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Re: MICHIANA REGION FALL MEET - SEPTEMBER 15

Jim Aschliman
 

Not certain...had around 10 cars last year.  Some real nice, some not so nice (mine) and unrestored.

Re: MICHIANA REGION FALL MEET - SEPTEMBER 15

Jeffrey Gladden
 

I wouldn’t worry about the number of cars.  Angola is not that far from Toledo and in the grand scheme, it would make a good day trip for you.  There will be petty of good Crosley folks there regardless of the quantity of cars.  Make the road trip and have a good time.  Just my thoughts for this weekend from rainy Virginia!  Enjoy Angola!  


On Sep 14, 2018, at 2:07 PM, Jim Aschliman <jaschliman@...> wrote:

Not certain...had around 10 cars last year.  Some real nice, some not so nice (mine) and unrestored.

Crosley super tv

Joe Brownsberger
 

I seen a Crosley super tv for sale for those interested it in Elizabethtown pa.

Super Sport parts

Dennis Wilkinson
 

I just purchased a 1951 super sport VC30052. I am looking for some replacement parts, new or used. Need top bows and top. Need complete windshield parts for inside of outer frame. Need boot and side curtains. Need dash pad (snap on).  Need "SUPER" script (2). May need more later. If you can provide any of these or know who can, please let me know.  Thanks: Dennis

Re: Super Sport parts

Spock Arnold
 

Please contact me directly for some recommendations.  Happy to help.  Dave Anspach

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

Mike Mayberry
 

Any more progress????

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

Tim Hamblen
 

Been gone on vacation, but do have a wheel cylinder mounted on each type of mechanical backing plate. I'll try to get some pics up soon.The bleed valve on the Mini cylinders is at an angle and would not work. I took them out and blocked the hole.I'll have to use the brake hoses the disc brakes use and bleed them that way.

What is this Crosley worth

robert@...
 

I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon I'd like to get a value on it. Go to montereytouringvehicles.com to see it. This is in our rental fleet but it just doesn't fit with our customer base. It runs great the interior is immaculate. It came from a museum. Any ideas on what we could sell it for?

Re: What is this Crosley worth

Spock Arnold
 

Robert
      You have a very pretty wagon.  It would do well for anyone in a local show or cruise and be very popular.  I would estimate it in the 7,000 dollar price range give or take a couple.  It may do Better in an auction somewhere if 2 or more people want it.
Dave Anspach 

On Sep 18, 2018 7:05 PM, robert@... wrote:
I have a 1950 Crosley station wagon I'd like to get a value on it. Go to montereytouringvehicles.com to see it. This is in our rental fleet but it just doesn't fit with our customer base. It runs great the interior is immaculate. It came from a museum. Any ideas on what we could sell it for?

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

Robert Connearney
 

The old Fiestas were 4-lug, but I think are typical Brit Ford 4.25" bolt circle. The most common 4" 4-lug discs/drums/hubs are Sprite/Midget/Vega/Monza (and Buick/Olds/Pontiac siblings). Other 4-lug with larger bolt circle brakes can be redrilled, if you have a trusty machinist. As I've posted here on previous occasions, an acquaintance had a race car with Crosley running gear; turned the Crosley rear hubs to remove the drum, bolted on Monza drums on the Crosley drum wheel lugs. Can't recall if he also used Monza backing plates, as would be necessary if the Monza drum diameter were different. The incentive for this was to allow brake inspection/servicing possible without needing to carry a hub-puller. The car's original 9" brakes were otherwise adequate.

If I needed to find a solution to this conundrum, I'd check to see which of the fore-mentioned discs were readily usable, and I'd find some suitable motorcycle calipers, I'd make caliper brackets, and then I would market them.

            Bob Connearney 



From: Doug Daniel via Groups.Io <sanfelipedoug@...>
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Cc: Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...>; Steve <brawnybug@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)

Austin Healy Sprite were 4 bolts on 4” circle same as Crosley.  The Sprites had 4 wheel hydraulic brakes with disc on front.

Thanks

       Doug


On Aug 30, 2018, at 4:28 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:

Hi
Checked Amazon for 1978 to 1980 Ford Fiesta disc brake parts. The pictures seem to show five bolt rotors. Guess they could be drilled for Crosley four bolt.

Don

On August 30, 2018 at 6:56 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:

We have had cars at Wauseon with disc brakes adapted from an early Ford Fiesta.  The early Fiesta (‘80’s) had 12 inch wheels.  As I mentioned before, Joey DeLorenzo adapted the disc brakes by turning down the 6 inch drum into a hub that accepted disc rotors.  Much the same as today’s cars.
 
From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of PATRICIA GRITTI
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 4:00 PM
To: Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io; Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)
 
Picking up on Tim's hope to find an original disc brake set up. Does anyone have possibilities for modern disc brakes that would adapt to fit a Crosley?
Don
 
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------ Original message------
From: Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io
Date: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 4:10 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [Crosley-Gang] Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)
 
I have rebuilt the complete system (mechanical) on my 49 and they might do but I am exploring possibilities. Truthfully I may end up finding a complete disc brake system and rebuilding it for my 49.9" Bendix are getting rare as hen's teeth because everyone has the same idea. I'm looking at options that may help future Crosley guys and  gals.

 

 


A 4WD Crofton Bug

Steve
 

Gang, I have to share this.  For 30 years I have believed this to be simply a myth.  The Crofton sales literature has line drawings of a 4WD Crofton Bug.  For 30 years, I have never found evidence that any were produced or sold.  Today that evidence arrived.  I am attaching a photo.  The 4WD Bug is actually a Steyr Puch Haflinger imported by Crofton and rebadged as a 4 Wheel Drive Crofton Bug.

 

-Steve M.

 

 

Re: A 4WD Crofton Bug

James Dlapa
 

Hello if any one is interested , I have about 50-60 brochures from the Crofton estate depicting this

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:

Gang, I have to share this.  For 30 years I have believed this to be simply a myth.  The Crofton sales literature has line drawings of a 4WD Crofton Bug.  For 30 years, I have never found evidence that any were produced or sold.  Today that evidence arrived.  I am attaching a photo.  The 4WD Bug is actually a Steyr Puch Haflinger imported by Crofton and rebadged as a 4 Wheel Drive Crofton Bug.

 

-Steve M.

 

 

Attachments:

Re: A 4WD Crofton Bug

James Dlapa
 


On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:
Hello if any one is interested , I have about 50-60 brochures from the Crofton estate depicting this

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:

Gang, I have to share this.  For 30 years I have believed this to be simply a myth.  The Crofton sales literature has line drawings of a 4WD Crofton Bug.  For 30 years, I have never found evidence that any were produced or sold.  Today that evidence arrived.  I am attaching a photo.  The 4WD Bug is actually a Steyr Puch Haflinger imported by Crofton and rebadged as a 4 Wheel Drive Crofton Bug.

 

-Steve M.

 

 

Attachments:

Re: A 4WD Crofton Bug

crosleyshortsport
 

Nifty !   Thanks for sharing !


On Thu, Sep 20, 2018, 7:18 PM James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:
There is a good link below



On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM James Dlapa <crosley1980@...> wrote:
Hello if any one is interested , I have about 50-60 brochures from the Crofton estate depicting this

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote:

Gang, I have to share this.  For 30 years I have believed this to be simply a myth.  The Crofton sales literature has line drawings of a 4WD Crofton Bug.  For 30 years, I have never found evidence that any were produced or sold.  Today that evidence arrived.  I am attaching a photo.  The 4WD Bug is actually a Steyr Puch Haflinger imported by Crofton and rebadged as a 4 Wheel Drive Crofton Bug.

 

-Steve M.

 

 

Attachments:

Convertible top / interior

Mike Mayberry
 

any ideas on where I could purchase a convertible top for my 1947 sedan??? I just bought it and it has the wood but no top. Plus weren't they snaps that held it down?? My car does not have any snaps... Thanks from California!!! Mike mayberry 
1948 pick up
1948 panel
1948 wagon
1951 wagon 
1947 sedan convertible
 

Re: Convertible top / interior

Spock Arnold
 

Mike
      Fixitall in Hamburg Pa made both my top and interior.   You might check with Tim Hamlin first.  He may have done it also. No snaps on sides, just front and back
Dave Anspach 


On Sep 21, 2018 10:14 PM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
any ideas on where I could purchase a convertible top for my 1947 sedan??? I just bought it and it has the wood but no top. Plus weren't they snaps that held it down?? My car does not have any snaps... Thanks from California!!! Mike mayberry 
1948 pick up
1948 panel
1948 wagon
1951 wagon 
1947 sedan convertible
 

Re: Convertible top / interior

Spock Arnold
 


On Sep 21, 2018 10:40 PM, Dave <tmkldwwj@...> wrote:
Mike
      Fixitall in Hamburg Pa made both my top and interior.   You might check with Tim Hamlin first.  He may have done it also. No snaps on sides, just front and back
Dave Anspach 


On Sep 21, 2018 10:14 PM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
any ideas on where I could purchase a convertible top for my 1947 sedan??? I just bought it and it has the wood but no top. Plus weren't they snaps that held it down?? My car does not have any snaps... Thanks from California!!! Mike mayberry 
1948 pick up
1948 panel
1948 wagon
1951 wagon 
1947 sedan convertible
 


Re: Convertible top / interior

Mike Mayberry
 

Can I bother you for a pic or two of how it mounts and the snap locations???

Re: Convertible top / interior

Spock Arnold
 

My car is in Pa and I'm in Florida right now.  However, if you go on the club web site and look at the pictures from the 2018 National show , you can find goid front and rear pictures of mine and a couple other convertibles.

On Sep 21, 2018 10:53 PM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
Can I bother you for a pic or two of how it mounts and the snap locations???

Re: Convertible top / interior

crosleyshortsport
 

Mike,  I am not sure how correct my top is to the original, A friend and I made it without a pattern. I had consulted Neil Daglow when we put it together, and wanted it as original as possible. I have been in a wild rain storm with it and it does not leak.


On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 11:13 PM Spock Arnold via Groups.Io <tmkldwwj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My car is in Pa and I'm in Florida right now.  However, if you go on the club web site and look at the pictures from the 2018 National show , you can find goid front and rear pictures of mine and a couple other convertibles.

On Sep 21, 2018 10:53 PM, Mike Mayberry <mikemayberry75@...> wrote:
Can I bother you for a pic or two of how it mounts and the snap locations???