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Re: 4-speed gearbox

Robert Connearney
 

Jim -- Early (most) Midgets had the same transmission as Sprites. The Midget 1500 has a Spitfire transmission (and engine). I think these all (?) had an iron case. I'd guess they date back to the Herald, maybe even to its predecessor, the TR-10. I'd be surprised if any Club cared, or would even notice, that you're using a later transmission.

Do you have any idea how either of these boxes are converted to  Crosley torque tube, closed drive? What are you using for a rear in your "special"? Crosley? Sprite? I wonder if anyone has converted a Crosley rear to open drive. There were many applications for this differential (golf carts, lawn tractors), I'd guess there are standard pieces available for this conversion.

Would love to see some pictures of your car!



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...>
Date: 4/23/20 12:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 4-speed gearbox

Hi Robert, for an unfunushed 50s special project I am attempting to complete I have acquired two 4-speeds,an MG Midget 15 00 and an Austin Healey Sprite Rib Cage. I actually like the Midget tranny more but will  be using the Sprite because the Midget isn't age qualified for most vintage racing organizations. Also some  folks here advised me that the Sprite was an easier install. The Midget has a separate bellhousing and appears to be more compact.  I would gladly sell it to you to recoup part of my investment. 'Email me at lftrn97@... if you are interested. I can send pictures and discuss price and how to get it to you.


Re: vapor lock issue

Dennis Terdy
 

Brett,
RE: Vapor Lock
An older thread ... but I wanted to relay to you what happened to my 47 coupe recently regarding vapor lock - percolating gas. I had a similar problem...never happened before on this car. 

I found that my inline metal gas filter and a long fuel line to the carb inlet, slipped down very close to my exhaust manifold.  The gas was being "pre-cooked" and caused my vapor lock/percolating fuel. Pretty obvious, but the last thing in a string of recommendations. was a very simple...but correct fix.

Dennis

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM Robert Kirk via groups.io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It would be most unusual to vapor lock with fuel running through the lines.  Vapor lock would normally occur when you shut off the motor and allow heat build up beneath the hood.  That heat essentially boils the fuel turning it into vapor.  That would be very difficult with fuel flowing constantly. 



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Dennis Terdy


Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

crosleyshortsport
 

Glad you were able to get it running. You should sell it quickly for that price. If you are able, advertise it on the facebook Crosley group site also. crosleyautomobiles...funlittlecars


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 11:28 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie



Re: New member

crosleyshortsport
 

Welcome aboard Andy,  Glad you received the welcome packet.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 8:20 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I got the package yesterday. It was great. I was very impressed with the quarterly magazine. I was also surprised to see my question about overheating in the Crosley Garage section. Really cool. Thank You.


Re: Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

crosleyshortsport
 

Jeff,   I put black plastic push-in fasteners in those holes. Because you will need to get in that area a few times a year, use something that is easy to get on and off. The rubber mat covers it.    


On Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 8:35 PM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeff; I dont remember what is correct. I just tapped the holes and put in a pan head bolt. I covered it with floor mat .

On Apr 22, 2020 8:08 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: 4-speed gearbox

 

Hi Robert, for an unfunushed 50s special project I am attempting to complete I have acquired two 4-speeds,an MG Midget 15 00 and an Austin Healey Sprite Rib Cage. I actually like the Midget tranny more but will  be using the Sprite because the Midget isn't age qualified for most vintage racing organizations. Also some  folks here advised me that the Sprite was an easier install. The Midget has a separate bellhousing and appears to be more compact.  I would gladly sell it to you to recoup part of my investment. 'Email me at lftrn97@... if you are interested. I can send pictures and discuss price and how to get it to you.


51 Pick-up no spark

HeBme2@...
 

After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie



Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the pointer to the files Seb is referring.

Jim...

On Apr 22, 2020, at 10:34 PM, seb fontana via groups.io <speedoo51@...> wrote:

Go to Crosley Gang group files. Seventh one down. Crosley Clutch Conversion.


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

seb fontana
 

Go to Crosley Gang group files. Seventh one down. Crosley Clutch Conversion.


Re: Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

Spock Arnold
 

Jeff; I dont remember what is correct. I just tapped the holes and put in a pan head bolt. I covered it with floor mat .

On Apr 22, 2020 8:08 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

jeff
 

I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: Pulling the motor?

Butch
 

Rear manifold bolt, is one place, or thru a starter bolt hole, or the starter hole itself (in the bellhousing), are a couple of others.

Butch

On 4/22/2020 5:59 PM, Mike S wrote:
About ready to pull the motor from our 48 wagon with a cherry picker.  Where is a good place at the back of the motor to attach a chain?  I assume one of the fan mounting holes is where the front end of the chain will attach.?.
thanks
Mike S
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Pulling the motor?

Mike S
 

About ready to pull the motor from our 48 wagon with a cherry picker.  Where is a good place at the back of the motor to attach a chain?  I assume one of the fan mounting holes is where the front end of the chain will attach.?.
thanks
Mike S


Re: 4-speed gearbox

Robert Connearney
 

Roberto --

Do you know what Siata, Nardi, Giaur, Stanguellini and Bandini used in their Crosley powered cars?

The problem is, if it's for a Crosley automobile, how to convert any transmission to closed driveshaft. I would guess that most, if not all, of the above little Italian cars had open drive shafts. As did most American "specials".

Dale mentioned the Topolino; I don't recall the specifics, but I was told there are a couple of versions, and the most common is not suitable, due to ratios or strength or something (?). They also have an integral bell housing, which seems to me awfully small compared to a Crosley, but I know they've been adapted somehow.

Also people have used the Midget/Sprite transmission, but again, I don't know if these can readily be converted to closed driveshaft. The Midget/Sprite open drive rear end can be used. It has a track of 42", as I recall, as opposed to Crosley's 40", same 4" bolt circle diameter, but would probably be about right for a Crosley Super Sport or Hot Shot. I have 1" wheel spacers on mine; looks funny without.  

One transmission I know can be converted to closed drive is the Volvo, because I have one, w/overdrive. I'm not sure which Volvo model it's from. I was told this is an easily done conversion, requiring very little machine work. The Volvo bell housing and an aluminum plate adapter connects the engine. The transmission is really an overkill for strength, and consequently weight.

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-------- Original message --------
From: "dale@..." <Dale@...>
Date: 4/22/20 3:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 4-speed gearbox

Some people put a fiat topolino trans behing them or a datsun transmission.


On Apr 22, 2020, at 9:48 AM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: 4-speed gearbox

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Some people put a fiat topolino trans behing them or a datsun transmission.


On Apr 22, 2020, at 9:48 AM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: 4-speed gearbox

Spock Arnold
 

Roberto; 
        The Crosley came with a 3 speed gearbox.  Some people have adapted various 4 speeds to it and I am sure some of them will comment. 

On Apr 22, 2020 12:47 PM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:
Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


4-speed gearbox

Vespa Roberto
 

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

Couldn't open file.


Re: New member

Andy Farley
 

I got the package yesterday. It was great. I was very impressed with the quarterly magazine. I was also surprised to see my question about overheating in the Crosley Garage section. Really cool. Thank You.


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Jim Bollman
 

That is listed in the parts manual as the bare flywheel part number (no ring gear). They don't list a different flywheel for the two sizes of clutch that I could find, so I assume you had to specify or they just discontinued the 6" flywheel when the new one came out figuring if you needed to replace the flywheel you might as well put in the improved clutch at the same time.

Jim...

On Apr 21, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...> wrote:

Is the number C205218 cast on a Crosley flyweel indicative of the produc/tion year or whether it is for a 6" or 6 1/2"clutch? Or is it just a generic part number?