evenin' Jim, Spock, Dave, et al....
There has been enough inquiry about the Prewar that I'm putting up for sale that maybe posting an honest appraisal might help. Plus a few more photos.
Its a 1940 Crosley convertible coupe: again...I bought this car 5 years ago off the internet...
* Complete, body-off restoration of a straight, rust-free car to DRIVER quality.
* Only pieces missing: 1) horn button, 2) breather? that fits oil fill on 2 cyl. Waukeshaw engine, 3) correct box for glove box
* Fenders, floor pans, rockers, body tub, front clip, ...all straight w/ no sign of repair
* Springs, shocks, exhaust, king pins, tie rod ends, steering box....all good
* Has the universal joint - transmission to rear end - early '39s did not.
* New upholstery, door panels, lined convertible top, ....paint is nice, color is correct to code
* Chrome is nice...hubcaps, hood ornament, door handles, bumpers
* Glass is nice...felt channels replaced, rubber around windshield replaced, .....rubber throughout is new: grommets, motor mounts, body mounts, etc.
* Gauges are nice: oil pressure, ammeter, speedometer, ( odometer does not work )
* Oil pressure reads 40# cold, 30-35# hot
* Starts easily, shifts nicely once you get the hang of it
* Brakes are good
* New tires all around including spare
* Directional lights and electric wiper have been added
You should also know:
* Re-wired using modern wiring
* Door bottoms slightly wavy - a magnet sticks but sanding marks are visible if you look - no paint bubbles however
* Door alignment is off on driver's side
* New top was modified to former owner's taste
* Minor oil drip back of engine
* Have to shut off gravity feed when car is parked
* Audible chatter when climbing grades- sounds like pilot bearing in clutch
* Occasionally needs a push start on hot days