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Re: battery question

Don Pitchford
 

Ron,
It would need to be a pretty big motorcycle battery to work. I use farm tractor 6 volt batteries (Farm and Fleet part number 0000000235146) in my Crosleys. These batteries are about 9 inches by 9 inches by 6 3/4 inches. They weigh 33 pounds. They are rated at 660 CCA. While they provide plenty of cracking power in the summer, they are about the smallest battery I would want when the temperature gets cool, or if I have to crank on one for awhile to get it going. One of the big limitations I have found over the decades is while cranking over the engine the voltage to the ignition can be pulled low enough that the ignition fire is marginal. I've never measured how much current a 4 cylinder Crosley draws when it's cranking over, but it's enough to tax a battery that isn't top notch. 

On the other hand, if you have the spark plugs out and just want to spin the motor over to check stuff, a motorcycle battery or a car battery connected through jumper cables will spin it over.

Don Pitchford

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 09:50:52 AM CST, Ron Frost via groups.io <rd.frost@...> wrote:


Would a 6 volt motor cycle battery have enough zip to start a Crosley 4 cyl engine?

 Ron Perma Frost





battery question

Ron Frost
 

Would a 6 volt motor cycle battery have enough zip to start a Crosley 4 cyl engine?

 Ron Perma Frost


Re: CT-3 information

ckstandifer@...
 

Thanks Jim. That is really good information.

On Nov 24, 2020 7:46 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
If the government modified it officially I would expect the 4cyl to be tin block. They were being shipped to the military before the end of the war but after the Pup project had been rejected and maybe someone decided to try the modification. The cast iron version didn’t come out to 1949 so a conversion then would be unlikely unless it was just a project for some GIs messing around with WW-2 surplus. Looking forward to some pictures. Check out the engine motor number to the rear of the distributor/magneto on the crankcase. Maybe take a picture of the engine too.

On Nov 24, 2020, at 7:25 PM, ckstandifer@... wrote:

Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer






Re: CT-3 information

ckstandifer@...
 

It is definitely not a bull pup. It does not have the high hood.

On Nov 25, 2020 1:05 AM, "Doug Daniel via groups.io" <sanfelipedoug@...> wrote:
Here is info on the Bull Pup:  http://www.ewillys.com/wp-content/uploads2/2013/12/crosley-high-hood-cincinnati-history-museum1.jpg

On 24 Nov 2020, at 17:51, Doug Daniel via groups.io <sanfelipedoug@...> wrote:

There was one Bull Pup prototype made.  Maybe that is the one you have?

On 24 Nov 2020, at 16:38, ckstandifer@... wrote:


Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer




Re: CT-3 information

Doug Daniel
 

On 24 Nov 2020, at 17:51, Doug Daniel via groups.io <sanfelipedoug@...> wrote:

There was one Bull Pup prototype made.  Maybe that is the one you have?

On 24 Nov 2020, at 16:38, ckstandifer@... wrote:


Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer



Re: Water Pump.

jamespart7@...
 

Hi Rick, I'm not the most experienced mechanic but I just used a bushing removal tool. It came as a set with various size removers that fit onto the end of a steel rod. I just had to tap it out with a hammer. The tool can be used to seat the new bushing as well, although an arbor press might be better to avoid damaging the new bushing. Good luck-Jim


Re: CT-3 information

Doug Daniel
 

There was one Bull Pup prototype made.  Maybe that is the one you have?

On 24 Nov 2020, at 16:38, ckstandifer@... wrote:


Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer



Re: CT-3 information

Jim Bollman
 

If the government modified it officially I would expect the 4cyl to be tin block. They were being shipped to the military before the end of the war but after the Pup project had been rejected and maybe someone decided to try the modification. The cast iron version didn’t come out to 1949 so a conversion then would be unlikely unless it was just a project for some GIs messing around with WW-2 surplus. Looking forward to some pictures. Check out the engine motor number to the rear of the distributor/magneto on the crankcase. Maybe take a picture of the engine too.

On Nov 24, 2020, at 7:25 PM, ckstandifer@... wrote:

Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer





Re: CT-3 information

ckstandifer@...
 

Unfortunately the data plate is missing.  I will try to post pics within the next few weeks.  The engine is in my garage and the chassis is in another.

On Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM, "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...> wrote:
If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer



Re: Crosley Dealer Folder

crosleyshortsport
 

That is really neat. Very nice ! I believe any one of us would love to have found that treasure.


On Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 3:09 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Nice find, how many pages is it? Any other interesting photos in it?

Jim...

On Nov 24, 2020, at 3:04 PM, Pat Curran <racin@...> wrote:

Just located a folder that appears to be an original Crosley Dealer Folder/packet.  Appears to cover Crosley history and products.  Interesting reading. <image.jpg><image.jpg><image.jpg><image.jpg>


Re: Crosley Dealer Folder

Jim Bollman
 

Nice find, how many pages is it? Any other interesting photos in it?

Jim...

On Nov 24, 2020, at 3:04 PM, Pat Curran <racin@...> wrote:

Just located a folder that appears to be an original Crosley Dealer Folder/packet.  Appears to cover Crosley history and products.  Interesting reading. <image.jpg><image.jpg><image.jpg><image.jpg>


Crosley Dealer Folder

Pat Curran
 

Just located a folder that appears to be an original Crosley Dealer Folder/packet.  Appears to cover Crosley history and products.  Interesting reading.


Re: CT-3 information

Jim Bollman
 

Jeff the CT-3 is more commonly referred to as a Pup.

On Nov 24, 2020, at 11:34 AM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Casey, I am not sure what a CT-3 is, though I am familiar with the 2 cylinder Waukasha engine in the pre-war Crosleys. It was 12 h.p.  I am more familiar though with the post war Crosley engine. 4 cylinder, 44 cubic inch, 26 h.p.  The post war engines are plentiful.

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer




Re: CT-3 information

L.E. Hardee
 

If it is an original CT-3, that is a rare vehicle.   Do you have any photos of it you can post?  Is the data plate still on it?  If so, what is the serial number?


On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer


Re: CT-3 information

crosleyshortsport
 

Casey, I am not sure what a CT-3 is, though I am familiar with the 2 cylinder Waukasha engine in the pre-war Crosleys. It was 12 h.p.  I am more familiar though with the post war Crosley engine. 4 cylinder, 44 cubic inch, 26 h.p.  The post war engines are plentiful.


On Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 11:17 AM <ckstandifer@...> wrote:
Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer


CT-3 information

ckstandifer@...
 

Hi,
My name is Casey Standifer.  I am new to the group and I'm looking for any information that I can find on the CT-3 jeep.  My Grandfather purchased a CT-3 at a sale that Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen,Md) had approximately 50 years ago.  I drove this around when I was a kid and was able to obtain it once my Grandfather passed away.  My main question is that this jeep has a Crosley 4 cylinder engine installed.  Everything that I have read about this states that all 37 that were produced had a 2 cylinder engine.  I am fairly certain that my Grandfather did not install this engine and it is how it came directly from the military sale at APG. Would anyone know if a prototype 4 cylinder was ever done to help improve the lack of power that they had?

Thank You,
Casey Standifer


Water Pump.

Rick Geithmann
 

Hello.

Can anyone tell me what is the best way to remove the brass sleeve from the water pump without damaging the aluminum housing?
I have the one with the 4 bolt cover.

Thanks.
Rick Geithmann


Re: 1950 FRONT Clip Parting out CD Wagon grill emblem etc

crosleyshortsport
 

That is for a 49 or 50


On Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 10:35 AM dave p <dave@...> wrote:
Recently . I think , someone was looking for a good grill and nose etc for a '50 CD.   

We may be parting out this 1950 CD Wagon   # 201529 in the near future,   if so,  this front clip will be for sale

Call me                Dave Perry                OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama     


1950 FRONT Clip Parting out CD Wagon grill emblem etc

dave p
 

Recently . I think , someone was looking for a good grill and nose etc for a '50 CD.   

We may be parting out this 1950 CD Wagon   # 201529 in the near future,   if so,  this front clip will be for sale

Call me                Dave Perry                OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama     


Re: Hoop headliner instructions

Andy Farley
 

Thank You Jim.

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