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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

Re: Rear Ratio

Butch
 

All of the 4 cylinder cars, ran the same rear gear ratio (5.17 as I recall). If you can only get 36 MPH, something is wrong, either your speedometer is way off or your engine is very tired or quite out of tune.

For most cars, with decent engines, 50 to 60, is quite doable, but the engine is really "buzzing" along.

Butch

On 6/8/2018 8:29 PM, Ken Acheson wrote:
Is there more than 1 gear ratio for 48 CD as I can only get 36 miles per hour top speed
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Re: Rear Ratio

Jim Bollman
 

Are you stuck in second gear? An engine that is running right can do over 40 in 2nd gear at around 7000 rpm.

If the engine is not raving up properly you may have a timing problem.

Jim...


On Jun 8, 2018, at 10:43 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

All of the 4 cylinder cars, ran the same rear gear ratio (5.17 as I recall). If you can only get 36 MPH, something is wrong, either your speedometer is way off or your engine is very tired or quite out of tune.

For most cars, with decent engines, 50 to 60, is quite doable, but the engine is really "buzzing" along.

Butch

On 6/8/2018 8:29 PM, Ken Acheson wrote:
Is there more than 1 gear ratio for 48 CD as I can only get 36 miles per hour top speed
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Re: Rear Ratio

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

It is rare to see,  but there was a restrictor plate for warranty reasons when new.  Only other ratio I have seen is 5.55 to 1 in a prewar and listing in for 4.70 to 1 I would like to have.
      bye    Robert

In a message dated 6/8/2018 8:30:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, jesse@... writes:

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

Re: Rear Ratio

L.E. Hardee
 

Back in my High School days, when I was crazy, I pegged my 52 wagon speedometer at 70 mph.  The car was bouncing like an airplane just before lift off.  And that was on 15 year old Goodyear super cushion cotton belted bias ply tires.  Now I get uncomfortable at 50 mph on modern tires.

BTW, I have a bunch on those restrictor plates if anyone needs one for their collection.

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 7:50 AM, A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io <A50CROSLEYTRK@...> wrote:
It is rare to see,  but there was a restrictor plate for warranty reasons when new.  Only other ratio I have seen is 5.55 to 1 in a prewar and listing in for 4.70 to 1 I would like to have.
      bye    Robert

In a message dated 6/8/2018 8:30:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, jesse@... writes:

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


Radio

Mike Mayberry
 

I have four crosleys 3 cc's and one CD. None of them have radios . Were they uncommon in the cars or am I just unlucky in my car purchases over the years. If some one has a nice radio I would also be interested in purchasing one. 

Mike Mayberry
Mikemayberry75@...
951-852-5536

Re: Radio

L.E. Hardee
 

You got to remember that radios weren't installed in all cars back in the 40's.  Most of the time they were a dealer option.  Crosleys were the lowest cost cars sold so they would be more likely to be purchased by someone counting their pennies and the least likely to pay extra for a radio.  Neither my mother's 1952 Super sedan nor my first car, a 1952 wagon, even had heaters much less radios, and this was North Carolina where it does get cold in the winter.  I remember keeping a stack of napkins from the burger place to wipe the frost off the inside of the windshield.  This was in 1965 when the car was 13 years old that it never had an heater.  I spent $15 of my Summer work while in high school to buy a Crosley heater, new in the box, from the Crosley dealer in town who was still open.  When he passed away in 1972, I bought all his stock and 2 Crosley cars at his estate sale.  One was a 1948 wagon that still has only 5,000 miles on it.


On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 11:44 AM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
I have four crosleys 3 cc's and one CD. None of them have radios . Were they uncommon in the cars or am I just unlucky in my car purchases over the years. If some one has a nice radio I would also be interested in purchasing one. 

Mike Mayberry
Mikemayberry75@...
951-852-5536


Re: Radio

Spock Arnold
 

Mike there will be one in the silent auction at Wauseon!!

On Jun 9, 2018 11:44 AM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
I have four crosleys 3 cc's and one CD. None of them have radios . Were they uncommon in the cars or am I just unlucky in my car purchases over the years. If some one has a nice radio I would also be interested in purchasing one. 

Mike Mayberry
Mikemayberry75@...
951-852-5536

Re: Radio

Mike Mayberry
 

I will be in wauseon this year with my Dad! It's a long way from California  and it will be our first time!!! I hope I win the Radio at auction.

Re: Radio

Richard Williams
 

Crosley car radios are scarce. If you find one they are not cheap. 

On ‎Saturday‎, ‎June‎ ‎09‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎08‎:‎52‎ ‎AM, Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:


Mike there will be one in the silent auction at Wauseon!!

On Jun 9, 2018 11:44 AM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
I have four crosleys 3 cc's and one CD. None of them have radios . Were they uncommon in the cars or am I just unlucky in my car purchases over the years. If some one has a nice radio I would also be interested in purchasing one. 

Mike Mayberry
Mikemayberry75@...
951-852-5536

Re: Rear Ratio

seb fontana
 

Something is real wrong and its not the gear ratio although there are a couple if someone has changed the rear in the past they are not different enough to limit you too 36! What is the engine rpm?

Re: Rear Ratio

crosleyshortsport
 

L.E. Hardee,   I am not sure where the restricter plate would go, however I could use one on my FarmOroad to keep my kid from running the snot out of it !
Jeffrey Ackerman

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 3:24 PM seb fontana via Groups.Io <speedoo51=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Something is real wrong and its not the gear ratio although there are a couple if someone has changed the rear in the past they are not different enough to limit you too 36! What is the engine rpm?

Re: Radio

Spock Arnold
 

Good luck, I know there will be a heater, a transmission and a bunch of dishwasher playes also

On Jun 9, 2018 12:20 PM, "Richard Williams via Groups.Io" <rwms_2002@...> wrote:
Crosley car radios are scarce. If you find one they are not cheap. 

On ‎Saturday‎, ‎June‎ ‎09‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎08‎:‎52‎ ‎AM, Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:


Mike there will be one in the silent auction at Wauseon!!

On Jun 9, 2018 11:44 AM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
I have four crosleys 3 cc's and one CD. None of them have radios . Were they uncommon in the cars or am I just unlucky in my car purchases over the years. If some one has a nice radio I would also be interested in purchasing one. 

Mike Mayberry
Mikemayberry75@...
951-852-5536


Re: Rear Ratio

fred@...
 
Edited

Ken, as Butch stared there probably is something wrong, but perhaps there was a restrictor plate in that truck.  A good Crosley motor will pull over 5000 RPM in 3rd gear, producing at least 60 MPH.  Weight of special bodied Crosleys also will restrict speed.  Read all about Ken's restoration in the Summer CROSLEY Quarterly, in your mailbox sometime next week!

Re: Rear Ratio

Jim Bollman
 

It goes under the carburetor and restricts the size of the opening in the bottom of the carb and blocks the throttle from opening all the way. I have seen them for the Tilly not sure if they also had them on the Carter. 

Jim...


On Jun 9, 2018, at 5:30 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

L.E. Hardee,   I am not sure where the restricter plate would go, however I could use one on my FarmOroad to keep my kid from running the snot out of it !
Jeffrey Ackerman

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 3:24 PM seb fontana via Groups.Io <speedoo51=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Something is real wrong and its not the gear ratio although there are a couple if someone has changed the rear in the past they are not different enough to limit you too 36! What is the engine rpm?



Re: Rear Ratio

L.E. Hardee
 

The restrictor plate went between the carb and the intake manifold.  It only had a opening that you could barely stick the tip of your little finger into.  It was meant to be taken out by the dealer after the engine was broken in a bit, maybe 100 miles or so.  My local dealer kept EVERYTHING!!  So I have the restrictor plate from every Crosley he every sold.  Look down your carb.  If you can see down into your intake manifold, you don't have a restrictor plate issue.  Could the timing be so retarded that the car can't get up to speed? 

If I wanted to keep my kid from dogging my Crosley, I would simply tie or chain the throttle linkage to keep the gas from being opened too much.  Use a padlock so you can open it up for your use??

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 5:56 PM, <fred@...> wrote:
Ken, as Butch stared there probably is something wrong, but perhaps there was a restrictor plate in that truck.  A good Crosley motor will pull over 5000 RPM in 3rd gear, producing at least 60 MPH.  Weight of special bodied Crosleys also will restrict speed.


Re: axle nut

crosleyshortsport
 

Jaks, Niel Daglow taught me to tighten down JUST nice and snug, and back off slightly to the nearest hole for the cotter pin. If it is too loose, unscrew the castle nut and start over.


On Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 9:56 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
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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Thanks Butch.



Re: Rear Ratio

Richard Williams
 

Restrictor plate goes between the carburetor and intake manifold. Reduces air intake to the engine.

On ‎Saturday‎, ‎June‎ ‎09‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎30‎:‎30‎ ‎PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


L.E. Hardee,   I am not sure where the restricter plate would go, however I could use one on my FarmOroad to keep my kid from running the snot out of it !
Jeffrey Ackerman

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 3:24 PM seb fontana via Groups.Io <speedoo51=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Something is real wrong and its not the gear ratio although there are a couple if someone has changed the rear in the past they are not different enough to limit you too 36! What is the engine rpm?