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Re: Wiper Motor Control Fix

Robert Kirk
 

Another reasonale solution to rain poorly controlled by antiquated wiper systems is RainX. 


Re: Wiper Motor Control Fix

David Reina
 

Thanks Mike.  

Good write up and pictures.  Your email is going in my keep it folder.

Dave

On Aug 12, 2020, at 2:56 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

This may be old news to some of you, but thought I would share.  The last time I got caught in the rain I could not get the drivers side wiper to work.  The control knob was very loosey goosey (it was always loose, but not this much).  I pulled the motor to find that someone had worked on the motor in the past and had the little stud all chewed up.  They were trying to use a screw on type pal nut to hold the control bellcrank on (original is a push on pall nut).  This allowed the bellcrank to become unhooked from the motor  switch.  

I used a cut off wheel on the dremel to cut off the old stud.  Then center punched and drilled for a #6-32 thread (#39 drill).  The thickness of the motor cover is 3/8" but not knowing what was inside, I drilled a little less than that.  I then cut the threads and cut off a 6-32 screw to create a stud.  A little loctite and a nut (I just left the double nuts in place from where I installed the stud, but a single nut & loctite would be just as good) and we are good to go.  Don't make the stud too long or it could make installation on the drivers side a little tricky (not much room between gauge cluster and opening for the motor). 

So, if your switch on your wiper motors are floppy, you might have the same issue.  There is a belleville washer under the bellcrank to provide some tension & keep it from rattling.  
Lots-o-luck,
Mike S <wiper stud 1.jpg><wiper stud 2.jpg><wiper stud 3.jpg>


Wiper Motor Control Fix

Mike S
 

This may be old news to some of you, but thought I would share.  The last time I got caught in the rain I could not get the drivers side wiper to work.  The control knob was very loosey goosey (it was always loose, but not this much).  I pulled the motor to find that someone had worked on the motor in the past and had the little stud all chewed up.  They were trying to use a screw on type pal nut to hold the control bellcrank on (original is a push on pall nut).  This allowed the bellcrank to become unhooked from the motor  switch.  

I used a cut off wheel on the dremel to cut off the old stud.  Then center punched and drilled for a #6-32 thread (#39 drill).  The thickness of the motor cover is 3/8" but not knowing what was inside, I drilled a little less than that.  I then cut the threads and cut off a 6-32 screw to create a stud.  A little loctite and a nut (I just left the double nuts in place from where I installed the stud, but a single nut & loctite would be just as good) and we are good to go.  Don't make the stud too long or it could make installation on the drivers side a little tricky (not much room between gauge cluster and opening for the motor). 

So, if your switch on your wiper motors are floppy, you might have the same issue.  There is a belleville washer under the bellcrank to provide some tension & keep it from rattling.  
Lots-o-luck,
Mike S


Re: Where does oil pressure attach to block?

 

Butch,
I'm sorry. I didn't explain that very well. Obviously your correct. However, the port at the front of the engine on the passenger side
that you describe as the canister filter feed port has been blocked with a plug from inside the crankcase. I cleaned out the port &
discovered that the threads where the line would attach seem to be stripped a bit. I surmise that rather than read thread this port,
they simply attached the filter feed line to a splitter & paired it with the oil pressure line. When I initially bought the car, I took off the 
rocker cover & as the engine was running, I could see good oil flow to the top of the engine. However, since the oil pressure gauge
didn't work, I wanted to attach my oil pressure test gauge to the engine to check the precise pressure. That's when I discovered this
work around. At this point, I guess my question would be: Since I seem to be getting good oil pressure, maybe I just let "sleeping
dogs lie" & get on to the non-functioning brake system? However, I still may try to feed this line away from the exhaust manifold. Any thoughts? 
Thanx, Skip D


Re: Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

Brian Dlapa
 

i use utv covers

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 05:25:08 AM CDT, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


I use a Budge cover, smallest size for all of the Crosleys. 

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 11:06 PM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bought mine from OReilley Auto Parts. Their smallest size. 

On Aug 10, 2020 9:53 PM, David Stubenvoll <David.Stubenvoll@...> wrote:
I’ve searched myself and found nothing on the web. Ended up using a spare cover from my MGTD. Looks like a napkin trying to smother a pregnant moose. 


On Aug 10, 2020, at 7:25 PM, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



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Re: Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

crosleyshortsport
 

I use a Budge cover, smallest size for all of the Crosleys. 


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 11:06 PM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bought mine from OReilley Auto Parts. Their smallest size. 

On Aug 10, 2020 9:53 PM, David Stubenvoll <David.Stubenvoll@...> wrote:
I’ve searched myself and found nothing on the web. Ended up using a spare cover from my MGTD. Looks like a napkin trying to smother a pregnant moose. 


On Aug 10, 2020, at 7:25 PM, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Re: Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

Spock Arnold
 

Bought mine from OReilley Auto Parts. Their smallest size. 

On Aug 10, 2020 9:53 PM, David Stubenvoll <David.Stubenvoll@...> wrote:
I’ve searched myself and found nothing on the web. Ended up using a spare cover from my MGTD. Looks like a napkin trying to smother a pregnant moose. 


On Aug 10, 2020, at 7:25 PM, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Re: Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

David Stubenvoll
 

I’ve searched myself and found nothing on the web. Ended up using a spare cover from my MGTD. Looks like a napkin trying to smother a pregnant moose. 


On Aug 10, 2020, at 7:25 PM, nadno1 via groups.io <nadno1@...> wrote:


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Just wondering where I can get a decent car cover for a 51 CD wagon, wanting one that fits well.

nadno1
 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: 1951 VC parts manual

crosleyshortsport
 

Barry Seel rebuilds the temp guage capillary line and bulb. 


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 5:09 PM Butch via groups.io <butch46988=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Crosley temperature gauges are all MECHANICAL, no electric sending unit involved. Just a capillary tube, filled with either or alcohol, I don't recall which.
If it's been cut off, it must be rebuilt.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 3:11 PM, Dennis Wilkinson wrote:

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

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From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:58 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 VC parts manual

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I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

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Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?? Reprint would be fine.

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Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Butch
 

Crosley temperature gauges are all MECHANICAL, no electric sending unit involved. Just a capillary tube, filled with either or alcohol, I don't recall which.
If it's been cut off, it must be rebuilt.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 3:11 PM, Dennis Wilkinson wrote:

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

?

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:58 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 VC parts manual

?

I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

?

Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?? Reprint would be fine.

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Re: Where does oil pressure attach to block?

Butch
 

Skip,
I'm confused. The canister filter RETURN line, attaches to the crankcase, on the driver's side, not the passenger's side.
The canister filter feed line, comes from the FRONT of the crankcase, on the passenger's side.
The oil pressure gauge line, attaches to the passenger's side of the crankcase, about 3/4s of the way back, behind the water pump.
Nothing else is supposed to feed of of that tap.
Butch

On 8/10/2020 4:47 PM, Tilden Drinkard wrote:
Butch,
?? ??Does it attach in the same port where the return line to the oil filter attaches? If so, should there be an extension that takes both the oil return & oil pressure gauge line below & past the water pump before going up?
?? ??My present set up, that existed when I bought the 1952 Super SW, has both lines attached to a Y connection & coming up between the gap in the exhaust manifold & exhaust pipe. That seems like a poor set up that
?? ??would only super heat the oil in these lines.
Thanx, Skip D
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Re: Where does oil pressure attach to block?

 

Butch,
   Does it attach in the same port where the return line to the oil filter attaches? If so, should there be an extension that takes both the oil return & oil pressure gauge line below & past the water pump before going up?
   My present set up, that existed when I bought the 1952 Super SW, has both lines attached to a Y connection & coming up between the gap in the exhaust manifold & exhaust pipe. That seems like a poor set up that
   would only super heat the oil in these lines.
Thanx, Skip D


Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Does anyone know of a temp. sending unit for use with the original gauge? 6Volt. 1951 VC.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:58 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 VC parts manual

 

I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

 

Jim...



On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.

 


Re: OUR 1951 SUPERSPORTS HITS THE ROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

crosleyshortsport
 
Edited

Glad to see it out and running !   Have Fun !!!


On Sun, Aug 9, 2020, 8:03 PM Steve Olinger via groups.io <solinger=rockingham.k12.va.us@groups.io> wrote:
HI Everyone,
          Well our 1951 Supersports made its first journey under its own power today. It is a original car (its going to stay that way no restoration) with the factory vitameter setup. It ran very well and my wife and I drove it around for about 12 miles. A special thank you to my wife Tammy for letting me get that(ONE MORE CROSLEY) thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way and thank you to Bobby Lewis for selling me the car. I still continue to try to find any history on the car, and have never gave up hopes that someone may know something about it and thank you to everyone who has help my research including the article in the Quarterly. I know for sure it was raced at one point and has had a accident on the right side and was possibly originally from Indiana. Stay Safe.Steve


OUR 1951 SUPERSPORTS HITS THE ROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

Steve Olinger
 

HI Everyone,
          Well our 1951 Supersports made its first journey under its own power today. It is a original car (its going to stay that way no restoration) with the factory vitameter setup. It ran very well and my wife and I drove it around for about 12 miles. A special thank you to my wife Tammy for letting me get that(ONE MORE CROSLEY) thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way and thank you to Bobby Lewis for selling me the car. I still continue to try to find any history on the car, and have never gave up hopes that someone may know something about it and thank you to everyone who has help my research including the article in the Quarterly. I know for sure it was raced at one point and has had a accident on the right side and was possibly originally from Indiana. Stay Safe.Steve


Re: How many cars can I fit in my garage for the least outlay of cash?

Brian Dlapa
 

carefull they breed

On Friday, August 7, 2020, 03:07:17 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Daniel Strohl is at it again, good read that a lot of us can identify with.
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/08/06/how-many-cars-can-i-fit-in-my-garage-for-the-least-outlay-of-cash

Jim...


Re: 1951 VC parts manual

Jim Bollman
 

I have never seen a VC only parts manual, it is included with the standard parts manual. Unfortunately it does not have diagrams of VC specific parts.

Jim...

On Aug 8, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.


1951 VC parts manual

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Does anyone know where I could purchase a 1951 VC parts manual?  Reprint would be fine.


Re: CC model hood hinges

Spock Arnold
 

Mike....body color

On Aug 7, 2020 3:49 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Oh great knowledge collective of all things (Crosley), can you enlighten this unworthy soul with what color the hood hinges were from the factory on the CC models?  Black / body color / zinc plated / manganese phosphate???? 
Mit grossen respeckt
your humble servant
Mike S