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1950 Fly and Harwood "Little Chief" Crosley Fire Truck For Sale.

Steve
 

1950 Fly and Harwood "Little Chief" Crosley Fire Truck For Sale.

Here it is. Spotlight Class First Place Winner at Wauseon.

This vehicle is fully restored and in great condition. Everything works. Electrical has been upgraded to 12 volts to support the lights and siren. An electric fuel pump prevents vapor lock. A cooling fan has been added to keep things cool during parades. Correct dual wheels help support the load of children. A genuine Mars red light adorns the roof. I personally knew of this vehicle before it was restored. The transformation was amazing.

Fly and Harwood built concession stands and less than 20 of these Fire Trucks. This is a rare and unique piece and ready to show-and-go.

You'll have to search far and wide for a long time to find another this nice.

Located in northern Illinois. I ask that you directly email the seller to discuss the vehicle and price. More pictures are available.

Please email him at jryckman@...

 

Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

jeff
 

My switch is missing the button and installed upside down.  I pushed in the hole with an ice pick and pushed the lever holding in the shaft.   Worked great.   Thanks to all and happy Memorial Day!
Jeff



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-------- Original message --------
From: "L.E. Hardee" <hftsales@...>
Date: 5/25/20 9:05 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Shaft and knob are one piece.  It doesn't unscrew.  Reach under dash and on top switch.  Feel for little button.  Press it down.  Knob/shaft should pull free of switch.

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:50 AM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Thanks for the advice.  This particular light switch is original to the Hotshot.   Does the knob unscrew, or pull straight off?  I don't want to break anything. 
Jeff



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Spock Arnold via groups.io" <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: 5/25/20 8:42 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Crosley-Gang] No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Spock Arnold
 

Yeah Mark, like I said, I think he got such a big response, he figured he could get more so he just didnt answer. 

On May 25, 2020 1:03 PM, Mark Schoenlein <mark.schoenlein@...> wrote:
I sent multiple email to the Craigslist address. Maybe they had a change of heart? Mark S.


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Robert Connearney via groups.io <rconnearney@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:52:40 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Crosley-Gang] No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project
 
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Jim --

I know you posted (April 13) a link on here, to the Craigslist ad. I can't believe it wasn't sold. I recall the asking price being a bit less than you mention; $1200 I'm pretty sure. If I had more time, money, space, and youth, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat!

People snooze, they lose!





-------- Original message --------
From: James Dlapa 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  


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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Crosley-Gang] No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Mark Schoenlein
 

I sent multiple email to the Craigslist address. Maybe they had a change of heart? Mark S.


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Robert Connearney via groups.io <rconnearney@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:52:40 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Crosley-Gang] No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project
 
CAUTION !!! This email originated from outside of O-I. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.

Jim --

I know you posted (April 13) a link on here, to the Craigslist ad. I can't believe it wasn't sold. I recall the asking price being a bit less than you mention; $1200 I'm pretty sure. If I had more time, money, space, and youth, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat!

People snooze, they lose!





-------- Original message --------
From: James Dlapa 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  


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Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

L.E. Hardee
 

Shaft and knob are one piece.  It doesn't unscrew.  Reach under dash and on top switch.  Feel for little button.  Press it down.  Knob/shaft should pull free of switch.


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:50 AM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Thanks for the advice.  This particular light switch is original to the Hotshot.   Does the knob unscrew, or pull straight off?  I don't want to break anything. 
Jeff



Sent from my jphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Spock Arnold via groups.io" <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: 5/25/20 8:42 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

jeff
 

Thanks for the advice.  This particular light switch is original to the Hotshot.   Does the knob unscrew, or pull straight off?  I don't want to break anything. 
Jeff



Sent from my jphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Spock Arnold via groups.io" <tmkldwwj@...>
Date: 5/25/20 8:42 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

Spock Arnold
 

Remove knob, remove outside nut(it may be necessary to loosen the inside one first) pull switch inside dash drop down and disconnect. 

On May 25, 2020 11:31 AM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Re: Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

L.E. Hardee
 

It has been a while, but I believe there is a spring loaded button on the switch under the dash you have to push to release the knob and shaft.  Then you can remove the nut holding the switch to the dash.


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:31 AM jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Crosley Headlight Switch Removal

jeff
 

I am disassembling a Hotshot for restoration.   What is the proper way to remove the original light switch from the dash?  Thanks,  Jeff

Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Spock Arnold
 

And got no answer I think the guy got such a big response he decided to do something else this must be the something else

On May 24, 2020 10:55 AM, James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:
It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...


Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Robert Connearney
 

Jim --

I know you posted (April 13) a link on here, to the Craigslist ad. I can't believe it wasn't sold. I recall the asking price being a bit less than you mention; $1200 I'm pretty sure. If I had more time, money, space, and youth, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat!

People snooze, they lose!





-------- Original message --------
From: James Dlapa 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  


_._,_.

Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

James Dlapa
 

It’s unfortunate no one got it when it was on Craigslist for $1500.  

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...

Re: No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Spock Arnold
 

I'm going to place a bid or 2.  If I get it, I will sell the body I have.  Save me a lot of work

On May 24, 2020 8:35 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...

No Reserve Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project

Jim Bollman
 

This Crosley powered 1958 Almquist Sabre just showed up on Bring A Trailer. It is an 8 day no reserve auction. Already lots of comments, opening bid of $1500. Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-almquist-sabre-project/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-24

Jim...

Re: Thermostat direction

nadno1
 

Thanks Richard, that's what I thought, my 51 wagon is on the block, this is for a Cobra ( tin ) I am doing for a display piece. Just wanted to be sure it was correct.
Thanks again
Neal in Iowa



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Richard Williams via groups.io" <rwms_2002@...>
Date: 5/20/20 12:08 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Thermostat direction

FACES THE ENGINE. WATER FROM THE ENGINE HEATS THE BELLOWS SO IT OPENS WHEN HOT.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:43:55 AM PDT, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:



Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Re: Thermostat direction

Richard Williams
 

FACES THE ENGINE. WATER FROM THE ENGINE HEATS THE BELLOWS SO IT OPENS WHEN HOT.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:43:55 AM PDT, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:



Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Crosley Thermostats

Mike S
 

While I impatiently wait for the machine shop to finish my crankshaft, I thought I'd check out the thermostat.  Last summer the car was running much warmer (according to the gage) than I was comfortable with.  I pulled the side plates and there was no sludge at all.  When I pulled the T-stat, I find that only the shell is there.  Apparently the bellows had failed and the previous owner just pulled the guts out of it.  I can't believe having a gutted T-stat would cause the coolant to flow too fast thru a Crosley engine, but would like to hear if there is a good reason to have a "good" thermostat.  This car will never be driven in the winter, so controlled warm up isn't too important.

Back to the overheating issue, I guess when I get it back together I'll check the timing to see if that might be a contributor....the car always started and ran very easily so I can't be off by much.
thanks
Mike S

Thermostat direction

nadno1
 


Could someone tell me , on a radiator mounted thermostat does the long spring stub face the engine or in other words toward the hose?
Thanks in advance
NEAL


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Re: Crosley Flying Saucer on Chasing Classic Cars

Gabriel Haddad
 

Just watched the episode myself,  really fun! Ted, they gave you a ton of air time! 


On Sun, May 17, 2020, 6:48 AM Tom Gerhard <tom@...> wrote:
Ted has a blog post on his website about the experience 
http://www.yankeecrosley.com/category/crosley-chronicles/

Re: For Sale: 1950 Convertible $5000 or Best Offer - MN

Jim Bollman
 

Really surprised this one didn't get snapped up. I just heard from the owner and he says it is still available.

Jim...