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Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

parkhunter@...
 

I’ll certainly be interested if/when you start to sell these. In my experience, the covers are hard to find. 


- Park

Re: Lost Another Old Time Member - Jim Oliver Passed

Gabriel Haddad
 

Condolences to Jim's family.  He was fun to visit with at the nationals.


On Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 3:37 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Jim Oliver passed last Friday. He was at many National and Regional CAC shows over the years. His 47 Red Roundside was a favorite of mine, but his VC with a clear hood was also a show favorite.

https://www.maurerfuneralhome.com/obituary/james-oliver?fh_id=15812

Jim...

Lost Another Old Time Member - Jim Oliver Passed

Jim Bollman
 

Jim Oliver passed last Friday. He was at many National and Regional CAC shows over the years. His 47 Red Roundside was a favorite of mine, but his VC with a clear hood was also a show favorite.

https://www.maurerfuneralhome.com/obituary/james-oliver?fh_id=15812

Jim...

Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

David Reina
 

Hi Mike,

Nice work!  I’ve also tried reproducing a couple of items over the years.  At one point I made a few rear axle stabilizer bars for Hot Shot and Super Sports.  Then a few years ago I made a bunch of reproduction castings of the Motorola radio front for my friend Jak.  I know this work is all labor of love so thanks.

Regards,
Dave

David Reina Designs, Inc.
245 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
P: 718-486-0262
F: 718-599-7857



On Feb 11, 2020, at 6:30 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

A few more parts made today.  Will work up a welding jig tomorrow.  Got interrupted by another project when a friend had me work on his reenacting machine gun.... <new parts.jpg>

Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Mike S
 

When we bought our '48 this past June, the cover was missing.  I was told that most of them got thrown a way back in the day and they were hard to find.  Fred loaned one to me to use as a pattern so I could make one.  I thought while I was at it, I would see if multiple copies could be made reasonably.  I retired in December and I enjoy metal working.  I did find an original cover about a month ago, so it basically took 6 months to find one, if that speaks to how rare they are.  

Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

L.E. Hardee
 

I think your fab work is tremendous.  But are used original flywheel covers that scarce to be worth such effort?  I am not trying to put down your work.  Really want to know the difficulty in finding them or their cost if you do find one used somewhere.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 8:27 PM Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:
Looks great.  Come to Washington and I will let you work on my Crosley.  You look like a real craftsman.

On Feb 11, 2020, at 3:30 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

A few more parts made today.  Will work up a welding jig tomorrow.  Got interrupted by another project when a friend had me work on his reenacting machine gun....

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Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Plandersen
 

Looks great.  Come to Washington and I will let you work on my Crosley.  You look like a real craftsman.

On Feb 11, 2020, at 3:30 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

A few more parts made today.  Will work up a welding jig tomorrow.  Got interrupted by another project when a friend had me work on his reenacting machine gun....

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Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Gabriel Haddad
 

Looking good Mike. Keep us in the loop.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 6:30 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
A few more parts made today.  Will work up a welding jig tomorrow.  Got interrupted by another project when a friend had me work on his reenacting machine gun....

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Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Mike S
 

A few more parts made today.  Will work up a welding jig tomorrow.  Got interrupted by another project when a friend had me work on his reenacting machine gun....

Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow, nice work


On Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 1:53 PM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Getting back to the project of making some reproduction flywheel covers.  Got the front half pattern fine tuned (making 2 at a time) & just need to fine tune the back half pattern.  The originals are a deep draw stamping....I'm making these out of 3 pieces...front, back, & center filler piece (and there are brackets to be welded on too).  Wish me luck.

Reproduction Flywheel Cover

Mike S
 

Getting back to the project of making some reproduction flywheel covers.  Got the front half pattern fine tuned (making 2 at a time) & just need to fine tune the back half pattern.  The originals are a deep draw stamping....I'm making these out of 3 pieces...front, back, & center filler piece (and there are brackets to be welded on too).  Wish me luck.

Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

parkhunter@...
 

Actually, one of the things I appreciate about Crosley folks is their patience and encouragement when newbies ask questions. Most other car groups in part of tend to get rather crusty and curt after a while. The Crosley community’s attitude is part of what keeps this a growing and thriving corner of the hobby. 


Enjoy!

Park

Re: Seat springs needed.

Mac McBrayer
 

I just received a parts list from Edwards Crosley parts that lists zigzag springs for seats .   419-589-5767      Mac....


From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> on behalf of dalef62 <kimndale97@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Seat springs needed.
 
I am looking for the springs on the front seats on the upright portion of the seat.  These are the zig zag springs that screw to the frames.   Message me via email.  kimndale97@.... 
Southwest PA.
Dale

Re: Seat springs needed.

crosleyshortsport
 

Dale,  When I needed to replace two of the springs on my 48 wagon, I found that the springs from the seat of most easy chairs work great.


On Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 8:21 PM dalef62 <kimndale97@...> wrote:
I am looking for the springs on the front seats on the upright portion of the seat.  These are the zig zag springs that screw to the frames.   Message me via email.  kimndale97@.... 
Southwest PA.
Dale

Seat springs needed.

dalef62
 

I am looking for the springs on the front seats on the upright portion of the seat.  These are the zig zag springs that screw to the frames.   Message me via email.  kimndale97@.... 
Southwest PA.
Dale

Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Paula W
 

All these responses were very helpful, thank you. I've given myself some new goals in how I participate. (Crosley chat, search and save on FB, electronic notebook, and of course the annual meet.)Thanks too for the "it's okay" to ask a question that may have been answered before. :-/

Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Jim Bollman
 

The Crosley-Gang can be read in a browser also and many members forget that it is there, with lots of additional information in the Files and Photos section.

Jim...

On Feb 4, 2020, at 3:37 PM, Bob H. <bob@...> wrote:

I know everyone has their own opinion about Facebook and other forms of social media and everyone has their preference. Personally, I tend to prefer the Facebook format to email. I've joined this group there as well as a number of other car related groups.

In terms of finding stuff later, Facebook's search capability is actually quite good at finding past posts/conversations, but by default it searches across Facebook. You can then filter the search results to include only the Crosley group (it's this additional step that makes it hard to use, I think).

As you come across things that you think you'll want to find again later, FB has a "Save Post" feature that's very useful. You can categorize your saved items (e.g., I have a "Crosley" collection) and easily get back to them later.

I totally agree that one of the most frustrating "features" of Facebook is its insistence on never showing you the same thing twice. So, once you see something and it gets away, it can be really difficult to find again. :-/

-Bob

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.



Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Bob H.
 

I know everyone has their own opinion about Facebook and other forms of social media and everyone has their preference. Personally, I tend to prefer the Facebook format to email. I've joined this group there as well as a number of other car related groups.

In terms of finding stuff later, Facebook's search capability is actually quite good at finding past posts/conversations, but by default it searches across Facebook. You can then filter the search results to include only the Crosley group (it's this additional step that makes it hard to use, I think).

As you come across things that you think you'll want to find again later, FB has a "Save Post" feature that's very useful. You can categorize your saved items (e.g., I have a "Crosley" collection) and easily get back to them later.

I totally agree that one of the most frustrating "features" of Facebook is its insistence on never showing you the same thing twice. So, once you see something and it gets away, it can be really difficult to find again. :-/

-Bob

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:
I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.

Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Jim Bollman
 

Not everyone likes FaceBook so there is a need for both. I find it easier to find things on the Crosley-Gang with simple searches. FaceBook is better for interactive discussions because of the way it is displayed but that is why it is hard to find things. We also don't mind repeat questions if you can't find what you need.

We also have a Chat room where we have scheduled chats twice a week at 10pm EST on Thursdays and Sundays. You can schedule additional chats by posting an invitation here and say when you want to meet and what you want to chat about. When you go into the chat room pick a name, I use my real name and login, no passwd needed.  Chat's are true interactive with the participants all logged in to interact.
http://gang.crosleyautoclub.com/chat/

Don't forget to check out the Files and Photos section of the Crosley-Gang for additional info and help.

Jim...

Re: Social Media and Crosley Info

Wes Holliday <wes@...>
 

On Facebook, or any forums I always cut / paste, then save information to my Crosby file.

Wes 

On 2/4/2020 1:33 PM, Paula W wrote:

I'm finding that the Facebook group has lots of great photos and dialog. This discussion board does as well, but there seems to be a lot more activity on Facebook recently. (Am I wrong?)
Any advice for using Facebook as a reference? There is a lot of good info out there that I may not need now but may later...and it rolls off and away.

I think my biggest worry is asking a question that was already answered before....but not being able to tell.