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Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Spock Arnold
 

Andy, I have a suspicion. Can you take a picture of your problem and send it to me?  
Dave Anspach 

On Aug 11, 2019 6:26 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
Andy, there is no reason the housing should not come away from the tank once you have removed the nuts. Keep wiggling it and pry carefully. When you put it back, be sure ALL old gasket material is cleaned off and then take your new gasket and hang it up with some wire. Now use the blue Permatex and smooth it on both sides of the new gasket, now leave it hung up for 24 hours. Now use your leakproof gasket and tighten down the housing. I have done three of them like that, and they do not leak. Neal Daglow taught me that trick.
Jeffrey

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 4:47 PM Andy Drake <drakeap@...> wrote:
As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

Re: Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

crosleyshortsport
 

Andy, there is no reason the housing should not come away from the tank once you have removed the nuts. Keep wiggling it and pry carefully. When you put it back, be sure ALL old gasket material is cleaned off and then take your new gasket and hang it up with some wire. Now use the blue Permatex and smooth it on both sides of the new gasket, now leave it hung up for 24 hours. Now use your leakproof gasket and tighten down the housing. I have done three of them like that, and they do not leak. Neal Daglow taught me that trick.
Jeffrey

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 4:47 PM Andy Drake <drakeap@...> wrote:
As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

Re: 51 Super Sports on Bring Your Trailer Auction Site

Tim Hamblen
 

Jim, we had a discussion some time back on Philco radios. Notice this one is so equipped.

Thermostat housing removal on COBRA radiator

Andy Drake
 

As some of you know from the National meet, I've been having problems with my Roundside running hot. Since then, I've been going through it to figure out what's what.

I have a spare radiator with the thermostat housing at top tank and it's generally in good condition -- fins look pretty good, it flows well and flushes out very clean after running a couple of gallons of vinegar through it. That said, I'm pretty sure I can feel the bottom end of an old thermostat hiding in the aluminum housing where it bolts to the upper tank. I figured I'd take it out to be safe. The retaining nuts came off with no drama and I got a a very thin putty knife inbetween the housing and the spacer to deal with the old gasket, but no dice. The housing will not come off. The whole thing is currently sitting outside in the sun soaking with some PB Blaster to see if that will dissolve whatever goo is holding the studs to the housing.

Anybody done this before? I am about ready to take a small torch and heat just the area around the studs to see if that will melt it out. On a side note, I wonder just how many cars that originally had COBRA motors are out there running two thermostats because the mechanic didn't want to bother when doing the CIBA conversion. At least a few! 

Andy

51 Super Sports on Bring Your Trailer Auction Site

Jim Bollman
 

For those that want a SS or just like to read other peoples comments as the auction goes along.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1951-crosley-super-sport/

I already had to correct why it doesn't have a Crosley radio.

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow ! Fantastic !


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 11:59 AM Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
Thanks for the reply - Thanks to the wonderful Crosley members it looks like I have an original set being shipped my way very soon!

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

Jerry and Kathy
 

Thanks for the reply - Thanks to the wonderful Crosley members it looks like I have an original set being shipped my way very soon!

Re: Hotshot top bows and uprights

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Can't help providing patterns for Hotshot bows. Purchased my repo bows. The guy who made them has left this earth.
Tip: They are made from 3;/8" black iron pipe. they are strong & look great.
Don

On August 5, 2019 at 10:07 PM Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:

I going to fabricate a set of bows and uprights for my 49' Hotshot
I was wondering if there was anyone in the greater Seattle area that has a set that I could come over and trace onto some paper to get the angles and proper shape.

Thanks

 

Hotshot top bows and uprights

Jerry and Kathy
 

I going to fabricate a set of bows and uprights for my 49' Hotshot
I was wondering if there was anyone in the greater Seattle area that has a set that I could come over and trace onto some paper to get the angles and proper shape.

Thanks

Re: Hot top bow assembly

Spock Arnold
 

Jerry; 
     I never thought of making a paper pattern.  I can do that for you.  Email me your address. 
Dave Anspach 

On Aug 5, 2019 10:03 PM, Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:
Looking for anyone near Seattle that would have a set of bows and uprights that I could come and make paper patterns from them. I need to fabricate a set and patterns would help a lot.


Thanks, Jerry

Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Jerry and Kathy
 

One more try, This welder needs a New Home!

Re: Speaking of Wipers...

Mike S
 

Figured out the issue.  The little ferille at the end of the spring is too long and getting jammed in the outer cover when assembled, so the tension from the spring wasn't pushing on the shaft.  I filed the corners on the ferrile to make some more room & now the wiper blade has plenty of tension on the glass.
Mike S

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

Yup, confirmed it is brass construction.  I think I'll try a home grown chrome stripping project (electrolysis) & then buff & chrome spray paint.  They are making some better paint these days.  My ultimate goal is to eliminate the ornament, but need something to cover the hole in the meantime.
Mike S

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Spock Arnold
 

Wasn't a camera, it was a water bottle

On Aug 2, 2019 4:27 PM, "A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io" <A50CROSLEYTRK@...> wrote:
Did the camera that survive that fell from up there ?
           Robert

In a message dated 8/1/2019 9:33:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welter via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members



Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Michael Braun
 

That hood ornament is the same as what’s on my 48 P/U.  As Butch says it is a thin brass.  I just had mine chromed for $135.  Very happy with the result.  Let me know if I need to post the name of the plater (it was done with a buddy who had other parts being chromed and I’ll have to check with him).

Mike Braun

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

Did the camera that survive that fell from up there ?
           Robert

In a message dated 8/1/2019 9:33:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welter via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members


Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Spock Arnold
 

The hood ornament for a 48 is not pot metal.  You are thinking of a bird.  

On Aug 2, 2019 3:47 PM, "nadno1 via Groups.Io" <nadno1@...> wrote:
Mike,  I had mine done by a shop that does motorcycle items  in the Black Hills S.D.  by far the cheapest of all I contacted, they are potmetal most places wont do them because of that. I was very happy with the results.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike S <miso7@...>
Date: 8/2/19 12:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Chrome Plating Parts?

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

This is the part on the hood.  I looks a lot like the ones I saw at Wauseon & it fits the curve of the hood perfectly.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

From the "speckled" appearance of how the plating has come off of this part, my guess is the supplier didn't have their voltage tuned correctly for the mass of the load of parts being plated.  That can cause bubbles to form on parts which prevents the plating material (nickle, chrome, etc) from attaching to the metal substrate.   I've seen this type of defect before in my line of work.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

nadno1
 

Mike,  I had mine done by a shop that does motorcycle items  in the Black Hills S.D.  by far the cheapest of all I contacted, they are potmetal most places wont do them because of that. I was very happy with the results.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike S <miso7@...>
Date: 8/2/19 12:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Chrome Plating Parts?

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.