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Been Searching, Searching everyday

Richard Mansell
 

Need to buy, a complete unit  or buy  a pattern to build a factory windshield for my Crofton. 
Also have not had a magazine from club this year, am I alone?
Richard


Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

HeBme2@...
 

I have someone coming Saturday to look at it.  If they don't buy it I will send you some pictures.

Jamie


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Terdy <dennis.terdy@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 51 Pick-up no spark

Jamie
Can you send me a few more photos of your pickup?  Like rear, rockers, interior floor?  Might be interested. Thank you

Dennis
IL

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie


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Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

James Dlapa
 

A picture of the rear cab section would be helpful. The rear window looks much larger than stock. 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM Dennis Terdy <dennis.terdy@...> wrote:
Jamie
Can you send me a few more photos of your pickup?  Like rear, rockers, interior floor?  Might be interested. Thank you

Dennis
IL

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie


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Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

Dennis Terdy
 

Jamie
Can you send me a few more photos of your pickup?  Like rear, rockers, interior floor?  Might be interested. Thank you

Dennis
IL

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie


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Re: vapor lock issue

Brett Wright
 

Like this. Pretty easy to do
image1.jpeg
Brett Wright
CEO
Wright Construction Co., Inc.

On Apr 23, 2020, at 3:33 PM, Dennis Terdy via groups.io <dennis.terdy@...> wrote:

Brett,
RE: Vapor Lock
An older thread ... but I wanted to relay to you what happened to my 47 coupe recently regarding vapor lock - percolating gas. I had a similar problem...never happened before on this car. 

I found that my inline metal gas filter and a long fuel line to the carb inlet, slipped down very close to my exhaust manifold.  The gas was being "pre-cooked" and caused my vapor lock/percolating fuel. Pretty obvious, but the last thing in a string of recommendations. was a very simple...but correct fix.

Dennis

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM Robert Kirk via groups.io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It would be most unusual to vapor lock with fuel running through the lines.  Vapor lock would normally occur when you shut off the motor and allow heat build up beneath the hood.  That heat essentially boils the fuel turning it into vapor.  That would be very difficult with fuel flowing constantly. 



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Dennis Terdy


Re: vapor lock issue

Brett Wright
 

Dennis,
I am pretty sure I have my problem fixed with careful routing of the fuel line and removal of an in line non functioning but restrictive electric fuel pump. My take on the the location of the fuel pump directly above the exhaust manifold is that it only takes a minor issue to doom the fuel fuel delivery. I also took a great suggestion and wrapped the exhaust manifold and the first 18 inches of the exhaust pipe with “tungsten wrap”. That should lower the Underwood Temps.

Brett Wright
CEO
Wright Construction Co., Inc.

On Apr 23, 2020, at 3:33 PM, Dennis Terdy via groups.io <dennis.terdy@...> wrote:

Brett,
RE: Vapor Lock
An older thread ... but I wanted to relay to you what happened to my 47 coupe recently regarding vapor lock - percolating gas. I had a similar problem...never happened before on this car. 

I found that my inline metal gas filter and a long fuel line to the carb inlet, slipped down very close to my exhaust manifold.  The gas was being "pre-cooked" and caused my vapor lock/percolating fuel. Pretty obvious, but the last thing in a string of recommendations. was a very simple...but correct fix.

Dennis

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM Robert Kirk via groups.io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It would be most unusual to vapor lock with fuel running through the lines.  Vapor lock would normally occur when you shut off the motor and allow heat build up beneath the hood.  That heat essentially boils the fuel turning it into vapor.  That would be very difficult with fuel flowing constantly. 



--
Dennis Terdy


Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

Brian Dlapa
 

pics 

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 02:28:19 PM CDT, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


Glad you were able to get it running. You should sell it quickly for that price. If you are able, advertise it on the facebook Crosley group site also. crosleyautomobiles...funlittlecars

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 11:28 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie



Re: 4-speed gearbox

Robert Connearney
 

Jim -- Early (most) Midgets had the same transmission as Sprites. The Midget 1500 has a Spitfire transmission (and engine). I think these all (?) had an iron case. I'd guess they date back to the Herald, maybe even to its predecessor, the TR-10. I'd be surprised if any Club cared, or would even notice, that you're using a later transmission.

Do you have any idea how either of these boxes are converted to  Crosley torque tube, closed drive? What are you using for a rear in your "special"? Crosley? Sprite? I wonder if anyone has converted a Crosley rear to open drive. There were many applications for this differential (golf carts, lawn tractors), I'd guess there are standard pieces available for this conversion.

Would love to see some pictures of your car!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...>
Date: 4/23/20 12:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 4-speed gearbox

Hi Robert, for an unfunushed 50s special project I am attempting to complete I have acquired two 4-speeds,an MG Midget 15 00 and an Austin Healey Sprite Rib Cage. I actually like the Midget tranny more but will  be using the Sprite because the Midget isn't age qualified for most vintage racing organizations. Also some  folks here advised me that the Sprite was an easier install. The Midget has a separate bellhousing and appears to be more compact.  I would gladly sell it to you to recoup part of my investment. 'Email me at lftrn97@... if you are interested. I can send pictures and discuss price and how to get it to you.


Re: vapor lock issue

Dennis Terdy
 

Brett,
RE: Vapor Lock
An older thread ... but I wanted to relay to you what happened to my 47 coupe recently regarding vapor lock - percolating gas. I had a similar problem...never happened before on this car. 

I found that my inline metal gas filter and a long fuel line to the carb inlet, slipped down very close to my exhaust manifold.  The gas was being "pre-cooked" and caused my vapor lock/percolating fuel. Pretty obvious, but the last thing in a string of recommendations. was a very simple...but correct fix.

Dennis

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM Robert Kirk via groups.io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It would be most unusual to vapor lock with fuel running through the lines.  Vapor lock would normally occur when you shut off the motor and allow heat build up beneath the hood.  That heat essentially boils the fuel turning it into vapor.  That would be very difficult with fuel flowing constantly. 



--
Dennis Terdy


Re: 51 Pick-up no spark

crosleyshortsport
 

Glad you were able to get it running. You should sell it quickly for that price. If you are able, advertise it on the facebook Crosley group site also. crosleyautomobiles...funlittlecars


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 11:28 AM HeBme2 via groups.io <HeBme2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie



Re: New member

crosleyshortsport
 

Welcome aboard Andy,  Glad you received the welcome packet.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 8:20 PM Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:
I got the package yesterday. It was great. I was very impressed with the quarterly magazine. I was also surprised to see my question about overheating in the Crosley Garage section. Really cool. Thank You.


Re: Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

crosleyshortsport
 

Jeff,   I put black plastic push-in fasteners in those holes. Because you will need to get in that area a few times a year, use something that is easy to get on and off. The rubber mat covers it.    


On Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 8:35 PM Spock Arnold via groups.io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeff; I dont remember what is correct. I just tapped the holes and put in a pan head bolt. I covered it with floor mat .

On Apr 22, 2020 8:08 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: 4-speed gearbox

 

Hi Robert, for an unfunushed 50s special project I am attempting to complete I have acquired two 4-speeds,an MG Midget 15 00 and an Austin Healey Sprite Rib Cage. I actually like the Midget tranny more but will  be using the Sprite because the Midget isn't age qualified for most vintage racing organizations. Also some  folks here advised me that the Sprite was an easier install. The Midget has a separate bellhousing and appears to be more compact.  I would gladly sell it to you to recoup part of my investment. 'Email me at lftrn97@... if you are interested. I can send pictures and discuss price and how to get it to you.


51 Pick-up no spark

HeBme2@...
 

After checking and changing many parts, I found that the ignition switch was the problem.  Truck is up and running, now its time to put it up for sale.  Its not perfect by any means but it runs and drives.  Would make an good project for somebody.  I have many extra parts for the truck.  It is a Michigan titled 1951 pick-up for sale $2500.  Located in Coldwater MI 49036.

Jamie



Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the pointer to the files Seb is referring.

Jim...

On Apr 22, 2020, at 10:34 PM, seb fontana via groups.io <speedoo51@...> wrote:

Go to Crosley Gang group files. Seventh one down. Crosley Clutch Conversion.


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

seb fontana
 

Go to Crosley Gang group files. Seventh one down. Crosley Clutch Conversion.


Re: Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

Spock Arnold
 

Jeff; I dont remember what is correct. I just tapped the holes and put in a pan head bolt. I covered it with floor mat .

On Apr 22, 2020 8:08 PM, jeff <jeffalyon@...> wrote:
I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Crosley Farm O Road Battery Cover

jeff
 

I am restoring a FOR that was in rough shape.  What kind of fastener holds down the metal battery cover?  There are two holes in the cover that match up to the body.  Are there special bolts for these two holes?  Anyone have a photo of the original factory fastener?  Thanks,  Jeff


Re: Pulling the motor?

Butch
 

Rear manifold bolt, is one place, or thru a starter bolt hole, or the starter hole itself (in the bellhousing), are a couple of others.

Butch

On 4/22/2020 5:59 PM, Mike S wrote:
About ready to pull the motor from our 48 wagon with a cherry picker.  Where is a good place at the back of the motor to attach a chain?  I assume one of the fan mounting holes is where the front end of the chain will attach.?.
thanks
Mike S
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Pulling the motor?

Mike S
 

About ready to pull the motor from our 48 wagon with a cherry picker.  Where is a good place at the back of the motor to attach a chain?  I assume one of the fan mounting holes is where the front end of the chain will attach.?.
thanks
Mike S