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Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Kenn Cahill
 

July 6–11, 2020, not June.


Re: 2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry for the first version, I was rushing the meet and had it moved up to June.

On Feb 2, 2020, at 4:51 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I have added the 2020 Nationals Schedule July 6-11 to the home page. There is also a PDF version for printing and a PDF of the registration form.

Online Schedule
Printable Schedule
Printable Registration Form

Jim...


2020 CAC Nationals Schedule and Registration Forms

Jim Bollman
 
Edited

I have added the 2020 Nationals Schedule July 6-11 to the home page. There is also a PDF version for printing and a PDF of the registration form.

Online Schedule
Printable Schedule
Printable Registration Form

Jim...


Re: Distributor Question

Butch
 

Yes, those are NICE, as they allow you to remove the distributor from the top, without dropping the oil pan.

They use an aluminum adapter, to go from the distributor size shaft, to the oversize hole.

I'm not exactly sure of there origin.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 4:09 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Thanks Butch.?

I know I saw a bare crankcase with a bigger distributor hole at Wauseon years ago, now I have no idea what it was, maybe someones experiment.

Jim...

On Feb 1, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Jim Bollman
 

Thanks Butch. 

I know I saw a bare crankcase with a bigger distributor hole at Wauseon years ago, now I have no idea what it was, maybe someones experiment.

Jim...

On Feb 1, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Butch
 

Nope Jim, same size hole, they are interchangeable. Be aware, the tune up parts, for the large distributor, are MUCH more expensive than the more common, small distributors.

I believe that they were used on some commercial engines. The racers liked them, supposedly they were more stable at speed, but I never checked one in my distributor machine, to verify that.

That said, they are easier to work on and as I recall, the points are a bit easier to set, also.

Butch

On 2/1/2020 2:59 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

Jim Bollman
 

I have never owned an engine with the big distributor and I don't know why it was made, but it sticks in my mind that it takes a bigger hole in the crankcase. There are not a lot of them around.

Hopefully someone knows more about the big distributor.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:56 AM, dkduster70 via Groups.Io <dkduster70@...> wrote:

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

seb fontana
 

I'd love to get my hands on a large distributor because it would be easier to get my fingers into it!!


Re: CD windshield install

Paula W
 


Has anyone had a new windshield installation the proved to not be water tight? Is there something I can do besides keeping it indoors and taking more care in rinsing the car? NOTE: we did not apply any sealant,  the GOJO he used as a lubricant and thought would work as a sealant as well clearly didn't. (See previous comments from me in this thread.)

There is also the Windshield installation thread on Facebook that Tim Hamblen started and I added a comment therein, but I wanted to bring this particular question over to the Crosley Gang site so that I was sure I could find it later. 

Brief Recap: We had our replacement windshield installed by a professional glass installer who works on classic cars. We tried unsuccessfully to do it ourselves. My previous comments in this thread outline his approach. He did not source the glass or cut it. Until it cracks again or we decide on a compete restore, we hope not to remove and replace.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

Kenn Cahill
 

A great choice, Jim. I admire how you Farm-O-Road owners have nicely restored vehicles that still go to town.


Re: New Crosley of the Month

crosleyshortsport
 

Looks great Jim,  Wow ! One hour ahead of schedule.


On Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 10:59 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Here is the new CotM.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Enjoy
Jim...


New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the new CotM.
http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Enjoy
Jim...


Re: Distributor Question

dkduster70@...
 

Is there anyone that can clarify some information about the small and large distributors.
Are they interchangeable, and is there any advantage to using either a large or small one if they are interchangeable?
I have wondered about this, and it seemed relevant to this conversation.


Re: Distributor Question

aeropower2
 



Crosley used two different distributors a Small Distributor - Auto Lite UGW-4181-C and a Large Distributor - Auto Lite IAD-40038 3F.



-----Original Message-----
From: Vespa Roberto <info@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 7:06 am
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Distributor Question

Dear Seb
I am Italian can you suggest me which distributor is mounted on the 1950 crosley engine or compatible distributor
thank you
Roberto Vespa
 


Re: Distributor Question

Jim Bollman
 

If I understand what you are looking for.

Crosley used two different distributors a Small Distributor - Auto Lite UGW-4181-C and a Large Distributor - Auto Lite IAD-40038 3F. There were also a couple of magnetos also used for military use and are intended for a constant speed, one is belt driven the other goes in the same hole as the distributor. After market racing magnetos were offered by a couple of companies, expensive and hard to find. 

I don't know of any other compatible distributors. You can get a replacement distributor from one of our Crosley parts suppliers like Service Motors, Dave Edwards, or Yankee Crosley. http://crosleyautoclub.com/PartsSuppliers.html 

JIm...


On Jan 30, 2020, at 6:26 AM, Vespa Roberto <info@...> wrote:

Dear Seb
I am Italian can you suggest me which distributor is mounted on the 1950 crosley engine or compatible distributor
thank you
Roberto Vespa

 



Re: Hood Prop

Dennis Terdy
 

Skip,
It took me a few days to dig out but here are a few more hood prop photos from my '52 Wagon (Also, photo of rod attached to dash.)
Dennis

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM Tilden Drinkard <TILDENLD@...> wrote:
That's great! Thanx so much.

Skip



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Dennis Terdy


Re: Hood Prop

 

That's great! Thanx so much.

Skip


Distributor Question

Vespa Roberto
 

Dear Seb

I am Italian can you suggest me which distributor is mounted on the 1950 crosley engine or compatible distributor
thank you

Roberto Vespa

 


Re: Hood Prop

crosleyshortsport
 

Hope these photos help.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 2:56 PM Tilden Drinkard <TILDENLD@...> wrote:
The 1952 Super SW that I just purchased did not have a hood prop, so I bought one. Now I cannot figure out how it should be mounted. There is no obvious mounting point nor prop point. Please advise (a picture would be nice).
Thanx, Skip


Re: Running on Three Cylinders

Butch
 

One good way is, with the piston down in the cylinder, stuff the cylinder full of rope (about 1/4 to 5/16" diameter) then rotatge the crankshaft until it stops.

Then proceed as normal.

Butch

On 1/29/2020 2:25 PM, seb fontana via Groups.Io wrote:
Initially I used a piece of 1/2 vynol hose stuck in through the spark plug hole for the valve to sit on..Testing the waters so to speak..Seb.