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Re: gasoline in crankcase

Douglas Grout
 

Thanks Rich and Bruce
Yeah...guess I'm guilty of withholding information on this one.  You guys will remember that these prewars use a gravity fed fuel system so it's easy to peer into the gas tank with a flashlight as it's practically at nose level.  The innards on this one are shiny and squeaky clean....the sediment bowl is likewise clean....and I've even got an aftermarket replaceable fuel filter sandwiched between the sediment bowl and the carb.  The whole plumbing from tank to carburetor barely measures 6".  I had this carburetor apart last summer but didn't have a rebuild kit so I just put it back together, bolted it back in place, and everything seemed to work just fine.  Flipping this carb over when it was off the car and trying to blow air through the inlet....couldn't be done.  Flip it right side up....everything clear.  I have not changed the setting on the float since up till now, it's worked well.  Any other ideas otherwise I'll take the carburetor apart again.  Thanks  Doug

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 11:56 PM Bruce Derenski via groups.io <bruce.derenski=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I’d check the fuel pump. A hole in the diaphragm can dump raw fuel straight to the crankcase. 


On Jul 16, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Richard Williams via groups.io <rwms_2002=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Carefully check your carb. float bowl for any trash of any kind. It may be just a sticky needle. If the needle does stick it may mean your tank is dirty. intermittent  sticking means you should clean the whole fuel system. good luck. Rich W.


Re: Restoration tips for beginners

Tim Hamblen
 

There seems to be a tendency for new folks to get some rattle can primer to cover spots they are working on. A lot of the off the shelf stuff at WalMart , Home Depot and big box auto stores is lacquer primer. Lacquer will allow moisture to go thru. When I got the truck I'm now finishing it had primer all over it.Actually did not look all that bad but since I had no idea what was done under it I decided to strip it all off with a DA and wire wheel. Under the primer I found a complete coverage of red dust :ie surface rust.Your best bet is to always pick a brand and stick to it for all products. Primer, Surfacer, Etching color coat etc. Pick a brand and use only it. Talk to real experts about grades of sandpaper, fillers, blocking, cutting and polishing etc etc. I do all my own painting and frankly my spraying is suspect.So I learned (no I HAD to learn ) to use a buffer. I've seen so many color coats with trash, flies, dust etc that just a little time with a buffer would have made it so much better. The answer always is "I'm afraid of a buffer". Why ? Use waffle foam pads, run the buffer slower (yes it will take longer but so what), have a spray bottle of water handy to spritz the surface now and then as you buff.Stay off edges or pay attention to which way the buffer turns. If you screw it up, fix it, not a big deal.


Re: gasoline in crankcase

Bruce Derenski
 

I’d check the fuel pump. A hole in the diaphragm can dump raw fuel straight to the crankcase. 


On Jul 16, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Richard Williams via groups.io <rwms_2002@...> wrote:

Carefully check your carb. float bowl for any trash of any kind. It may be just a sticky needle. If the needle does stick it may mean your tank is dirty. intermittent  sticking means you should clean the whole fuel system. good luck. Rich W.


Re: gasoline in crankcase

Richard Williams
 

Carefully check your carb. float bowl for any trash of any kind. It may be just a sticky needle. If the needle does stick it may mean your tank is dirty. intermittent  sticking means you should clean the whole fuel system. good luck. Rich W.


gasoline in crankcase

Douglas Grout
 

Weather permitting, I've been using my prewar to drive into town ( 16 miles round trip...check oil before every trip ).  Early this week, before taking it out, I checked and found the crankcase full of gasoline.  I put the car on the lift, drained the crankcase, and left it raised for a couple of days thinking that if  the float in the carburetor is hung up, fuel will continue to percolate down through the carb, into the crankcase and onto a sheet of white paper placed under the open drain hole.  Two days and not one drip.  Fuel level in the gas tank with the petcock open is unchanged.
For that much gasoline to have gotten into the sump, it would have to be a slow drip over the course of the previous week.  This car has a Tillotson DY 1A carburetor calibrated to 7/8 turn idle and 1 5/8 turn main adjustment.  Surely the answer is right in front of me, I just can't see it.


Re: License plate frame

Dennis @ Recks & Relics
 

Hi Kenneth,
I live in Hamilton Ohio. I belong to the Crosley Club,how do I join the Ohio Region?     Thanks, Dennis Coning
 

From: Kenn Cahill
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:08 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] License plate frame
 
The Ohio region sells them to support Crosley club events, such as donating the frames that were used for the awards. We sell them for $15 apiece. Shipping is eight dollars and we can ship up to eight frames for the eight dollar cost. I am out of town for two weeks, but could ship them after I return. The check should be made out to Crosley Automobile Club-Ohio Region. 
Send a check to:
 
Kenneth Cahill
140 Overbrook Drive
Columbus, OH 43214
 

On Jul 16, 2020, at 6:26 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

The Ohio Region sells them. Contact Bill Gault<wm3924_g@...>
 
Jim...

On Jul 16, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
 
How do I get a couple of those license plate frames that the virtual car show winners were given? I really like them.
 


Re: License plate frame

Kenn Cahill
 

The Ohio region sells them to support Crosley club events, such as donating the frames that were used for the awards. We sell them for $15 apiece. Shipping is eight dollars and we can ship up to eight frames for the eight dollar cost. I am out of town for two weeks, but could ship them after I return. The check should be made out to Crosley Automobile Club-Ohio Region. 
Send a check to:

Kenneth Cahill
140 Overbrook Drive
 Columbus, OH 43214


On Jul 16, 2020, at 6:26 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

The Ohio Region sells them. Contact Bill Gault<wm3924_g@...>

Jim...

On Jul 16, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

How do I get a couple of those license plate frames that the virtual car show winners were given? I really like them.


Re: License plate frame

crosleyshortsport
 

Andy, I actually have one that is about to be listed on the club facebook site, for the virtual meet fundraiser. If you want it, just pay with paypal.me/51super. $20. And you will save me listing it.  Please forward address if you decide you want it.
Jeffrey

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 6:26 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
The Ohio Region sells them. Contact Bill Gault<wm3924_g@...>

Jim...

On Jul 16, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

How do I get a couple of those license plate frames that the virtual car show winners were given? I really like them.


Re: License plate frame

Jim Bollman
 

The Ohio Region sells them. Contact Bill Gault<wm3924_g@...>

Jim...

On Jul 16, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

How do I get a couple of those license plate frames that the virtual car show winners were given? I really like them.


License plate frame

Andy Farley
 

How do I get a couple of those license plate frames that the virtual car show winners were given? I really like them.


Re: 1951 Super Sport wheel cylinders

Gabriel Haddad
 

1" in front. 3/4" in rear. Look at the fronts. If they ste selfsesling, no need for copper washers. If they are a full open cavity like the originals, you will need washers. The ones I just installed were self sealing. I still had to use the washers on the rear.
Good luck, gabe.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 5:12 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:
I removed all 4 of my wheel cylinders to be replaced. I did nor realize that they were different front front and back. Can anyone tell me if the 1" goes in the front or back? 1951 Super Sport. 
Thanks: Dennis


Re: 1951 Super Sport wheel cylinders

Steve
 

Large ones go up front



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-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...>
Date: 7/15/20 4:12 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 Super Sport wheel cylinders

I removed all 4 of my wheel cylinders to be replaced. I did nor realize that they were different front front and back. Can anyone tell me if the 1" goes in the front or back? 1951 Super Sport. 
Thanks: Dennis


1951 Super Sport wheel cylinders

Dennis Wilkinson
 

I removed all 4 of my wheel cylinders to be replaced. I did nor realize that they were different front front and back. Can anyone tell me if the 1" goes in the front or back? 1951 Super Sport. 
Thanks: Dennis


2020 National Meet - Success!

Steve
 

To Jeff, Dave, Janyne, Jim, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to put this together, CONGRATULATIONS.  Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone who submitted a picture of their cars.  The competition and quality could not have been better. 

 

I am even more anxious to see everyone in 2021.  My vehicles let me know they miss all their brothers, sisters, and cousins.  Thanks to our officers for putting this together and thank you everyone for sharing.

 

-Steve M.


Illinois Region Meet on Sunday, Sept. 13 - Tentative Approval

Jim Bollman
 

Midwest Crosley Owners,
The Village of Utica, IL has given us tentative approval to hold our Illinois Region Meet on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Danny Carey Memorial Park.

To get this approval, they requested and I provided information about an approximate number of people and our activities.

So for right now, we are approved to proceed with our meet. I will continue to update as we get closer.

Something new for this year is an option to participate in a Saturday evening cruise to the Oglesby Root Beer Stand. If you plan on traveling and getting a motel room for the night, there is a Days Inn and a Best Western nearby in Oglesby. Jim Welther has spoken with the manager of the root beer stand and he has also given his approval.

If you plan on attending or thinking about it, let me know. I will be putting a newsletter shortly.

Steve Miller <brawnybug@...>


Re: 2020 Nationals Pages with Awards and Captions Added

Lloyd Lautzenhiser
 

Neal:
I am in a similar situation.  Yes, it is good to have our heads buried under the hood of our Crosleys.  I have recently completed the restoration of my Crofton.  It is now probably in better shape than when it came out of the factory.  As you say, it does keep you grounded. 

Lloyd    

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of nadno1 via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 1:26 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 2020 Nationals Pages with Awards and Captions Added

 

Just wanted to give a big thank- you To Jim , Jeff  and  Jane  and anyone I missed that was involved in putting on the virtual  national meet, for those of us that have never been able to attend in person it was a very nice option in a crazy year. I entered with no expectations other than showing others the car I restored to honor my father in-law, it came at a time when I had my hands full fighting cancer, had it not been for this project I am not sure where I would have been mentally, It surely helped keep me grounded. Today when I checked the results I was  humbled that I had been chosen as a winner in the CD class.

 

Thanks

Neal Derochie in Iowa

 

On Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:34:41 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:

 

 

Unless I messed up something all the descriptions have been added and award ribbons added to the picture and listed for each class. You may have to refresh your browser, it may be buffering the old pages, in order to see all the changes to the show pages.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/20Nationals/2020_Virtual_Nationals.html

Enjoy

Jim...


Re: 2020 Nationals Pages with Awards and Captions Added

nadno1
 

Just wanted to give a big thank- you To Jim , Jeff  and  Jane  and anyone I missed that was involved in putting on the virtual  national meet, for those of us that have never been able to attend in person it was a very nice option in a crazy year. I entered with no expectations other than showing others the car I restored to honor my father in-law, it came at a time when I had my hands full fighting cancer, had it not been for this project I am not sure where I would have been mentally, It surely helped keep me grounded. Today when I checked the results I was  humbled that I had been chosen as a winner in the CD class.

Thanks
Neal Derochie in Iowa

On Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:34:41 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Unless I messed up something all the descriptions have been added and award ribbons added to the picture and listed for each class. You may have to refresh your browser, it may be buffering the old pages, in order to see all the changes to the show pages.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/20Nationals/2020_Virtual_Nationals.html

Enjoy

Jim...


Re: 2020 Nationals Pages with Awards and Captions Added

Tim Hamblen
 

I am honored, thanks to Jim , Jeff and Janyne for everything. I bright spot in an otherwise crappy year.


2020 Nationals Pages with Awards and Captions Added

Jim Bollman
 

Unless I messed up something all the descriptions have been added and award ribbons added to the picture and listed for each class. You may have to refresh your browser, it may be buffering the old pages, in order to see all the changes to the show pages.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/20Nationals/2020_Virtual_Nationals.html

Enjoy

Jim...


Re: CAC 2020 Virtual Show is Now Live

crosleyshortsport
 

Such kind words, Here is a great big virtual group hug.🥰


On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 9:07 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
Gabe you said it all. I don't know if I'll ever make it to Wauseon but there is a special feeling that one gets by being associated with this group of people and cars. 
Thank You All