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Re: Voltage regulator

Mike S
 

Polarize it by using a jumper wire & touch (for just a second)  to the outer terminals of the regulator (have someone double check me on this....I'm not that up to date on Crosley systems).


Re: Voltage regulator

Mike S
 

Front wire on Generator to left connection; rear wire to middle connection; right connection goes to ammeter.
Mike S


Re: Voltage regulator

crosleyshortsport
 

This should help


On Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 3:59 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
Ok, I'm stumped. My voltage regulator doesn't have any markings on the connection points. I can't figure out how to wire it up. I don't want to let the smoke out.
Can anyone tell me which wires go on which terminals? 
I've got it wired up but I'm not sure it's correct.


Voltage regulator

Andy Farley
 

Ok, I'm stumped. My voltage regulator doesn't have any markings on the connection points. I can't figure out how to wire it up. I don't want to let the smoke out.
Can anyone tell me which wires go on which terminals? 
I've got it wired up but I'm not sure it's correct.


Re: Fuel Pump question

Jim Liberty
 

I started this stand-by pump many years ago on my 356 Porsches. They can be hard starters even if driven often. Saves cranking on the starter. Been doing this for 40 years.    ......Jim.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 5:33 PM dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
No check the bell gasket on the fuel pump.   Also they should be started at least once a month.


On Aug 26, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


I put an electric fuel pump in all my cars. Perfect for priming the carb. and an emergency standby. Inexpensive and easy to install. Put a hidden switch under the dash if you hace a show car.     .....Jim.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM <dpaananen52@...> wrote:
If my 52 wagon sits long enough that the carburetor runs dry, I can't get the fuel pump to fill the carburetor bowl.  The starter motor doesn't spin fast enough for it to pump fuel.  Is this a sign that the fuel pump is not up to snuff?  It isn't a big deal to prime the carb , but I also have a slow acceleration situation, and I'm wondering if I should suspect the fuel pump.


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

mr.chips
 

Looks to me it was taken out of service, not due to the crank, but those holes in the cylinders. 

The pictures don't show it well, there must be 20 cracks on those journals.   This was the "complete engine" too.

One more to go through, thats probably ruined in some way as well. 


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Butch
 

That's what it looked like to me, also

Butch

On 8/27/2021 10:42 AM, Mike S wrote:
That is one strange crankshaft.  All of those "holes" appear to be inclusions in the metal rather than damage from corrosion.  Any chance this crank could have been welded up & re-ground by a shop that didn't do a good job back when those narrow bearings were installed?
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Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Mike S
 

That is one strange crankshaft.  All of those "holes" appear to be inclusions in the metal rather than damage from corrosion.  Any chance this crank could have been welded up & re-ground by a shop that didn't do a good job back when those narrow bearings were installed?


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Butch
 

Jim,

Those are probably boat/ThermoKing bearings. That's all that we had, until Fonda and I, had the new bearing sets made, and Service Motors still has them.

To the OP, I can't see any cracks, in the crank, but the picture doesn't show well, on my monitor.

Butch

On 8/26/2021 11:02 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Somebody put the wrong bearings in. Should be full width.

On Aug 26, 2021, at 10:54 PM, mr.chips k <olds61f85@...> wrote:

Not really a question, but have a look at this crank from one of those engines.

Never seen so many cracks, and the super narrow bearings are a nice touch.��<20210826_190201_1.jpg><20210826_190155.jpg>

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Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Jim Bollman
 

Somebody put the wrong bearings in. Should be full width.

On Aug 26, 2021, at 10:54 PM, mr.chips k <olds61f85@...> wrote:

Not really a question, but have a look at this crank from one of those engines.

Never seen so many cracks, and the super narrow bearings are a nice touch.  <20210826_190201_1.jpg><20210826_190155.jpg>


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

mr.chips
 

Not really a question, but have a look at this crank from one of those engines.

Never seen so many cracks, and the super narrow bearings are a nice touch.  


Re: Fuel Pump question

crosleyshortsport
 

Pull the top off the fuel pump, check the gasket to be sure it is intact and not crumbled. While the cap is off check the screen to see if it clean or clogged with gook. After cleaning and tightening back down, try it, if it still will not pull fuel up within a few cranks, replace it with a new one from one of our fine vendors. 


On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 8:33 PM dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
No check the bell gasket on the fuel pump.   Also they should be started at least once a month.


On Aug 26, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


I put an electric fuel pump in all my cars. Perfect for priming the carb. and an emergency standby. Inexpensive and easy to install. Put a hidden switch under the dash if you hace a show car.     .....Jim.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM <dpaananen52@...> wrote:
If my 52 wagon sits long enough that the carburetor runs dry, I can't get the fuel pump to fill the carburetor bowl.  The starter motor doesn't spin fast enough for it to pump fuel.  Is this a sign that the fuel pump is not up to snuff?  It isn't a big deal to prime the carb , but I also have a slow acceleration situation, and I'm wondering if I should suspect the fuel pump.


Re: Fuel Pump question

dale@servicemotors.net
 

No check the bell gasket on the fuel pump.   Also they should be started at least once a month.


On Aug 26, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Jim Liberty <jimliberty356@...> wrote:


I put an electric fuel pump in all my cars. Perfect for priming the carb. and an emergency standby. Inexpensive and easy to install. Put a hidden switch under the dash if you hace a show car.     .....Jim.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM <dpaananen52@...> wrote:
If my 52 wagon sits long enough that the carburetor runs dry, I can't get the fuel pump to fill the carburetor bowl.  The starter motor doesn't spin fast enough for it to pump fuel.  Is this a sign that the fuel pump is not up to snuff?  It isn't a big deal to prime the carb , but I also have a slow acceleration situation, and I'm wondering if I should suspect the fuel pump.


Re: Fuel Pump question

Jim Liberty
 

I put an electric fuel pump in all my cars. Perfect for priming the carb. and an emergency standby. Inexpensive and easy to install. Put a hidden switch under the dash if you hace a show car.     .....Jim.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM <dpaananen52@...> wrote:
If my 52 wagon sits long enough that the carburetor runs dry, I can't get the fuel pump to fill the carburetor bowl.  The starter motor doesn't spin fast enough for it to pump fuel.  Is this a sign that the fuel pump is not up to snuff?  It isn't a big deal to prime the carb , but I also have a slow acceleration situation, and I'm wondering if I should suspect the fuel pump.


Fuel Pump question

dpaananen52@...
 

If my 52 wagon sits long enough that the carburetor runs dry, I can't get the fuel pump to fill the carburetor bowl.  The starter motor doesn't spin fast enough for it to pump fuel.  Is this a sign that the fuel pump is not up to snuff?  It isn't a big deal to prime the carb , but I also have a slow acceleration situation, and I'm wondering if I should suspect the fuel pump.


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

mr.chips
 

Thanks for all of the tips.  I'm not bothered with the serial numbers.  So in theory I could take a good ciba crank case assembly, and put it under a tin block.

I'm new to the whole Crosley world, I just keep going through old forum posts, learning what I can. 

Maybe out of 3 engines, I can make one good one. 

A random thing: I did notice all of these engines have had the ring gear welded to the flywheel. Also one of the cast blocks has the factory oil filter housing.  I'm debating  using that, or the by pass style block.      Oh the decisions!


2021 West Coast Region Annual Meeting and Dues Renewal

Jim Bollman
 

Forwarding for Laura Alexander of the West Coast Crosley Region.
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Hi Everyone!
PLEASE NOTE:
HAVING OUR MEET DEPENDS ON THE COVID STATUS OF OUTDOOR/INDOOR GATHERINGS IN BOTH CALIF. AND KERN COUNTY!!

Attached please find a single form to register for our 2021 West Coast Region Annual Meeting, and to pay club dues for the Crosley Region year 2022. 
 
Tim Foster has planned a terrific meet to be held in historic Bakersfield, CA.  You won't want to miss it.  There is a  description of the planned events attached. 

Registration PDF
Schedule PDF


Gas Tanks

Jim Liberty
 

I owe Dale, Service Motors an apology. What I should have said was that he was out of stock, but tanks were coming. They have supplied most of my parts for the 2 cars I'm working on. Good service, good parts. My apologies again Dale.   ........Jim.


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Jim Bollman
 

You have gotten some good advice so far, was hoping one of the engine builders would jump in but here is something to check swapping parts. If you want to just swap main bearing caps or cam bearings thy need to be checked for alignment. The cam bearings come as a set so not sure if that would be a problem but I believe you need to line bore the mains. You could swap the whole crank case but depending on the history of the engine your swapping from you may loose the early serial number if that matters. There is a good chance the cast motors were rebuilt from sheet metal engine. Your 48 would have a 5 digit engine number engine number in the 28804 up to around 62000. The galvanize block you show is the later style tin block so would be appropriate for your 48 not sure when the painted blocks were phased out. Small external leaks may be fixable with a modern like K&W Block Seal.

Keep us informed on your project.

Jim...

On Aug 23, 2021, at 10:57 PM, mr.chips k <olds61f85@...> wrote:

I came home today with a small truck load of Crosley stuff. The guy at one time had over 10 of these cars.  Wound up getting : One COBRA , two cast motors, a trans & rear end with mechanical drums.  Numerous distributors, and water pump parts.

The tin block looks really decent. Unfortunately I'm missing parts to it( like main bearing caps, and cam bearing stuff, some valves).  If the bores were the same, could I swap stuff from one of the later cast blocks, onto the tin unit? Looks like some spray grease is inside the bores, so good news there. 

The white engine pictured has such bad pitting inside, it might have gotten into the cylinders. 

Had a crazy thought of putting the cobra into my 48 CC.  

Was tempted to cut that cobra in half also, to setup a display engine at shows, if its no good.   Here are some pictures of stuff.  <Resized_20210823_190454.jpg><Resized_20210823_190320.jpg><Resized_20210823_190305.jpg><Resized_20210823_190349_1.jpg><Resized_20210823_190520.jpg><Resized_20210823_190328_1.jpg>


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Andy Drake
 

If you do decide to try to make a runner out of it, as a first step you will want to to see if it holds water by capping off the inlet or outlet, filling it, capping the other port, and leaving it for awhile. These blocks are notorious for either rotting out internally or seeping over time.

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