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New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the September CotM, enjoy.


Jim...


Re: Wheel paint details

Jim Liberty
 

I cheat completely. I powder coat mine.     ......Jim.

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 2:21 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Did the factory receive the wheels painted black from the supplier & then they painted only the face (red or white), like Studebaker did?  Or did they paint the whole wheel?  


Re: Wheel paint details

Tim Hamblen
 

I think by most accounts they were black then the face painted. For me anyway it's awfully hard to paint a black wheel white or red and not have some of the black showing so I paint the whole wheel.


Wheel paint details

Mike S
 

Did the factory receive the wheels painted black from the supplier & then they painted only the face (red or white), like Studebaker did?  Or did they paint the whole wheel?  


Long Time Member Dennis Wray Has Passed

Jim Bollman
 

Just saw this message from President Dave on the club Facebook page.

“I didnt see it posted anywhere, so I will post it. I have been informed of the passing of long time club member and good friend Dennis Wray. Dennis was an Ohio Region mainstay for many years and later retired to Florida. .He never missed a chance to make someone smile. For those that attend WAUSEON, he made an appearance as Elvis a number of times. When i saw him at Wauseon this year, he told me he wouldn't make it much longer. I promised to remember him every time with a smile on my face. I hope the rest of will do the same.”


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Jim Hostetter
 

Thank you



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Bollman <Jim@...>
Date: 8/30/21 12:06 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

I can answer one of your questions. Towards the bottom of every message is a line of links, the last link is “New Topic”. If you click on that link you get a new thread that you choose the topic so that it doesn’t get lost in another thread.

I don’t know of an engine builder in the LA area but there may be one.  Looks like about 7 hours to Service Motors in NV. The West Coast Region may know of a builder, try their president Rick Alexander <tracplanning@...>

Jim...


On Aug 30, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Jim Hostetter via groups.io <american.jim@...> wrote:


Off the subject. I don't know where else to ask. Is there a Crosley  engine rebuilder in the Los Angeles  area? TIA



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-------- Original message --------
From: parkhunter@...
Date: 8/30/21 11:17 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 07:57 PM, mr.chips k wrote:
Had a crazy thought of putting the cobra into my 48 CC.  

CoBras are fun to drive. They have a different sound. Great novelty at car shows too. 


As Andy says, fill it with water and see if it leaks. If it only leaks a tiny bit, try K&W or another block sealer. 


Theoretically, most of the parts should swap between the CoBra and the cast blocks. But I’ve never done an engine rebuild, so I’d listen to Butch, Jim, or some of the other experts.

Have fun!

Park 


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Jim Bollman
 

I can answer one of your questions. Towards the bottom of every message is a line of links, the last link is “New Topic”. If you click on that link you get a new thread that you choose the topic so that it doesn’t get lost in another thread.

I don’t know of an engine builder in the LA area but there may be one.  Looks like about 7 hours to Service Motors in NV. The West Coast Region may know of a builder, try their president Rick Alexander <tracplanning@...>

Jim...


On Aug 30, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Jim Hostetter via groups.io <american.jim@...> wrote:


Off the subject. I don't know where else to ask. Is there a Crosley  engine rebuilder in the Los Angeles  area? TIA



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: parkhunter@...
Date: 8/30/21 11:17 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 07:57 PM, mr.chips k wrote:
Had a crazy thought of putting the cobra into my 48 CC.  

CoBras are fun to drive. They have a different sound. Great novelty at car shows too. 


As Andy says, fill it with water and see if it leaks. If it only leaks a tiny bit, try K&W or another block sealer. 


Theoretically, most of the parts should swap between the CoBra and the cast blocks. But I’ve never done an engine rebuild, so I’d listen to Butch, Jim, or some of the other experts.

Have fun!

Park 


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

Jim Hostetter
 

Off the subject. I don't know where else to ask. Is there a Crosley  engine rebuilder in the Los Angeles  area? TIA



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: parkhunter@...
Date: 8/30/21 11:17 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 07:57 PM, mr.chips k wrote:
Had a crazy thought of putting the cobra into my 48 CC.  

CoBras are fun to drive. They have a different sound. Great novelty at car shows too. 


As Andy says, fill it with water and see if it leaks. If it only leaks a tiny bit, try K&W or another block sealer. 


Theoretically, most of the parts should swap between the CoBra and the cast blocks. But I’ve never done an engine rebuild, so I’d listen to Butch, Jim, or some of the other experts.

Have fun!

Park 


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

parkhunter@...
 

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 07:57 PM, mr.chips k wrote:
Had a crazy thought of putting the cobra into my 48 CC.  

CoBras are fun to drive. They have a different sound. Great novelty at car shows too. 


As Andy says, fill it with water and see if it leaks. If it only leaks a tiny bit, try K&W or another block sealer. 


Theoretically, most of the parts should swap between the CoBra and the cast blocks. But I’ve never done an engine rebuild, so I’d listen to Butch, Jim, or some of the other experts.

Have fun!

Park 


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Jim Liberty
 

Here is what I did. Paint It what you like.    ......Jim.

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 1:11 PM wpaxt via groups.io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi everyone. Well I couldn't find any hint of the original color anywhere that was suggested.  It has been picked clean!  But I'm still nosing around, will let you all know if I come up with something.  Really appreciate the advice and suggestions.

Bill


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

wpaxt@...
 

Hi everyone. Well I couldn't find any hint of the original color anywhere that was suggested.  It has been picked clean!  But I'm still nosing around, will let you all know if I come up with something.  Really appreciate the advice and suggestions.

Bill


Re: Crosley Parts Haul Cobra Questions

seb fontana
 

The crank was welded re ground.


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Jim Liberty
 

Robert, I'm finishing the elect. on the truck. Should be on the road at the end of Sept.   .....Jim.

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 9:20 AM Robert Kirk via groups.io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All mentioned are good possible clues.  Inside door hinges, under dash and under anything attached to the firewall, may help. 


Re: Voltage regulator

crosleyshortsport
 

Andy, I am sorry, when I sent the photo of the regulator, I should have sent the photo of the generator also. I have all connections under the hood marked.


On Sat, Aug 28, 2021, 3:01 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I found the answer to my question in an older post from Barry Seel. The larger post connects to the armature terminal on the regulator and the smaller post on the generator connects to the field on the regulator.


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Robert Kirk
 

All mentioned are good possible clues.  Inside door hinges, under dash and under anything attached to the firewall, may help. 


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Kenn Cahill
 

Any chance of finding any original paint overspray on the inside of the dashboard?


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Jim Liberty
 

I am new to Crosley too, but not new to restorations. I don't know about paint codes, but you can usually find some evidence in a hidden place on the car. Good luck.     ......Jim.

On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 8:24 AM wpaxt via groups.io <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a 1947 Round Side that I am restoring and I need some help with ID'ing the paint. The previous owner had the body media blasted and then covered it with grey primer and a scattershot burgundy topcoat to  keep the metal from rusting.  Therefore I have no evidence of the original color.  The previous owner's mother thought it was yellow which I was guessing might be bamboo yellow.  Is there any sort of a paint code anywhere on the body?  And if not any suggestions as to how to determine the original color?

By the way, this is my first Crosley and the first vehicle I have ever tried to restore.  It takes time but it is really a blast!

Thanks for any help you folks can offer.

Bill in Los Angeles


Re: Voltage regulator

Andy Farley
 

I found the answer to my question in an older post from Barry Seel. The larger post connects to the armature terminal on the regulator and the smaller post on the generator connects to the field on the regulator.


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

Jim Bollman
 

Another good place to look is the back side of the glove box door and around all the edges of the dash,

Welcome to the world of Crosley.


Re: 1947 Round Side Paint ID Help Needed

wpaxt@...
 

Will do and thanks for the advice.  As to the color, I'm really an all original guy and I just think it would be cool to have it be the original color.
 
Bill

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