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Re: Speedometer cable into transmission

Andy Farley
 

So if the inner cable is broken, I'm guessing that you must remove the cable from the transmission to remove the broken piece. Would that be correct?

Re: Speedometer cable into transmission

Jim Bollman
 

Yes, you need to disconnect from both ends to get both pieces out.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

So if the inner cable is broken, I'm guessing that you must remove the cable from the transmission to remove the broken piece. Would that be correct?

engine serial number

Mike S
 

I was looking for, but didn't find, a list of the engine serial numbers by year.  The motor in our 48 1/2 is 43151 (w/ cast block).  Any idea when it was made?
Mike S

Re: Speedometer cable into transmission

L.E. Hardee
 

if inner cable is broken, get the top half out from behind the dash and with needle nose pliers, try to pull out the broken piece from the lower end of the cable. 


On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 3:46 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Yes, you need to disconnect from both ends to get both pieces out.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

So if the inner cable is broken, I'm guessing that you must remove the cable from the transmission to remove the broken piece. Would that be correct?

Re: Speedometer cable into transmission

crosleyshortsport
 

Here is a photo of both ends


On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 6:02 PM L.E. Hardee <hftsales@...> wrote:
if inner cable is broken, get the top half out from behind the dash and with needle nose pliers, try to pull out the broken piece from the lower end of the cable. 

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 3:46 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Yes, you need to disconnect from both ends to get both pieces out.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Andy Farley <farleya1@...> wrote:

So if the inner cable is broken, I'm guessing that you must remove the cable from the transmission to remove the broken piece. Would that be correct?

Re: engine serial number

Jim Bollman
 

There is no direct date of manufacture vs motor number list that we have found. The range of engine numbers for 1948 were 1/48 to 1/49 - 28804 to 62725. The "New Look" 48 1/2 begins with #CC46175 with the last being around CC-61256 for around 15,000 48 1/2 which was roughly half of the 48 production. So a good guess is engine numbers for 48 1/2 started around engine number 45700 give or take. yours is close if your Crosley is an early 48 1/2 it could be the original engine converted from CoBra to CIBA block. Best we can tell the 48 1/2 production started sometime in June of 1948 even though it was announced earlier.

Confused yet?

Jim...

On Jul 1, 2019, at 5:53 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:

I was looking for, but didn't find, a list of the engine serial numbers by year.  The motor in our 48 1/2 is 43151 (w/ cast block).  Any idea when it was made?
Mike S

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

crosleyshortsport
 

Bud,  When "cold", if you have a tillotson carb, you must fully choke it to start, and immediatly push the choke in once started. 


On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 3:36 PM Bud Martin via Groups.Io <bud_martin2001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps

Any suggestions  Bud




Re: Starting Problems in Morning

Jim Bollman
 

On my Tilly I usually full choke till it fires then push into a little less than half choke and hit the starter again if it doesn't catch the next time repeat. It is easy to flood.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 9:19 PM, crosleyshortsport <crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Bud,  When "cold", if you have a tillotson carb, you must fully choke it to start, and immediatly push the choke in once started. 

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 3:36 PM Bud Martin via Groups.Io <bud_martin2001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps

Any suggestions  Bud





Re: Speedometer cable into transmission

Andy Farley
 

Thank You all very much!

Re: Starting Problems in Morning

PATRICIA GRITTI
 

How to start a Crosley? My engine has a Carter WO carb. When Barry Seel built my engine he rebuilt the carb. All the choke / gas pedal combinations I've tried won't start the engine cold unless I give a squirt of starting fluid. Would someone give a "fix" or the proper starting sequence for the Carter carb?
Don Gritti

On July 1, 2019 at 9:44 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

On my Tilly I usually full choke till it fires then push into a little less than half choke and hit the starter again if it doesn't catch the next time repeat. It is easy to flood.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 9:19 PM, crosleyshortsport < crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

Bud,  When "cold", if you have a tillotson carb, you must fully choke it to start, and immediatly push the choke in once started. 

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 3:36 PM Bud Martin via Groups.Io <bud_martin2001= yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps

Any suggestions  Bud






 

 

CC weight distribution

parkhunter@...
 

Anyone know the weight distribution on a CC Wagon? Is it 60% on the front wheels, or ??

I’m thinking about the best way to load my car on a small trailer without putting too much weight on the hitch. I have some forward/back range to play with as I balance it. 

Thanks!

Park

Re: engine serial number

Saltsgaver, Mike
 

Thanks for the information.  Our serial number is 47495.  With your comments in mind, it’s possible this engine may be a replacement rather than a conversion???



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Re: engine serial number

Jim Bollman
 

Your SN still puts it as a June 1948 production, so still may be the original engine core. All 48s started life as the Tin CoBra engine.

On Jul 2, 2019, at 8:02 AM, Saltsgaver, Mike <Mike.Saltsgaver@...> wrote:

Thanks for the information.  Our serial number is 47495.  With your comments in mind, it’s possible this engine may be a replacement rather than a conversion???


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Re: Starting Problems in Morning

mcgladdery3@...
 

What type of gas are you using. I use AV100 my 47 pick-up starts right up.

 

From: Crosley-Gang@groups.io <Crosley-Gang@groups.io> On Behalf Of PATRICIA GRITTI
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Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Starting Problems in Morning

 

How to start a Crosley? My engine has a Carter WO carb. When Barry Seel built my engine he rebuilt the carb. All the choke / gas pedal combinations I've tried won't start the engine cold unless I give a squirt of starting fluid. Would someone give a "fix" or the proper starting sequence for the Carter carb?
Don Gritti


On July 1, 2019 at 9:44 PM Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:

On my Tilly I usually full choke till it fires then push into a little less than half choke and hit the starter again if it doesn't catch the next time repeat. It is easy to flood.



On Jul 1, 2019, at 9:19 PM, crosleyshortsport < crosleyshortsport@...> wrote:

 

Bud,  When "cold", if you have a tillotson carb, you must fully choke it to start, and immediatly push the choke in once started. 

 

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 3:36 PM Bud Martin via Groups.Io <bud_martin2001= yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

My 47 sedan has a issue starting in the morning after sitting overnight - It rums well once I do get it started - did a tune-up - it has a spark and when pulling the fuel line it pumps

Any suggestions  Bud



 


 


 

'47 light blue Crosley

Donna Bomia
 

I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?
Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: CC weight distribution

L.E. Hardee
 

I would put the front of the car forward for sure.  Then as I loaded the car on the trailer, you should be able to sense the approximate balance point due to the tilt of the trailer.  I would suggest you go as far forward as you can to put as much tongue weight as possible without overloading your tow vehicle.  You don't want your truck or car to drag bottom in the rear but other than that, tongue weight keeps the trailer from getting "squirrelly". 

One of the scariest events I have had on the road was towing a Crosley back to NC from Georgia.  I had stuffed a bunch of parts in the back of the station wagon that I didn't realize messed up my usual load distribution.  The 1969 El Camino was also full of Crosley parts so it was sagging down and I didn't realize that the trailer was tail heavy.  On the interstate a semi passed me and set up a sway.  That Crosley and the trailer pulled me all over both lanes for about a mile before I could get stopped.  The trailer was up on one wheel and and then the other as it whipped me back and forth.  It is a real wonder that I didn't flip both the El Camino and the Crosley trailer that day.


On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 7:37 AM <parkhunter@...> wrote:
Anyone know the weight distribution on a CC Wagon? Is it 60% on the front wheels, or ??

I’m thinking about the best way to load my car on a small trailer without putting too much weight on the hitch. I have some forward/back range to play with as I balance it. 

Thanks!

Park

Re: For Sale: 1950 Crosley CD 18-wheeler

fred@...
 

Check out the 4 part series on this truck, Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 Crosley Quarterly - the story of the truck and its restoration

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

paul
 

Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart


On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Re: '47 light blue Crosley

Saltsgaver, Mike
 

The veterans here will correct me where I’ve screwed up, but here’s my take on it:  (BTW, you didn’t mention if you’re buying or selling this car)

 

#5)  Missing some or all glass, bad floors, bad upholstery, stuck or missing engine, missing title…..$250 to 500.

 

#4)  Good glass, workable (meaning they’re not totally trash) floors, workable upholstery, motor not stuck, with title……$500 to 1500.

 

#3)  It will run & stop (but maybe not in a while), useable tires, with title……$1500 to 2500.

 

#2)  Someone has already spent some time & money on it (decent paint, decent interior, runs & stops now)…….$2500 to 6400

 

#1)  A show car ready to enjoy right now……$6500 on up.

 

Again, the veterans here know the prices better than me.  I had been shopping since January & studying prices.  As mentioned, a lot depends on  what you are really looking for.

Lots-o-luck,

Mike S

 



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Re: Starting Problems in Morning

seb fontana
 

Check ignition timing.