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Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Jim Bollman
 

The Crosley-Gang can be read in a browser also and many members forget that it is there, with lots of additional information in the Files and Photos section.

Jim...

On Feb 4, 2020, at 3:37 PM, Bob H. <bob@...> wrote:

I know everyone has their own opinion about Facebook and other forms of social media and everyone has their preference. Personally, I tend to prefer the Facebook format to email. I've joined this group there as well as a number of other car related groups.

In terms of finding stuff later, Facebook's search capability is actually quite good at finding past posts/conversations, but by default it searches across Facebook. You can then filter the search results to include only the Crosley group (it's this additional step that makes it hard to use, I think).

As you come across things that you think you'll want to find again later, FB has a "Save Post" feature that's very useful. You can categorize your saved items (e.g., I have a "Crosley" collection) and easily get back to them later.

I totally agree that one of the most frustrating "features" of Facebook is its insistence on never showing you the same thing twice. So, once you see something and it gets away, it can be really difficult to find again. :-/

-Bob

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.




Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Bob H.
 

I know everyone has their own opinion about Facebook and other forms of social media and everyone has their preference. Personally, I tend to prefer the Facebook format to email. I've joined this group there as well as a number of other car related groups.

In terms of finding stuff later, Facebook's search capability is actually quite good at finding past posts/conversations, but by default it searches across Facebook. You can then filter the search results to include only the Crosley group (it's this additional step that makes it hard to use, I think).

As you come across things that you think you'll want to find again later, FB has a "Save Post" feature that's very useful. You can categorize your saved items (e.g., I have a "Crosley" collection) and easily get back to them later.

I totally agree that one of the most frustrating "features" of Facebook is its insistence on never showing you the same thing twice. So, once you see something and it gets away, it can be really difficult to find again. :-/

-Bob

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.


Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Jim Bollman
 

Not everyone likes FaceBook so there is a need for both. I find it easier to find things on the Crosley-Gang with simple searches. FaceBook is better for interactive discussions because of the way it is displayed but that is why it is hard to find things. We also don't mind repeat questions if you can't find what you need.

We also have a Chat room where we have scheduled chats twice a week at 10pm EST on Thursdays and Sundays. You can schedule additional chats by posting an invitation here and say when you want to meet and what you want to chat about. When you go into the chat room pick a name, I use my real name and login, no passwd needed.  Chat's are true interactive with the participants all logged in to interact.
http://gang.crosleyautoclub.com/chat/

Don't forget to check out the Files and Photos section of the Crosley-Gang for additional info and help.

Jim...


Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Wes Holliday <wes@...>
 

On Facebook, or any forums I always cut / paste, then save information to my Crosby file.

Wes 

On 2/4/2020 1:33 PM, Paula W wrote:

I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.


Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

crosleyshortsport
 

Paula, Many questions need addressing over and over, we are here to help get those Crosleys on the road and out to shows. There are reprints of repair manuals available and a couple of restoration manuals. I would also recommend a notebook of your own for tips and suggestions that you can look back on later. Come and join us at the Crosley Automobile Club 2020 "The Vision Continues" national meet. July 6 - 11 Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio. You will be amazed how much you can learn at the meet. Over 100 Crosleys on the grounds !   Jeffrey Ackerman, Chairman of the meet


On Tue, Feb 4, 2020, 1:33 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.


Social Media and Crosley Info

Paula W
 

I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

parkhunter@...
 

Kudos for Jeff, involving the next generation in the hobby. Samantha clearly has a blast cruising around the meet. 


Crosleys really are fun little cars. 


- Park 


Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Kenn Cahill
 

July 6-11, 2020. Not June.


Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

crosleyshortsport
 

Thank you Jim


On Sun, Feb 2, 2020, 4:57 PM Kenn Cahill <drkenncahill@...> wrote:
July 6–11, 2020, not June.




Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Kenn Cahill
 

July 6–11, 2020, not June.


Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry for the first version, I was rushing the meet and had it moved up to June.

On Feb 2, 2020, at 4:51 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I have added the 2020 Nationals Schedule July 6-11 to the home page. There is also a PDF version for printing and a PDF of the registration form.

Online Schedule
Printable Schedule
Printable Registration Form

Jim...


2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Jim Bollman
 
Edited

I have added the 2020 Nationals Schedule July 6-11 to the home page. There is also a PDF version for printing and a PDF of the registration form.

Online Schedule
Printable Schedule
Printable Registration Form

Jim...


Re: Distributor Question

Butch
 

Yes, those are NICE, as they allow you to remove the distributor from the top, without dropping the oil pan.

They use an aluminum adapter, to go from the distributor size shaft, to the oversize hole.

I'm not exactly sure of there origin.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 4:09 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Thanks Butch.?

I know I saw a bare crankcase with a bigger distributor hole at Wauseon years ago, now I have no idea what it was, maybe someones experiment.

Jim...

On Feb 1, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Jim Bollman
 

Thanks Butch. 

I know I saw a bare crankcase with a bigger distributor hole at Wauseon years ago, now I have no idea what it was, maybe someones experiment.

Jim...

On Feb 1, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Butch
 

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Jim Bollman
 

I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

seb fontana
 

I'd love to get my hands on a large distributor because it would be easier to get my fingers into it!!


Re: CD windshield install

Paula W
 


Has anyone had a new windshield installation the proved to not be water tight? Is there something I can do besides keeping it indoors and taking more care in rinsing the car? NOTE: we did not apply any sealant,  the GOJO he used as a lubricant and thought would work as a sealant as well clearly didn't. (See previous comments from me in this thread.)

There is also the Windshield installation thread on Facebook that Tim Hamblen started and I added a comment therein, but I wanted to bring this particular question over to the Crosley Gang site so that I was sure I could find it later. 

Brief Recap: We had our replacement windshield installed by a professional glass installer who works on classic cars. We tried unsuccessfully to do it ourselves. My previous comments in this thread outline his approach. He did not source the glass or cut it. Until it cracks again or we decide on a compete restore, we hope not to remove and replace.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

Kenn Cahill
 

A great choice, Jim. I admire how you Farm-O-Road owners have nicely restored vehicles that still go to town.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

crosleyshortsport
 

Looks great Jim,  Wow ! One hour ahead of schedule.


On Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 10:59 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Here is the new CotM.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Enjoy
Jim...

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