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Re: Crosley things around Cincy

parkhunter@...
 

Rich,

it’s been many years since I visited, but the Cincinnati History Museum was great. Of course it includes some Crosley stuff - a couple of cars and other Crosley products, WLW, etc. Plus it is housed in the old Union Station, which is itself pretty cool. 

Unfortunately for you, it looks like it’s clised for renovation right now...

https://www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits.php

Bummer. Hope you trip is good and you find one worthwhile sights. Post pictures and travel info if you do, please!

Blessings,

Park

Re: Lug Nut Torque

nobadrivers
 

That's what I figured, "snug em up tight"

Re: Crosley things around Cincy

Terrance Robinson
 

How about contacting the Cincinnati Visitors Bureau and maybe consulting a AAA book on Ohio?


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:01 AM <parkhunter@...> wrote:
Rich,

it’s been many years since I visited, but the Cincinnati History Museum was great. Of course it includes some Crosley stuff - a couple of cars and other Crosley products, WLW, etc. Plus it is housed in the old Union Station, which is itself pretty cool. 

Unfortunately for you, it looks like it’s clised for renovation right now...

https://www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits.php

Bummer. Hope you trip is good and you find one worthwhile sights. Post pictures and travel info if you do, please!

Blessings,

Park



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Re: Crosley things around Cincy

Richard Helm
 

Thanks for the two suggestions. I was there for the tennis tournament but have run out of time now and need to head home.
Rich


On Aug 16, 2018, at 10:07 AM, Terrance Robinson <tarobinson44@...> wrote:

How about contacting the Cincinnati Visitors Bureau and maybe consulting a AAA book on Ohio?

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:01 AM <parkhunter@...> wrote:
Rich,

it’s been many years since I visited, but the Cincinnati History Museum was great. Of course it includes some Crosley stuff - a couple of cars and other Crosley products, WLW, etc. Plus it is housed in the old Union Station, which is itself pretty cool. 

Unfortunately for you, it looks like it’s clised for renovation right now...

https://www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits.php

Bummer. Hope you trip is good and you find one worthwhile sights. Post pictures and travel info if you do, please!

Blessings,

Park



--
Hurt not the Earth neither the Sea. Nor the Trees.                         Revelation 7:3  
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."   
                                                                            President Dwight D. Eisenhower 
"The only thing to buy on credit is your casket."                       James A Michener
Debt is "anything that you pay today for yesterday's living"              Ruth Hayden
A model of Christian Charity: "We are all responsible (institutions and individuals)    to each other and to serve the common good"              Gov. John Winthrop 1630

Re: For Sale: Engine & Transmission - $250 - IL

Jim Bollman
 

Sold

Clear VC Hood

nobadrivers
 

Is this a members car that I found online?  I like the clear hood.  Is it Plexi-glass does anyone know? Any information about making one?

Re: Clear VC Hood

crosleyshortsport
 

That could be Jim Olivers' from Syracuse NY.  If not, He does have a blue Hot Shot with a plexi-glass hood.


On Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 7:27 PM nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:
Is this a members car that I found online?  I like the clear hood.  Is it Plexi-glass does anyone know? Any information about making one?

Re: Clear VC Hood

nobadrivers
 

You are most likely correct as it does have a New York state tag on it.

Restoring vacuum wipers

parkhunter@...
 

Hot tip for rejuvenating vacuum wipers...

On Erick’s 1965 Rambler they were barely functional. At the time they would swipe left across a wet windshield, but barely creep back to the right, and sometimes not at all.

I hooked a short piece of fuel line to the intake nipple on the vacuum motor, and dripped in Lucas Transmission Fix (which is supposed to renew seals). We worked the wipers by hand for a minute or two to suck the goo through the motor. It didn’t seem to help.

A week later I turned on the wipers, and WOW! The wipers work great and at a variety of speeds, and they work without too much variation at various throttle settings. We can live with these. Check out this video, driving through a thunderstorm in Oklahoma.... 

https://youtu.be/QBUUnicCBa0

We also treated the windshield with Rain-X, which helps even when the wipers aren’t running.

Haven’t  tried this on my Crosley yet, but assume it would work as well there. 

- Park
 
 

Re: Restoring vacuum wipers

Dennis Terdy
 

I did the same with trans fluid for 2 different sets of Crosley wipers. The key to Park's recommendation is to wait a few days! Mine are still working 5 years later.

Dennis

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM <parkhunter@...> wrote:
Hot tip for rejuvenating vacuum wipers...

On Erick’s 1965 Rambler they were barely functional. At the time they would swipe left across a wet windshield, but barely creep back to the right, and sometimes not at all.

I hooked a short piece of fuel line to the intake nipple on the vacuum motor, and dripped in Lucas Transmission Fix (which is supposed to renew seals). We worked the wipers by hand for a minute or two to suck the goo through the motor. It didn’t seem to help.

A week later I turned on the wipers, and WOW! The wipers work great and at a variety of speeds, and they work without too much variation at various throttle settings. We can live with these. Check out this video, driving through a thunderstorm in Oklahoma.... 

https://youtu.be/QBUUnicCBa0

We also treated the windshield with Rain-X, which helps even when the wipers aren’t running.

Haven’t  tried this on my Crosley yet, but assume it would work as well there. 

- Park
 
 



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Dennis Terdy

Re: Restoring vacuum wipers

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

Hi
Don't think there are seals in the wiper motors. When I opened mine up to restore them found a gob of grease that had gone solid. On that basis solvent is a good way to fix the motors.
Don

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Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 10:54 AM
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Subject:[Crosley-Gang] Restoring vacuum wipers

Hot tip for rejuvenating vacuum wipers...

On Erick’s 1965 Rambler they were barely functional. At the time they would swipe left across a wet windshield, but barely creep back to the right, and sometimes not at all.

I hooked a short piece of fuel line to the intake nipple on the vacuum motor, and dripped in Lucas Transmission Fix (which is supposed to renew seals). We worked the wipers by hand for a minute or two to suck the goo through the motor. It didn’t seem to help.

A week later I turned on the wipers, and WOW! The wipers work great and at a variety of speeds, and they work without too much variation at various throttle settings. We can live with these. Check out this video, driving through a thunderstorm in Oklahoma.... 

https://youtu.be/QBUUnicCBa0

We also treated the windshield with Rain-X, which helps even when the wipers aren’t running.

Haven’t  tried this on my Crosley yet, but assume it would work as well there. 

- Park
 
 

wipers, tension to widow

jane altman
 

QUESTION
1.  WIPERS HAVE NO TENSION ON WINDSHEILD. They are new to us original Crosley design.  There is no tension to hold to window.

Re: wipers, tension to widow

Spock Arnold
 

My best suggestion is to take a picture and post it.  We can better tell you what is wrong from that

On Aug 25, 2018 4:51 PM, jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
QUESTION
1.  WIPERS HAVE NO TENSION ON WINDSHEILD. They are new to us original Crosley design.  There is no tension to hold to window.

Re: wipers, tension to widow

fred@...
 

Make sure the springs are attached correctly

Re: wipers, tension to widow

L.E. Hardee
 

The problem is with the wiper arm, not the motor.  As already stated, check the little spring inside the arm.  Sometimes the spring stop on the wire part of the arm slips so that the spring isn't compressed much or any at all.  It should take a noticeable pressure to hook the arm base on the wiper shaft.  Also occasionally the Little "C" shaped pivot inside the arm will fall out and get lost.  This piece of metal is what gives the arm the off center line of force that causes the wiper to grip the windshield. 

On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 10:08 PM, <fred@...> wrote:
Make sure the springs are attached correctly


Transmission question / upgrade

robert@...
 

I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon. I'd like to make it more of a daily driver by upgrading the transmission, specifically something with spiral cut gears and synchronizers. I've seen pictures of a Crofton Bug transmission and it appears to have exactly what I'm looking for. Can a Crofton Bug transmission be mated to a Crosley engine and tranny cross member?

Thank you
Robert

Re: Transmission question / upgrade

Steve
 

To mate the Crofton transmission (T96 Jeep / Rambler / Kaiser) transmission to the Crosley engine, you need a Crofton bell housing.  That will be difficult to find.  The crossmember is not a fit.  The Crofton transmission is much larger than the Crosley transmission.  Next you have the problem of adapting the closed torque tube of the Crosley to transmission.  I own both a Crofton Bug and Crosleys.  I recommend practicing your double-clutching on the Crosley before attempting to do put the Bug transmission into your Crosley.

 

-Steve M.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of robert@...
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:50 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Transmission question / upgrade

 

I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon. I'd like to make it more of a daily driver by upgrading the transmission, specifically something with spiral cut gears and synchronizers. I've seen pictures of a Crofton Bug transmission and it appears to have exactly what I'm looking for. Can a Crofton Bug transmission be mated to a Crosley engine and tranny cross member?

Thank you
Robert

Restoration advice

Joe Brownsberger
 

Hi everyone, I am looking to move forward in the restoration process and I think im ready to pull the body off the chassis. I'm looking for insight and advice as to things I've missed or things I'll need to know moving forward. All that I'very done so far is remove windows and seats, nothing else. I'll have more pictures if needed.

Re: Transmission question / upgrade

Jane Altman
 

I know the Crosley transmission is a challenge, but I agree with Steve.  Since squirting my Crosley people have stopped by to share stories of people who used these as daily driver "back in the day".  It's party of the fun of owning a Crosley.
Favorite story: A guy drives his Crosley to a bar, stops to have a drink or two with friends.  His friends, after engaging him into sharing a few, run outside and lift his Crosley into some milk crates.  Will, you can imagine the laughter when he comes out of the bar and tried to go home...

On Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 7:48 AM <robert@...> wrote:
I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon. I'd like to make it more of a daily driver by upgrading the transmission, specifically something with spiral cut gears and synchronizers. I've seen pictures of a Crofton Bug transmission and it appears to have exactly what I'm looking for. Can a Crofton Bug transmission be mated to a Crosley engine and tranny cross member?

Thank you
Robert

Re: Transmission question / upgrade

Steve
 

Also finding a top-shift variant of the Crofton transmission could be challenging.  The majority of vehicles using the T96 were side shift for steering column mounted shifters.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:26 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Transmission question / upgrade

 

To mate the Crofton transmission (T96 Jeep / Rambler / Kaiser) transmission to the Crosley engine, you need a Crofton bell housing.  That will be difficult to find.  The crossmember is not a fit.  The Crofton transmission is much larger than the Crosley transmission.  Next you have the problem of adapting the closed torque tube of the Crosley to transmission.  I own both a Crofton Bug and Crosleys.  I recommend practicing your double-clutching on the Crosley before attempting to do put the Bug transmission into your Crosley.

 

-Steve M.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of robert@...
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:50 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Transmission question / upgrade

 

I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon. I'd like to make it more of a daily driver by upgrading the transmission, specifically something with spiral cut gears and synchronizers. I've seen pictures of a Crofton Bug transmission and it appears to have exactly what I'm looking for. Can a Crofton Bug transmission be mated to a Crosley engine and tranny cross member?

Thank you
Robert