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Farm O Road values

Pat Curran
 
Edited

I’m trying to help a friend establish a value on a 1952 Farm O Road. It was professionally restored many years ago and won an AACA First prize and remains in e excellent condition.  Also included with it are many of the attachments (plow, rake, etc). It has top bows, however the top is not original.  Green with tan interior, dual rear wheels.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Although not for sale at moment, it will be in near future, thanks Pat

What not to do…or…the exploding oil filter.

James Hudson
 

As a new Crosley owner and being one of those who likes to work on old cars (I also have a Model T Ford), I decided to change the oil on my ’52 SW. I could have checked the Crosley Forum for prior posts on this topic. I could have posted my own inquiry. I could have called the previous owner who has been available to give me tips on taking care of the car. I could have called one of the other Crosley People who have been so gracious with their time to give me advice on servicing this wonderful manifestation of Powel Crosley’s genius. But no, say I, what could be simpler than an oil change! I decided to grab one of the filters that I found in the box of stuff the car came with and without a further thought, spun it on, filled it up and gave the car a whirl. Oil filters make a very curious noise when they explode-difficult to describe. A picture is worth a thousand words.  Too late did I discovery yet another Crosley quirk-the oil runs in the opposite direction than most modern cars so the anti-drain back valve works as a seal

 Fortunately the engine ran for only a few seconds (it was never under load) and there appears to be no damage. A call to Ted DellaCamera and a new –correct –filter was installed. I’m back on the road thanks to Ted and hopefully, on to Wauseon next year for the 51st gathering.   To other Crosley newbies-this car is full of surprises! It’s still the most fun car I’ve ever owned, and the Club is second to none. Once again, Thank you Ted!

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Big improvement. Installed a 2-4 pound electric fuel pump yesterday. The engine cranked a little then caught & ran.
Butch, thank you for sharing your knowledge of Crosleys.
Don Gritti

On July 2, 2019 at 8:21 PM "Butch via Groups.Io" <butch46988@...> wrote:

Don,

A couple of issues going on; 1, Crosleys are well known for the carbs going dry (both heat boiling the fuel out and leaking it out) when sitting for a period of time. If it's an extended period, often the fuel pumps seem to lose prime if the valves are good, I don't see how this happens, except the fuel boiling out due to its proximity to the exhaust manifold. This causes excessive cranking to bring fuel up from the tank and into the carb.

Starting fluid or a quick dump from a gas bottle (my personal choice) takes care of that and the faster speed of running vs cranking, gets it done MUCH faster.

2, Your choke should close COMPLETELY, with the knob pulled all of the way out. It's a quick adjustment to get it to do so.

The comment of "no gas smell", reassures me of the empty carb bowl.

A quick GOOD solution i, install an electric pump, back by the tank. It can either just have a button, for priming or can run full time, even to the point of replacing the mechanical pump.

Butch

On 7/2/2019 7:50 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI wrote:
Hi Butch
Thank you for jumping in.
The carb is a Carter WO, the one listed in the Crosley shop manual. The engine cranks a long time with no activity. Notice there is no smell of gas after the engine is cranked. When the choke is closed there is 1/8" opening between the choke and the carb wall. After the engine starts by using starting fluid it runs & idles fine.
Don
On July 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM "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


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Re: Looking for VC rims/wheels

Plandersen
 

Service Motors and I am sure others have the little springs for the hubcaps.  I have some extra wheels let me look and see what I have got.  Kent

On Jul 12, 2019, at 11:55 PM, Steve Perry <sperryfish@...> wrote:

In a pinch.. Harbor Freight sells a 12” Tire/Wheel combo that a friend used to get his Crosley rolling.. They are typically cheap. While you’re looking for good regular wheels.
Steve


On Jul 12, 2019, at 11:18 PM, SteveC <stevecournoyer@...> wrote:

I'm in need of better wheels than I've got. Long story short, I'm at the beginning of restoring a '49 HotShot. The car came to me as a roller but just barely. I've got to get reliable rubber on it so I can move it easily by myself because I'm in the middle of vacating a rented shop and moving into a new house/shop. The car is destined to be moved several times before it lands as my current project. I've got fresh 4.80x12 tires and tubes and my plan was to pull the existing wheels/tires, dismount the old rubber, blast and paint the old wheels mount the new rubber and move on. Upon closer inspection the wheels I have are beyond bad. At best I have two that are worth cleaning up.  The other two are so bad that I'm going to take some sage advice and move on from them.

Anybody got wheels to sell? '49 VC... Also does anyone reproduce the hubcap spring/holders that are riveted on? 

Re: Looking for VC rims/wheels

Steve Perry
 

In a pinch.. Harbor Freight sells a 12” Tire/Wheel combo that a friend used to get his Crosley rolling.. They are typically cheap. While you’re looking for good regular wheels.
Steve


On Jul 12, 2019, at 11:18 PM, SteveC <stevecournoyer@...> wrote:

I'm in need of better wheels than I've got. Long story short, I'm at the beginning of restoring a '49 HotShot. The car came to me as a roller but just barely. I've got to get reliable rubber on it so I can move it easily by myself because I'm in the middle of vacating a rented shop and moving into a new house/shop. The car is destined to be moved several times before it lands as my current project. I've got fresh 4.80x12 tires and tubes and my plan was to pull the existing wheels/tires, dismount the old rubber, blast and paint the old wheels mount the new rubber and move on. Upon closer inspection the wheels I have are beyond bad. At best I have two that are worth cleaning up.  The other two are so bad that I'm going to take some sage advice and move on from them.

Anybody got wheels to sell? '49 VC... Also does anyone reproduce the hubcap spring/holders that are riveted on? 

Looking for VC rims/wheels

SteveC
 

I'm in need of better wheels than I've got. Long story short, I'm at the beginning of restoring a '49 HotShot. The car came to me as a roller but just barely. I've got to get reliable rubber on it so I can move it easily by myself because I'm in the middle of vacating a rented shop and moving into a new house/shop. The car is destined to be moved several times before it lands as my current project. I've got fresh 4.80x12 tires and tubes and my plan was to pull the existing wheels/tires, dismount the old rubber, blast and paint the old wheels mount the new rubber and move on. Upon closer inspection the wheels I have are beyond bad. At best I have two that are worth cleaning up.  The other two are so bad that I'm going to take some sage advice and move on from them.

Anybody got wheels to sell? '49 VC... Also does anyone reproduce the hubcap spring/holders that are riveted on? 

Auction: Crosley Hot Shot & CD Sedan - Iowa 7/17

Jim Bollman
 

My name Larry Treinen Owner/Auctioneer at Latimer Auction in Latimer, IA. I believe Don Bancroft was a member of your Club in the past. As Dan has passed away and I have been hired to sell his Estate, which includes two Crosley vehicles. Also some other Crosley items as well.

Auction OnLine and live bidding Wed. July 17th at 6:00 pm. The website is latimerauction.com with bidding online at latimerauction.hibid.com.

Re: Tiny's Dairy Bar rally at Wauseon

Tom Gerhard
 
Edited

Oh my.   I did the editing with the sound off.  It sounds like an angry hornet.    And you can hear the cut where I changed the timelapse settings.

Tiny's Dairy Bar rally at Wauseon

Tom Gerhard
 
Edited

Here's a 2-minute time-lapse video taken from my car's maiden run on the road (since ~ 1970, I think); at normal speed, it's about 35 minutes.

https://youtu.be/UxPGsWOVV8U

I wish I had made the camera slightly lower or higher.  I cobbled the mount together the night before leaving CT and didn't have a chance to road test it.

Edit: updated link to video with typo fixed.

Crofton emblem

James Dlapa
 

Hello all,  I am aware of how un-common these are , but non the less thought it was worth a try. I am looking for a front emblem for a Crofton bug. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you in advance!! 

Please feel free to pm me @ crosley1980@...

Re: Wauseon this week

Mike S
 

No worries....Sonya says the check has cleared.  All packed up & will leave first thing in the morning.  Should get there mid afternoon.
Mike S

Re: Wauseon this week

Spock Arnold
 

Nope, come here and talk to Jeff and Janyne, we will work it out.

On Jul 9, 2019 12:26 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Sonya says the check hasn't cleared that we sent in for the registration.  Should we be worried?
Mike S

Wauseon this week

Mike S
 

Sonya says the check hasn't cleared that we sent in for the registration.  Should we be worried?
Mike S

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Might check into that! Might be cheaper than my mistakes!

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Vern Barker
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2019 6:27 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

One could take spindle to a automotive machine shop to have fit using a connecting rod machine.

Done many that way.

Ven

 

From: A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io

Sent: Monday, July 08, 2019 5:38 PM

Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

MSC Industrial Supply Co.     shows them in the on line and sure so do many others. Just have to pick the proper size. I guessed at the two possible sizes.

           bye      Robert

 

In a message dated 7/8/2019 1:18:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, donald-gritti@... writes:

 

Adjustable reamers are expensive. McMaster Carr Supply should have them. Try rental facilities or as you suggester remove the axle & have a machinist fit the bushings.
Don

On July 6, 2019 at 8:50 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.

 

Rich Williams

 

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.

 


 

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

Vern Barker
 

One could take spindle to a automotive machine shop to have fit using a connecting rod machine.
Done many that way.
Ven
 

From: A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport
 
MSC Industrial Supply Co.     shows them in the on line and sure so do many others. Just have to pick the proper size. I guessed at the two possible sizes.
           bye      Robert

In a message dated 7/8/2019 1:18:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, donald-gritti@... writes:
 
Adjustable reamers are expensive. McMaster Carr Supply should have them. Try rental facilities or as you suggester remove the axle & have a machinist fit the bushings.
Don

On July 6, 2019 at 8:50 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.


Rich Williams


On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:



Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.

 


 

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

MSC Industrial Supply Co.     shows them in the on line and sure so do many others. Just have to pick the proper size. I guessed at the two possible sizes.
           bye      Robert

In a message dated 7/8/2019 1:18:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, donald-gritti@... writes:

Adjustable reamers are expensive. McMaster Carr Supply should have them. Try rental facilities or as you suggester remove the axle & have a machinist fit the bushings.
Don

On July 6, 2019 at 8:50 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.


Rich Williams


On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:



Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.



 

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Adjustable reamers are expensive. McMaster Carr Supply should have them. Try rental facilities or as you suggester remove the axle & have a machinist fit the bushings.
Don

On July 6, 2019 at 8:50 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.

 

Rich Williams

 

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.


 

 

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

Richard Williams
 

I will look for my catalog and let you know.

Rich Williams

 

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From: Dennis Wilkinson
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:50 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.

 

Rich Williams

 

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.

 

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Sounds good, do you have any info on where to get a reamer like that?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

I have an adjustable reamer. I measure the King Pin and set the reamer for just .oo1 larger. Be careful to not go too far over.

 

Rich Williams

 

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 02:11:00 PM PDT, Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi: I have a fair amount of play in the pass side king pin, both up and down and side to side on my 1951 Super Sport VC. I think I can get the old bushings out and put new ones in, but do they need to be reamed for alignment? This part bothers me, as need special reamer and could mess it up. Also how do I determine which size pins I have? Measuring the outside caps seems to be about an inch. No help as they appear to come in 1/2" or 5/8". Is this something I should take to a machine shop to get done?  Does not look like too big of deal to remove front axle. Would like some opinions before I tackle this project  Thanks: Dennis.

Re: king pin replacement on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Thanks, I guess for now I will have to assume it has the original axel.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 6:20 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] king pin replacement on Super Sport

 

51 SS will have 5/8" KingPins if it has the original axel.