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Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

L.E. Hardee
 

Shaft and knob are one piece.  It doesn't unscrew.  Reach under dash and on top switch.  Feel for little button.  Press it down.  Knob/shaft should pull free of switch.


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:50 AM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Thanks for the advice.  This particular light switch is original to the Hotshot.   Does the knob unscrew, or pull straight off?  I don't want to break anything. 
Jeff



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From: "Spock Arnold via groups.io" <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: 5/25/20 8:42 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

jeff
 

Thanks for the advice.  This particular light switch is original to the Hotshot.   Does the knob unscrew, or pull straight off?  I don't want to break anything. 
Jeff



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Spock Arnold via groups.io" <tmkldwwj@...>
Date: 5/25/20 8:42 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Spock Arnold
 

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

L.E. Hardee
 

It has been a while, but I believe there is a spring loaded button on the switch under the dash you have to push to release the knob and shaft.  Then you can remove the nut holding the switch to the dash.


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:31 AM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff


Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

jeff
 

I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Spock Arnold
 

And got no answer I think the guy got such a big response he decided to do something else this must be the something else

On May 24, 2020 10:55 AM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:
It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...



Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Robert Connearney
 

Jim --

I know you posted (April 13) a link on here, to the Craigslist ad. I can't believe it wasn't sold. I recall the asking price being a bit less than you mention; $1200 I'm pretty sure. If I had more time, money, space, and youth, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat!

People snooze, they lose!





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From: James Dlapa 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  


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Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

James Dlapa
 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...


Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Spock Arnold
 

I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...


No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Jim Bollman
 

This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...


Re: Thermostat direction

nadno1
 

Thanks Richard, that's what I thought, my 51 wagon is on the block, this is for a Cobra ( tin ) I am doing for a display piece. Just wanted to be sure it was correct.
Thanks again
Neal in Iowa



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Richard Williams via groups.io" <rwms_2002@...>
Date: 5/20/20 12:08 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Thermostat direction

FACES THE ENGINE. WATER FROM THE ENGINE HEATS THE BELLOWS SO IT OPENS WHEN HOT.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:43:55 AM PDT, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:



Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Re: Thermostat direction

Richard Williams
 

FACES THE ENGINE. WATER FROM THE ENGINE HEATS THE BELLOWS SO IT OPENS WHEN HOT.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:43:55 AM PDT, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:



Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Crosley Thermostats

Mike S
 

While I impatiently wait for the machine shop to finish my crankshaft, I thought I'd check out the thermostat.  Last summer the car was running much warmer (according to the gage) than I was comfortable with.  I pulled the side plates and there was no sludge at all.  When I pulled the T-stat, I find that only the shell is there.  Apparently the bellows had failed and the previous owner just pulled the guts out of it.  I can't believe having a gutted T-stat would cause the coolant to flow too fast thru a Crosley engine, but would like to hear if there is a good reason to have a "good" thermostat.  This car will never be driven in the winter, so controlled warm up isn't too important.

Back to the overheating issue, I guess when I get it back together I'll check the timing to see if that might be a contributor....the car always started and ran very easily so I can't be off by much.
thanks
Mike S


Thermostat direction

nadno1
 


Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Re: Crosley Flying Saucer on Chasing Classic Cars

Gabriel Haddad
 

Just watched the episode myself,  really fun! Ted, they gave you a ton of air time! 


On Sun, May 17, 2020, 6:48 AM Tom Gerhard <tom@...> wrote:
Ted has a blog post on his website about the experience 
http://www.yankeecrosley.com/category/crosley-chronicles/


Re: For Sale: 1950 Convertible $5000 or Best Offer - MN

Jim Bollman
 

Really surprised this one didn't get snapped up. I just heard from the owner and he says it is still available.

Jim...


'51 Pickup for sale

Tom Snider <TOMSNIDER5766@...>
 

Although I have been a member (#5980) and receiving the Crosley Gang email for quite some time, I have never submitted to it. I am going to be listing my ’51 Crosley pickup in “Bring a Trailer” online auction and possibly other avenues and thought I should give it a shot to the Club first.

This is a 1951 CD Pickup that was rebuilt in 1984 from a rust free California pickup. (I have pictures of the original car in 1984) I have owned it for 5 years and been to one West Coast meet and Wauseon in 2018 in addition to several local shows, It has radio(not working) and heater, original jack and includes “Peaches” a Hasbro Pony. It drives well and is a very nice car, but is not a show car. I have had many cars over the years, but none have drawn the crowds that this Crosley does. I also have an enclosed 14’ trailer with winch that I will sell with it and possibly arrange delivery. I am in Arizona. I am asking $10,000 and will include a 40’s Crosley Shelvador refrigerator. Tom Snider (520) 709-0424


Re: Overheating

James Hudson
 

Thank you Gentlemen, I appreciate the advice. The air dams are all in place so I'm going to try the rest of what you suggest. Thanks again-Jim


Re: Pinion nut advice

Richard Williams
 

As you install a new nut put LOCKTITE RED ON THE THREADS. SNUG IT TIGHT FAST AS IT MAY SET FAST. If you ever have to remove it you can heat it with a small torch first. Make sure you use a new bottle of the LOCKTITE, RED. Red is a stud lock. It works for me.

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, 06:29:46 PM PDT, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:


Does the Crosley differential use a crush cone for pinion bearing preload?  If so, there should be a pinion bearing preload adjustment I would imagine and if the preload was not set I would imagine the nut could come loose.

 

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of parkhunter@...
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:20 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Pinion nut advice

 


Pinion nut advice... twice now, my pinion nut has come loose, allowing the pinion gear to get sucked down into the pumpkin. You can see in the photos that the threads stripped clean out of the original nut. The second one was homemade, but still loosened until the final few threads stripped. The second time was fatal for the ring and spider. 

 

I’m getting ready to install a new axle and would like to prevent this from happening again. The shop manual doesn’t have a lot of advice. I’ve turned the nut down snug without impeding the bearings, then mashed down a couple of tabs on the king nut into the splines to keep it from spinning. 

 

What am I missing? Any other tips for rear axles & pumpkins on a 48 with mechanical brakes? Thanks in advance!


- Park

 

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Re: Pinion nut advice

nobadrivers
 

Does the Crosley differential use a crush cone for pinion bearing preload?  If so, there should be a pinion bearing preload adjustment I would imagine and if the preload was not set I would imagine the nut could come loose.

 

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of parkhunter@...
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:20 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Pinion nut advice

 


Pinion nut advice... twice now, my pinion nut has come loose, allowing the pinion gear to get sucked down into the pumpkin. You can see in the photos that the threads stripped clean out of the original nut. The second one was homemade, but still loosened until the final few threads stripped. The second time was fatal for the ring and spider. 

 

I’m getting ready to install a new axle and would like to prevent this from happening again. The shop manual doesn’t have a lot of advice. I’ve turned the nut down snug without impeding the bearings, then mashed down a couple of tabs on the king nut into the splines to keep it from spinning. 

 

What am I missing? Any other tips for rear axles & pumpkins on a 48 with mechanical brakes? Thanks in advance!


- Park

 

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