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Re: Crosley frame strength?

christopher cochrane
 

Reverse on these bikes is usually an electric motor that engages the chain or belt and moves the bike in reverse slowly while it is in neutral on the transmission. 

On Aug 9, 2018, at 8:08 PM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

I know nothing about how a motorcycle transmission is integrated into the engine and how you would convert it, but I know that motorcycles with side cars have a reverse gear added, does that make the conversion doable?

Jim...

On Aug 9, 2018, at 11:01 PM, L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:

I have even briefly thought about converting a motorcycle trans but the lack of reverse kinda kills that.

Re: motorcycle reverse

paul
 

that's the way my Honda Goldwing was. the engine had to be running to keep the battery charged. that electric reverse must have pulled a lot of amperage.....
what Jim mentioned though, a friend has a late 40s Harley Davidson Servicar (3 wheeler with the box between the rear wheels), it has an actual reverse in the transmission. wish he'd get it running, it has a live rear axle and the rider must tip it onto 2 wheels to go around a corner with no differential.   Paul Rinehart

On 8/10/2018 5:26 AM, christopher cochrane via Groups.Io wrote:
Reverse on these bikes is usually an electric motor that engages the chain or belt and moves the bike in reverse slowly while it is in neutral on the transmission.

Re: Crosley frame strength?

jane altman
 

I thought I was the only one to actually drive my Crosley!  So many folks on this site only do shows : (....


For Sale: Crosley Club Quarterly Back Issues and Literature

CAC
 

If anyone one is interested.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/crosley-literature/6668647149.html

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Bob & Terri" <rrohde000@...>
Subject: Crosley literature
Date: August 11, 2018 at 8:39:43 PM EDT

Sirs:
I have a collection of club issues from 1974 to 2003 that I have put up for sale on Spokane, Washington Craigslist.  If anyone in the club would like to check out my ad, just go to Spokane Craigslist.  I would be happy to ship them
if someone in the club wants them.  I no longer have my 1947 cc sedan.
Sincerely,
Robert Rohde 

FW: [Crosley-Gang] AMAZING CROSLEY AUCTION

Gary Bryant
 

Just a reminder about auction in Decatur Indiana. Nice Crosley  Cars !!! Link below in Gene Smith’s email..  What will be a good price for the cars including the race car ?(CROSLEY ONLY)

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Bryant
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 4:51 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] AMAZING CROSLEY AUCTION

 

THANKS HOUSTON !!!

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Smith
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 4:50 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] AMAZING CROSLEY AUCTION

 

~Gene Smith~

just tryin’ to be helpful, in Houston

 

On Jul 13, 2018, at 1:24 PM, Gary Bryant <garybryant@...> wrote:

 

Wanted everyone to know about my Uncle’s auction coming up in Decatur In.

 

I don’t know how to send a link but here is the info to look at what he has for sale it is a live auction and online.

 

August 18 2018 9am   Krueckeberg auction company 815 Adams st. Decatur In. 46733

 

He is an amazing restoration specialist and has many many parts for sale.

 

Thanks for looking and someday I will have cars and parts for sale as I inherited my dads collection of unrestored Crosley cars and parts. Bob Bryant (DAD) >>>Paul Jr. Bryant (UNCLE)

 

Gary Bryant

Window Installer Supervisor

Exterior Building Products

6212 W. Stoner Drive

Greenfield, IN 46140

(317) 894-5300 - Office

(317) 894-6666 – Fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

1947 Pick Up Rear Splash Pan

Michael Braun
 

I am trying to install the rear splash pan on my 47 Pick Up. Nothing is lining up.  I posted pictures in the Restoration Help section.  Do I have the right part?  Any help is appreciated.
Mike Braun
30-270-4703

Re: 1947 Pick Up Rear Splash Pan

Tim Hamblen
 

OK, you do know it goes under the tailgate hinge right ? Between the floor and that cross member on the frame .

Re: 1947 Pick Up Rear Splash Pan

Michael Braun
 

I would have thought the pan would have been predrilled for the hinge bolts?

Re: 1947 Pick Up Rear Splash Pan

Butch
 

Mike,

Had they been pre-drilled, there is a better than even chance, the holes would NOT have lined up on YOUR car.

Between Crosley "tolerances" (which in all honesty, were not that bad for the period), the age and unknown history of the car and prior modification, damage and repairs, there is always some "customizing" involved.

Butch

On 8/13/2018 7:13 AM, Michael Braun wrote:
I would have thought the pan would have been predrilled for the hinge bolts?


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New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

Jane Altman
 
Edited

Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does fit the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original bolts.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??
Should we cut cross member and move it back?

Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

Spock Arnold
 

Contact the vendor you bought it from

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:
Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??

Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

crosleyshortsport
 

I have bought three of that same tank.  On two of them I needed to egg shape the holes on the straps to get them to work. The third on fit perfectly.   Jeffrey


On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact the vendor you bought it from

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:
Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??

Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

ROBERT L GREGG <capngrog@...>
 


I installed one of the stainless tanks several years ago, and, as Jeffrey said, I had to "egg-shape" the holes to make things fit.  I remember  that there was a problem with the filler spout, but I don't remember exactly what I did to make it fit.  I did not cut any of the Crosley metal, cross member or body.

Cheers, Bob


On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:48 AM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:


I have bought three of that same tank.  On two of them I needed to egg shape the holes on the straps to get them to work. The third on fit perfectly.   Jeffrey

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact the vendor you bought it from

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:
Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??



Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

crosleyshortsport
 

The filler tube is a tough job to get into the floor and side panel and to line up with the tank and get the copper breather tube in correctly. Just installed this one two weeks ago, had my daughter help, and it took an hour total ! The filler tube does come very tight to the cross member. You will have a much easier time of it if you egg shape the strap holes.  Jeffrey


On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:48 AM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
I have bought three of that same tank.  On two of them I needed to egg shape the holes on the straps to get them to work. The third on fit perfectly.   Jeffrey

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact the vendor you bought it from

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:
Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??

Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

David Reina
 

Hey Gang,

I also bought one of these new stainless steel tanks for my 47 Sedan.  I was excited about getting it for my car.  Its a real pretty thing with nice looking welds but it didn’t fit my car.  Of course you don’t discover this until you take down the original one.  In the 47 car the tank is held up with two straps which attach to fixed bolts coming down from the floor sheetmetal.  The new tank had tabs with didn’t line up with the fixed bolts.  I thought, well OK I’ll just use the old straps but the filler neck location on the new tank was welded in closer to the centerline of the tank.  Positioning that filler neck through the big hole for it in the floorboard made the tank sit too far to the driver side, enough so that the passenger side strap was past the end of the new tank.

Another thing to note is that the fuel pickup line comes out on the front side of the tank rather than the original position on the side of the tank.  That fuel pickup line on the new tanks is a 3/8” outside diameter tube rather  than the original threaded hole.  Thats OK but since we are joining it to 1/4” steel line why not make it the same size.

I’m being critical but for such a good idea as a tank that will never rust why not follow the original style more closely so we don’t have to improvise installing them.

Dale was gracious about letting me return it and I also sent back a carefully cut piece of plywood showing the exact bolt location as well as the filler neck hole on my floorboard.  I don’t think there is anything unusual about my 47 and hopefully he can use that pattern to straighten out his welding shop.

In the end I was lucky to find a shop in Queens that could still boil out and seal my old tank.

Dave Reina
Brooklyn, NY
47 Sedan
51 Super Sport


On Aug 14, 2018, at 12:05 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

The filler tube is a tough job to get into the floor and side panel and to line up with the tank and get the copper breather tube in correctly. Just installed this one two weeks ago, had my daughter help, and it took an hour total ! The filler tube does come very tight to the cross member. You will have a much easier time of it if you egg shape the strap holes.  Jeffrey

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:48 AM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
I have bought three of that same tank.  On two of them I needed to egg shape the holes on the straps to get them to work. The third on fit perfectly.   Jeffrey

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact the vendor you bought it from

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:
Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??



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Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

Steve
 

Be aware that early CC gas tanks are not the same as CD gas tanks.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Reina via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:33 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

 

Hey Gang,

 

I also bought one of these new stainless steel tanks for my 47 Sedan.  I was excited about getting it for my car.  Its a real pretty thing with nice looking welds but it didn’t fit my car.  Of course you don’t discover this until you take down the original one.  In the 47 car the tank is held up with two straps which attach to fixed bolts coming down from the floor sheetmetal.  The new tank had tabs with didn’t line up with the fixed bolts.  I thought, well OK I’ll just use the old straps but the filler neck location on the new tank was welded in closer to the centerline of the tank.  Positioning that filler neck through the big hole for it in the floorboard made the tank sit too far to the driver side, enough so that the passenger side strap was past the end of the new tank.

 

Another thing to note is that the fuel pickup line comes out on the front side of the tank rather than the original position on the side of the tank.  That fuel pickup line on the new tanks is a 3/8” outside diameter tube rather  than the original threaded hole.  Thats OK but since we are joining it to 1/4” steel line why not make it the same size.

 

I’m being critical but for such a good idea as a tank that will never rust why not follow the original style more closely so we don’t have to improvise installing them.

 

Dale was gracious about letting me return it and I also sent back a carefully cut piece of plywood showing the exact bolt location as well as the filler neck hole on my floorboard.  I don’t think there is anything unusual about my 47 and hopefully he can use that pattern to straighten out his welding shop.

 

In the end I was lucky to find a shop in Queens that could still boil out and seal my old tank.

 

Dave Reina

Brooklyn, NY

47 Sedan

51 Super Sport

 

 

On Aug 14, 2018, at 12:05 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

 

The filler tube is a tough job to get into the floor and side panel and to line up with the tank and get the copper breather tube in correctly. Just installed this one two weeks ago, had my daughter help, and it took an hour total ! The filler tube does come very tight to the cross member. You will have a much easier time of it if you egg shape the strap holes.  Jeffrey

 

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:48 AM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

I have bought three of that same tank.  On two of them I needed to egg shape the holes on the straps to get them to work. The third on fit perfectly.   Jeffrey

 

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25 AM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Contact the vendor you bought it from

 

On Aug 14, 2018 11:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:

Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does for the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original boots.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??

 

 

 

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Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

Tim Hamblen
 

Yes , Steve is correct.I bought one from Dave Edwards 3 years ago for the Guppy. The Guppy is built on a CC chassis and the old tank was a CC tank. The new one bolted right in. Easy Peasy.

Re: New Gas Tank Doesn't For Properly

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Hi Jane give me a call and i will walk you through it 
Dale
866-449-0029


On Aug 14, 2018, at 8:16 AM, Jane Altman <bchjane@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Ordered the new stainless steel gas tank.  It is not fitting as the old one did.  Dropped old tank to put new one in and it does fit the same.  The welded brackets, straps, don't match up to the original bolts.  Bolts are square headed 3/8.  We redrilled and tried to install but the filler pipe was too long and fits right where the cross member is.  
Any install advice??

Lug Nut Torque

nobadrivers
 

Does anyone know if there is a specified lug nut torque?  I know they're probably all the same but I'm working on a 51 Hot Shot.

Re: Lug Nut Torque

christopher cochrane
 

18” breaker bar. Set to t-i-tt-tight

On Aug 15, 2018, at 3:32 PM, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a specified lug nut torque?  I know they're probably all the same but I'm working on a 51 Hot Shot.