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Re: These Cars Were Revolutionary, But Everyone Forgot About Them

Richard Ranch
 

Cool list. Thanks for posting


On Oct 20, 2020, at 6:16 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Hotshot made the list as the first American sports car.

https://www.hotcars.com/these-cars-were-revolutionary-but-everyone-forgot-about-them/

Jim...


Re: These Cars Were Revolutionary, But Everyone Forgot About Them

Jim Bollman
 

The other one I think of and I know most people define it different, but technically the VCs are mid engine. Strict definition is he engine is between the axles. You can see the front axle if you look down in front of the engine. That is part of the reason the VCs have such good weigh distribution.

On Oct 20, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:

Nice article, It's a shame they didn't mention disc brakes!!

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 09:16:50 AM EDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Hotshot made the list as the first American sports car.

https://www.hotcars.com/these-cars-were-revolutionary-but-everyone-forgot-about-them/

Jim...


Re: These Cars Were Revolutionary, But Everyone Forgot About Them

Spock Arnold
 

Nice article, It's a shame they didn't mention disc brakes!!

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 09:16:50 AM EDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Hotshot made the list as the first American sports car.

https://www.hotcars.com/these-cars-were-revolutionary-but-everyone-forgot-about-them/

Jim...


These Cars Were Revolutionary, But Everyone Forgot About Them

Jim Bollman
 

Hotshot made the list as the first American sports car.

https://www.hotcars.com/these-cars-were-revolutionary-but-everyone-forgot-about-them/

Jim...


2020 Florida Region Crosley Auto Club Meet - November 14th

Jim Bollman
 

Hello Everyone!!  Tired of being cooped up??  Want to get out for a bit??  Well, here’s your chance!!  The Florida Region of the Crosley Auto Club is planning a Meet for November 14th.  It will be held at Charlie Wake’s home in Sarasota, starting at 10 am.  Current plans are to meet, take a cruise with the cars, go to a restaurant, and then on to the Manatee County Ag Museum (home of a Farm O Road).  Right now we are looking for who is interested in attending and if you are interested in driving your car on the tour.  Please get back to me (Dave Anspach ), or Charlie by Nov. 1 2020.  I hope to see everyone there.Dave Anspach <tmkldwwj@...>


Re: Restoration tips for beginners

Gabriel Haddad
 

Hello all, 
Well it's the great time vs funds debate. Just as soon as I committed to this restoration an opportunity to spend that funny money got in the way. The good news is that the money spent was on crosley items. Nonetheless, keep your ideas rolling in for all of us. 👍

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 12:40 PM wpaxt via groups.io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
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: 1949 Crosley station wagon for sale in Southern California

James Dlapa
 

Hi all, 
This is no longer available. 


Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

James Dlapa
 

No problem, 
(760)855-5513

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 PM ClassicRetro57 via groups.io <ClassicRetro57=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Can I text you regarding the purchase?
Thanks
Don Janda


Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

don janda
 

Can I text you regarding the purchase?
Thanks
Don Janda


Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

Jim Bollman
 

Subject: Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

can I text you about it?
Thanks
Don

Sorry I hit the wrong button and deleted this message.


Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

James Dlapa
 

It is available, yes.

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 1:44 PM ClassicRetro57 via groups.io <ClassicRetro57=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi James - is the cradle still available?
Thanks 
Don Janda


Re: Aerojet marine engine cradle for sale.

don janda
 

Hi James - is the cradle still available?
Thanks 
Don Janda


For Sale: Old School Micro / 3/4 Midget Race Car Body - $200 - IN

Jim Bollman
 

I have old school Micro / 3/4 midget race car body : tail, hood, nose in fiberglass. 
I would like to sell, $200 for the three body parts. See pictures, they are from 1960 , no holes.

Carl 765-417-5751.
oldcjdunbar@ hotmail.com
Not on Crosley-Gang, call or eMail


1949 Crosley station wagon for sale in Southern California

James Dlapa
 

Hi all, 
I am clearing out a bit of space and decided to list a 1949 Crosley Station wagon for sale. It is late 49 production with square gauges and disc brakes. I will provide a Bill of sale. No title with the vehicle but can be obtained in California. Usually takes about 45 days and couple hundred dollars. The car is very solid. With just a few small rust spots in the floor. 

I have a rear seats frame I will include. Missing front grill bars. Someone in the past cut the rear rain gutters off. 

See pics. The vehicle is in North San Diego County. 

Asking $1350.00


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

Paula W
 

Okay - I now have a plan.

  • Materials - new fuel line, elbow fitting, metric wrench set (I should have one anyway)
  • Attach the fuel line to the oil pump using the advice received
I'm hoping not to need the tape given it should work without tape, but I'm grateful to know about it.
Will let you know if I'm successful. Thank you!


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

Dennis Terdy
 

Paula,
I have purchased oil/gas resistant thread tape (pretty costly) that has been very successful in sealing threaded fittings for my Crosley gas line treaded fittings and oil leaks.

Dennis

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 11:40 AM dkduster70 via groups.io <dkduster70=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello Paula.
I regards to your question about the wrench size for the fitting, I have seen many new replacement fittings for different applications that have a metric wrench size, even though the threads are not metric. I believe it may have something to do with the new fittings coming from overseas. If that is a new replacement fitting, you may want to try a 11 or 12 millimeter wrench and see if it is a better fit.



--
Dennis Terdy


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

dkduster70@...
 
Edited

Hello Paula.
I regards to your question about the wrench size for the fitting, I have seen many new replacement fittings for different applications that have a metric wrench size, even though the threads are not metric. I believe it may have something to do with the new fittings coming from overseas. If that is a new replacement fitting, you may want to try a 11 or 12 millimeter wrench and see if it is a better fit.


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

dalef62
 

Check around the elbow fitting, I have found a lot of them with cracks at the thin part.


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

crosleyshortsport
 

You may have cross threaded your fuel line unto the brass fitting or over tightened into the brass fitting and stripped it. I have done the same thing. Just replace the brass fitting. Remember these type of connections do not need any teflon tape or paste. The flare causes it to seal when tight. Always hold a wrench on the brass fitting when tightening the steel fitting into it. Also always start the steel line into the brass by hand. It may take a couple tries to get it started straight. If you can not find the proper lines or brass fittings locally, our fine vendors can supply them to you.  Jeffrey


On Sun, Oct 11, 2020, 9:36 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
Thank you - what I think may look like Teflon tape is bright glare from the the light against the leaking fuel.
I'll try again, but I think I need to determine the correct wrench size before doing more damage. :-/

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, 5:44:32 PM PDT, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:


I think I see teflon tape.  The brass fittings use a bevel joint, sometimes called an inverted flare to seal.  Teflon tape can cause the threads to tighten before the sealing surfaces mate.  Undo it, remove all the tape and try it again. Be careful not to cross thread the fitting.  That was my first reaction to your description before I saw the picture.   Good luck.  Worst case, buy a new brass elbow fitting.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 8:07 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I have a leaking fitting on the fuel pump side of the line to the carburetor. (See photo.) We removed and reattached it as part of trouble shooting a starting problem.
Unfortunately, after reattaching the fuel side fitting now leaks. I tried tightening as much as I could but started to strip the nut.
 
Should it be this hard to tighten?
Did we damage it, hence need to replace the line and fittings?
What is the wrench size? 7/16 came the closest for us, but as not perfect we ended up stripping the nut.

I did this to myself and don't want to do it again if possible.


Re: fuel line fitting leakage

Paula W
 

Thank you - what I think may look like Teflon tape is bright glare from the the light against the leaking fuel.
I'll try again, but I think I need to determine the correct wrench size before doing more damage. :-/

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, 5:44:32 PM PDT, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:


I think I see teflon tape.  The brass fittings use a bevel joint, sometimes called an inverted flare to seal.  Teflon tape can cause the threads to tighten before the sealing surfaces mate.  Undo it, remove all the tape and try it again. Be careful not to cross thread the fitting.  That was my first reaction to your description before I saw the picture.   Good luck.  Worst case, buy a new brass elbow fitting.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 8:07 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I have a leaking fitting on the fuel pump side of the line to the carburetor. (See photo.) We removed and reattached it as part of trouble shooting a starting problem.
Unfortunately, after reattaching the fuel side fitting now leaks. I tried tightening as much as I could but started to strip the nut.
 
Should it be this hard to tighten?
Did we damage it, hence need to replace the line and fittings?
What is the wrench size? 7/16 came the closest for us, but as not perfect we ended up stripping the nut.

I did this to myself and don't want to do it again if possible.

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