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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?  

Re: Clutch adjustments?

fred@...
 

I will bring some flywheel shields to Wauseon 

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

James Hudson
 

Hi Jane, I'm just a Crosley newbie myself but I had inoperable windshield wipers that once I had moving again (soaking a few days in ATF as advised on this forum) wouldn't wipe correctly. It turns out that I had re-installed them on the wrong sides! (The tubes for the vacuum hoses are supposed to point out towards the sides of the car). I hope you have a simple fix like I did. Sorry I won't get the chance to see your car at Wauseon, I can't make it this year-Jim

Re: Clutch adjustments?

Mike S
 

Fred, mark me down for one!  

Re: Clutch adjustments?

Plandersen
 

I would like one but will not be going. I live in Washington State. I’ll obviously pay for shipping plus handling. I have an extra radio if some one needs one. I doesn’t work but the tubes light up. Also I don’t have the knobs. Looks pretty good however. Motorola type. 509-760-5881. Kent Andersen


On Jun 23, 2019, at 18:18, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

Fred, mark me down for one!  

Tires ?

Mike S
 

Our '48 wagon came with 2 sets of tires.....One set of 480 x 12 trailer tires on trailer rims....and one set of what appears to be original 4.5 x 12 tires.  The pair on the front must be reproductions of the Goodyear super cushions, as they have virtually no miles on them,...... but the rubber looks old like they were old NOS tires (no sign of age cracking).  The 2 tires on the back are originals, but are nearly worn out.  

I see a vendor who advertises in the Quarterly offers tires.  What types does he have?  I've sent an email to them to inquire.  The spare tire is an old original (also a goodyear) but is no good.  I need to put a new tire on it & want to know what the options are.
Mike S

Re: Tires ?

Spock Arnold
 


Mike, Tony Smith offers a variety of types and qualities. You can select from them.  They are at best 480 x 12.  The 450btire is made but tough to find and expensive.   Please keep your old originals as they have valut to those of us that do concours class restorations and need them.  They are not safe to drive on but are for show.   I for one would buy good originals to show with

On Jun 24, 2019 11:39 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Our '48 wagon came with 2 sets of tires.....One set of 480 x 12 trailer tires on trailer rims....and one set of what appears to be original 4.5 x 12 tires.  The pair on the front must be reproductions of the Goodyear super cushions, as they have virtually no miles on them,...... but the rubber looks old like they were old NOS tires (no sign of age cracking).  The 2 tires on the back are originals, but are nearly worn out.  

I see a vendor who advertises in the Quarterly offers tires.  What types does he have?  I've sent an email to them to inquire.  The spare tire is an old original (also a goodyear) but is no good.  I need to put a new tire on it & want to know what the options are.
Mike S

Re: Tires ?

Ron D.
 

Spock, I threw 5 regular and 2 snow tires on my tire pile, My 49 sedan that I inherited from my dad had what may not be the original, but that period tires on it. With tubes, the 4 mounted tires held air.  There was also 2 unmounted snows in the back. I bought 5 new radials for it, so I threw the old ones on the tire pile, never thinking that anyone would have a use for them. I am coming to Wauseon, so if someone is interested in these, send me a message.
Ron

Re: Tires ?

Mike S
 

The old spare I pulled off (I have my own tire changing machine I bought out of a gas station that was being converted to a "convenience store") has a bad cut on the side wall, but I think it would still hold air and not be noticeable when mounted on the car as a spare.  I'll bring it along to Wauseon instead of throwing it away.  

Regarding the others, it would be nice to have 2 more original type tires, but I'm not really a concours kind of a guy.  I guess we'll see.