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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


Re: 4-speed gearbox

Robert Connearney
 

Roberto --

Do you know what Siata, Nardi, Giaur, Stanguellini and Bandini used in their Crosley powered cars?

The problem is, if it's for a Crosley automobile, how to convert any transmission to closed driveshaft. I would guess that most, if not all, of the above little Italian cars had open drive shafts. As did most American "specials".

Dale mentioned the Topolino; I don't recall the specifics, but I was told there are a couple of versions, and the most common is not suitable, due to ratios or strength or something (?). They also have an integral bell housing, which seems to me awfully small compared to a Crosley, but I know they've been adapted somehow.

Also people have used the Midget/Sprite transmission, but again, I don't know if these can readily be converted to closed driveshaft. The Midget/Sprite open drive rear end can be used. It has a track of 42", as I recall, as opposed to Crosley's 40", same 4" bolt circle diameter, but would probably be about right for a Crosley Super Sport or Hot Shot. I have 1" wheel spacers on mine; looks funny without.  

One transmission I know can be converted to closed drive is the Volvo, because I have one, w/overdrive. I'm not sure which Volvo model it's from. I was told this is an easily done conversion, requiring very little machine work. The Volvo bell housing and an aluminum plate adapter connects the engine. The transmission is really an overkill for strength, and consequently weight.

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-------- Original message --------
From: "dale@..." <Dale@...>
Date: 4/22/20 3:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] 4-speed gearbox

Some people put a fiat topolino trans behing them or a datsun transmission.


On Apr 22, 2020, at 9:48 AM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: 4-speed gearbox

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Some people put a fiat topolino trans behing them or a datsun transmission.


On Apr 22, 2020, at 9:48 AM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: 4-speed gearbox

Spock Arnold
 

Roberto; 
        The Crosley came with a 3 speed gearbox.  Some people have adapted various 4 speeds to it and I am sure some of them will comment. 

On Apr 22, 2020 12:47 PM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:
Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


4-speed gearbox

Vespa Roberto
 

Hello my name is Roberto Vespa I am Italian and I own two Crosley and I am looking for a complete 4-speed gearbox in working order to put on my engine. Can you indicate the brand and model mounted or someone who can sell it. thanks Roberto
sorry for my english


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

Couldn't open file.


Re: New member

Andy Farley
 

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: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Jim Bollman
 

That is listed in the parts manual as the bare flywheel part number (no ring gear). They don't list a different flywheel for the two sizes of clutch that I could find, so I assume you had to specify or they just discontinued the 6" flywheel when the new one came out figuring if you needed to replace the flywheel you might as well put in the improved clutch at the same time.

Jim...

On Apr 21, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...> wrote:

Is the number C205218 cast on a Crosley flyweel indicative of the produc/tion year or whether it is for a 6" or 6 1/2"clutch? Or is it just a generic part number?


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Steve Olinger
 

Hi,
       I can't get the attachment to open. Thanks


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

Is the number C205218 cast on a Crosley flyweel indicative of the produc/tion year or whether it is for a 6" or 6 1/2"clutch? Or is it just a generic part number?


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

seb fontana
 

The Crosley release bearing will work as per attachment and the sprite discs fit the Crosley trans splines [Yes!]  .file:///C:/Users/sebastian/Downloads/Crosley%20Clutch%20Conversion.pdf


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

BOB ROSS
 

As a sprite owner I have never been thrilled with the sprite std clutch... And I am not sure, but I have heard that the spitfire clutch is stronger and has been used in place of the Sprite clutches..  Just a bit of input. I am not sure it is worth using, but I think it to be smaller and I am told stronger.
Antiqbob 


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

David
 

I’ve never used a Sprite clutch with a Crosley transmission.  I have used Fiat 1200 and Sprite trannys.

 

David

 

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From: Steve Olinger via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 7:02 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

When using with a Crosley transmission what release bearing do you use? Thanks

 


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Steve Olinger
 

When using with a Crosley transmission what release bearing do you use? Thanks


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

David
 

Yes, the Sprite clutch does not have the same bolt pattern.

 

David

 

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From: Robert Connearney via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:42 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

Does flywheel need redrilling for this?

 

 

 

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-------- Original message --------

From: "David via groups.io" <drlamber@...>

Date: 4/20/20 4:01 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io

Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

I use a Sprite 6 ¼” racing clutch with a solid disk.  It might be too harsh for the street, but it does not slip.  A Crosley bellhousing requires a small amount of work with a rotary file or grinder to clear.

 

David

 

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From: seb fontana via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 10:23 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

I am wondering if anyone has found some stiffer springs for the Crosley 6" clutch? I think thats all thats really needed to make a little more positive; the one that was in the car I had when I was young memory says had stiffer springs, I beat the daylights out of that car and never had a clutch issue.. Is there is a marked difference in using the 6.5 clutch. I see that Moss has a 7" diaphragm Spriget clutch but don't know if it will fit in the Crosley bell..They have several 6&6.25 clutches at varying costs.  Seb.

 

 


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

Robert Connearney
 

Does flywheel need redrilling for this?



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-------- Original message --------
From: "David via groups.io" <drlamber@...>
Date: 4/20/20 4:01 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

I use a Sprite 6 ¼” racing clutch with a solid disk.  It might be too harsh for the street, but it does not slip.  A Crosley bellhousing requires a small amount of work with a rotary file or grinder to clear.

 

David

 

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From: seb fontana via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 10:23 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

I am wondering if anyone has found some stiffer springs for the Crosley 6" clutch? I think thats all thats really needed to make a little more positive; the one that was in the car I had when I was young memory says had stiffer springs, I beat the daylights out of that car and never had a clutch issue.. Is there is a marked difference in using the 6.5 clutch. I see that Moss has a 7" diaphragm Spriget clutch but don't know if it will fit in the Crosley bell..They have several 6&6.25 clutches at varying costs.  Seb.

 


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

Thank you, Jim



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Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

If I remember right I used the short valve springs made for valve rotors. Were used so I checked with scales in a drill press to find strongest 3 for pressure plate.  Still feels like stepping on a wet noodle but with 6 1/2 " does not slip.
           bye           Robert

In a message dated 4/20/2020 1:23:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, speedoo51@... writes:

I am wondering if anyone has found some stiffer springs for the Crosley 6" clutch? I think thats all thats really needed to make a little more positive; the one that was in the car I had when I was young memory says had stiffer springs, I beat the daylights out of that car and never had a clutch issue.. Is there is a marked difference in using the 6.5 clutch. I see that Moss has a 7" diaphragm Spriget clutch but don't know if it will fit in the Crosley bell..They have several 6&6.25 clutches at varying costs.  Seb.


Re: Flywheel for Sprite clutch

David
 

I use a Sprite 6 ¼” racing clutch with a solid disk.  It might be too harsh for the street, but it does not slip.  A Crosley bellhousing requires a small amount of work with a rotary file or grinder to clear.

 

David

 

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From: seb fontana via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 10:23 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Flywheel for Sprite clutch

 

I am wondering if anyone has found some stiffer springs for the Crosley 6" clutch? I think thats all thats really needed to make a little more positive; the one that was in the car I had when I was young memory says had stiffer springs, I beat the daylights out of that car and never had a clutch issue.. Is there is a marked difference in using the 6.5 clutch. I see that Moss has a 7" diaphragm Spriget clutch but don't know if it will fit in the Crosley bell..They have several 6&6.25 clutches at varying costs.  Seb.