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Re: Brake Spring mystery

 

That is the brake light switch spring. Mine is broken the same way, but was still attached to the switch on the frame. 


On Feb 14, 2020, at 6:36 PM, Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:


There is a spring that I found resting on the frame under the car by the brake pedal area. Attached is a photo of the spring (broken) as well as a photo of page 36, figure 28 in the Crosley Manual which I believe has a clue.
My guess is that this spring is in fact what looks like a spring in figure 28 that hooks from where the brake pedal pull rod ("D") attaches to the arm of the brake pedal. The other end seems to go off somewhere non-specific.
Our mechanic was under our car today trying to figure out what the spring is supposed to do and where it hooked in, but could not locate two points of attachment.

Can anyone shed any light?  Does anyone have a picture of it correctly installed?

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Re: Brake Spring mystery

Spock Arnold
 

I think that one attaches to your brake light sensor . Either that or it is the pedal return spring and the other is for the sensor.  Sorry no CC s here just VC s, a FOR, and a Pre War.  

On Feb 14, 2020 6:36 PM, Paula W <paula_whitney@...> wrote:

There is a spring that I found resting on the frame under the car by the brake pedal area. Attached is a photo of the spring (broken) as well as a photo of page 36, figure 28 in the Crosley Manual which I believe has a clue.
My guess is that this spring is in fact what looks like a spring in figure 28 that hooks from where the brake pedal pull rod ("D") attaches to the arm of the brake pedal. The other end seems to go off somewhere non-specific.
Our mechanic was under our car today trying to figure out what the spring is supposed to do and where it hooked in, but could not locate two points of attachment.

Can anyone shed any light?  Does anyone have a picture of it correctly installed?


Re: Brake Spring mystery

Steve
 

The brake light switch hooks on the frame cross-member.  The spring should have a hook on both ends.  There is limited slide action on the switch, so it needs to spring to avoid over extending the pull on the switch.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula W
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 5:37 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Brake Spring mystery

 


There is a spring that I found resting on the frame under the car by the brake pedal area. Attached is a photo of the spring (broken) as well as a photo of page 36, figure 28 in the Crosley Manual which I believe has a clue.
My guess is that this spring is in fact what looks like a spring in figure 28 that hooks from where the brake pedal pull rod ("D") attaches to the arm of the brake pedal. The other end seems to go off somewhere non-specific.
Our mechanic was under our car today trying to figure out what the spring is supposed to do and where it hooked in, but could not locate two points of attachment.

Can anyone shed any light?  Does anyone have a picture of it correctly installed?


Re: Brake Spring mystery

Steve
 

I believe that is the spring that attaches to the brake light switch.

-Steve M.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula W
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 5:37 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Brake Spring mystery

 


There is a spring that I found resting on the frame under the car by the brake pedal area. Attached is a photo of the spring (broken) as well as a photo of page 36, figure 28 in the Crosley Manual which I believe has a clue.
My guess is that this spring is in fact what looks like a spring in figure 28 that hooks from where the brake pedal pull rod ("D") attaches to the arm of the brake pedal. The other end seems to go off somewhere non-specific.
Our mechanic was under our car today trying to figure out what the spring is supposed to do and where it hooked in, but could not locate two points of attachment.

Can anyone shed any light?  Does anyone have a picture of it correctly installed?


Brake Spring mystery

Paula W
 


There is a spring that I found resting on the frame under the car by the brake pedal area. Attached is a photo of the spring (broken) as well as a photo of page 36, figure 28 in the Crosley Manual which I believe has a clue.
My guess is that this spring is in fact what looks like a spring in figure 28 that hooks from where the brake pedal pull rod ("D") attaches to the arm of the brake pedal. The other end seems to go off somewhere non-specific.
Our mechanic was under our car today trying to figure out what the spring is supposed to do and where it hooked in, but could not locate two points of attachment.

Can anyone shed any light?  Does anyone have a picture of it correctly installed?


Re: Reproduction Flywheel Cover

 

Me too!


On Feb 14, 2020, at 8:04 AM, parkhunter@... wrote:



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


- Park


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