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Re: Generator Motor Conversion

Jerry Summey
 

With the spacer/shim you have around 21 HP and without 26.5 HP. That is quite a percentage loss.
When my dad built his 47 Roundside he used a generator engine. It ran OK on level ground but would not go up any sort of grade worth a crap.
I rebuilt the engine in 2011 and removed the shim, it made a world of difference.
The shim is sandwiched between the cylinder head and the crankcase.
When you are putting it back together the .004 lash between the gears that mesh together at the bottom of the tower shaft is critical.
Jerry

In a message dated 6/7/2018 7:00:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, wpaxt@... writes:

According to the experts, the Crosley generator motors are great for the cars but require 2 - modifications: 1. Replacement of the tower shaft; 2.  Removal of a decompression spacer between the block and the crankcase.  I'm really curious as to what this spacer looks like.  Does anyone have a picture?  And has anyone tried using a generator motor without removing the spacer (which I'm told was to allow the motor to run on lower quality gas)?

Bill in S. CA

Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

Joe Brownsberger
 

Hello, I'm  looking for anybody who is willing to part with a crosley engine. At the very least I need the pistons and all the covers. I live in South eastern Pennsylvania and I don't mind driving a small distance to pick up an engine. 

Thanks,
Joe B.

Re: Generator Motor Conversion

Butch
 

Bill,

You don't need to replace the towershaft. You can get by, by just re-timing the camshaft by one tooth.

The engine runs OK, with the spacer in place but will be down on power, quite a bit.

As far as what the spacer plate looks like, it looks almost exactly like the cylinder base gasket, except it's made out of steel, rather than paper.

Yes, the military CIBA engines, make excellent car engines.

Butch

On 6/7/2018 7:00 PM, wpaxt via Groups.Io wrote:
According to the experts, the Crosley generator motors are great for the cars but require 2 - modifications: 1. Replacement of the tower shaft; 2.  Removal of a decompression spacer between the block and the crankcase.  I'm really curious as to what this spacer looks like.  Does anyone have a picture?  And has anyone tried using a generator motor without removing the spacer (which I'm told was to allow the motor to run on lower quality gas)?

Bill in S. CA


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Re: Rear axle nut tightness

Butch
 

Dave,

I've got a spec here, somewhere. I'll do some searching for it.

"You tighten to snug and back off to the nearest hole.  Other wise it will run hot."

INCORRECT! This holds the drum/hub to the axle, nothing to do with an adjustment or running hot.

You "approach the slot", once it's tight, you absolutely do NOT want to back it off, without removing the drum and starting over.

Butch

On 6/7/2018 6:00 PM, David Reina via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Gang,

How tight should the rear axle nuts be tightened to. Its a castellated nut soda we go as tight as we can and try to line up a slot for the cotter pin, or do we tighten and then back off to the nearest cotter pin slot? I’m working on a 47 CC Sedan.

Thanks,
Dave Reina
Brooklyn, NY

Re: Rear axle nut tightness

David Reina
 

Thanks Butch.

Re: Generator Motor Conversion

Jim Bollman
 

As Butch already said you don't have to replace the tower shaft, just make the appropriate adjustments. You do need to change the magneto for a distributor unless you want a magneto that has no timing advance. The pan needs to be modified or replaced with a stock pan. The military pan can be modified to work if you want a cast aluminum pan that is squarish. The military pan has an additional chamber in the bottom that can be cut off and the edges ground down. You will also have to pull off the governor from the back of the block and make a plate to cover the hole.

I run a military engine in my FarmOroad with the space still installed. When I need to pull the engine for some other reason I will probably remove the spacer but it run good and will go 50+ mph down the road so I haven't bothered. My Dad did the conversion and either didn't know about the spacer or didn't want to get in that deep in converting it to car use.

On Jun 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM, wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt@...> wrote:

According to the experts, the Crosley generator motors are great for the cars but require 2 - modifications: 1. Replacement of the tower shaft; 2.  Removal of a decompression spacer between the block and the crankcase.  I'm really curious as to what this spacer looks like.  Does anyone have a picture?  And has anyone tried using a generator motor without removing the spacer (which I'm told was to allow the motor to run on lower quality gas)?

Bill in S. CA

axle nut

Jaks
 

I still don't know how tight   if nut is tight amd in "between" do you try and tighten more or go back a half castle

Jaks Phillips
papajaks@...


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From: David Reina via Groups.Io <reinadesigns@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 8:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Rear axle nut tightness

Thanks Butch.



Re: Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

Spock Arnold
 

Tell us more Joe.  I have a couple in storage near Reading

New Hope for Crosley Building

Jim Bollman
 

LeMastus and his Louisville, Ky.-based Crosley Brands team recently toured the iconic Crosley Radio Corporation headquarters in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. LeMastus, inspired by what he saw, put a plan in motion to acquire the building with a vision to restore it to its original grandeur.

https://www.arcaracing.com/articles/2009746-arca-racer-lemastus-crosley-brands-team-tour-iconic-crosley-radio-corp-headquarters-in-cinci

Re: New Hope for Crosley Building

crosleyshortsport
 

Wow,  Great news for that area of the city!  


On Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 11:12 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
LeMastus and his Louisville, Ky.-based Crosley Brands team recently toured the iconic Crosley Radio Corporation headquarters in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. LeMastus, inspired by what he saw, put a plan in motion to acquire the building with a vision to restore it to its original grandeur.

https://www.arcaracing.com/articles/2009746-arca-racer-lemastus-crosley-brands-team-tour-iconic-crosley-radio-corp-headquarters-in-cinci

Re: Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

Brian Wagner
 

I have an engine from a '49 pickup that I would like to get rid of. (Sold the truck years ago.) I live in Northern Michigan, but will be traveling to Indiana soon. I want to get it out of my garage.
Please make an offer that would keep me from taking it to the recycler.
Thanks,
Brian

Re: Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

Barry Smedley
 

Is it complete? I might be interested.

 

   Barry Smedley

 

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Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 6:27 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

 

I have an engine from a '49 pickup that I would like to get rid of. (Sold the truck years ago.) I live in Northern Michigan, but will be traveling to Indiana soon. I want to get it out of my garage.
Please make an offer that would keep me from taking it to the recycler.
Thanks,
Brian

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Re: Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

dave p
 

Joe,  we had just posted a set of NOS pistons  2.505 on ebay    https://www.ebay.com/itm/153053415021   

  Dave at OldSchool Restorations

Re: Rear axle nut tightness

David Reina
 

Thanks again Butch. My friend was helping when we got to this part of completing the brake job and he was thinking that the rules of adjusting the front drums applied. I know that the back wheel bearings are adjusted with shims behind the backing plate. I’ll get on it today and try tightening it to a slot position.

Regards,
Dave

David Reina
79 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
347-482-4657

On Jun 7, 2018, at 7:56 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Dave,

I've got a spec here, somewhere. I'll do some searching for it.

"You tighten to snug and back off to the nearest hole. Other wise it will run hot."

INCORRECT! This holds the drum/hub to the axle, nothing to do with an adjustment or running hot.

You "approach the slot", once it's tight, you absolutely do NOT want to back it off, without removing the drum and starting over.

Butch

On 6/7/2018 6:00 PM, David Reina via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Gang,

How tight should the rear axle nuts be tightened to. Its a castellated nut soda we go as tight as we can and try to line up a slot for the cotter pin, or do we tighten and then back off to the nearest cotter pin slot? I’m working on a 47 CC Sedan.

Thanks,
Dave Reina
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

Brian Wagner
 

Yes, but without the transmission. Also some misc. parts and a radio.
BrianIMG_2404 2.JPGIMG_2405 2.JPG


On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 7:12 AM Barry Smedley <BSmedley@...> wrote:

Is it complete? I might be interested.

 

   Barry Smedley

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Wagner
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 6:27 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley 4 cylinder engine.

 

I have an engine from a '49 pickup that I would like to get rid of. (Sold the truck years ago.) I live in Northern Michigan, but will be traveling to Indiana soon. I want to get it out of my garage.
Please make an offer that would keep me from taking it to the recycler.
Thanks,
Brian

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Online Auction Coming to End Saturday 9th - Indiana

Jim Bollman
 

Crosley parts and cars located in Terre Haute Indiana ending 2pm June 9th, online bidding.
http://bostoncentury.hibid.com/catalog/132076/lockman-estate/?q=crosley

Sorry for the late notice but I just found out about it.

Jim...

Re: Generator Motor Conversion

wpaxt@...
 

Is there a gasket between the cylinder head and the crankcase?

Re: Generator Motor Conversion

Jerry Summey
 

Yes.
I will try to make time to answer your earlier email later on this evening.
If you don't have one you need to get a Crosley Service Manual from Service Motors. It is extremely informative.
Jerry

In a message dated 6/8/2018 6:34:51 PM Eastern Standard Time, wpaxt@... writes:

Is there a gasket between the cylinder head and the crankcase?

Rear Ratio

Ken Acheson
 

Is there more than 1 gear ratio for 48 CD as I can only get 36 miles per hour top speed

Crosley's For Sale

davewalters1960@...
 

I have two Crosley's for sale, a 1949 wagon and a 1947 sedan. I have Titles for both. The wagon's body is in rough shape. The floor pans are rusted through and patched poorly. Rear side and tail gate glass is missing. Has no seats or brakes. The car runs great,  shifts into all gears, moving forward and back "No Brakes". Radiator has no leaks. Windshield and door glass are there but needs replaced.  The sedan has no glass and someone cut the tops off the doors and the opening where the rear side window is. Rear seat is frame only, but front seat is in fair shape.  The body is in good shape.  There is one bad spot on the floor the rest of the floor is solid front to back. Doors are in good shape only cut off at top. Car will run and drive "Has Brakes" .  I also have many extra parts: 3 rear ends, two front axles,4 steering columns. An extra engine that has stuck valves and parts of another engine. Many spare wheels and a box of misc. such as  gauges, engine bearings, jacks,  hub caps, headlights >>>> and so on. would like to have 3500.00 for all  OBO if you have any questions please e-mail me/ Would like the Items to go to a Crosley Lover.
 Thanks for looking
 Dave