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Re: '47 light blue Crosley

paul
 

Donna,  this will sound silly at first but if you have not yet wiped the Crosley off DON'T at least until you get a couple of pictures, preferably don't at all. whether you keep or sell it, a "dirty as found" picture is like an album of a child growing up. layers of dust are the provenance and add to the stories one loves to tell when being questioned about their little gem. in fact, you mentioned a barn, snap a picture of the barn, garage, shed, whatever to show where the blue Crosley has been resting and waiting. if you get to Wauseon and are not shy about talking to folks I'd bet you can find a ride or two in a Crosley. the experience will tie you even closer to your father's memory, you will be reminded of his sense of humor and individuality several times over.  thin skinned and uppity people are banned from owning a Crosley. a Crosley truly is  "A FUN CAR,"  oops, I mean "A FINE CAR" it says so right on the fancy trim.   Paul Rinehart

On 7/4/2019 12:49 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I think I Love Y'all,already. 🤗

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@... wrote:
Donna, if you're not that far away, come visit and take in the experience. Great people and great fun. Maybe you'll change your mind about selling it.😉



Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

I think I Love Y'all,already. 🤗


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@... wrote:
Donna, if you're not that far away, come visit and take in the experience. Great people and great fun. Maybe you'll change your mind about selling it.😉


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 3:22 PM Donna Bomia <bomiadonna9@...> wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: Starter questions

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Thank you Spock well said


On Jul 3, 2019, at 4:41 PM, Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:

You know I have always found our suppliers reasonable in price.  In addition, they are always free with information when we need it.  All these "other" suppliers work from one catalogue or computer screen or another and know NOTHING about Crosleys.  If we lose them, where do we go for information on our cars?  

On Jul 3, 2019 7:20 PM, "dale@..." <Dale@...> wrote:
You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

The box that the Bendix was in had the following information on it. 

Atlantic Quality Parts For Farm And Construction
Starter Drive
P/N 1700-0307
I looked them up. They are in Jacksonville Florida and provide parts for farm and construction equipment.

Re: Starter questions

Andy Farley
 

It wasn't about the supplier, I was just curious about whether a Farmall Bendix would work. I buy from Service Motors and will continue to do so. 

Re: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

crosleyshortsport
 

Looking sharp !  Safe travels.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 6:45 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jim we're already in pa!  Be in Wauseon Friday night

On Jul 3, 2019 6:08 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.


Re: Starter questions

Spock Arnold
 

You know I have always found our suppliers reasonable in price.  In addition, they are always free with information when we need it.  All these "other" suppliers work from one catalogue or computer screen or another and know NOTHING about Crosleys.  If we lose them, where do we go for information on our cars?  

On Jul 3, 2019 7:20 PM, "dale@..." <Dale@...> wrote:
You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

The box that the Bendix was in had the following information on it. 

Atlantic Quality Parts For Farm And Construction
Starter Drive
P/N 1700-0307
I looked them up. They are in Jacksonville Florida and provide parts for farm and construction equipment.

Re: Starter questions

dale@servicemotors.net
 

You can also reach out to your crosley parts suppliers for the bendix.


On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

The box that the Bendix was in had the following information on it. 

Atlantic Quality Parts For Farm And Construction
Starter Drive
P/N 1700-0307
I looked them up. They are in Jacksonville Florida and provide parts for farm and construction equipment.

Re: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Spock Arnold
 

Jim we're already in pa!  Be in Wauseon Friday night

On Jul 3, 2019 6:08 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.


Re: Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Gabriel Haddad
 

See you soon Jim. Safe travels.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 6:08 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.

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Packed for the Crosley Nationals???

Jim Bollman
 

I'm all packed and ready to head North soon.

Re: CC weight distribution

Mike S
 

Interesting to know.  My Kubelwagen was built by them in 2007 before the management change.  Is your nephew the current guy or the former guy?  I bought mine used from another ww2 reenactor and I spent a year making making modifications to make it more authentic (ex. the kooble kars used trailer fenders instead of deep formed ones).

In my earlier post, I forgot to mention that that mark on the trailer floor is where I put the center of the front tire.
Mike S

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Gabriel Haddad
 

Donna, if you're not that far away, come visit and take in the experience. Great people and great fun. Maybe you'll change your mind about selling it.😉


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 3:22 PM Donna Bomia <bomiadonna9@...> wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Bob H.
 

Good info to know. Thanks, Jim.

-Bob 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 5:15 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
We will have a bulletin board at the Nationals for ads and pictures.





Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Jim Bollman
 

We will have a bulletin board at the Nationals for ads and pictures.

Re: CC weight distribution

Plandersen
 

My nephew makes Kubelwagens in New Mexico.  Kent

Kent Andersen, YVIAA District Director
PO Box 364
Royal City, WA  99357

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





On Jul 2, 2019, at 7:58 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I have an 18 ft open car hauler trailer (2ft is dovetail) and I put a paint mark on the floor to know where to stop when hauling my Kubelwagen.  I used the same mark when I brought the Crosley wagon home from Chicago & it worked pretty good.  The mark is 6 foot, 3 inches back from the center of the ball hitch.  This puts the rear axle of the Crosley almost in between the 2 axles of the trailer.  
Mike S

Re: Starter questions

Andy Farley
 

The box that the Bendix was in had the following information on it. 

Atlantic Quality Parts For Farm And Construction
Starter Drive
P/N 1700-0307
I looked them up. They are in Jacksonville Florida and provide parts for farm and construction equipment.

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

paul
 

Donna, don't be discouraged. Don't you dare apologize, your father was a hero, next time you visit the cemetery, salute and thank him from me please, another veteran, different war. Two Crosleys? Say no more about his sense of humor, you have said it all already. Kudos to you for trying to find a home for the car, many wouldn't bother. Pictures here might be your best bet along with a good description of the floors, interior etc. With Wauseon coming up in a week, you might find someone wanting to drive the hour to see. You are just an hour and a few minutes from Wauseon. Having pictures, description, and a price in mind now, posted for Crosley folks to see probably will get you the best audience of people with an interest. Is your brother close? Would he or someone else have the knowledge to try to turn the engine just a nudge by hand to see if it is stuck? Remember to put the transmission into neutral before trying. Maybe there is a CAC member in the Toledo or just north area who can drop by before the National meet and help you get an assessment of condition and identify the engine block whether original CoBra or replacement Cast Iron.  Paul Rinehart

On 7/3/2019 3:22 PM, Donna Bomia wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Bob H.
 

I plan to attend with my recently departed Dad's 1951 Super Sports. I'm going to put together a flyer with photos of his two '51 CDs that I expect will be for sale in the near future with my phone number and email. I figure it's at least a way of getting in touch with prospective buyers. 

Like you, I can't get them to Wauseon.

Good luck! 

-Bob 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 3:22 PM Donna Bomia <bomiadonna9@...> wrote:
Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

Ty so much for your advice. I would love to keep the Crosley but have no where to store it or the means to making it top notch again. I live in LaSalle Michigan, a stones throw from Wauseon. I haven't a way of getting it there but maybe I could come down with pictures. My brother has the other Crosley our Dad left us.
I love my Dad even though it's been 2 years this July 9th that he went home. He was 93, a WWll hero and .... Sorry.
"Anyways, the car has never been in wreck. If that was true someone would have mistaken it for a tin can alongside a ditch!" LoL
My Dad had a great sense of humor!
Ty again!
Just maybe I might come and see Y'all, with pics.
Donna

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 11:50 AM paul <bikertrash@... wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Bud Martin
 

Hi Butch -
At this point the car does start but it sometimes struggles to stay running - not sure what carb. I have - maybe you could let me know how to find out also is there a carb setting that I should be aware of- The point setting in the manual is 025 does that sound correct?

Bud  

ps love my 47

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:02:41 PM EDT, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:



Howdy Bud,

Please, better define you starting problems.

Long cranking, without firing? Will fire, but not keep running? Will try
to run, but dies when you release the starter?

Also, what carburetor have you got, Carter or Tillotson?

More information, please.

Butch

On 7/1/2019 3:35 PM, Bud Martin via Groups.Io wrote:
> My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps
>
> Any suggestions  Bud