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Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

nadno1
 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



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Re: 1951 VC parts manual

crosleyshortsport
 

Barry Seel rebuilds the temp guage capillary line and bulb. 


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 5:09 PM Butch via groups.io <butch46988=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Crosley temperature gauges are all MECHANICAL, no electric sending unit involved. Just a capillary tube, filled with either or alcohol, I don't recall which.
If it's been cut off, it must be rebuilt.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 3:11 PM, Dennis Wilkinson wrote:

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

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To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
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I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

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Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?? Reprint would be fine.

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Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Butch
 

Crosley temperature gauges are all MECHANICAL, no electric sending unit involved. Just a capillary tube, filled with either or alcohol, I don't recall which.
If it's been cut off, it must be rebuilt.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 3:11 PM, Dennis Wilkinson wrote:

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

?

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:58 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 VC parts manual

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I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

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Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?? Reprint would be fine.

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Re: Where does oil pressure attach to block?

Butch
 

Skip,
I'm confused. The canister filter RETURN line, attaches to the crankcase, on the driver's side, not the passenger's side.
The canister filter feed line, comes from the FRONT of the crankcase, on the passenger's side.
The oil pressure gauge line, attaches to the passenger's side of the crankcase, about 3/4s of the way back, behind the water pump.
Nothing else is supposed to feed of of that tap.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 4:47 PM, Tilden Drinkard wrote:
Butch,
?? ??Does it attach in the same port where the return line to the oil filter attaches? If so, should there be an extension that takes both the oil return & oil pressure gauge line below & past the water pump before going up?
?? ??My present set up, that existed when I bought the 1952 Super SW, has both lines attached to a Y connection & coming up between the gap in the exhaust manifold & exhaust pipe. That seems like a poor set up that
?? ??would only super heat the oil in these lines.
Thanx, Skip D
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Re: Where does oil pressure attach to block?

 

Butch,
   Does it attach in the same port where the return line to the oil filter attaches? If so, should there be an extension that takes both the oil return & oil pressure gauge line below & past the water pump before going up?
   My present set up, that existed when I bought the 1952 Super SW, has both lines attached to a Y connection & coming up between the gap in the exhaust manifold & exhaust pipe. That seems like a poor set up that
   would only super heat the oil in these lines.
Thanx, Skip D


Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:58 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 VC parts manual

 

I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

 

Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.

 


Re: OUR 1951 SUPERSPORTS HITS THE ROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

crosleyshortsport
 
Edited

Glad to see it out and running !   Have Fun !!!


On Sun, Aug 9, 2020, 8:03 PM Steve Olinger via groups.io <solinger=rockingham.k12.va.us@groups.io> wrote:
HI Everyone,
          Well our 1951 Supersports made its first journey under its own power today. It is a original car (its going to stay that way no restoration) with the factory vitameter setup. It ran very well and my wife and I drove it around for about 12 miles. A special thank you to my wife Tammy for letting me get that(ONE MORE CROSLEY) thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way and thank you to Bobby Lewis for selling me the car. I still continue to try to find any history on the car, and have never gave up hopes that someone may know something about it and thank you to everyone who has help my research including the article in the Quarterly. I know for sure it was raced at one point and has had a accident on the right side and was possibly originally from Indiana. Stay Safe.Steve


OUR 1951 SUPERSPORTS HITS THE ROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

Steve Olinger
 

HI Everyone,
          Well our 1951 Supersports made its first journey under its own power today. It is a original car (its going to stay that way no restoration) with the factory vitameter setup. It ran very well and my wife and I drove it around for about 12 miles. A special thank you to my wife Tammy for letting me get that(ONE MORE CROSLEY) thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way and thank you to Bobby Lewis for selling me the car. I still continue to try to find any history on the car, and have never gave up hopes that someone may know something about it and thank you to everyone who has help my research including the article in the Quarterly. I know for sure it was raced at one point and has had a accident on the right side and was possibly originally from Indiana. Stay Safe.Steve


Re: How many cars can I fit in my garage for the least outlay of cash?

Brian Dlapa
 

carefull they breed

On Friday, August 7, 2020, 03:07:17 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Daniel Strohl is at it again, good read that a lot of us can identify with.
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/08/06/how-many-cars-can-i-fit-in-my-garage-for-the-least-outlay-of-cash

Jim...


Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Jim Bollman
 

I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

Jim...

On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.


1951 VC parts manual

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.


Re: CC model hood hinges

Spock Arnold
 

Mike....body color

On Aug 7, 2020 3:49 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Oh great knowledge collective of all things (Crosley), can you enlighten this unworthy soul with what color the hood hinges were from the factory on the CC models?  Black / body color / zinc plated / manganese phosphate???? 
Mit grossen respeckt
your humble servant
Mike S


Re: CC model hood hinges

Sam Perley
 

Body color typically but the zinc plated might look pretty neat :) 

Sam 

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 15:49 Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Oh great knowledge collective of all things (Crosley), can you enlighten this unworthy soul with what color the hood hinges were from the factory on the CC models?  Black / body color / zinc plated / manganese phosphate???? 
Mit grossen respeckt
your humble servant
Mike S


How many cars can I fit in my garage for the least outlay of cash?

Jim Bollman
 

Daniel Strohl is at it again, good read that a lot of us can identify with.
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/08/06/how-many-cars-can-i-fit-in-my-garage-for-the-least-outlay-of-cash

Jim...


CC model hood hinges

Mike S
 

Oh great knowledge collective of all things (Crosley), can you enlighten this unworthy soul with what color the hood hinges were from the factory on the CC models?  Black / body color / zinc plated / manganese phosphate???? 
Mit grossen respeckt
your humble servant
Mike S


Re: Restoration tips for beginners

wpaxt@...
 

Park,

What a great tip!  It never occurred to me that the parts manual would list nuts, bolts, washers, etc.  This is just what I am needing.  The 1947 Roundside I am working on literally had every nut and bolt half-assed and I have had no idea what sizes I will need when I finally start putting things back together.  You saved me, thanks a million.

Bill


Re: Restoration tips for beginners

parkhunter@...
 

Another tip I’ve learned: the Crosley parts manual is just as useful as the service manual. The parts manual includes exploded diagrams of most parts of the car, which help when you can’t quite figure out an assembly. 


But where it really saved my bacon was on the miscellaneous nuts and bolts. The old hardware that comes off the car isn’t always in good shape, or you lose a washer, or get some pieces scrambled up.

The parts manual is detailed right down to the screws and bolts for every assembly. It can help you find the right little bit on the bench. Or I sometimes just went down to the local Ace store and replaced bolts, nuts, screws, washers, and rubber grommets right out of the parts bins. It’s nice to have the right new hardware during assembly. 

- Park


Re: Restoration tips for beginners

parkhunter@...
 

My two bits on the paint thing... my car got held up for 2-3 years because I didn’t have the tools or skills or money to paint it with a gun. 

After helping my son paint his Rambler using the roll-on method and Rustoleum marine grade paint, I decided to do my Crosley with rattle cans. I grew up painting model rockets and knew how to get a decent finish. Work with what you know. 

For me, cans were simple and easy to control. I used Rustoleum in standard colors they will always make (Hunter Green in my case). I’ll always be able to touch up scratches and dings.  

Whether you are doing it professionally or with cans, much of the finish depends on the quality of the prep work and the finish work. Wet sand between coats, then wipe the car with clean water, then wipe it down with mineral spirits, then wipe it down with a tack cloth between every coat. 

Humidity and temperature play a big role and can subtly affect the color and finish. Buy a little thermometer/humidity meter and keep track. I ended up moving a dehumidifier into the garage as the summer got muggier. High humidity leads to orange peel finish. Aargh!

The nice thing about paint is that if you screw it up, you can just sand it down and do it over. 

My car looks fine for an amateur restoration. It won’t match up with pros at big shows, but it’s plenty fine for me. I even got 3rd in class at the ‘19 Nationals.

And, going with what I knew got the project back in track. That’s important!

- Park


Re: Master Cylinder PSI

Jim Bollman
 

Skip, just curious, did you solve your brake problem? If so what was the problem?

Jim...


Keystone Region Meet Canceled

Jim Bollman
 

The Keystone Region Crosley meet for this year, held during the third weekend in August, has been cancelled. Due to the Covid situation the venue where the meet is held decided to cancel all events for the remainder of the year.

Save the third weekend in August in 2021!!!

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