROSLEY19@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] gaskets for BRAJE accessories

 

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