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Re: Hood support rod

seb fontana
 

I just file a notch, doesn't take much.


Ford Overhead Cam Engine to the Crosley Engine

Jim Bollman
 

Dan Strohl wrote another interesting story that ended up leading to the Taylor engine and Crosley. Even referenced our Crosley Family Tree pages.https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/09/17/why-didnt-henry-ford-follow-through-on-his-1935-patent-for-an-overhead-camshaft-engine

Thanks to Kenn Cahill for sending me the link.

Jim...


Re: Hood support rod

David Stubenvoll
 

Mine is a CD. I’d guess that the neutral or center point happens when the slider is about 3 inches behind the radiator. Anything closer to the radiator and you have to lift the hood a little to push it back to lower it. 


On Sep 17, 2020, at 12:27 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

Hmmmm. Mine doesn't seem to be as far back at the top. It looks like yours is a CD. Does that make a difference?


Re: Hood support rod

Andy Farley
 

Hmmmm. Mine doesn't seem to be as far back at the top. It looks like yours is a CD. Does that make a difference?


Re: Hood support rod

David Stubenvoll
 

This is how they are supposed to look. this one works perfectly and holds the hood steady as it comes over center. 



On Sep 17, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:


I always leave enough of the threading exposed on the front end of the rod. That serves to hold the hood in position.

On Sep 16, 2020 11:11 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I can't be the only person to have this problem. When I open the hood on my 48 CC the support rod slides into place like it should to hold the hood up. In about a minute the rod slides back and the hood crashes down on my head. 
Does anyone have any idea as to how to keep the hood up other than using a broom stick. My head is getting sore.


Re: Hood support rod

Spock Arnold
 

I always leave enough of the threading exposed on the front end of the rod. That serves to hold the hood in position.

On Sep 16, 2020 11:11 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I can't be the only person to have this problem. When I open the hood on my 48 CC the support rod slides into place like it should to hold the hood up. In about a minute the rod slides back and the hood crashes down on my head. 
Does anyone have any idea as to how to keep the hood up other than using a broom stick. My head is getting sore.


Re: Hood support rod

Andy Farley
 

The bend is toward the rear. Maybe I'll see if I can move the top of the radiator forward a little bit. 
I tied a small bungee cord around the rod and the radiator bracket. It works but it's ugly.


Re: Hood support rod

L.E. Hardee
 

Question: which way is the bend orientated on the support rod?  Toward the front of the car or toward the rear?  The rod needs to be past center to stay put.  The bottom of the rod where it slides needs to be more forward than the connection to the hood.  If it is and it still slides back, to save my head, I would get a little clamp to use as a keeper. 


On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:11 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I can't be the only person to have this problem. When I open the hood on my 48 CC the support rod slides into place like it should to hold the hood up. In about a minute the rod slides back and the hood crashes down on my head. 
Does anyone have any idea as to how to keep the hood up other than using a broom stick. My head is getting sore.


Re: Hood support rod

Dennis Terdy
 

Andy
When I want to keep the hood up, I’ve placed a small hose clamp on the rod going to the firewall and just tighten it down to secure the hood in place- again just a short-term fix. 
Dennis

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 10:11 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I can't be the only person to have this problem. When I open the hood on my 48 CC the support rod slides into place like it should to hold the hood up. In about a minute the rod slides back and the hood crashes down on my head. 
Does anyone have any idea as to how to keep the hood up other than using a broom stick. My head is getting sore.










Hood support rod

Andy Farley
 

I can't be the only person to have this problem. When I open the hood on my 48 CC the support rod slides into place like it should to hold the hood up. In about a minute the rod slides back and the hood crashes down on my head. 
Does anyone have any idea as to how to keep the hood up other than using a broom stick. My head is getting sore.


Re: Interior sun visor

Andy Farley
 

Thank You, I kinda figured it was a#10 but I couldn't get any thread size to match. Sheet metal screw makes sense.


Re: Interior sun visor

Richard Helm
 

Andy – The parts book shows #10 X ½” long oval head countersunk sheet metal screws.

Rich Helm


Re: Interior sun visor

Andy Farley
 

I got the sun visors from Service Motors. They are just what I needed. I was just wondering if anyone knows what size screws I should be using to mount them. 


Re: Illinois Region Meet - Only Four Days Away - Sunday, Sept 13 - Utica Illinois

James Welther
 

This might turn out to be the largest crosley  Gathering of the year. Fingers crossed.


Re: Lost Message About Block

Jim Bollman
 

I think this may be the posting you were looking for.
https://groups.io/g/Crosley-Gang/message/38270


Lost Message About Block

Matt Tritt
 
Edited

Someone recently posted a photo of an engine block, wondering who had made it, but it seems to have vanished from my inbox. 
 
Matt Tritt
14160 El Camino Real
Atascadero, California 93422
805 466 6825
Wind and Solar Energy Consulting Services
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Illinois Region Meet - Only Four Days Away - Sunday, Sept 13 - Utica Illinois

Steve
 

 

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Re: 48 Station wagon tail light clip

Steve Perry
 

I bought these to repair some Hella Fog lights. I think they were 5” diameter or thereabouts..
Steve


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Mike S <miso7@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:13:25 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 48 Station wagon tail light clip
 
Thanks for the offers.  The center section of yours is much wider than mine (I wonder what diameter your light was?).  I have some music wire about the same diameter (been making some coil springs for another project) & think I'll try my hand at making one of these.


Re: 48 Station wagon tail light clip

Mike S
 

Thanks for the offers.  The center section of yours is much wider than mine (I wonder what diameter your light was?).  I have some music wire about the same diameter (been making some coil springs for another project) & think I'll try my hand at making one of these.


Re: 48 Station wagon tail light clip

Steve Perry
 

Here is the size I have. It might be right or possibly be bent to fit your application..
Steve

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From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Steve Perry <sperryfish@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:25:55 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 48 Station wagon tail light clip
 
If it’s the same I’ll send you one.


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of Steve Perry <sperryfish@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:24:23 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 48 Station wagon tail light clip
 
I have some like that. I’ll post a photo in the morning.
Steve


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:12:49 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 48 Station wagon tail light clip
 
I think they may be the same clips found in the new style trailer lights at Tractor Supply Company.

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 5:55 PM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
Those clips look similar others I have seen on several types of lights.  You might take one to your autoparts on the perchance of finding one in a currently available light.  If that doesn't pan out, maybe make one from a spring grade wire.  Buy a throttle return spring that has the long straight end.  Use the end wire to make your new clip using the old one as a pattern. 

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 5:05 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
The previous owner had painted the left rear tailight body color.  He also added a light on the passenger side, but left it black.  This has always bugged me & I decided to paint the left one black.  Unfortunately, as I was taking it apart, one of the spring clips that holds the glass lens in place popped out & flew to who knows where in the shop.

Anyone have a crapped out light that would be willing to sell me a clip?  
thanks,
Mike S