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New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Here you go with the April CotM

http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Enjoy

Re: Crankshaft install

Steve Perry
 

That’s great and simple too...
Thanks


On Mar 31, 2020, at 6:40 PM, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:

Steve,
Attached is an engine caddy you can make for test run I will be making one also.
<Crosley Engine Caddy.jpg>

Re: Crankshaft install

nobadrivers
 

Steve,
Attached is an engine caddy you can make for test run I will be making one also.

Re: Crankshaft install

David
 

You’re welcome.  I’m glad to help any time I can.  Crosley folks have always been generous to me with their time/help.

 

David

 

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From: Steve Perry
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:26 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crankshaft install

 

Hey David.. that worked. Thanks for the photos.
Im going to build some type of makeshift test stand and hopefully get this running this week.
I appreciate all the help..
Steve

 

Re: Crankshaft install

Steve Perry
 

Hey David.. that worked. Thanks for the photos.
Im going to build some type of makeshift test stand and hopefully get this running this week.
I appreciate all the help..
Steve

Re: Crankshaft install

Richard Williams
 

here is a dot on the small gear. it must line with the crank for timing. Clean that gear really good. it is there hard to see. maybe with an eye loop. I had the same problem. It isn't that easy to line up but keep trying till they match.  Rich W.

On Monday, March 30, 2020, 01:30:27 PM PDT, Steve Perry <sperryfish@...> wrote:


OK, 
I put the crankshaft in and followed the manual and installed the camshaft. When I rolled the engine over to get compression on cylinder 1 it never got compression. I watched and when the piston is coming up a valve is always open. I assume that I’ve used the wrong tooth on the crankshaft and the timing is off. Does someone have a photo showing a crank and the mark on the spline so I can see if the notch on my crank is the same?
 Thanks for any help..
Steve

Re: Crankshaft install

David
 

I thought, why am I waiting until morning, I’m bored with all this self quarantine stuff, so I went to my workshop and took the pictures.  In these pics, you can see the position of #1 cylinder cam lobes, and in the other shot the business end of the rotor button pointing forward, plus the TDC mark on the crank pulley.    David

 

 

 

 

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From: Steve Perry
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 6:50 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crankshaft install

 

I appreciate the replies..
David, when you say “ the first cylinder’s cam lobes both point downward”  are you saying that the cam lobes in cylinder 1 are both somewhat depressing the valves such as having one valve opening and the other closing?
Steve

 

Re: Crankshaft install

David
 

No.  Both valves are closed, and the lobes are equidistant from their followers (each just touching its follower).  I’ll take a picture of this and post it tomorrow morning.

 

David

 

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From: Steve Perry
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 5:53 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crankshaft install

 

I appreciate the replies..
David, when you say “ the first cylinder’s cam lobes both point downward”  are you saying that the cam lobes in cylinder 1 are both somewhat depressing the valves such as having one valve opening and the other closing?
Steve

 

Re: Crankshaft install

Steve Perry
 

I appreciate the replies..
David, when you say “ the first cylinder’s cam lobes both point downward”  are you saying that the cam lobes in cylinder 1 are both somewhat depressing the valves such as having one valve opening and the other closing?
Steve

Re: Crankshaft install

David
 

When I assemble a Crosley engine, I pay no attention to the timing marks.  If you put #1 cylinder on TDC, the cam is set so that the first cylinder’s cam lobes both point downward, and are equally arrayed around the cam follower; the rotor button should point forward (ignition timing has to be set anyway, and a general forward pointing is close enough to allow the engine to start).  This always works for me.

 

David

 

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From: nobadrivers
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:44 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crankshaft install

 

I'm actually installing my crankshaft tonight or tomorrow.  If I get it done before someone else sends you a picture I'll send you a picture of the crank & cam (valve timing) and the distributor position. 

 

Re: Crankshaft install

nobadrivers
 

I'm actually installing my crankshaft tonight or tomorrow.  If I get it done before someone else sends you a picture I'll send you a picture of the crank & cam (valve timing) and the distributor position. 

Re: Crankshaft install

Steve Perry
 

OK, 
I put the crankshaft in and followed the manual and installed the camshaft. When I rolled the engine over to get compression on cylinder 1 it never got compression. I watched and when the piston is coming up a valve is always open. I assume that I’ve used the wrong tooth on the crankshaft and the timing is off. Does someone have a photo showing a crank and the mark on the spline so I can see if the notch on my crank is the same?
 Thanks for any help..
Steve

Re: Identifying my Crosley - is this a valid serial number?

Spock Arnold
 

John
    The serial number plate is not original to the car.  It appears to be a remanufactured plate put on at a later date.  It would not have an original number to avoid duplication with another car.  What is on the title?  If the title matches that plate, I wouldn't be worried.  
       You may find a serial number on the frame but there is no guarantee. 

On Mar 29, 2020 6:51 PM, John Schneiderman <john-schneiderman@...> wrote:
I've got a 1947 Crosley Sedan with a Serial Number of:  C47205441.  Is this a valid number?
I thought the serial number should be  CC47-20544  for my car but the serial number plate shows C47205441.
Is it possible that the engine is not original to the car or does the number indicate a different use (because it is a single C and not a CC, and the extra digit at the end of the serial number) such as a generator engine, or motor boat, etc. The serial number plate is lighter, brighter color than the car's engine compartment color and attached with small sheet metal screws. If the serial number is not original, is there anywhere else on the car that would help to identify its original serial number.
 
 

Identifying my Crosley - is this a valid serial number?

John Schneiderman
 

I've got a 1947 Crosley Sedan with a Serial Number of:  C47205441.  Is this a valid number?
I thought the serial number should be  CC47-20544  for my car but the serial number plate shows C47205441.
Is it possible that the engine is not original to the car or does the number indicate a different use (because it is a single C and not a CC, and the extra digit at the end of the serial number) such as a generator engine, or motor boat, etc. The serial number plate is lighter, brighter color than the car's engine compartment color and attached with small sheet metal screws. If the serial number is not original, is there anywhere else on the car that would help to identify its original serial number.
 
 

Re: Need Military Generator Sheet Metal.

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Whats you phone number and i will call you..
Dale 
775-450-1105


On Mar 29, 2020, at 10:12 AM, Tim Baker via Groups.Io <timbaker61@...> wrote:


Dale

I’m in Jacksonville, Texas but could deliver to Northwest Arkansas when this virus clears up.  I would like $400 for the generator.  Can send more pictures.

Tim


On Mar 29, 2020, at 7:04 AM, Tim Baker via Groups.Io <timbaker61@...> wrote:

I’ve got a complete generator I’m trying to sell.


On Mar 28, 2020, at 10:20 PM, dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:

Not to change the subject, but i am looking for an army generator sheet metal.  Mine is pretty rusty and cant be used.  I need the two sides and the front.  It has to be from a army 5k generator.  Anyone know of any??
 

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Re: Need Military Generator Sheet Metal.

Tim Baker
 

Dale

I’m in Jacksonville, Texas but could deliver to Northwest Arkansas when this virus clears up.  I would like $400 for the generator.  Can send more pictures.

Tim


On Mar 29, 2020, at 7:04 AM, Tim Baker via Groups.Io <timbaker61@...> wrote:

I’ve got a complete generator I’m trying to sell.


On Mar 28, 2020, at 10:20 PM, dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:

Not to change the subject, but i am looking for an army generator sheet metal.  Mine is pretty rusty and cant be used.  I need the two sides and the front.  It has to be from a army 5k generator.  Anyone know of any??
 

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Re: Need Military Generator Sheet Metal.

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Hi tim
What do you need for it and where are you located?


On Mar 29, 2020, at 5:05 AM, Tim Baker via Groups.Io <timbaker61@...> wrote:

I’ve got a complete generator I’m trying to sell.


On Mar 28, 2020, at 10:20 PM, dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:

Not to change the subject, but i am looking for an army generator sheet metal.  Mine is pretty rusty and cant be used.  I need the two sides and the front.  It has to be from a army 5k generator.  Anyone know of any??
 

Attachments:

Re: Need Military Generator Sheet Metal.

Tim Baker
 

I’ve got a complete generator I’m trying to sell.


On Mar 28, 2020, at 10:20 PM, dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:

Not to change the subject, but i am looking for an army generator sheet metal.  Mine is pretty rusty and cant be used.  I need the two sides and the front.  It has to be from a army 5k generator.  Anyone know of any??
 

Need Military Generator Sheet Metal

dale@servicemotors.net
 
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Moderator: I change the Subject line so the mesage would not get lost.

Not to change the subject, but i am looking for an army generator sheet metal.  Mine is pretty rusty and cant be used.  I need the two sides and the front.  It has to be from a army 5k generator.  Anyone know of any??
 

Re: Crankshaft install

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Look on the outside of the gear or the face which faces the front of the engine.


On Mar 28, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Steve Perry <sperryfish@...> wrote:



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Hello everyone..
Im attempting to install the crankshaft. I have the Service Manual and read through the section a few times. The small gear was not installed on the crankshaft. I have a notch in my crankshaft spline and I can’t find any markings on the crankshaft gear. If I’m reading it right the notched spline will need to match up to a specific area on one side or the other of the crankshaft gear.
I have more than one crankshaft gear and haven’t found a mark on any of them.
Thanks, 
Steve Perry