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Re: repo wire harness

Jim Bollman <Jim@...>
 

I have heard good things about Harnesses Unlimited in Wayne, Pa phone 610-688-3998

Jim...

On Feb 5, 2004, at 7:18 AM, tricros wrote:

i would like to know any feed back as to where i can get a new wire
harness for my 1947 cc convertible. i would like to get one that is
as close to an origonal as possible. thank you in advance for your
help.

big block engine

"BARRY SEEL" <CROSLEY19@...>
 

I have one Bearcat engine left(with hardened valve seats). If anybody
is interested in having the engine built for their car, and delivered
to Wauseon, email me crosley 19@ aol.com
Barry

Brakes

"Randy C" <nsu@...>
 

Which type of brakes do you prefer ? I have logged over 20,000 miles driving Crosley's as daily transportation vehicles back in the 1960's. By far the easiest to maintain are the mechanical brakes. My last Crosley was a 1950 Super station wagon [ with a great side hinged tail gate ] and the hydraulic brakes on it were a pain to service. Getting to the bleed nipple in the front backing plates was next to impossible. The system was just a bear to do certain things on.
On the other hand, the mechanical brakes were quite easy to maintain. Yea, you had cable stretch on a fast stop and quite a bit of pedal pressure was needed but they were totally reliable and easy to adjust if you had the cross shaft centering spacers.
I prefer the Tillotson carb over the Carter carb [ prefer the DY9C ]. It does just as good and prevents accidental engine flooding. I drove a 1947 sedan for several years that had the small three brush generator. I disliked driving at night as the generator could not charge enough with the lights on - always in negative on the amp meter. Took more than 12.5 amps to run the lights.
Double clutching was not needed for up or down shifts [ but recommended for beginning Crosley drivers ]. I had a Trico electric vacuum pump on several Crosley's to assist wiper operation on acceleration. But a skilled Crosley driver did not need it. I broke several cast iron crankshafts by driving 65 and 70 MPH on engines without the main bearing straps. 52 MPH was the comfortable cruising speed which I drove thousands of miles at in 1947-48 Crosleys. Being passed by semi trucks and Greyhound busses was beyond Scary and dangerous. Their head wind would almost Blow a Crosley off the road !
I once rode with a friend in his 1949 sedan and we hit over 70 MPH for about a half a mile. 80 miles to get home and the next day - his crankshaft broke.

Randy

1947 Pickup in Vintage Truck

"sunivroc" <sunivroc@...>
 

There is a very nice 2-page spread in the April 2004 issue of Vintage
Truck magazine of a 1947 Crosley Pickup.

Re: 1947 Pickup in Vintage Truck

"seb fontana" <speedoo51@...>
 

---Can it be accessed through internet?


In Crosley_Gang@..., "sunivroc" <sunivroc@y...> wrote:
There is a very nice 2-page spread in the April 2004 issue of
Vintage
Truck magazine of a 1947 Crosley Pickup.

FINALLY---"A CROSLEY MOTORCYLE" VERY NICE JOB!

"WILLIAM H. WALLACE III" <vinoman86332@...>
 

HELLO EVERYONE, IF YOU PRAY LONG ENOUGH--SOMEONE WILL ANSWER!! IRON WORKS ---MARCH 2004--- "a journal for harley enthusiasts" PAGE---40--43. VERY NICE JOB DONE BY: JIM MILLER THE ARTICLE IS CALLED---"RETIREMENT RIDES" WEB SITE: www.ironworksmag.com GOOD-DAY TO ALL, THE WINO

sunivroc <sunivroc@...> wrote:There is a very nice 2-page spread in the April 2004 issue of Vintage
Truck magazine of a 1947 Crosley Pickup.



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New Region of Crosley Club

"Jim Bollman" <Jim@...>
 

The national board has approved the application for the new Empire
region of CAC. Drop Jeff a note if your interested.

Empire Region
Jeffrey Ackerman
4964 Paradise Rd
E. Bethany, NY 14054
585-343-7322
ackerman@...

As with all regions of CAC (accept this virtual region) you must be a
member of the National club to participate.

Jim...

wiring harness

"bkwelch" <bkwelch@...>
 

We got our wiring harness from YnZ's Yesterdays Parts. (909) 798-
1498. They were VERY helpful and custom make the harness to
accomodate any extra lights etc you want. Looks great too! We
haven't gotten the opportunity to install it yet but the
instructions seem very easy to understand and they offered that we
can call them any time with questions. Hope that helps! Jan

wiring harness again

"bkwelch" <bkwelch@...>
 

1947 Crosley Sedan - Industrial Delivery Vehicle

"Randy C" <nsu@...>
 

My first job out of high school in 1968 was working at a hydraulic parts distributor. I was the warehouseman and controlled all inventory coming in and going out. At times I had to make deliveries when a customer needed parts immediately. This was about 8 times a week and I usually used a company car. More often than not I had to use my own car - a 1947 Crosley sedan. No such thing as getting paid for mileage or using my own car back then - I just had to do it.
So at least 4 times a week I had to load up the Crosley sedan and travel to the industrial districts of Portland, OR. Many deliveries I made in the Crosley sedan were to a rail car manufacturer. I had to enter through a security gate and get clearance. The road to get to the place had many railroad tracks crossing it and the speed limit was 35 MPH but most vehicles drove 45 MPH. I remember crossing many of the railroad tracks the Crosley seemed like it's doors would pop open as the ruts across the tracks were at least 8 inches deep and as much wide. The Crosley body was jarred severely but held it's own. It did not seem strange back in 1968 that a 1947 Crosley sedan was delivering important "Immediate" needed parts to keep a large industrial manufacturer on schedule.
No one will ever know how that little 1947 Crosley sedan delivering immediate needs parts made their future lives different. The 80+ trips it made for these types of deliveries certainly impacted thousands of peoples lives directly and the whole national economy in a small way.
Don't ever think Crosley vehicles were not important. They contributed greatly to our nations economy. During WW2 the two cylinder Crosley cars commanded a premium price and took many thousands of people to work manufacturing war materials. Car pooling was normal and most Crosley's hauled 4 people to work. After the war Crosley's did their share to furnish low cost transportation for a great number of people while rebuilding our national economy.
It is not just about the Crosley vehicles - but what they did. They served our nation. Did so in a very thrifty way that no other vehicle could. Look at your Crosley in a different way - it did it's part to help establish our country as the greatest country in the world today and one that everyone envies.

Randy

Randy's 1947 delivery Crosley

x779@...
 

Very well said, Randy. And Crosley was first on the scene with a new car
after the War, at a time when materials were scarce.

Regards....
Lou
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **-=&#92;/=-** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.
– Robert Anthony

Re: 1947 Crosley Sedan - Industrial Delivery Vehicle

"Steve Turner" <karknut61@...>
 

Hi Randy: I thank you for sharing that bit of Crosley lore with the rest of
us. I can picture you bouncing across the RR tracks, back and forth. What
I would like to hear is what is a young high schooler in 1968 doing driving
a Crosley when so many young men were hankering for more muscle or at least
more room? Please share! And again, thanks for what you've already shared.
Steve


From: "Randy C" <nsu@...>
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Subject: [Crosley_Gang] 1947 Crosley Sedan - Industrial Delivery Vehicle
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 00:20:34 -0800
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CALLING ALL F,O.R. PEOPLE

"David W. Anspach" <tmkldwwj@...>
 

Hey all you Farm O Road owners, this issue of the Crosley Quarterly
will be dedicated to the spotlight class for Wauseon which is the
Farm O Road. I am looking for your Farm O Road articles, stories
etc. I am really looking for a FOR restin and rustin if anybody has
one. Please forward them to me at the CAC Editor address. Thanks in
advance for your help.

Re: 1947 Crosley Sedan - Industrial Delivery Vehicle

"Randy C" <nsu@...>
 

I was out of High School by then. But I did drive a 1948 Crosley station wagon my Junior year and a 1948 1/2 Crosley station wagon my Senior year. I got my share of teasing and ribbing from my school mates but I loved Crosley's since I was 9 years old. I was a Crosley Fanatic !!
I will post more messages about those days.

Randy
Hi Randy: I thank you for sharing that bit of Crosley lore with the rest of
us. I can picture you bouncing across the RR tracks, back and forth. What
I would like to hear is what is a young high schooler in 1968 doing driving
a Crosley when so many young men were hankering for more muscle or at least
more room? Please share! And again, thanks for what you've already shared.
Steve

1968.

x779@...
 

That was when I got my first Crosley after a long search, a 1947 Sport
Convertible.
(I was out of HS then, too.)

There was a really nice red CC sedan going around town that year, owned
by a cute blonde, who I never could catch to, uh, chat with.
And THEN:
In the spring of 1969, I saw a local ad for 'Crosley parts'.
(I guess you know where I'm going here.)
Sure enough, she had sold that nice little red CC over the winter to
somebody who proceeded to gut it for its body, and another Crosley was
lost to the torch butchers. I never saw what was left of it again, nor
do I want to.

Regards....
Lou
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **-=&#92;/=-** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.
– Robert Anthony

Re: 1968. move up to 1972

"seb fontana" <speedoo51@...>
 

A local kid going to trade school in around 1972 had a restored
46' convertable that he drove all year round to trade school and
work, dates. Got the fondness for Crosley through his father who had
a 52' station wagon [not running] and a 39' not sure what model [also
not running] and aquired a 51' Sedan in 74' or so, also not running
but a complete car. Stopped running the Convertable around 75'.
Family man now, I guess alittle more speed and comfort was required.
All cars were as original as you could want and not rusted at all.
That was 29 years ago; His father was still living a few years ago
and the "kid", now man, still has all 4 Crosleys...all are stored
inside exsept the convert; is under a tarp. Won't do anything with
them and won't part with any of them either.....Seb.


In Crosley_Gang@..., x779@w... wrote:
That was when I got my first Crosley after a long search, a 1947
Sport
Convertible.
(I was out of HS then, too.)

There was a really nice red CC sedan going around town that year,
owned
by a cute blonde, who I never could catch to, uh, chat with.
And THEN:
In the spring of 1969, I saw a local ad for 'Crosley parts'.
(I guess you know where I'm going here.)
Sure enough, she had sold that nice little red CC over the winter to
somebody who proceeded to gut it for its body, and another Crosley
was
lost to the torch butchers. I never saw what was left of it again,
nor
do I want to.

Regards....
Lou
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **-=&#92;/=-** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.
– Robert Anthony

Crosley Fanatic and how it started

"Randy C" <nsu@...>
 

When I was 9 years in 1959 old my family moved to a different part of town. This was only a couple blocks from relatives - some sort of relation called second cousins or something. They were my grandfathers cousins. Two old school teacher ladies and one was married. All three lived in the house that belonged the sisters deceased parents. The husband [ named Art ] of one of the sisters had an auto parts store and was really knowledgeable about cars. A perfectionist and skilled at many things, very well to do and had a huge collection of antiques, old coins and lot's of other stuff.
I started to visit them regularly and Art gave me a bunch of "old" Popular Science and Popular Mechanic's magazines. The first thing I spotted in them were the little Crosley advertisements. I had already purchased new magazines and seen King Midget advertisements and was fond of them as they were tiny cars. The Crosley advertisements sent me into orbit !!! I was only 9 years old but wanted one with a passion.
I soon discovered an auto body shop 11 blocks away that had three Crosley's sitting outside. Two were 1947 sedans and one was a 1950 Super station wagon which was behind a chain link fence. The sedans were out in the open and I would sit in them. It was a high like you could never imagine. I was totally hooked on Crosley's !!! I would go there every day after school and sit in the sedans till one day when a guy ran me off. After that I would go later when the body shop was closed.
I had NEVER seen anything as Wonderful as a Crosley and loved everything about them. None of the three had been on the road for years and one of the sedans was pretty tore up inside. I could not get a good look at the station wagon as it was behind a fence. But I did see a nice red interior and side hinged tail gate. I usually sat in the nicer sedan. I was mystified - TWO windshield wiper buttons !!! I had never seen anything like that before. I was a windshield wiper nut from then on. I loved everything in the Crosley's. They were my kind of car and I was going to own a bunch of them as soon as I was old enough.
My waking thoughts every day and all day and my dreams were of Crosley cars. I collected everything I could on Crosley's which was not much as there was little in print way back then. When I was 12 I started riding the bus downtown to a used book and magazine store where I got more magazines with Crosley advertisements and a Popular Mechanics with a 1951 Super Sports road test. I loved the sedans and station wagon more though.
That set the stage for owning 28 Crosley vehicles including a 1948 Sport Utility that Paul Gorrell owns today.
Stay tuned for more. The High School years, a real nice 100,000 mile Crosley and an 11,000 mile Crosley.

Randy

Re: Jokesters repaid.

Paintedwoods@...
 

Hi Nostalgians,
I was a senior in high school helping out at the stadium hotdog stand. I took
my Crosley and parked it near the stands.
During the football game, while I was working, those huge football dudes sat
my Crosley on 4 milk cans from the dairy.
Saturday morning ,I stayed home and cried, my Dad and brother got some help
and brought my Crosley back home to me.
Another Saturday night I took my Crosley to the races at Jennerstown
speedway. Some crazy, unloving people moved my car and my girlfriends and I had to
walk the parking lot to find this little car hidden behind a tow truck.
Guess they didn't like girls driving Crosley cars in the '50s.
I have many stories to tell. Will send some later.
Deanna

Jokesters repaid.

x779@...
 

One problem with Crosleys was the jokers who picked them up by the
bumpers and moved them ... no mean trick as even a two-cylinder Crosley
weighs in at nearly 1100 pounds.
(Divide that by, say, four people to figure the effort involved.)
But that didn't stop people from trying.
(That ever happen to anyone here? No, me neither, if the wiseguys want
to keep their Jimmy Carter smiles.)

But I found out that the really-worried Crosley owners of years ago
would glue hacksaw blades to the inside bottom edges of their bumpers.

Well ... those were the NICER really-worried Crosley owners;
the other Crosley owners would glue razor blades there instead.

A little bit of history from when they were new.

Regards....
Lou
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **-=&#92;/=-** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.
– Robert Anthony

Crosley pranks

"hoosiercrosley" <bsmedleyt@...>
 

I had one of my Crosley's at a local car show this past summer, and a
older looking gentleman came up and looked over my Crosley. He seemed
too enjoy it quite well. Then he said, I used too have one of these
when I was in high school. I really loved it. It was a 47' sedan.
Then he got kind of a sad look and said, "I had to sell it" and I
asked him why? He said every time he went to go somewhere he couldn't
find it. His (FRIENDS) were always hiding it. He said on one occasion
he found it on somebody's front porch.
I hope nobody out there is getting any ideas??

Barry Smedley