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Re: Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?

Re: Clutch adjustments?

crosleyshortsport
 

The dust cover should be in place. Though much easier to adjust without. If you come to Wauseon, and IF you see a dust cover, grab it. They are a bit tough to find.


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 8:02 AM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?

Re: Clutch adjustments?

Jim Bollman
 

If you add a lower flywheel shield be sure to keep the weep hole open at the bottom. Rear oil seals can leak enough to build up to the point that the flywheel flings oil around and onto the clutch. I don't use them myself.


On Jun 21, 2019, at 8:05 AM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

The dust cover should be in place. Though much easier to adjust without. If you come to Wauseon, and IF you see a dust cover, grab it. They are a bit tough to find.

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 8:02 AM Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Ya, my first impression was they maybe used a spring which was too light.  I'm familiar with double clutching from spending a lot of time in early Studebaker farm trucks.  I did notice there is no dust shield covering the lower part of the flywheel.  Shouldn't there be one?



Re: Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

We live out in the country & our roads are falling apart (no sign of making America great around here....).  I think adding one might be a caution to keep rocks & such away from the flywheel if I can find one. 

Pedal location on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

 

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Jim Bollman
 

I never had a problem when I had my SS, maybe a picture of the foot area of your SS to see if something has already been modified.


On Jun 22, 2019, at 6:11 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

 

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

L.E. Hardee
 

Suggest you take a picture of the pedals and post so we can see what your problem might be.


On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
I never had a problem when I had my SS, maybe a picture of the foot area of your SS to see if something has already been modified.


On Jun 22, 2019, at 6:11 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:

My '52 VC is a driver with enough room for my 10 EEEE shoes! Since your complaint is about brake pedal to transmission cover am wondering whether the transmission cover might not be original. If you're more interested in driving than show you might consider cutting the brake & clutch pedals from their arms & moving them to the left enough to let you drive.
Don

On June 22, 2019 at 4:36 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

Hi: I just took delivery of my 1951 Super Sport. My problem is that I can not drive it because the brake pedal is too close to the transmission tunnel. My foot will not go by so I can reach the accelerator pedal! My feet are not small, but not that large either (10 1/2). Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? I bought this car to drive! Thanks for any advise! Dennis

 

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Steve Perry
 

I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

crosleyshortsport
 

Dennis, This is a photo of the pedal area in my Super Sport. I have driven it many times with my size 11 EE shoes on.


On Sat, Jun 22, 2019, 9:21 PM Steve Perry <sperryfish@...> wrote:
I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

I pulled back the floor mat and it seems that the floor has been replaced and I am guessing a poorly made transmition tunnel was put in. I am trying to include photos that I took tonight. Not quite sure how I am going to make a proper tunnel. Any ideas? Thanks: Dennis

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Perry
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:21 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

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Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Dennis Wilkinson
 

From looking at the photos sent to me, I guess I need an accelerator pedal assembly too! Anyone got an extra?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Wilkinson
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:55 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I pulled back the floor mat and it seems that the floor has been replaced and I am guessing a poorly made transmition tunnel was put in. I am trying to include photos that I took tonight. Not quite sure how I am going to make a proper tunnel. Any ideas? Thanks: Dennis

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Perry
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:21 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

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Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

crosleyshortsport
 

Actually, That transmission cover does not look that bad. That accelerator pedal is probably off a '47 Crosley or someone welded the plate on it. Yankee Crosley Parts has the new pedal.


On Sat, Jun 22, 2019, 10:11 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

From looking at the photos sent to me, I guess I need an accelerator pedal assembly too! Anyone got an extra?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Wilkinson
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:55 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I pulled back the floor mat and it seems that the floor has been replaced and I am guessing a poorly made transmition tunnel was put in. I am trying to include photos that I took tonight. Not quite sure how I am going to make a proper tunnel. Any ideas? Thanks: Dennis

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Perry
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:21 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

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Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

L.E. Hardee
 

You might try loosening the brake pedal where it attaches to the pivot arm.  Then see it rotating it slightly away from the gas pedal to gain a little room.  From the picture it appears to be canted a bit toward the tunnel.  Also the tunnel does seem to be larger than I remember on any of my VC cars.  I didn't go outside tonight in the dark to compare your picture to my cars though.  If it is indeed oversize, that would force your gas foot toward the brake pedal. 


On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 10:52 PM crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:
Actually, That transmission cover does not look that bad. That accelerator pedal is probably off a '47 Crosley or someone welded the plate on it. Yankee Crosley Parts has the new pedal.

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019, 10:11 PM Dennis Wilkinson <denkath@...> wrote:

From looking at the photos sent to me, I guess I need an accelerator pedal assembly too! Anyone got an extra?

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Wilkinson
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:55 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I pulled back the floor mat and it seems that the floor has been replaced and I am guessing a poorly made transmition tunnel was put in. I am trying to include photos that I took tonight. Not quite sure how I am going to make a proper tunnel. Any ideas? Thanks: Dennis

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Perry
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:21 PM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Pedal location on Super Sport

 

I will try to attach a photo of the brake pedal shaft on my 1951 Super Sports. It is nearly straight with very little bend. Wondering if you’re Pedal shaft is bent?
Steve

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Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

Ron D.
 

It looks like when someone fabbed a new tunnel, they didn't take into account for the closeness of the pedals. I would climb underneath the car, and verify how far away the tunnel is to any moving parts, then take a hammer, and gently 'reform" the tunnel away from the gas pedal area, giving your foot more room to the right.. Your rubber floor mats should hide this pretty good.

Windshield wiper: going to show that can install?

jane altman
 

Hi, My crosley is finally road ready and I'm thinking of driving it to the show from SW Pa.  My biggest incentive to get it there is that I haven't found anyone around her to install my words so that they actually work correctly.  The motors were rebuilt, but the wipers aren't wiping correctly.
Anyone going to the show that can correct thus issue?  

Re: Windshield wiper: going to show that can install?

crosleyshortsport
 

We will sure give it a try .


On Sun, Jun 23, 2019, 8:39 AM jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
Hi, My crosley is finally road ready and I'm thinking of driving it to the show from SW Pa.  My biggest incentive to get it there is that I haven't found anyone around her to install my words so that they actually work correctly.  The motors were rebuilt, but the wipers aren't wiping correctly.
Anyone going to the show that can correct thus issue?  

Re: Pedal location on Super Sport

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

The transmission cover should only be held to the floor by a few screws. The cover in my VC is original. it is 11" front to back. Should be an easy task to remove the transmission cover & verify the tin is right. From your picture your gas pedal is not correct. The repo pedal you can buy is several inches front to back. that would allow you to work the gas without your foot interfering with the brake.
Don

On June 23, 2019 at 6:56 AM "Ron D." <rdole417@...> wrote:

It looks like when someone fabbed a new tunnel, they didn't take into account for the closeness of the pedals. I would climb underneath the car, and verify how far away the tunnel is to any moving parts, then take a hammer, and gently 'reform" the tunnel away from the gas pedal area, giving your foot more room to the right.. Your rubber floor mats should hide this pretty good.

 

Re: Windshield wiper: going to show that can install?

Spock Arnold
 

Jane
      Bring it to the National show in Ohio.  We will find someone to look at the problem.  
Dave Anspach 

On Jun 23, 2019 8:39 AM, jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:
Hi, My crosley is finally road ready and I'm thinking of driving it to the show from SW Pa.  My biggest incentive to get it there is that I haven't found anyone around her to install my words so that they actually work correctly.  The motors were rebuilt, but the wipers aren't wiping correctly.
Anyone going to the show that can correct thus issue?  

Re: Windshield wiper: going to show that can install?

Jim Bollman
 

To get you to the Nationals, and hopefully some help in fixing your wipers, try RainX on your windshield. I have used it for years on my cars with weak or broke wiper motors. Most rain just beads off as you drive and I have been in some pretty big downpours.

On Jun 23, 2019, at 8:39 AM, jane altman <bchjanead@...> wrote:

Hi, My crosley is finally road ready and I'm thinking of driving it to the show from SW Pa.  My biggest incentive to get it there is that I haven't found anyone around her to install my words so that they actually work correctly.  The motors were rebuilt, but the wipers aren't wiping correctly.
Anyone going to the show that can correct thus issue?