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Re: Crofton Exhaust

Jim Liberty
 

I made my own exhaust system for my Hotshot and Pickup. There are components available out there that make it relatively easy. That said, it probably would have been cheaper to have a muffler shop make them.    .....Jim.

On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 1:19 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:

Tom,

No one is making replacement exhaust that I know about.  Several folks have had them made and I would recommend just going to your local exhaust / muffler supply and have them make a custom exhaust for you. 

 

You have to remember that the original Crofton engines were the mirror blocks so the exhaust runs down the left side of the car.  Many Croftons have had their engines replaced with Crosley engines so the exhaust runs down the right side. 

 

With that uncertainty and the low demand, you are best just having a custom exhaust made.

 

-Steve M.


Crofton Exhaust

Steve
 

Tom,

No one is making replacement exhaust that I know about.  Several folks have had them made and I would recommend just going to your local exhaust / muffler supply and have them make a custom exhaust for you. 

 

You have to remember that the original Crofton engines were the mirror blocks so the exhaust runs down the left side of the car.  Many Croftons have had their engines replaced with Crosley engines so the exhaust runs down the right side. 

 

With that uncertainty and the low demand, you are best just having a custom exhaust made.

 

-Steve M.


Crofton Bug Exhaust

Tom Sodaro
 

Hello all, I am trying to find a repro exhaust for a Brawny Bug I am working on. Does anyone know of someone making these? I will be at the show in Ohio for pick up. Thanks Tom S


Re: New Driver

crosleyshortsport
 

Check out the newest video on crosleyautomobles...funlittlecars facebook group site. I just reproduced it this past week. Look at my post by  Heather Ackerman as my daughter took the video. 


On Sun, Jun 20, 2021, 3:40 PM Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:
Thanks Tim, the video is great.    ......Jim.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 12:26 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
I thought I saw one of him showing how to downshift too. Maybe not though…


On Jun 20, 2021, at 3:06 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Here is a video our Vice President put together last year. It is good for up shifting, I tried to talk him into doing one on downshifting too but not sure he has mastered that. When I drive a Crosley a lot I get so I can go up and down with minimal grind upshifting new 100% and 90% of the time down but if I don’t drive it a lot I loose my ability pretty quick and it is more like 75% up and 50% down.

Jim...

On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




Re: New Driver

Jim Liberty
 

Thanks Tim, the video is great.    ......Jim.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 12:26 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
I thought I saw one of him showing how to downshift too. Maybe not though…


On Jun 20, 2021, at 3:06 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Here is a video our Vice President put together last year. It is good for up shifting, I tried to talk him into doing one on downshifting too but not sure he has mastered that. When I drive a Crosley a lot I get so I can go up and down with minimal grind upshifting new 100% and 90% of the time down but if I don’t drive it a lot I loose my ability pretty quick and it is more like 75% up and 50% down.

Jim...

On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




Re: New Driver

Jim Liberty
 

This was great guys. I was not doing it correctly. And, I do well with pictures.     Thanks again, Jim.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 12:26 PM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
I thought I saw one of him showing how to downshift too. Maybe not though…


On Jun 20, 2021, at 3:06 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Here is a video our Vice President put together last year. It is good for up shifting, I tried to talk him into doing one on downshifting too but not sure he has mastered that. When I drive a Crosley a lot I get so I can go up and down with minimal grind upshifting new 100% and 90% of the time down but if I don’t drive it a lot I loose my ability pretty quick and it is more like 75% up and 50% down.

Jim...

On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




Re: New Driver

Terrance Robinson
 

There's a great video on double clutching in last years Virtual Crosley Nationals show


On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 1:49 PM Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:
I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




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Re: New Driver

 

I thought I saw one of him showing how to downshift too. Maybe not though…


On Jun 20, 2021, at 3:06 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

Here is a video our Vice President put together last year. It is good for up shifting, I tried to talk him into doing one on downshifting too but not sure he has mastered that. When I drive a Crosley a lot I get so I can go up and down with minimal grind upshifting new 100% and 90% of the time down but if I don’t drive it a lot I loose my ability pretty quick and it is more like 75% up and 50% down.

Jim...

On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




Re: New Driver

Jim Bollman
 

Here is a video our Vice President put together last year. It is good for up shifting, I tried to talk him into doing one on downshifting too but not sure he has mastered that. When I drive a Crosley a lot I get so I can go up and down with minimal grind upshifting new 100% and 90% of the time down but if I don’t drive it a lot I loose my ability pretty quick and it is more like 75% up and 50% down.

Jim...

On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.




Re: New Driver

Jim Liberty
 

Thanks for the reply Tim. It is driving in its purest form. I like that.    ......Jim.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 11:55 AM Tim King <lking124@...> wrote:
It just takes some getting used to. I drive tractor trailers for a living, and double clutch every day, and it still takes time to figure out. I still don’t get it right every time. Seems to me that a Crosley just won’t be rushed. You really have to take your time through the gears…😂😂😂


On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:52 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.



Re: New Driver

 

It just takes some getting used to. I drive tractor trailers for a living, and double clutch every day, and it still takes time to figure out. I still don’t get it right every time. Seems to me that a Crosley just won’t be rushed. You really have to take your time through the gears…😂😂😂


On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:52 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.



New Driver

Jim Liberty
 

I am new to the cars, and just got my Hotshot on the road. Is it possible to master the gear box, or does everyone just grind gears like I do? Double clutching does no better.                .................Jim.



Two Cylinder Throttle Problems

Jim Bollman
 

Not sure why you couldn’t just reply to my message and have it post on Crosley-Gang. 

The PreWars used a DY-1A - smaller main jet than DY9 which was used on the PostWar Crosley’s. They look pretty much this same. Many PreWars have DY9s they are easier to find. Sounds like a different carburetor is needed. Are you planning on coming to the Crosley Nationals in 2 weeks? Should be some carbs available and some PreWars experts to get info from.

I am including Crosley-Gang in. My reply to maybe get some more people to give some ideas.

Jim...

On Jun 19, 2021, at 2:36 PM, michael halloran <mikehalloran4@...> wrote:

Jim
I got this engine running after 70 years in storage. The high rev occurred the first time it started and several times after that. I removed the carb again and flattened the bottom of the carb. Installed a new needle and seat for the float (which didn't work well) and started it again. Same thing. The number on the carb is DY DY 9.
Thank you for answering me. I tried to answer on line trying to get more ideas from more people but wasn't able to do it.
Mike

Sent from Outlook


Re: Two Cylinder Throttle Problems

Jim Bollman
 

Since you didn't get any suggestions from pre-war owners, I'll give it a try just from just the carburetor side.

Did this just start happening or have you had the carb off and just putting things back together?

I don't know how it could really go wide open when you have only moved the throttle a little unless their is something loose in the linkage or the carburetor itself. Have you taken the air cleaner off and looked down in the carb while moving the throttle with your hand? I would do this first with the ignition off and if you don't see anything moving that shouldn't be try it while running to see if the vacuum or vibration of the engine causes something to move. 

Jim...


Re: Attention Frank Pinto

 

Thanks, received the steering box today. My email is either thing73@... or the best one is frank@....


Re: Club roster

Andy Farley
 

I had one I just can't find it.


Re: Club roster

Jim Bollman
 

They are only sent out to members every other year so if you have the 2019-2020 Roster you have the current one. New one will be sent out next year.

Jim...

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:46 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

How do I get a new copy of the club roster?


Re: Club roster

crosleyshortsport
 

Our membership chairman has them. Duane Gorrell. His contact info is in the front of the quarterly.


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 9:47 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
How do I get a new copy of the club roster?


Club roster

Andy Farley
 

How do I get a new copy of the club roster?


Re: Two Cylinder Throttle Problems

Jim Bollman
 

I changed the subject on your question since it was tacked on with Crosley of the Month, where it will be lost.

When you start a something new please start a new topic, there is a link at the bottom of each message to start a New Topic or you can just send a new eMail message to Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>.

Jim...

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