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Re: Transmission conversions

Mike Gardner
 

Not a sprite. Bell housing and case one piece on those


On Sat, May 4, 2019, 12:05 PM Robert Kirk via Groups.Io <kirkbrit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looks like a later ribbed case from a Sprite/Midget to me. 

Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

Dave Shipman
 

I live in the SF bay area, the reason i need a rim is that I purchased a set of the MQQN 12” trimrings out of japan and I need a test wheel to see if they fit. There’s no doubt that once i put one on one of my freshly painted wheel, it’s gonna leave some scratch marks on the inside lip of the wheel from the teeth on the inside of the trimring. so for the sake of me and the crosley community- i’m gonna find out if these nice quality-stainless steel trimrings work on the crosley wheel and post my answer. I had already ruled out a set from Mike’s hubcaps as too deep for the crosley wheel so short of locating a set of original crosley trimrings, these are my last resort. I see one of the members posted stating all I have to do is pay for shipping so i’m gonna message him and take him up on his offer. Thanks for the responses crosley gang!

Re: Review of New Crosley FarmOroad book by Don Narus

crosleyshortsport
 

Jim,  Thank you for the review and saving us from disappointment.


On Sat, May 4, 2019, 1:48 PM Jerry Summey via Groups.Io <gaelecsol=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank's Jim, I hope that Amazon will take heed!

In a message dated 5/4/2019 10:40:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Some of you may have seen the new FarmOroad book available for $8.95 from Amazon or on eBay for $8.95 with $3.74 shipping. I didn't expect to learn much but since I had heard nothing about the book coming out, I wanted to read it to see if it was worth recommending to the Crosley World. I got the book yesterday afternoon. In a 5 minute flip through I already knew it was going to be bad. I read it last night it didn't take long it is only 59 pages long with lots of pictures. Here is the review I just submitted to Amazon, it will be interesting if they will let an honest one star review be the first review of the book.

The short review is don't bother buying this book. Many errors, and not much information.

The long review. I knew buying the book the it was only 60 pages long but thought that was enough to give a nice overview on a vehicle I have owned for over 20 years that I could refer to new collectors. Let me break down the 60 pages. Intro, acknowledgements (this is repeated again later), overview of Powel Crosley Jr's life, overview of the prewar cars, overview of war production, overview of post war cars, description of Willys Jeep, and finally on page 26  we start hearing about the FarmOroad. This would be a nice intro to the book if it was a longer book, but nearly half the pages have already been used. We then have 13  pages on the FarmOroad, lots of pictures. Another 10 pages on the Crofton a FarmOroad like product made after Crosley went out of production, lots of pictures, again a nice add but nearly as long as the portion on FORs. Then we have 6 pages on the M422 Mighty Mite that had nothing to do with Crosley at all other than it was a small jeep like vehicle. A repeat page on  acknowledgements/references and the book finishes up with 2 pages about the author and his other books. That gets us to 59 pages and the 60th page is blank.

All that might not be too bad accept the book has many errors, calling modified vehicles new models or prototypes , some pictures mislabeled and many pictures are stretched and distorted to fill the space available rather than keeping the aspect ratio locked. Much speculation by the author to explain photos. Outright wrong information. Save your money and use google to get your information on the FarmOroad, that is how the author admits he wrote the book and got most of the photos.

The book could be a lot better with an hour or so of corrections and fixing the photos. Still not much of a book on FarmOroad, that could have been improved if he had contacted the club for more material and added more pages so that at least half the content was about the FOR.

Re: Estate Sale Cars

Spock Arnold
 

A lot of good stuff. 4 prewars, post war pickups and sedans.  Lots if nice parts.  

On May 4, 2019 7:41 AM, Terrance Robinson <tarobinson44@...> wrote:
10 Crosleys-most prewar-May 11 at 10 AM Avon, Indiana  317-385-0190

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Barbara Robinson <onthebarbie@...>
Date: Fri, May 3, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Estate Sale Cars
To: Robinson Terrance <tarobinson44@...>



PLEASE SEE ATTACHED




Re: Review of New Crosley FarmOroad book by Don Narus

Jerry Summey
 

Thank's Jim, I hope that Amazon will take heed!

In a message dated 5/4/2019 10:40:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Some of you may have seen the new FarmOroad book available for $8.95 from Amazon or on eBay for $8.95 with $3.74 shipping. I didn't expect to learn much but since I had heard nothing about the book coming out, I wanted to read it to see if it was worth recommending to the Crosley World. I got the book yesterday afternoon. In a 5 minute flip through I already knew it was going to be bad. I read it last night it didn't take long it is only 59 pages long with lots of pictures. Here is the review I just submitted to Amazon, it will be interesting if they will let an honest one star review be the first review of the book.

The short review is don't bother buying this book. Many errors, and not much information.

The long review. I knew buying the book the it was only 60 pages long but thought that was enough to give a nice overview on a vehicle I have owned for over 20 years that I could refer to new collectors. Let me break down the 60 pages. Intro, acknowledgements (this is repeated again later), overview of Powel Crosley Jr's life, overview of the prewar cars, overview of war production, overview of post war cars, description of Willys Jeep, and finally on page 26  we start hearing about the FarmOroad. This would be a nice intro to the book if it was a longer book, but nearly half the pages have already been used. We then have 13  pages on the FarmOroad, lots of pictures. Another 10 pages on the Crofton a FarmOroad like product made after Crosley went out of production, lots of pictures, again a nice add but nearly as long as the portion on FORs. Then we have 6 pages on the M422 Mighty Mite that had nothing to do with Crosley at all other than it was a small jeep like vehicle. A repeat page on  acknowledgements/references and the book finishes up with 2 pages about the author and his other books. That gets us to 59 pages and the 60th page is blank.

All that might not be too bad accept the book has many errors, calling modified vehicles new models or prototypes , some pictures mislabeled and many pictures are stretched and distorted to fill the space available rather than keeping the aspect ratio locked. Much speculation by the author to explain photos. Outright wrong information. Save your money and use google to get your information on the FarmOroad, that is how the author admits he wrote the book and got most of the photos.

The book could be a lot better with an hour or so of corrections and fixing the photos. Still not much of a book on FarmOroad, that could have been improved if he had contacted the club for more material and added more pages so that at least half the content was about the FOR.

Re: Transmission conversions

Robert Kirk
 

Looks like a later ribbed case from a Sprite/Midget to me. 

Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

Jim Bollman
 

To answer your style question, there are really only two styes, the 1939-41 rims are narrower than the 1942 and postwar Crosley rims. There are lots of trailer rims that will fit the bolt pattern but only few of the same vintage are the same style as the Crosley.

On May 4, 2019, at 1:52 AM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

I need a crosley wheel, is there more than one style? I live in CA., just one would be great! Thanks

Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

christopher cochrane
 

What part of Cali are you in. I’m sure if you were to attend the west cost meet on May 11 in Perris ca you could take one home with you. 

On May 4, 2019, at 7:37 AM, Plandersen <pkandersen@...> wrote:

I have many extra.  You could have one if you pay for shipping.  You might find one closer though.  I live in Washington State.  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 May 3, 2019, at 10:52 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

I need a crosley wheel, is there more than one style? I live in CA., just one would be great! Thanks

Review of New Crosley FarmOroad book by Don Narus

Jim Bollman
 

Some of you may have seen the new FarmOroad book available for $8.95 from Amazon or on eBay for $8.95 with $3.74 shipping. I didn't expect to learn much but since I had heard nothing about the book coming out, I wanted to read it to see if it was worth recommending to the Crosley World. I got the book yesterday afternoon. In a 5 minute flip through I already knew it was going to be bad. I read it last night it didn't take long it is only 59 pages long with lots of pictures. Here is the review I just submitted to Amazon, it will be interesting if they will let an honest one star review be the first review of the book.

The short review is don't bother buying this book. Many errors, and not much information.
 
The long review. I knew buying the book the it was only 60 pages long but thought that was enough to give a nice overview on a vehicle I have owned for over 20 years that I could refer to new collectors. Let me break down the 60 pages. Intro, acknowledgements (this is repeated again later), overview of Powel Crosley Jr's life, overview of the prewar cars, overview of war production, overview of post war cars, description of Willys Jeep, and finally on page 26  we start hearing about the FarmOroad. This would be a nice intro to the book if it was a longer book, but nearly half the pages have already been used. We then have 13  pages on the FarmOroad, lots of pictures. Another 10 pages on the Crofton a FarmOroad like product made after Crosley went out of production, lots of pictures, again a nice add but nearly as long as the portion on FORs. Then we have 6 pages on the M422 Mighty Mite that had nothing to do with Crosley at all other than it was a small jeep like vehicle. A repeat page on  acknowledgements/references and the book finishes up with 2 pages about the author and his other books. That gets us to 59 pages and the 60th page is blank.
 
All that might not be too bad accept the book has many errors, calling modified vehicles new models or prototypes , some pictures mislabeled and many pictures are stretched and distorted to fill the space available rather than keeping the aspect ratio locked. Much speculation by the author to explain photos. Outright wrong information. Save your money and use google to get your information on the FarmOroad, that is how the author admits he wrote the book and got most of the photos.

The book could be a lot better with an hour or so of corrections and fixing the photos. Still not much of a book on FarmOroad, that could have been improved if he had contacted the club for more material and added more pages so that at least half the content was about the FOR.

Re: WANTED: one crosley wheel

Plandersen
 

I have many extra.  You could have one if you pay for shipping.  You might find one closer though.  I live in Washington State.  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 May 3, 2019, at 10:52 PM, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:

I need a crosley wheel, is there more than one style? I live in CA., just one would be great! Thanks

Estate Sale Cars

Terrance Robinson
 

10 Crosleys-most prewar-May 11 at 10 AM Avon, Indiana  317-385-0190

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Barbara Robinson <onthebarbie@...>
Date: Fri, May 3, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Estate Sale Cars
To: Robinson Terrance <tarobinson44@...>



PLEASE SEE ATTACHED



WANTED: one crosley wheel

Dave Shipman
 

I need a crosley wheel, is there more than one style? I live in CA., just one would be great! Thanks

Transmission conversions

Pat Curran
 

I recently purchased a lot of Crosley parts from an old H-mod racer, and included were two transmissions that were converted to use with a Crosley.  Any help on identifying them would be appreciated, thanks Pat

Re: FS: CoBra Engine - TN - $175

fred@...
 

Not unusual for racing - the tin block saes weight, nice ports, etc. mated to the CIBA crankcase and probably a much better crank

Re: FS: CoBra Engine - TN - $175

Jim Bollman
 

Yes it has an early CIBA crankcase.

On May 2, 2019, at 4:52 AM, Jim Murphy <lftrn97@...> wrote:

So is it a CoBra with a CIBA crankcase?

Re: FS: CoBra Engine - TN - $175

 

So is it a CoBra with a CIBA crankcase?

Re: FS: CoBra Engine - TN - $175

Jim Bollman
 

Yea I noticed that, it apparently was assembled by someone, so it may have some updated parts inside but who knows. With the lowered fan, header and the new crankcase I wonder if it was used in a racing application..

Jim...

On May 1, 2019, at 3:35 AM, Kenn Cahill <drkenncahill@...> wrote:


The serial number on this engine makes it an early CIBA.


Re: FS: CoBra Engine - TN - $175

Kenn Cahill
 

The serial number on this engine makes it an early CIBA.

New Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

For Sale: CC-CD Sliding Window Doors - UT - $250 or Best Offer

Jim Bollman
 

2 doors in fair to good condition.
$250.00 or best offer
Located in St. George, Ut 84738
can deliver to points  between St. George and Los Angeles

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