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Crosley Long Distance Drive to Nationals

Jim Bollman
 

It got over looked at the Membership Meeting Saturday but Tyson Friday drove his Crosley Wagon 360+ miles on his way to the meet! A true adventure and a real accomplishment!! We eliminated the Long Distance award as well as the Hard Luck award a few years ago when we were not getting very long drives or hard luck.

What do you say Jeff do we need to rethink these awards. Maybe come up with a formula that includes bonus points for a 2 cylinder and penalties if not Crosley powered or trailered. Hard luck with a Crosley rates higher than hard luck with a tow vehicle or trailer.

Jim...

Re: Crosley Long Distance Drive to Nationals

crosleyshortsport
 

I will entertain bringing back a longest distance award. I wish we had mentioned Tysons accomplishment


On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 7:40 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
It got over looked at the Membership Meeting Saturday but Tyson Friday drove his Crosley Wagon 360+ miles on his way to the meet! A true adventure and a real accomplishment!! We eliminated the Long Distance award as well as the Hard Luck award a few years ago when we were not getting very long drives or hard luck.

What do you say Jeff do we need to rethink these awards. Maybe come up with a formula that includes bonus points for a 2 cylinder and penalties if not Crosley powered or trailered. Hard luck with a Crosley rates higher than hard luck with a tow vehicle or trailer.

Jim...

Re: Gas tank needed

crosleyshortsport
 

Get the stainless tank,  now you and your grand kids will never worry about the gas tank again !


On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 8:29 AM Ron Dole <rdole417@...> wrote:
I just bought a brand new stainless tank with the sending unit from Service Motors at the show. It will be tough to find an original in great shape that someone will part with.

Re: Crosley Long Distance Drive to Nationals

Spock Arnold
 

I spoke to Tyson and apologized.  We need to make sure it is in the Quarterly

On Jul 15, 2018 7:56 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
I will entertain bringing back a longest distance award. I wish we had mentioned Tysons accomplishment

On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 7:40 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
It got over looked at the Membership Meeting Saturday but Tyson Friday drove his Crosley Wagon 360+ miles on his way to the meet! A true adventure and a real accomplishment!! We eliminated the Long Distance award as well as the Hard Luck award a few years ago when we were not getting very long drives or hard luck.

What do you say Jeff do we need to rethink these awards. Maybe come up with a formula that includes bonus points for a 2 cylinder and penalties if not Crosley powered or trailered. Hard luck with a Crosley rates higher than hard luck with a tow vehicle or trailer.

Jim...

Re: Gas tank needed

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Service motors have nice new ones for a great price. Give them a call


On Jul 14, 2018, at 8:35 AM, jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:

Hi... Finally am getting Sweet Pea, my 1950 convertible, restored properly.  Definitely will need a gas tank in good to excellent condition. Anybody have one?
Thanks,
Jane

Re: Gas tank needed

jane altman
 

Thanks, I just talked to Dave Edwards and am having one sent.  You response is much appreciated!
Jane

Re: Wauseon Newb suggestions?

crosleyshortsport
 

Glad you enjoyed the show Tom !   2019 is the the big 50th year for the club !!


On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 4:32 PM Tom Gerhard <tom@...> wrote:
1200 miles and 21 hours behind the wheel later ... definitely worth it.   Everyone was so friendly and generous with their knowledge, I got some space back in my garage, and am super pumped to come back with my car ('51 Super Sports) next year!

Re: crank case with breather. Torque Specs.

Butch
 

Hello Joe,

The first question, an engine without the crankcase breather will most likely use more oil and leak, due to excessive crankcase pressure. Remember, Crosley engines are high RPM engines, with "marginal" sealing at the front of the crankshaft, on rope seal engines. IF your looking to rebuild your engine, this is NOT the crankcase that you want to waste time, money and energy on. It will come back and plague you constantly.

The second question, before you lay a wrench to your engine, buy the Service Manual and read it and look at "exploded" pictures. Then, get a highlighter and read it again. Then go thru it once more, carefully reading the detailed, engine assembly areas.

There is a few quirks about the Crosley engines that are CRITICAL and the torque specs don't cover them.

Not trying to be critical, but I've built and machined, a number of these engines over the last 25 years. Prior to that, I had built quite a few "normal" engines, but in  a few ways, the Crosley is NOT "normal".

Butch

On 7/13/2018 11:53 PM, Joe Brownsberger wrote:
Hi, Everyone.

I have questions that I have not been able to find the answers to. I have a 47' Crosley engine that does not have a crankcase breather tube. Is that a necessity to have, what possible issues might i come across if any at all and how does this crankcase work without a breather tube. Also on my mind, does anyone have knowledge of any torque specs for the Crosley's? I just dont want to go tearing stuff apart and not put it back together properly and that info would be much appreciated. if it helps I'm restoring a 49' wagon and I'm currently working on the motor. but i want to be prepared for when i get into other stuff that might involve torque specifications.


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Re: Gas tank needed

Tom Sodaro
 

I do not have an original, but I have two steel reproductions. I am not sure who made them or where they came from. I am having both of them treated and will be able to sell one of them (the other is for my 49"). They are heaver then the stainless ones, which is not a great thing. ​After then are treated I will want $200 for one. You would pay for shipping or pick up. Tom

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 8:35 AM, jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
Hi... Finally am getting Sweet Pea, my 1950 convertible, restored properly.  Definitely will need a gas tank in good to excellent condition. Anybody have one?
Thanks,
Jane




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Re: Crosley Long Distance Drive to Nationals

Gary Cochrane
 

Might I suggest two. Longest driven and longest trailered




On Sunday, July 15, 2018, 7:56 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

I will entertain bringing back a longest distance award. I wish we had mentioned Tysons accomplishment

On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 7:40 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
It got over looked at the Membership Meeting Saturday but Tyson Friday drove his Crosley Wagon 360+ miles on his way to the meet! A true adventure and a real accomplishment!! We eliminated the Long Distance award as well as the Hard Luck award a few years ago when we were not getting very long drives or hard luck.

What do you say Jeff do we need to rethink these awards. Maybe come up with a formula that includes bonus points for a 2 cylinder and penalties if not Crosley powered or trailered. Hard luck with a Crosley rates higher than hard luck with a tow vehicle or trailer.

Jim...

Re: Crosley Long Distance Drive to Nationals

Terrance Robinson
 

since this also came to me--I vote for reinstatement of them both--Terry

On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
It got over looked at the Membership Meeting Saturday but Tyson Friday drove his Crosley Wagon 360+ miles on his way to the meet! A true adventure and a real accomplishment!! We eliminated the Long Distance award as well as the Hard Luck award a few years ago when we were not getting very long drives or hard luck.

What do you say Jeff do we need to rethink these awards. Maybe come up with a formula that includes bonus points for a 2 cylinder and penalties if not Crosley powered or trailered. Hard luck with a Crosley rates higher than hard luck with a tow vehicle or trailer.

Jim...




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First of the 2019 National Photos

Jim Bollman
 

I put a summary of the show on the main web page and uploaded the Early Bird photos.

t only gets harder from here on as there are more photos to sort and prepare each day for the rest of the week.

Jim...

NooB from Ohio

Greetings <flightshotohio@...>
 

Greetings from Ohio.  I'm Chris and I have recently came across a 1947 Crosley Coupe that from what I see is in amazing condition.  It is being sold by a classic car dealer.

I am not familiar with Crosley cars whatsoever, however very familiar with the Crosley story.  As a matter of fact I named my now 2 year old son Crosley!  I feel like I want to keep this car in Ohio and not let anything happen to it.  

The only thing I have to come to grips with are the limited situations in which one can drive these cars.  I'm looking for all of the advice I can have :) 

Re: NooB from Ohio

paul
 

Chris,
hopefully others will chime in, I am far, far from being an expert. I live in Dayton and have seen the ad.  things you will want to consider, do you want a car as original as possible to show for trophies or a really nice driver quality to get out and enjoy? the interior of that car has been redone, green and white upholstery was not available but it sure is pretty. the propeller is a fun touch but was only on 51 and 52 Crosley Super models. the pictures on the web page show paint on the top of the left side door latch, a good sign that it has been repainted. someone has changed the doors to the later type with roll up windows instead of sliders, a very nice convenience. did they also upgrade the brakes? their ad says "not restored." ok, maybe not but surely freshened up all over.  it does look like a super nice, fun car but a word of warning, a Crosley is NOT the old car to buy if you have increased value and profit in mind. Crosleys are Fun Little Cars, a Fine Car, collector insurance will not kill you, but as you said there is limited use involved. these cars have been going way up lately in ASKING prices but I cannot tell you what they are actually selling for, several have been for sale for a long time on Craig's List and EBay. they just keep coming back at high prices, relisted and not selling. I'm not saying they are not valued at these prices, but they do not seem to be selling very fast. I'm used to finding rougher ones that have serious needs and they can be bought much cheaper. you may well prefer a finished car and be willing to pony up rather than mess with the time, work, and costs of doing one from ground up. the 8000 miles shown could be accurate, some of them developed problems and got put into the corner of a garage or barn and forgotten for many years. 15, 19, 25000 mile cars are not unusual. Ohio does seem to have many cruise in and show venues on weekends and enough back roads to putt along on, don't think you will jump on the freeway and zoom along with traffic though, it ain't gonna happen. locally they are unique and seldom seen, a People's Choice Award might not be out of the question. I don't envy you trying to decide, tough call. Paul Rinehart

On 7/18/2018 2:27 PM, Greetings wrote:
Greetings from Ohio.  I'm Chris and I have recently came across a 1947 Crosley Coupe that from what I see is in amazing condition. It is being sold by a classic car dealer.

I am not familiar with Crosley cars whatsoever, however very familiar with the Crosley story.  As a matter of fact I named my now 2 year old son Crosley!  I feel like I want to keep this car in Ohio and not let anything happen to it.

Re: NooB from Ohio

Greetings <flightshotohio@...>
 

Paul:

 

Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.

 

The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.

 

That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be.

 

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From: paul
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:33 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] NooB from Ohio

 

Chris,

hopefully others will chime in, I am far, far from being an expert. I

live in Dayton and have seen the ad.  things you will want to consider,

do you want a car as original as possible to show for trophies or a

really nice driver quality to get out and enjoy? the interior of that

car has been redone, green and white upholstery was not available but it

sure is pretty. the propeller is a fun touch but was only on 51 and 52

Crosley Super models. the pictures on the web page show paint on the top

of the left side door latch, a good sign that it has been repainted.

someone has changed the doors to the later type with roll up windows

instead of sliders, a very nice convenience. did they also upgrade the

brakes? their ad says "not restored." ok, maybe not but surely freshened

up all over.  it does look like a super nice, fun car but a word of

warning, a Crosley is NOT the old car to buy if you have increased value

and profit in mind. Crosleys are Fun Little Cars, a Fine Car, collector

insurance will not kill you, but as you said there is limited use

involved. these cars have been going way up lately in ASKING prices but

I cannot tell you what they are actually selling for, several have been

for sale for a long time on Craig's List and EBay. they just keep coming

back at high prices, relisted and not selling. I'm not saying they are

not valued at these prices, but they do not seem to be selling very

fast. I'm used to finding rougher ones that have serious needs and they

can be bought much cheaper. you may well prefer a finished car and be

willing to pony up rather than mess with the time, work, and costs of

doing one from ground up. the 8000 miles shown could be accurate, some

of them developed problems and got put into the corner of a garage or

barn and forgotten for many years. 15, 19, 25000 mile cars are not

unusual. Ohio does seem to have many cruise in and show venues on

weekends and enough back roads to putt along on, don't think you will

jump on the freeway and zoom along with traffic though, it ain't gonna

happen. locally they are unique and seldom seen, a People's Choice Award

might not be out of the question. I don't envy you trying to decide,

tough call. Paul Rinehart

 

On 7/18/2018 2:27 PM, Greetings wrote:

> Greetings from Ohio.  I'm Chris and I have recently came across a 1947

> Crosley Coupe that from what I see is in amazing condition. It is

> being sold by a classic car dealer.

> I am not familiar with Crosley cars whatsoever, however very familiar

> with the Crosley story.  As a matter of fact I named my now 2 year old

> son Crosley!  I feel like I want to keep this car in Ohio and not let

> anything happen to it.

 

 

 

 

Re: NooB from Ohio

Jim Bollman
 

I would need more pictures to make a guess on price but it would have to be pretty special mechanically to be worth 12K with what I can see from the pictures and what Paul mentioned about the interior. Shame you didn't pop in a week earlier, our Nationals were in Wauseon Ohio last week and you could have met lots of Crosley people. I'm sure you could have driven a few and learned the pros and cons of Crosley ownership. A few changed hands at the meet but I didn't really keep track of prices. 

A nice 47-48 Sedan had a price tag of $5800 on it, cosmetically it was very nice, not a stock paint job but nice. I didn't look at the interior or ask about the mechanicals since I wasn't looking for that model. I don't know if it sold or not. Here is a picture for reference. In another picture I can read the phone number and it is an Ohio number.


Jim...

On Jul 18, 2018, at 4:37 PM, Greetings <flightshotohio@...> wrote:

Paul:
 
Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.
 
The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.
 
That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be. 
 
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From: paul
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:33 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] NooB from Ohio
 
Chris,
hopefully others will chime in, I am far, far from being an expert. I 
live in Dayton and have seen the ad.  things you will want to consider, 
do you want a car as original as possible to show for trophies or a 
really nice driver quality to get out and enjoy? the interior of that 
car has been redone, green and white upholstery was not available but it 
sure is pretty. the propeller is a fun touch but was only on 51 and 52 
Crosley Super models. the pictures on the web page show paint on the top 
of the left side door latch, a good sign that it has been repainted. 
someone has changed the doors to the later type with roll up windows 
instead of sliders, a very nice convenience. did they also upgrade the 
brakes? their ad says "not restored." ok, maybe not but surely freshened 
up all over.  it does look like a super nice, fun car but a word of 
warning, a Crosley is NOT the old car to buy if you have increased value 
and profit in mind. Crosleys are Fun Little Cars, a Fine Car, collector 
insurance will not kill you, but as you said there is limited use 
involved. these cars have been going way up lately in ASKING prices but 
I cannot tell you what they are actually selling for, several have been 
for sale for a long time on Craig's List and EBay. they just keep coming 
back at high prices, relisted and not selling. I'm not saying they are 
not valued at these prices, but they do not seem to be selling very 
fast. I'm used to finding rougher ones that have serious needs and they 
can be bought much cheaper. you may well prefer a finished car and be 
willing to pony up rather than mess with the time, work, and costs of 
doing one from ground up. the 8000 miles shown could be accurate, some 
of them developed problems and got put into the corner of a garage or 
barn and forgotten for many years. 15, 19, 25000 mile cars are not 
unusual. Ohio does seem to have many cruise in and show venues on 
weekends and enough back roads to putt along on, don't think you will 
jump on the freeway and zoom along with traffic though, it ain't gonna 
happen. locally they are unique and seldom seen, a People's Choice Award 
might not be out of the question. I don't envy you trying to decide, 
tough call. Paul Rinehart
 
On 7/18/2018 2:27 PM, Greetings wrote:
> Greetings from Ohio.  I'm Chris and I have recently came across a 1947 
> Crosley Coupe that from what I see is in amazing condition. It is 
> being sold by a classic car dealer.
> I am not familiar with Crosley cars whatsoever, however very familiar 
> with the Crosley story.  As a matter of fact I named my now 2 year old 
> son Crosley!  I feel like I want to keep this car in Ohio and not let 
> anything happen to it.
 
 

 
 

Re: NooB from Ohio

Jeremy Rutherford
 

For that kind of money I would buy the that beautifully restored prewar pickup that has been been on the Crosley Facebook page, price was just lowered to 8500...


On Jul 18, 2018, at 4:44 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

I would need more pictures to make a guess on price but it would have to be pretty special mechanically to be worth 12K with what I can see from the pictures and what Paul mentioned about the interior. Shame you didn't pop in a week earlier, our Nationals were in Wauseon Ohio last week and you could have met lots of Crosley people. I'm sure you could have driven a few and learned the pros and cons of Crosley ownership. A few changed hands at the meet but I didn't really keep track of prices. 

A nice 47-48 Sedan had a price tag of $5800 on it, cosmetically it was very nice, not a stock paint job but nice. I didn't look at the interior or ask about the mechanicals since I wasn't looking for that model. I don't know if it sold or not. Here is a picture for reference. In another picture I can read the phone number and it is an Ohio number.


Jim...

On Jul 18, 2018, at 4:37 PM, Greetings <flightshotohio@...> wrote:

Paul:
 
Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.
 
The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.
 
That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be. 
 
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From: paul
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:33 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] NooB from Ohio
 
Chris,
hopefully others will chime in, I am far, far from being an expert. I 
live in Dayton and have seen the ad.  things you will want to consider, 
do you want a car as original as possible to show for trophies or a 
really nice driver quality to get out and enjoy? the interior of that 
car has been redone, green and white upholstery was not available but it 
sure is pretty. the propeller is a fun touch but was only on 51 and 52 
Crosley Super models. the pictures on the web page show paint on the top 
of the left side door latch, a good sign that it has been repainted. 
someone has changed the doors to the later type with roll up windows 
instead of sliders, a very nice convenience. did they also upgrade the 
brakes? their ad says "not restored." ok, maybe not but surely freshened 
up all over.  it does look like a super nice, fun car but a word of 
warning, a Crosley is NOT the old car to buy if you have increased value 
and profit in mind. Crosleys are Fun Little Cars, a Fine Car, collector 
insurance will not kill you, but as you said there is limited use 
involved. these cars have been going way up lately in ASKING prices but 
I cannot tell you what they are actually selling for, several have been 
for sale for a long time on Craig's List and EBay. they just keep coming 
back at high prices, relisted and not selling. I'm not saying they are 
not valued at these prices, but they do not seem to be selling very 
fast. I'm used to finding rougher ones that have serious needs and they 
can be bought much cheaper. you may well prefer a finished car and be 
willing to pony up rather than mess with the time, work, and costs of 
doing one from ground up. the 8000 miles shown could be accurate, some 
of them developed problems and got put into the corner of a garage or 
barn and forgotten for many years. 15, 19, 25000 mile cars are not 
unusual. Ohio does seem to have many cruise in and show venues on 
weekends and enough back roads to putt along on, don't think you will 
jump on the freeway and zoom along with traffic though, it ain't gonna 
happen. locally they are unique and seldom seen, a People's Choice Award 
might not be out of the question. I don't envy you trying to decide, 
tough call. Paul Rinehart
 
On 7/18/2018 2:27 PM, Greetings wrote:
> Greetings from Ohio.  I'm Chris and I have recently came across a 1947 
> Crosley Coupe that from what I see is in amazing condition. It is 
> being sold by a classic car dealer.
> I am not familiar with Crosley cars whatsoever, however very familiar 
> with the Crosley story.  As a matter of fact I named my now 2 year old 
> son Crosley!  I feel like I want to keep this car in Ohio and not let 
> anything happen to it.
 
 

 
 

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Re: NooB from Ohio

paul
 

Chris,
it will run with town traffic, even away from a traffic light. as long as the steering is fairly tight, 35 mph is comfortable.  if you feel like drag racing though pick on a 4 year old on a tricycle on the sidewalk. he will cry but you will win!! I hope they put good gear oil in the trans because you will grind gears until you learn not to push it. everybody does. take a rubber coated refrigerator magnet, check both ends of the rocker panels, the bottom rear of the front fenders, vertical on the front fenders between the door and the vent, and an inch up along the bottom of the doors.  bodies don't rust too bad, floors and rockers do if one sits outside in the rain much. if it has rusted and was patched with metal, the magnet will stick, if it's gobbed with bondo the magnet will have a problem depending on the thickness of the filler. check the area bottom front of the kick panel where the fender, floor, and angled toe board all come together, many you can see a bit of light peeking through. I don't think that is an original color but it is pleasant to look at. the engine bay should be body color, not black but if you are using it to chase an ice cream on Sunday afternoon or running to Crosley's soccer game in a few years who cares. go to      http://crosleyautoclub.com/      download an application and join.  greatest bunch of people you will ever meet.  they enjoy a perfect car but do not get hung up on little details, heck at the National Meet they accept fridges and washing machines, if it says Crosley, it belongs.    Paul

On 7/18/2018 4:37 PM, Greetings wrote:
bodies don't rust too bad

 

Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.

 

The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.

 

That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be.

 



Re: NooB from Ohio

Jim Bollman
 

Paul has lots of good advice, I do want to correct the speed part. If you have a good engine and the steering and brakes are good you can drive a Crosley 50 to 55 mph, it take awhile to get there. Some drive them even faster and the Hotshot and Super Sports does feel better than a sedan at speeds over 55mph. It may take you a few hundred miles of driving a Crosley to get comfortable at speeds above 45. The transmission comment is about the fact that the transmission is not synchromesh so you have to learn to double clutch to minimize gear grinding.

Jim...

On Jul 18, 2018, at 7:26 PM, paul <bikertrash@...> wrote:

Chris, 
it will run with town traffic, even away from a traffic light. as long as the steering is fairly tight, 35 mph is comfortable.  if you feel like drag racing though pick on a 4 year old on a tricycle on the sidewalk. he will cry but you will win!! I hope they put good gear oil in the trans because you will grind gears until you learn not to push it. everybody does. take a rubber coated refrigerator magnet, check both ends of the rocker panels, the bottom rear of the front fenders, vertical on the front fenders between the door and the vent, and an inch up along the bottom of the doors.  bodies don't rust too bad, floors and rockers do if one sits outside in the rain much. if it has rusted and was patched with metal, the magnet will stick, if it's gobbed with bondo the magnet will have a problem depending on the thickness of the filler. check the area bottom front of the kick panel where the fender, floor, and angled toe board all come together, many you can see a bit of light peeking through. I don't think that is an original color but it is pleasant to look at. the engine bay should be body color, not black but if you are using it to chase an ice cream on Sunday afternoon or running to Crosley's soccer game in a few years who cares. go to      http://crosleyautoclub.com/      download an application and join.  greatest bunch of people you will ever meet.  they enjoy a perfect car but do not get hung up on little details, heck at the National Meet they accept fridges and washing machines, if it says Crosley, it belongs.    Paul

On 7/18/2018 4:37 PM, Greetings wrote:
bodies don't rust too bad
 
Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.
 
The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.
 
That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be. 
 



Re: NooB from Ohio

crosleyshortsport
 

Chris,   The sedan typically brings less than other Crosley models to begin with. This Crosley has been "restored" to un-original condition. Looks nice, and would be more than welcome at the national meet. The fact is, the roll up windows do not match the year of the car. Theough the interior looks nice and comfortable, is is overdone. The center hood trim is incorrect, the lower door trim is incorrect for the year. The propeller is incorrect. The spare tire belongs underneath the car. The engine bay and motor will make a big difference in the value. If the engine compartment and engine is excellent, in my opinion, that sedan is worth around $8500. If the engine is not perfect, I would not spend over $6500. I have been playing with Crosleys for 47 years, however this is just my opinion.


On Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 7:43 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Paul has lots of good advice, I do want to correct the speed part. If you have a good engine and the steering and brakes are good you can drive a Crosley 50 to 55 mph, it take awhile to get there. Some drive them even faster and the Hotshot and Super Sports does feel better than a sedan at speeds over 55mph. It may take you a few hundred miles of driving a Crosley to get comfortable at speeds above 45. The transmission comment is about the fact that the transmission is not synchromesh so you have to learn to double clutch to minimize gear grinding.

Jim...

On Jul 18, 2018, at 7:26 PM, paul <bikertrash@...> wrote:

Chris, 
it will run with town traffic, even away from a traffic light. as long as the steering is fairly tight, 35 mph is comfortable.  if you feel like drag racing though pick on a 4 year old on a tricycle on the sidewalk. he will cry but you will win!! I hope they put good gear oil in the trans because you will grind gears until you learn not to push it. everybody does. take a rubber coated refrigerator magnet, check both ends of the rocker panels, the bottom rear of the front fenders, vertical on the front fenders between the door and the vent, and an inch up along the bottom of the doors.  bodies don't rust too bad, floors and rockers do if one sits outside in the rain much. if it has rusted and was patched with metal, the magnet will stick, if it's gobbed with bondo the magnet will have a problem depending on the thickness of the filler. check the area bottom front of the kick panel where the fender, floor, and angled toe board all come together, many you can see a bit of light peeking through. I don't think that is an original color but it is pleasant to look at. the engine bay should be body color, not black but if you are using it to chase an ice cream on Sunday afternoon or running to Crosley's soccer game in a few years who cares. go to      http://crosleyautoclub.com/      download an application and join.  greatest bunch of people you will ever meet.  they enjoy a perfect car but do not get hung up on little details, heck at the National Meet they accept fridges and washing machines, if it says Crosley, it belongs.    Paul

On 7/18/2018 4:37 PM, Greetings wrote:
bodies don't rust too bad
 
Great stuff and points to take to heart.  From my conversation today with the seller they are not wanting to come down further than the $12,000 asking price.  I would feel more comfortable closer to $10K but that’s just the salesman in me.
 
The dealer has some really amazing cars in their collection over there.  I’m drawn to this for sure.  It needs the ignition replaced which he has, he’s going to put it in and I’m going back to drive it.
 
That will be the test.  I will be schooled on exactly how SLOW SLOW can be.