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Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Plandersen
 

I had a partially plugged steel fuel line.  After I put an air blower on one end and it barely trickled out the other end I took an old speedometer cable and reamed it out and then blew it out again.  




On Mar 10, 2019, at 8:09 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Matt,   You will find rebuild kits from the Crosley suppliers. Though I wonder if you just need some good quality fuel, and maybe check a few other things to get it running properly. If you do not know already, this would be a great year to join us at the Crosley Automobile Club National meet. This is the big 50 year celebration if the club, and 80 years of the car. We would like to see as many pre-wars at the meet as possible. It is at The Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio, July 8 - 13  2019  you can see the schedule of events and the pre-registration form on the crosley club website.
Jeffrey Ackerman,   Chairman of the meet

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 9:27 PM <fred@...> wrote:
Welcome aboard Matt, please join the Crosley club (on-line application at the website).  Nice find, and your carburetor is the correct one for the car - easy rebuild and kits are available from our club Crosley suppliers.



Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Jim Bollman
 

Sorry your first post on Feb 11th didn't get posted but as moderator I went through the logs and I can see you joined on the 11th and set a display name but don't see any post so not sure what happened.

To clarify Fred's note a bit. The DY-A1 is the proper carb but the DY-9C will work and looks the same/similar.

As Jeff suggested you may have a gas problem. Either old gas or the alcohol based gas may have caused some clogging. I run alcohol free gas in my Crosleys but ran one tank of alcohol based gas for about 10 miles before syphoning it out and the Crosley was already running rough, the gas had dislodged something and it was clogging the carb. Since it was still running I gave the gas a heavy douse of Seafoam carb cleaner and within 30 minutes the Crosley was running good again, that was 5+ years ago and I still have not tore down the carb. The alcohol based gas tends to clean the fuel system and also dissolve some rubber parts in the system, so a fuel system that hasn't been rebuilt and fully cleaned can be a problem.

As far as brakes, I have never worked on a PreWar. If it is a 39 they had a strange floating brake shoe but I think the basics for mechanical brakes are the same just make sure all the cables are free and activating the brakes and adjust to brake all 4 wheels equally. The other thing to check is oil/grease on the brake shoes. Hopefully some PreWar owners will jump in with suggestions on the brakes.

Your Dad has a nice looking PreWar with great history. I hope you can bring it to our Nationals in July, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the introduction and yours would be a great example. 

Jim...

On Mar 10, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Hellbs <hollywoodhellberg@...> wrote:

Hi all, I tired to post a message back on Feb 11th but it never showed up, nor did I ever receive any replies.  So I am going to try again.

My name is Matt and I live in Iowa.  My dad has a '39 coupe convertible that he believes my grandpa bought new.  We recently got it running but are having carb issues.  It seams like its starving for fuel.  It starts right up and I did drive it around the driveway a bit but if I let off the gas and let it idle, it chokes itself out and dies.  We are looking to rebuild the carb but I am finding misleading information on the internet as to what I need for a rebuild kit.  The carb on the engine is a Tillotson model DY9C.  What I am seeing online is that the car should have model DY1A.  It is the only model listed for the '39.  Needless to say we are a bit confused and don't want to buy the wrong kit and then tear apart the carb and not be able to rebuild properly. 

Can anyone help me with this?

Also please note, my dad did say that my grandpa did buy a 2nd '39 many years ago to replace some parts on the one we have now.  We are not looking to restore this car completely but would really like to make it a driver and just tool around town and enjoy the car. 

Next thing on our agenda, is the brakes.  As long as my dad can remember, the brakes have never been very good on the car and actually rolled the car going around a corner when the brakes were completely gone (back in the 60s).  Any ideas on how to fix, adjust, or perhaps add hydraulic brakes? 

Attached are a couple of pictures of the car, the carb, and screenshot of the information I found about the carb online.

All thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all in advance

Matt Hellberg
hollywoodhellberg@... <Carb.jpg><Carb list.jpg><crosley 1.png><crosley 2.png><crosley 3.png>

Updated Regional Events Page

Jim Bollman
 

I'm still waiting to hear from some of our regions for dates and locations of their 2019 activities but I updated what I had. I included a pointer to the registration form for the West Coast Spring meet. 

Regions & Meets

Re: For Sale: Philco Price Reduced Sold

Jim Bollman
 

Philco has been reduced to $150 plus shipping.
If you don't like the price make Eric and offer.

Eric Erwin <hdrider0749 "at" yahoo.com>
New Albany, IN

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 09:04 PM, Jim Bollman wrote:
Philco - $200 plus shipping

Re: 1939 Coupe Convertible

Terrance Robinson
 

i HAVE FOUND AVIATION GAS TO BE GREAT


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Sorry your first post on Feb 11th didn't get posted but as moderator I went through the logs and I can see you joined on the 11th and set a display name but don't see any post so not sure what happened.

To clarify Fred's note a bit. The DY-A1 is the proper carb but the DY-9C will work and looks the same/similar.

As Jeff suggested you may have a gas problem. Either old gas or the alcohol based gas may have caused some clogging. I run alcohol free gas in my Crosleys but ran one tank of alcohol based gas for about 10 miles before syphoning it out and the Crosley was already running rough, the gas had dislodged something and it was clogging the carb. Since it was still running I gave the gas a heavy douse of Seafoam carb cleaner and within 30 minutes the Crosley was running good again, that was 5+ years ago and I still have not tore down the carb. The alcohol based gas tends to clean the fuel system and also dissolve some rubber parts in the system, so a fuel system that hasn't been rebuilt and fully cleaned can be a problem.

As far as brakes, I have never worked on a PreWar. If it is a 39 they had a strange floating brake shoe but I think the basics for mechanical brakes are the same just make sure all the cables are free and activating the brakes and adjust to brake all 4 wheels equally. The other thing to check is oil/grease on the brake shoes. Hopefully some PreWar owners will jump in with suggestions on the brakes.

Your Dad has a nice looking PreWar with great history. I hope you can bring it to our Nationals in July, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the introduction and yours would be a great example. 

Jim...

On Mar 10, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Hellbs <hollywoodhellberg@...> wrote:

Hi all, I tired to post a message back on Feb 11th but it never showed up, nor did I ever receive any replies.  So I am going to try again.

My name is Matt and I live in Iowa.  My dad has a '39 coupe convertible that he believes my grandpa bought new.  We recently got it running but are having carb issues.  It seams like its starving for fuel.  It starts right up and I did drive it around the driveway a bit but if I let off the gas and let it idle, it chokes itself out and dies.  We are looking to rebuild the carb but I am finding misleading information on the internet as to what I need for a rebuild kit.  The carb on the engine is a Tillotson model DY9C.  What I am seeing online is that the car should have model DY1A.  It is the only model listed for the '39.  Needless to say we are a bit confused and don't want to buy the wrong kit and then tear apart the carb and not be able to rebuild properly. 

Can anyone help me with this?

Also please note, my dad did say that my grandpa did buy a 2nd '39 many years ago to replace some parts on the one we have now.  We are not looking to restore this car completely but would really like to make it a driver and just tool around town and enjoy the car. 

Next thing on our agenda, is the brakes.  As long as my dad can remember, the brakes have never been very good on the car and actually rolled the car going around a corner when the brakes were completely gone (back in the 60s).  Any ideas on how to fix, adjust, or perhaps add hydraulic brakes? 

Attached are a couple of pictures of the car, the carb, and screenshot of the information I found about the carb online.

All thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all in advance

Matt Hellberg
hollywoodhellberg@... <Carb.jpg><Carb list.jpg><crosley 1.png><crosley 2.png><crosley 3.png>



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Re: For Sale: Philco Price Reduced Sold

Mike S
 

I sent Eric a note about it.  A co-worker of mine is getting into tube radios so I've got access to service if it needs it.

Re: Updated Regional Events Page

Barry Smedley
 

The Kyana region will be having a spring meet in april or May  exact date and where will be announced later.

 

  Barry Smedley

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io [mailto:Crosley-Gang@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Bollman
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Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Updated Regional Events Page

 

I'm still waiting to hear from some of our regions for dates and locations of their 2019 activities but I updated what I had. I included a pointer to the registration form for the West Coast Spring meet. 

Regions & Meets

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looking for a set of wheel trimrings

Dave Shipman
 

i’m still looking for a set of original trim rings (beauty rings),for the 12” wheels- i know there are knockoffs... foreign & domestic- been there & done that-they don’t work! I’m looking for the real-deal... anyone out there have a set they’re willing to sell? message me and let’s make a deal! I know you don’t hear from me much but i read the message board every day-help an avid crosley guy out!
...keep on posting
Dave

Further Crosley History Reading

Mike S
 

Besides the Crosley motors book & the Crosley brothers books, are there any other good reading (books or articles) on the cars, like maybe from engineering or marketing people?  It would be nice to learn a little more about how the design & plant management operated.
Mike S

Re: Further Crosley History Reading

Spock Arnold
 

Dont know that anything exists.  There is a 3rd book "Dreams do come True" by Ed Jennings.  It presents a different point if view on the Crosley brothers.  

On Mar 13, 2019 1:52 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Besides the Crosley motors book & the Crosley brothers books, are there any other good reading (books or articles) on the cars, like maybe from engineering or marketing people?  It would be nice to learn a little more about how the design & plant management operated.
Mike S

Re: Further Crosley History Reading

Mike S
 

Has anyone in the club published any stories on Chief Engineer Paul Klotsch?  In a brief review (found at "find a grave.com") it appears he lived a very interesting life (ex. pilot with Richthofen's flying circus in ww1!!!).  It shows he passed in 1991.  I can't believe someone from the club didn't interview him somewhere along the line.

Re: Further Crosley History Reading

Jim Bollman
 

I actually did talk to Paul Klotsch back in the late 70s early 80s. I never wrote up the notes I reconstructed afterwards. Wasn't really an interview. I have always planned to write up a story and probably should. I have found and misplaced the notes a couple of times. They are currently in the misplaced mode. As I recall most of my questions were about his time at Crosley.

Jim...


On Mar 13, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

Has anyone in the club published any stories on Chief Engineer Paul Klotsch?  In a brief review (found at "find a grave.com") it appears he lived a very interesting life (ex. pilot with Richthofen's flying circus in ww1!!!).  It shows he passed in 1991.  I can't believe someone from the club didn't interview him somewhere along the line.

Re: Further Crosley History Reading

Mike S
 

I would love to hear the things he had to say if you ever find those notes.  Seems like an important part of the Crosley story.

Re: looking for a set of wheel trimrings

Michael Chicconi
 

Dave,

I have 3 ea. 12 x 1 1/4 trim rings that fit a Crosley that I purchased.
They are SS and have a tag on the back that says "Del-Met". 
After much searching I found this to be a former heavy truck wheel
cap manufacturer in Tennessee. They no longer had a demand for 
12 or 13 inch trim rings so they sold to "Moon Eyes" of Japan.

4 ea. 12" x 1 1/4 rings are available from them for 18,725 Yen including
shipping and handling. About $168 or $42 apiece.

What do you think?

Mike Chicconi


On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00:17 AM PDT, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:


i’m still looking for a set of original trim rings (beauty rings),for the 12” wheels- i know there are knockoffs... foreign & domestic- been there & done that-they don’t work! I’m looking for the real-deal... anyone out there have a set they’re willing to sell? message me and let’s make a deal! I know you don’t hear from me much but i read the message board every day-help an avid crosley guy out!
...keep on posting
Dave

Re: looking for a set of wheel trimrings

Gary Cochrane
 

Are these the same ones that have been discussed here before with a consensus that they do not work on our rims?

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:56:30 PM PDT, Michael Chicconi via Groups.Io <chicconim@...> wrote:


Dave,

I have 3 ea. 12 x 1 1/4 trim rings that fit a Crosley that I purchased.
They are SS and have a tag on the back that says "Del-Met". 
After much searching I found this to be a former heavy truck wheel
cap manufacturer in Tennessee. They no longer had a demand for 
12 or 13 inch trim rings so they sold to "Moon Eyes" of Japan.

4 ea. 12" x 1 1/4 rings are available from them for 18,725 Yen including
shipping and handling. About $168 or $42 apiece.

What do you think?

Mike Chicconi


On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00:17 AM PDT, Dave Shipman <officershipman@...> wrote:


i’m still looking for a set of original trim rings (beauty rings),for the 12” wheels- i know there are knockoffs... foreign & domestic- been there & done that-they don’t work! I’m looking for the real-deal... anyone out there have a set they’re willing to sell? message me and let’s make a deal! I know you don’t hear from me much but i read the message board every day-help an avid crosley guy out!
...keep on posting
Dave

Re: For Sale: Philco Price Reduced Sold

Jim Bollman
 

Both car radios have been sold.

Mechanical Tachometer Drive

Pat Curran
 

Hello, I’m new to group and looking for a mechanical tachometer driver for a Crosley for a vintage hydroplane I’m restoring, any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Pat

New to group

Pat Curran
 

Hello, I’m new to the Crosley group. For the past 18+years I’ve taken care of a Farm-O-Road and recently purchased a vintage hydroplane that set two world records in 1962 and 1963. I’m in the process of restoring the boat to it’s as raced condition and will be looking for some help I’m sure. Thanks Pat

Re: New to group

christopher cochrane
 

Welcome sir. You will find many very friendly and helpful people here. Please post some pictures of your toys

On Mar 14, 2019, at 3:00 PM, Pat Curran <racin@...> wrote:

Hello, I’m new to the Crosley group. For the past 18+years I’ve taken care of a Farm-O-Road and recently purchased a vintage hydroplane that set two world records in 1962 and 1963. I’m in the process of restoring the boat to it’s as raced condition and will be looking for some help I’m sure. Thanks Pat



Clutch disc thickness

dalef62
 

I am working on the clutch on my FOR and was wondering how thick a brand new disc is?  I have about 1/32 above the rivit heads.  What is it on a new disc?  It is a 6 1/2" disc.