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Re: Engine won't start

Joe Lofink
 

Yes I did. Pulled the plug and held it to the block to ground it and got a good spark there.

Re: Engine won't start

Joe Lofink
 

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.

Re: Engine won't start

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

Sure about your timing marks ? Some flywheels have too many marks.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:54:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, lofinjos@... writes:

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.

Re: Engine won't start

crosleyshortsport
 

I tend to lean toward the dry cylinders. A crosley that a friend of mine had been working on for several years, had the same problem. Spray some WD-40 into the cylinders through the spark plug holes , let it sit overnight. It still may take 20 times to get it to fire up. I use carb and choke cleaner to fire up my crosleys each year in the spring. Fill that barrel with a good 3 seconds of spray. Be sure to use non-ethynol fuel.


On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 5:56 PM A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io <A50CROSLEYTRK=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sure about your timing marks ? Some flywheels have too many marks.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:54:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.

Re: Engine won't start

Gabriel Haddad
 

I just went through cylinder compression issues. I was told 140 to 150 for proper compression.


On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 6:19 PM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
I tend to lean toward the dry cylinders. A crosley that a friend of mine had been working on for several years, had the same problem. Spray some WD-40 into the cylinders through the spark plug holes , let it sit overnight. It still may take 20 times to get it to fire up. I use carb and choke cleaner to fire up my crosleys each year in the spring. Fill that barrel with a good 3 seconds of spray. Be sure to use non-ethynol fuel.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 5:56 PM A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io <A50CROSLEYTRK=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sure about your timing marks ? Some flywheels have too many marks.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:54:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.

Re: Engine won't start

Jim Bollman
 

I have started engines that have set a long time with less than 80lbs so I don't really think that is the problem. If you had bad valves it would be less, probably just dry cylinders and possibly stuck rings that will free up when you get the engine warmed up a few times.

Sounds like you are doing all the right things.

Jim...

On Sep 1, 2018, at 6:25 PM, Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:

I just went through cylinder compression issues. I was told 140 to 150 for proper compression.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 6:19 PM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
I tend to lean toward the dry cylinders. A crosley that a friend of mine had been working on for several years, had the same problem. Spray some WD-40 into the cylinders through the spark plug holes , let it sit overnight. It still may take 20 times to get it to fire up. I use carb and choke cleaner to fire up my crosleys each year in the spring. Fill that barrel with a good 3 seconds of spray. Be sure to use non-ethynol fuel.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 5:56 PM A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io <A50CROSLEYTRK=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sure about your timing marks ? Some flywheels have too many marks.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:54:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.



Re: Engine won't start

Joe Lofink
 

Only two marks on the flywheel. Pulled the number one plug and brought the Piston up to TDC on the compression stroke and the one mark is center in the window and the other mark is advanced from this one. Timed it on this mark.

Re: Engine won't start

Joe Lofink
 

Just went down to the shop and pulled the plugs and sprayed a bunch of Kroil in each cylinder. Best penetrating oil I ever used. I'll go down in the morning and see if this helped. Thanks for the advice.

Farm O Road Hood Latch Wanted

dalef62
 

I am looking for the hood latch for a Farm O Road.  Anyone have one.  Email me. kimndale97@...

Re: Engine won't start

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

Lets hope it is something simple .  Plug Wires 1342 counter clock wise # 1 to front   Unless was messed up before you got to it..   I've did that .   Dad had insulation going though dist. housing after points change gave him problems on next trip and was intermittent.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:56:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, A50CROSLEYTRK@... writes:

Sure about your timing marks ? Some flywheels have too many marks.

In a message dated 9/1/2018 5:54:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:

Was wondering about that but couldn't find any specs on compression. I'll give that a shot.

Re: September Crosley of the Month

James Welther
 

I have some video footage of a red Farm o Road inside a van. Did not recall who the owner was until you brought it up that you had bought it from him out of the van.

Re: September Crosley of the Month

Jim Bollman
 

Does it look like the same van as the CotM Van.

Jim...

On Sep 1, 2018, at 7:19 PM, James Welther via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

I have some video footage of a red Farm o Road inside a van. Did not recall who the owner was until you brought it up that you had bought it from him out of the van.


Re: Speedometer Repair

Tim Hamblen
 

Likely the cable.One of mine made that noise, new cable fixed it. Any parts store will have one.

Re: Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)

Tim Hamblen
 

New Mini wheel cylinders came today. I have this one just sitting on top of the top lug the shoes fit under to show. Looks promising. I'll grind the welds off the lug and check for a better fit.

Re: Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)

Jim Bollman
 

To add more noise to the 6" hydraulic story, Dave Edwards sent me the following photos. "Bud" Wachholz in Columbus OH, a race car builder & parts supplier, also made a 6" conversion. Dave has two different castings from Wachholz, the top one is on the backing plate shown in the second  photo, both are 3/4". Dave also said the Ryan's (the ad I posted earlier) were brass & the Wachholz are both cast iron.



Jim...

On Sep 1, 2018, at 9:18 PM, Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...> wrote:

<IMG_20180901_211313.jpg>New Mini wheel cylinders came today. I have this one just sitting on top of the top lug the shoes fit under to show. Looks promising. I'll grind the welds off the lug and check for a better fit.

Re: Speedometer Repair

Richard Williams
 

There is a small hole at they top of the back side of the speedometer. I put several drops of good old W-D40 in the felt. You can turn the speedometer using a variable speed drill. Make sure it turns the right direction. Do this several times. It frees the shaft and the put in 2 drops of 3 & 1 oil. Mine worked fine after this. Also pull the speedo cable out and lub with black grafite. Puff it in as you reinsert the cable a little at a time. If you use oil you will have a mess. Good luck.


On Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:39 AM, nobadrivers <scanner2@...> wrote:


Are you sure the issue isn't caused by the cable?  Can you drive the speedometer with an electric drill to eliminate the cable and see if the speedometer still makes the noise?  Just a thought.  Would hate to see you go through the expense of a speedometer tune up only to find out it's the cable giving you the problem. 


Re: Engine won't start

Joe Lofink
 

Well been working on this all morning. Compression is up slightly but not a huge improvement. Pulled the points and cleaned them and reset to .020. Checked the insolation for the points at the distributor with my ohm meter and it was fine. Will fire occasionally but will not sustain this enough to run. Anyone around Columbus Ohio as I'll haul this to anyone that thinks they can help. Don't know what else to try.

Re: Engine won't start

L.E. Hardee
 

If you have already put oil into the cylinders, you might let it soak in a day or two to loosen any stuck rings.  If it is firing some, you might try cranking the starter with 12 volts to spin the engine faster.  You can leave the ignition and all other electrics on your 6v battery and just use a jump box or jumper cables directly to the starter. Just don't engage the solenoid!  Remember to put positive to the ground.  I have cranked a whole lot of old 6v tractors with 12 volts when their compression was too low to hit on 6 volts starting power.  It is not real good for the bendix and flywheel because the starter slams in hard but if only done occasionally should not cause a problem.  Once you get it started and running for a while, the rings should reseat and compression will be normal again. 

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Joe Lofink via Groups.Io <lofinjos@...> wrote:
Well been working on this all morning. Compression is up slightly but not a huge improvement. Pulled the points and cleaned them and reset to .020. Checked the insolation for the points at the distributor with my ohm meter and it was fine. Will fire occasionally but will not sustain this enough to run. Anyone around Columbus Ohio as I'll haul this to anyone that thinks they can help. Don't know what else to try.


Re: Engine won't start

Gabriel Haddad
 

Condensers are cheap. I learned that lesson too.


On Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 11:34 AM Joe Lofink via Groups.Io <lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Well been working on this all morning. Compression is up slightly but not a huge improvement. Pulled the points and cleaned them and reset to .020. Checked the insolation for the points at the distributor with my ohm meter and it was fine. Will fire occasionally but will not sustain this enough to run. Anyone around Columbus Ohio as I'll haul this to anyone that thinks they can help. Don't know what else to try.

Re: Engine won't start

Jim Bollman
 

Good idea, I have heard of a lot of bad condensers since most are coming from China now. I chased an intermittent miss on my FarmOroad for over a year till someone told me to try swapping in a new condenser and that took care of it.

Jim...

On Sep 2, 2018, at 4:07 PM, Gabriel Haddad <super51.g100@...> wrote:

Condensers are cheap. I learned that lesson too.

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 11:34 AM Joe Lofink via Groups.Io <lofinjos=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Well been working on this all morning. Compression is up slightly but not a huge improvement. Pulled the points and cleaned them and reset to .020. Checked the insolation for the points at the distributor with my ohm meter and it was fine. Will fire occasionally but will not sustain this enough to run. Anyone around Columbus Ohio as I'll haul this to anyone that thinks they can help. Don't know what else to try.