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Autoweek Story: Don't Mention the '46 Crosley around Grandpa!

Jim Bollman
 

Not a pro Crosley story but probably true of a lot of early post war Crosley that were used for harder duty than they were capable of doing.
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a31070092/dont-mention-the-46-crosley-around-grandpa/


29th Orphan Car Tour Scheduled for June 6, 2020

Jim Bollman
 

Dozens of antique cars will take to the road on Saturday, June 6, as the 29th Orphan Car Tour gets underway. This year’s route runs from Burkittsville, Md. to Bluemont, Virginia, where participants will enjoy a late-afternoon dinner together. Along the way, drivers will pause to see several attractions including a car collection, an antique grist mill, and an auto restoration shop.

For years the Orphan Tour has provided owners of antique "orphan" (discontinued- make) vehicles the opportunity for a leisurely afternoon cruise over scenic, mostly-rural roads, traveling at their own pace. The Tour takes place in a different location each year around the greater Washington-Baltimore region. Cars manufactured as early as 1912 have been driven, and over sixty cars have participated on some Tours. Orphan nameplates glimpsed on a typical Tour can be as familiar as Pontiac, Mercury and Plymouth, and as obscure as Flanders, Hupmobile and Moline-Knight. The Tour is open to all “orphans" which are at least 25 years old.

Details for this year’s event are being finalized, and a flyer with complete information is scheduled for March. Updates will be published at the Tour’s website, http://www.orphancartour.org/. Further information is available from Jon Battle at (540) 364-1770, or via e-mail at tourdirector@....

The Tour's six sponsors -- all local chapters or regions of national clubs -- are the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the H-E-T Club, the DeSoto Owners Club of Maryland, the Keystone Region Chapter of the Studebaker Driver's Club (SDC), Mid-Atlantic Packards (a region of The Packard Club), The Potomac Region of the SDC, and The Potomac Ramblers (an affiliate of the AMO and AMCRC clubs).


Re: Valve clearance

John Stein
 

Okay so I have all kinds of replies. Just to let everyone know I just purchased a whole kit cam cover intake header side plates and oil pan took about 2 months. and was told he will still take orders on everything except header which will no longer be produced.the # I have is 323-388-9927 Thank you everyone for your interest.
John Stein


Re: Valve clearance

Plandersen
 

I would be interested.  Anyone need the crazy one I have?  Kent

On Feb 24, 2020, at 3:57 PM, John Stein <johnkstein@...> wrote:

I have a used braje cover if anyone interested $40 plus shipping.

On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Probably the Homelite or Bearcat they had the hold downs in a different place. They are a more rounded and smooth cover. The Braje, Aerojet and Crofton and a few other boat motor valve covers should all fit.

On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

I have an aluminum valve cover when a guy gave me a bunch of crosley stuff.  It may have been off of a boat motor.  The hold down studs are in the wrong place for it to fit my Crosley.  Any idea what it might fit on?  Kent

Kent Andersen
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Robert Connearney via Groups.Io <rconnearney@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...> 
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance 

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.






Re: Valve clearance

jeff
 

Hi John, I  can paypal you $60 right now.

Jeff



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-------- Original message --------
From: John Stein <johnkstein@...>
Date: 2/24/20 3:57 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance

I have a used braje cover if anyone interested $40 plus shipping.

On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Probably the Homelite or Bearcat they had the hold downs in a different place. They are a more rounded and smooth cover. The Braje, Aerojet and Crofton and a few other boat motor valve covers should all fit.

On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

I have an aluminum valve cover when a guy gave me a bunch of crosley stuff.  It may have been off of a boat motor.  The hold down studs are in the wrong place for it to fit my Crosley.  Any idea what it might fit on?  Kent

Kent Andersen
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Robert Connearney via Groups.Io <rconnearney@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...> 
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance 

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.



Re: Valve clearance

John Stein
 

I have a used braje cover if anyone interested $40 plus shipping.


On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Probably the Homelite or Bearcat they had the hold downs in a different place. They are a more rounded and smooth cover. The Braje, Aerojet and Crofton and a few other boat motor valve covers should all fit.

On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

I have an aluminum valve cover when a guy gave me a bunch of crosley stuff.  It may have been off of a boat motor.  The hold down studs are in the wrong place for it to fit my Crosley.  Any idea what it might fit on?  Kent

Kent Andersen
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Robert Connearney via Groups.Io <rconnearney@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...> 
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance 

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.



Re: COBRA Block

Steve Perry
 

Nice work...
Steve


On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:37 PM, whistler@... wrote:

My Tin Block COBRA cut
<Cut-away_COBRA_1_.jpg>
away 


Re: COBRA Block

whistler@...
 

My CIBA cutaway block


Re: COBRA Block

 

Very nice - would like to see this next to a CIBA cutaway

- Steve

On Feb 24, 2020, at 2:37 PM, whistler@... wrote:

My Tin Block COBRA cut
<Cut-away_COBRA_1_.jpg>
away 


Re: COBRA Block

whistler@...
 

My Tin Block COBRA cutaway 


Re: Valve clearance

Jim Bollman
 

Probably the Homelite or Bearcat they had the hold downs in a different place. They are a more rounded and smooth cover. The Braje, Aerojet and Crofton and a few other boat motor valve covers should all fit.

On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

I have an aluminum valve cover when a guy gave me a bunch of crosley stuff.  It may have been off of a boat motor.  The hold down studs are in the wrong place for it to fit my Crosley.  Any idea what it might fit on?  Kent

Kent Andersen
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Robert Connearney via Groups.Io <rconnearney@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...> 
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance 

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.



Re: Raising the Body Off the Frame and Rolling It Over

Bruce Derenski
 


Thanks, Ron. It didn't cost much and it didn't take long. I had to drill 6 holes, but I keep track of those and will fill them all in when the day comes. It's worth every penny and every minute it took to make it. I'm taking the undercoating off the bottom, and the thought of doing that on my back in the driveway still gives me the jitters. It's terrifically nice to pull up a chair in the garage next to the car, put on Fifties on Five and go at the undercoating with a heat gun and scraper without dirt and hot tar dropping onto my face. I stripped more undercoating in 4 hours than I did in four weeks on my last frame-off job.

Some comments:
-You want the car to sit as low as possible when you roll it over, so it isn't unstable when it's up in the air. So mounting the jacks so you can lower the car after the frame is out is important.
-You want to take the wheels off and roll the car on the drums. I didn't have the drums on the rear, so I rolled it on Harbor Freight "wheel skates" and it worked fine.
- If you try to roll the frame on the wheels/tires, you will really have to lift the body high in the air for the shock towers (the highest point of the frame) to clear the rear footwells (the lowest part of the body). If your rig is that high, then you won't be able to lower it all the way down, since there is only about 18" of travel in the trailer jacks. And if it can't lower way down, it will be very difficult to tilt, and it won't be stable when you do tilt it.
-Watch your overhead clearance. When the car is tilting, the overall rig height is quite tall. I have 11 ft ceilings in the garage, but I only had about 7' under the garage door tracks. When I tilted the car, the rear driver's side vertical support bumped the garage door track. I lowered it back to the ground, lopped about 8" off the vertical support, and tilted it again. Nothing hit.
- You can see those curved ends on the vertical support extensions on the passenger side. They're important. They take the strain on that side off of the jacks when the passenger side is fully lowered. I was concerned that the flimsy part of the trailer jack (the fork that holds the wheel) would bend if the jack was side-loaded. Also, if you leave the passenger side wheels in contact with the ground, the whole shebang will roll sideways when you try to lift it.
-Even though I had a pretty good angle on with the jacks alone, there was still some weight to lift. I'd put it under 50 pounds. I could have jacked up the driver's side more, but I was out of blocks. The more angle you get with the jacks, the less weight you have to lift. But keep in mind that the jack travel is less with more angle, and the steeper the angle gets, the less effective the jack is, since it will be working more sideways than up/down.
-I should have used a friend on a strap or rope to help control the rollover. As it rolled over, it wasn't violent or anything, but it certainly went quick. A little bit of braking force would have been less dramatic.

Hope this helps. Have fun!


On February 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM, "Ron D." <rdole417@...> wrote:

Bruce,
   I took all of your pics, saved them to my desktop, where I was able to rotate and zoom each one to get a better perspective on how you did this. After zooming around the pics, I determined that you have some good ideas on how to do rehab on the bottom of the body, and I will probably make something similar to this when I get the time to remove my body off my car. Thanks for the pics.

Ron




Re: Valve clearance

Plandersen
 

I have an aluminum valve cover when a guy gave me a bunch of crosley stuff.  It may have been off of a boat motor.  The hold down studs are in the wrong place for it to fit my Crosley.  Any idea what it might fit on?  Kent

Kent Andersen
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

Phone 509-346-1500
Fax 509-346-1540
Cell 509-760-5881
Email pkandersen@...





On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Robert Connearney via Groups.Io <rconnearney@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...>
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.


Re: Valve clearance

Andy Farley
 

Service Motors has them.


Re: Valve clearance

Robert Connearney
 

I'm looking for a finned aluminum cam cover. Is the Braje (or other) still being marketed?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Farley <farleya1@...>
Date: 2/24/20 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.


Re: Valve clearance

Andy Farley
 

Between adjusting the valves, aluminum cam cover and new exhaust my Crosley is quieter, seems to run smoother and seems to have more power. Thanks to all for the advice.


Re: Crankshaft Pulley Mounting and Repairs

Butch
 

No, most of them had the bolt, rather than the stud. You will find that the hole in the pulley, is larger than the pulleys set up for the bolt.

As for repair, it can be center drilled, then drilled and tapped, I highly suggest, taking it to someone with a lathe, to do that.

Butch

On 2/24/2020 10:31 AM, nobadrivers wrote:
Going through some repairs on my Crosley engine I discovered someone must have broken what I thought was the pulley bolt but after removing the pulley and checking out a spare engine that I have I see that it is a stud that is part of the crankshaft.  Where they all like this?  I imagine I am not the only one that has this misfortune.  What are people doing to repair this?  I imagine the pulley never came off when it was running because of the long splined sleeve on the pulley and that combined with the fan belt keeping it from walking forward.  


Crankshaft Pulley Mounting and Repairs

nobadrivers
 

Going through some repairs on my Crosley engine I discovered someone must have broken what I thought was the pulley bolt but after removing the pulley and checking out a spare engine that I have I see that it is a stud that is part of the crankshaft.  Where they all like this?  I imagine I am not the only one that has this misfortune.  What are people doing to repair this?  I imagine the pulley never came off when it was running because of the long splined sleeve on the pulley and that combined with the fan belt keeping it from walking forward.  


Re: Raising the Body Off the Frame and Rolling It Over

Ron D.
 

Bruce,
   I took all of your pics, saved them to my desktop, where I was able to rotate and zoom each one to get a better perspective on how you did this. After zooming around the pics, I determined that you have some good ideas on how to do rehab on the bottom of the body, and I will probably make something similar to this when I get the time to remove my body off my car. Thanks for the pics.

Ron


Re: COBRA Block

seb fontana
 

In theory the braze should melt but you will have to knock it apart hot..