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Re: Tin block help

Butch
 

Neal,

I have never seen a Tin Block, with the fuel pump mounting location, any where but the front of the camshaft area.

The fuel pump is NOT driven by the camshaft itself, but rather by an eccentric on the camshaft gear, directly behind the teeth.

Butch

On 5/11/2020 1:20 PM, nadno1 via groups.io wrote:
Hello, I am in the process of putting together  running display tin motor, Did some tin motors not have provisions for a fuel pump, mine is plated off, when you look inside it appears there is no access to the camshaft?  So if this is true what is my best option, tank above for gravity feed or a 6 volt elec. pump.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Neal in Iowa

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Tin block help

nadno1
 

Hello, I am in the process of putting together  running display tin motor, Did some tin motors not have provisions for a fuel pump, mine is plated off, when you look inside it appears there is no access to the camshaft?  So if this is true what is my best option, tank above for gravity feed or a 6 volt elec. pump.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Neal in Iowa


Re: [EXTERNAL] [Crosley-Gang] Fageol Crank Case

Mark Schoenlein
 

Seb-

I may have Fageol motor that you can use. Contact me at megschoenlein@...

Mark

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of seb fontana via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:20 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Crosley-Gang] Fageol Crank Case

 

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1) I am in need of a Fageol Crankcase, one that was used in an application that used a Flanged [for a Crosley Flywheel] crank shaft. Some applications may be generators, welders, water pumps, Thermo King, fork lifts, probably all horizontal applications including boats. Reason is I want a heavey duty crankcase that uses the Crosley style rear main seal. Probably made through the Croftons too.

2) I want to install a spridget clutch in a Crosley bell housing per the article in the files. I can get the same clutch kit from the same company [MiniMania] as in the article but it lists at $249.99.!. Am I out of touch or is it worth that much, quality wise? I tried to find a racing one with a solid hub [per Dave L.] but had no luck. I see other clutch kits for around $150 but have no reference for quality.

E mail or message. Thanks, Seb.


Re: Fageol Crank Case

David
 

Hi Seb,

 

The HD crankcases are getting a bit harder to find, but they are out there.

 

I bought my 6.5” clutches and disks from Winner’s Circle (spridget.com), but they list the solid hub as not available currently.  They do list a Sprite clutch good for 100 BHP for $200 (check to make sure it’s a 6.5”).  I tried converting a solid disk to ceramic pucks, but I don’t see a benefit.  I have a new ceramic puck one (see pic) that you can have free if you want it.  My flywheel was custom made by a guy locally (Crosley ring gear).

 

Best,

 

David

 

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From: seb fontana via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:19 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Fageol Crank Case

 

1) I am in need of a Fageol Crankcase, one that was used in an application that used a Flanged [for a Crosley Flywheel] crank shaft. Some applications may be generators, welders, water pumps, Thermo King, fork lifts, probably all horizontal applications including boats. Reason is I want a heavey duty crankcase that uses the Crosley style rear main seal. Probably made through the Croftons too.

2) I want to install a spridget clutch in a Crosley bell housing per the article in the files. I can get the same clutch kit from the same company [MiniMania] as in the article but it lists at $249.99.!. Am I out of touch or is it worth that much, quality wise? I tried to find a racing one with a solid hub [per Dave L.] but had no luck. I see other clutch kits for around $150 but have no reference for quality.

E mail or message. Thanks, Seb.

 


Fageol Crank Case

seb fontana
 

1) I am in need of a Fageol Crankcase, one that was used in an application that used a Flanged [for a Crosley Flywheel] crank shaft. Some applications may be generators, welders, water pumps, Thermo King, fork lifts, probably all horizontal applications including boats. Reason is I want a heavey duty crankcase that uses the Crosley style rear main seal. Probably made through the Croftons too.

2) I want to install a spridget clutch in a Crosley bell housing per the article in the files. I can get the same clutch kit from the same company [MiniMania] as in the article but it lists at $249.99.!. Am I out of touch or is it worth that much, quality wise? I tried to find a racing one with a solid hub [per Dave L.] but had no luck. I see other clutch kits for around $150 but have no reference for quality.

E mail or message. Thanks, Seb.


Re: front shock absorbers

Brett Wright
 

Seb, this is a late response to your comment, I am going to check the manufacturer name on my shocks


c1947 Crosley Sedan

Robert Connearney
 

Stumbled across this ad in Facebook. Car in Cornish, NH. (I know nothing further about it.)


Re: 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

Steve Olinger
 

I have used the Ford turn signal switches, the only problem is they won't lock in position you have to hold them. If you are lucky enough to have an original switch you can transfer parts to make it lock in position but you have to be very careful as the metal tabs are very soft.
Steve


Re: 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

ldrmercuryman@...
 

the 1955-57 thunderbird turn signal switch is the one that is like the Crosley switch.


-----Original Message-----
From: crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 9:30 am
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

Jeff,  I think Ted from Yankee Crosley parts has made the spare tire mount. You can purchase a '50 Ford  turn signal switch. It will fit in the slot. 
 



On Thu, May 7, 2020, 9:41 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I never actually measured them, but I am pretty sure the tire mount is the same as the Hotshot and Super Sport if you can find one of those. The tail light assembly has been reproduced by a couple of people, one has passed away and I can’t remember the other but maybe one will popup.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:45 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for your help in saving FOR 254 from the scrapper.  Found it in San Antonio a few years ago rusting outside.  Now runs great with 30 pounds oil pressure at idle ( per the original gage).  Still need to hook up the turn signal switch. 
I am also looking for two items; a rear taillight assembly, and a spare tire mount.  New or used works for me. The Crosley vendors do not have these items.  Thanks again, 
Jeff in West Sacramento 
 
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Re: 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

crosleyshortsport
 

Jeff,  I think Ted from Yankee Crosley parts has made the spare tire mount. You can purchase a '50 Ford  turn signal switch. It will fit in the slot. 
 



On Thu, May 7, 2020, 9:41 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I never actually measured them, but I am pretty sure the tire mount is the same as the Hotshot and Super Sport if you can find one of those. The tail light assembly has been reproduced by a couple of people, one has passed away and I can’t remember the other but maybe one will popup.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:45 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for your help in saving FOR 254 from the scrapper.  Found it in San Antonio a few years ago rusting outside.  Now runs great with 30 pounds oil pressure at idle ( per the original gage).  Still need to hook up the turn signal switch. 
I am also looking for two items; a rear taillight assembly, and a spare tire mount.  New or used works for me. The Crosley vendors do not have these items.  Thanks again, 
Jeff in West Sacramento 
 
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Re: 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

Jim Bollman
 

I never actually measured them, but I am pretty sure the tire mount is the same as the Hotshot and Super Sport if you can find one of those. The tail light assembly has been reproduced by a couple of people, one has passed away and I can’t remember the other but maybe one will popup.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:45 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for your help in saving FOR 254 from the scrapper.  Found it in San Antonio a few years ago rusting outside.  Now runs great with 30 pounds oil pressure at idle ( per the original gage).  Still need to hook up the turn signal switch. 
I am also looking for two items; a rear taillight assembly, and a spare tire mount.  New or used works for me. The Crosley vendors do not have these items.  Thanks again, 
Jeff in West Sacramento 
 
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Re: 1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

Spock Arnold
 

Both of those items can be made.  Perhaps if you talk to a few people who have recently restored one you may be able to persuade one of them to make you what you need.  And if you find someone to make the taillight panel, get 2 .  I'm going to need one for a future restoration.

On May 7, 2020 8:45 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
Thanks everyone for your help in saving FOR 254 from the scrapper.  Found it in San Antonio a few years ago rusting outside.  Now runs great with 30 pounds oil pressure at idle ( per the original gage).  Still need to hook up the turn signal switch. 
I am also looking for two items; a rear taillight assembly, and a spare tire mount.  New or used works for me. The Crosley vendors do not have these items.  Thanks again, 
Jeff in West Sacramento 
 


Re: ‘52 Super Sedan

parkhunter@...
 

Dang it. Knew that wasn’t sounding right as I typed it, but had to hurry off before the coffee kicked in. 


Jim Boelz, of course. Thank you, Other Jim. :^)

Park


Re: ‘52 Super Sedan

Brian Dlapa
 

dave wrong number 414 403 5547 brian

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, 07:51:15 PM CDT, Brian Dlapa via groups.io <treestumpbvd@...> wrote:


dave like to meet you pass through greenbay every week tr
ying to get crosley guy together in aug in marrinette brian 414 493 5547
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, 04:12:35 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Sorry Park I didn’t move to Wausau, I’m still in TN. Maybe Jim Boelz.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:37 AM, parkhunter@... wrote:

Welcome, Dave. You sound like a perfect Crosley owner - interested in oddball stuff. (grin) You’ll find that parts availability for Crosleys is excellent - almost on par with the T in mechanical parts. 

I’m a fellow cheesehead, located in La Crosse. Jim Bollman in the Wausau area is a big Crosley buff. Brian Dlapa and family down in Milwaukee have been working to start a Wisconsin region for a while. There are others around the state. At one point Brian was talking about a Crosley gathering in Marinette, WI in August... not sure what the plans are now.

Feel free to call or email me (608-799-4484 or park@...). We’re camping in Door County in June, if you want to visit at a socially safe distance. 


Blessings,

Park Hunter
48 wagon



Re: ‘52 Super Sedan

Brian Dlapa
 

dave like to meet you pass through greenbay every week tr
ying to get crosley guy together in aug in marrinette brian 414 493 5547

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, 04:12:35 PM CDT, Jim Bollman <jim@...> wrote:


Sorry Park I didn’t move to Wausau, I’m still in TN. Maybe Jim Boelz.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:37 AM, parkhunter@... wrote:

Welcome, Dave. You sound like a perfect Crosley owner - interested in oddball stuff. (grin) You’ll find that parts availability for Crosleys is excellent - almost on par with the T in mechanical parts. 

I’m a fellow cheesehead, located in La Crosse. Jim Bollman in the Wausau area is a big Crosley buff. Brian Dlapa and family down in Milwaukee have been working to start a Wisconsin region for a while. There are others around the state. At one point Brian was talking about a Crosley gathering in Marinette, WI in August... not sure what the plans are now.

Feel free to call or email me (608-799-4484 or park@...). We’re camping in Door County in June, if you want to visit at a socially safe distance. 


Blessings,

Park Hunter
48 wagon



1951 Farm O Road saved from extinction

jeff
 

Thanks everyone for your help in saving FOR 254 from the scrapper.  Found it in San Antonio a few years ago rusting outside.  Now runs great with 30 pounds oil pressure at idle ( per the original gage).  Still need to hook up the turn signal switch. 
I am also looking for two items; a rear taillight assembly, and a spare tire mount.  New or used works for me. The Crosley vendors do not have these items.  Thanks again, 
Jeff in West Sacramento 
 


Re: Rear Leaf Springs - Different from side to side?

L.E. Hardee
 

Drivers side front springs sometimes had more leafs so I guess having thicker ones on rear springs is reasonable.


On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 6:51 PM Bruce Derenski via groups.io <bruce.derenski=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello, Crosley fans. I'm reassembling a 1952 CD Wagon for eventual conversion to electric drive. The good news: The body underside and frame are completed, and the rear leaf springs have been disassembled, cleaned, painted and reassembled. The bad news: I didn't mark which spring goes to which side. They both have the same number of leafs, but one of them appears to have thicker leafs than the other. Not all leafs, only 2, maybe three. Do the springs differ from side to side? I'm guessing that if they did, the stouter one would go under the driver's side, right?  I did not mix up the parts between the two spring packs. They are exactly as they came off the car (except way cleaner).


Rear Leaf Springs - Different from side to side?

Bruce Derenski
 

Hello, Crosley fans. I'm reassembling a 1952 CD Wagon for eventual conversion to electric drive. The good news: The body underside and frame are completed, and the rear leaf springs have been disassembled, cleaned, painted and reassembled. The bad news: I didn't mark which spring goes to which side. They both have the same number of leafs, but one of them appears to have thicker leafs than the other. Not all leafs, only 2, maybe three. Do the springs differ from side to side? I'm guessing that if they did, the stouter one would go under the driver's side, right?  I did not mix up the parts between the two spring packs. They are exactly as they came off the car (except way cleaner).


Re: ‘52 Super Sedan

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry Park I didn’t move to Wausau, I’m still in TN. Maybe Jim Boelz.

Jim...

On May 7, 2020, at 8:37 AM, parkhunter@... wrote:

Welcome, Dave. You sound like a perfect Crosley owner - interested in oddball stuff. (grin) You’ll find that parts availability for Crosleys is excellent - almost on par with the T in mechanical parts. 

I’m a fellow cheesehead, located in La Crosse. Jim Bollman in the Wausau area is a big Crosley buff. Brian Dlapa and family down in Milwaukee have been working to start a Wisconsin region for a while. There are others around the state. At one point Brian was talking about a Crosley gathering in Marinette, WI in August... not sure what the plans are now.

Feel free to call or email me (608-799-4484 or park@...). We’re camping in Door County in June, if you want to visit at a socially safe distance. 


Blessings,

Park Hunter
48 wagon



Re: Decode a cobra engine

parkhunter@...
 

Nice looking engine. There are a few of us with running CoBras out here. Search YouTube for “Crosley CoBra” and you’ll come across some of my videos. 


Before you start it, fill the block with water to see if there are any leaks. The water also provides a heat sink. The thin metal block heats up FAST and can be damaged quickly without water to soak up the heat. 


If you do discover any pinhole leaks, some folks have had good luck with K&W block sealer. I chased a roundside pickup heading into Wauseon last summer with the tin block that was very, very sprightly. The owner told me later he’d treated it with K&W and had no problems. 


As a running display engine, this will be a hoot at car shows!


Blessings,

Park