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Re: Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

nobadrivers
 

I would think messing with the finger adjusting bolts could mess up even engagement as L.E. mentioned and also the proper pressure plate tension applied to the clutch disc.

Re: NooB from Ohio

jane altman
 

I know you all are VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE on how to restore a Crosley with your own hands.  BUT... To those of us who have to hire almost all, $12000 is a bargain!  My convertible is a good case:
But 2 or not at all:. $10000
Pay owner for delivery $500 (it was on his way to buy a model T)
Parts for both:. $975 ($190 for CD)
Sold CD delivery: $6500
Mechanic:  $1900 (for convertible)
Body (for convertible) $$1275
Convertible approximate total:. $14960
$12000 is sounding like a bargain to me!!

Re: Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

I was wondering if you could be on the wrong side of the clutch forks or the pull back springs for the throw out bearing ?
  bye          Robert

In a message dated 7/21/2018 9:15:12 AM Eastern Standard Time, flinttim@... writes:

I took the Aerojet out of my 48 and put it in my 49. I did nothing to the clutch other than a new throwout bearing. Now in the 49 the clutch slips badly, never done that before . A look see shows the adjusting bolts on the pressure plate tight up against the throwout bearing. A comparison of the old and new bearing the best I can with the new in the car) and it appears that maybe the new bearing is a tad thicker than the  than the old bearing. Could it be so simple as just running the finger adjusting bolts in some ? In other words it seems the bolts are not allowing the pressure plate to fully engage.

Re: NooB from Ohio

crosleyshortsport
 

Jane, You are right on target. The bigger issue with the car at hand, is the fact that many parts of it are incorrect for the year and it is being put out there as original. Still a nice Crosley though. 


On Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 4:23 PM jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
I know you all are VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE on how to restore a Crosley with your own hands.  BUT... To those of us who have to hire almost all, $12000 is a bargain!  My convertible is a good case:
But 2 or not at all:. $10000
Pay owner for delivery $500 (it was on his way to buy a model T)
Parts for both:. $975 ($190 for CD)
Sold CD delivery: $6500
Mechanic:  $1900 (for convertible)
Body (for convertible) $$1275
Convertible approximate total:. $14960
$12000 is sounding like a bargain to me!!

Re: Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

L.E. Hardee
 

I did that once myself.  You should be able to check that the release bearing is correctly position in its notch in the pivot forks from underneath if the flywheel cover is removed.


On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:15 PM, A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io <A50CROSLEYTRK@...> wrote:
I was wondering if you could be on the wrong side of the clutch forks or the pull back springs for the throw out bearing ?
  bye          Robert

In a message dated 7/21/2018 9:15:12 AM Eastern Standard Time, flinttim=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:

I took the Aerojet out of my 48 and put it in my 49. I did nothing to the clutch other than a new throwout bearing. Now in the 49 the clutch slips badly, never done that before . A look see shows the adjusting bolts on the pressure plate tight up against the throwout bearing. A comparison of the old and new bearing the best I can with the new in the car) and it appears that maybe the new bearing is a tad thicker than the  than the old bearing. Could it be so simple as just running the finger adjusting bolts in some ? In other words it seems the bolts are not allowing the pressure plate to fully engage.


Re: Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

Tim Hamblen
 

No, with the cable completely disconnected and the throwout bearing as far back as it can go, the fingers were still under tension keeping the disc off the flywheel.I ran the bolts in and corrected the problem. A look at what I know to be an original throwout bearing showed it to be rather flat on the surface the fingers ride on, the bearings we can get today have a convex face, ie" the bearing is thicker. While I can agree  the adjusting bolts are for adjusting even engagement, once they are riding on a too thick bearing they will have to be run in to work. I could just get the car moving in 1st gear, once in second gear it would crank at 5000 rpm and be barely moving.I guess the take away is, we are using bearings today meant for some other car and the thinner , original type just are not available.If you ever have to put a new bearing on a 6&1/2 inch clutch you'll see the problem.

Re: Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

Steve
 

Tim,

Buy that double trailer and bring yours and Jackson’s next year.  Then use your car to give us a Thursday night class on “Adjusting Your Clutch – Don’t Slip Your Disk.”

-Steve M.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:31 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Adjusting bolts on 6&1/2 inch clutch , clutch slips, could this be the problem ?

 

No, with the cable completely disconnected and the throwout bearing as far back as it can go, the fingers were still under tension keeping the disc off the flywheel.I ran the bolts in and corrected the problem. A look at what I know to be an original throwout bearing showed it to be rather flat on the surface the fingers ride on, the bearings we can get today have a convex face, ie" the bearing is thicker. While I can agree  the adjusting bolts are for adjusting even engagement, once they are riding on a too thick bearing they will have to be run in to work. I could just get the car moving in 1st gear, once in second gear it would crank at 5000 rpm and be barely moving.I guess the take away is, we are using bearings today meant for some other car and the thinner , original type just are not available.If you ever have to put a new bearing on a 6&1/2 inch clutch you'll see the problem.

Re: NooB from Ohio

paul
 

Jane,  I agree, I am the guilty party and "overpriced" was a poor word choice. this car would be hard to duplicate at 12K were work farmed out. Chris came to us stating that he knew little about the Crosley cars, hope he is still with us. my contention was that were he looking for an "as manufactured" high point trophy car, this was not the one for him. he needed to stop and think about what kind of Crosley he wants. it's only my opinion but for a first Crosley, he might consider a good "20 footer," one he can improve or replace as he finds where his wants fit. a good looking, solid, safe car can be purchased much cheaper and serve well as one learns and decides. fortunately the club represents the whole Crosley marque. preserved, super restored, works in progress, mild or wild custom, purpose built, even rough cars are respected and accepted, this makes the club unique and I love it. using the club as a contact, he should be able to find a suitable car, enjoy it, have fun, and still have some money to put toward his  dream. Chris stated his wife is on board and they have a 2 year old son, right now having the whole family involved might be a larger concern than having the perfect trophy or attention getter. we all know that ANY Crosley draws attention and starts conversations, anytime, anywhere. "is it a real car?" "how fast does it go?" "some kinda race car?" "what the h*** is it?" "can you drive it or do you just take it around and show it off?" "my uncle's neighbor had a wagon." "imported?"  and more, that was just at the first gas station bringing my Hot Shot home on an open trailer.  Paul Rinehart

On 7/21/2018 5:21 PM, crosleyshortsport wrote:
Jane, You are right on target. The bigger issue with the car at hand, is the fact that many parts of it are incorrect for the year and it is being put out there as original. Still a nice Crosley though. 

On Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 4:23 PM jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
I know you all are VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE on how to restore a Crosley with your own hands.  BUT... To those of us who have to hire almost all, $12000 is a bargain!  My convertible is a good case:
But 2 or not at all:. $10000
Pay owner for delivery $500 (it was on his way to buy a model T)
Parts for both:. $975 ($190 for CD)
Sold CD delivery: $6500
Mechanic:  $1900 (for convertible)
Body (for convertible) $$1275
Convertible approximate total:. $14960
$12000 is sounding like a bargain to me!!

 

Home Again

Jaks
 

Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

Re: Home Again

Gabriel Haddad
 

Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!


On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

Re: Home Again

crosleyshortsport
 

Have phun at Das Awkscht Fesch !!   Glad you phinaly made it home !
Jeffrey

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:55 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:
Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

Re: Home Again

neil1952 <neil1952@...>
 

Your destroying the English language!



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-------- Original message --------
From: crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>
Date: 7/22/18 9:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

Have phun at Das Awkscht Fesch !!   Glad you phinaly made it home !
Jeffrey

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:55 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:
Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

Home Again

Jaks
 

Oh yeah,  thanks Boot,  I'll also be back getting this house built.   Gotta have that party

Jaks Phillips
papajaks@...


-----Original Message-----
From: neil1952 <neil1952@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

Your destroying the English language!



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-------- Original message --------
From: crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>
Date: 7/22/18 9:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

Have phun at Das Awkscht Fesch !!   Glad you phinaly made it home !
Jeffrey

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:55 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:
Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

Re: NooB from Ohio

jane altman
 

... You forgot to mention "clown car"... My response? You wouldn't be the first to call me a clown..

Re: Home Again

Spock Arnold
 

He right Jeff, you spelled phinally wrong!

On Jul 22, 2018 9:14 PM, neil1952 <neil1952@...> wrote:
Your destroying the English language!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>
Date: 7/22/18 9:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

Have phun at Das Awkscht Fesch !!   Glad you phinaly made it home !
Jeffrey

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:55 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:
Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?


Re: NooB from Ohio

paul
 

"clown cars??"  yup, I missed them, but politically correct might be  "diminutive vehicles, some holding as many as twenty passengers, for circus performer transportation and support."  I proudly brush my orange hair out of my eyes and stretch my suspenders from my puffed chest when I say that.  I don't call people names, I salute them for being individuals out of the mainstream. owning a Crosley or two is NOT conformity. bowing and tipping my big, floppy, multi-colored hat to you my lady. it requires "intestinal fortitude" to be different...the ability to laugh at one's self helps. :-) Paul

On 7/22/2018 9:20 PM, jane altman wrote:
... You forgot to mention "clown car"... My response? You wouldn't be the first to call me a clown..

Clown cars

Spock Arnold
 

I try very hard to maintain an even keel whilst showing my Crosleys.   However every once and a while someone gets under my skin.  At a major show one such person made the comment "How many clowns fit in that thing?".  I replied "I don't know, get in and we will start counting!"   

Re: Clown cars

Ron D.
 

I hear the same stuff when I show pics of my car to people. I can't wait till I get her back together and running. Then I will really hear it once it's out in the public view. It's never from the older generation. Only from people born in the 60's and later. I would guess it's because most of them have never seen a Crosley, and don't know what to say about it. 

Re: Home Again

Ed Limke
 

 

 

I am happy you made it home. Happy ED

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaks via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:17 PM
To: crosley-gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

 

Oh yeah,  thanks Boot,  I'll also be back getting this house built.   Gotta have that party

Jaks Phillips
papajaks@...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: neil1952 <neil1952@...>
To: Crosley-Gang <Crosley-Gang@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

Your destroying the English language!

 

 

 

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From: crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...>

Date: 7/22/18 9:02 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io

Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Home Again

 

Have phun at Das Awkscht Fesch !!   Glad you phinaly made it home !

Jeffrey

 

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:55 PM Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:

Good to hear you made it home safely jaks!

 

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 8:52 PM Jaks via Groups.Io <papajaks=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just b4 going to the phairgrounds phor the Crosley Nationals our RV phuel pmp phailed and the gas tank sprung some leaks. The roundside on the trailer was towed to the phairgrounds and the RV was towed to Chevy.  We got to the nationals, had the roundside phor getting around and clean accommodations and good company at the M Star motel. Our time this year was divided between the club meet and  getting our 20 year old RV phixed, It wound up taking the phollowing week to get it done but the phollowing Phiday morning in the rain we Rain-Xed the roundside's windshield phor the 25 mile drive to get the RV;s gas tank and Chevy had it and new gas pmp installed that afternoon and we were outta there that evening. The extra week in Wauseon wasn't so bad; we made some new phriends, reaquainted with old ones and generally enjoyed  it. M Star motel charged us $50 anite (sorry they're selling and won't be there next year), Archbold Radiator phixed the tank phor $175 and Don's Chevy towed and did the R & R phor a grand and we had a pleasant drive home and are ready phor Das Awkscht Phescht in a couple weeks.  How 'bout you Barry?

 

Re: Clown cars

paul
 

oh yeah, have a friend who puts it out but can't take it, he's 70 and remembers the circus and a Crosley Fire truck ride from a park in upstate NY.  he rides me to no end. his name is Jim but he wants to be called Harley because he has an incomplete, rough servicar, his dad's 1948 Harley 45 suicide shift that he can't keep running, and a newer hog dresser worth probably 12K but he has close to 35 in it due to breakdowns, engine rebuilds, etc. he has a 30/31 Model A sedan body buried 20 years in the garage and the Chrysler hemi from his first car, a 54 New Yorker. nothing else but he's building a street rod. you know whose chops I like to bust by parking a running Crosley in front of his house.  Paul

On 7/23/2018 7:28 AM, Ron Dole wrote:, his dad's 1948

I hear the same stuff when I show pics of my car to people. I can't wait till I get her back together and running. Then I will really hear it once it's out in the public view. It's never from the older generation. Only from people born in the 60's and later. I would guess it's because most of them have never seen a Crosley, and don't know what to say about it.