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Behold 44 cubic inches of vintage Crosley power...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by povertyflats, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. povertyflats
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  2. mart3406
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    Very sweet! What are your plans
    for it??? (Inquiring minds *need*
    to know!:D)

    Mart3406
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  3. povertyflats
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    I sold it which is why it is not for sale. It is important to make that clear so my thread does not get deleted for being "spam".
    I am proud of it because I have had a few of these and this is the first runner I have owned...
     
  4. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    Where the hell do you get all these nice engines? Shit!
     
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  5. Damn I coulda made a damn nice garden tractor:D
     
  6. povertyflats
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    ha ha---that's what this one USED to be
     
  7. 48 Chubby
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    Just to help put things in perspective, 44 cubic inches is one cubic inch smaller than a 750 cc motorcycle engine. You have to see it in person to realise how little it is.
     
  8. Willy301
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    I followed a Crosley through town the other day...I would love to have one of those to play with...
     
  9. I alway think of the Cover of HOT ROD magazine had a Crosley motor hanging from a scale. the title was 180 HP -180 LBS
     
  10. Dyce
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    I have a Hotrod mag from the 55 or 56 with a Crosley powered rail. I don't remember the time or speed it run, but it wasn't real fast. It showed 2 guys lifting it.
     
  11. povertyflats
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    Arnie on here has a Crosley front engine dragster or rail and it is not fast either but is cooler than hell.
     
  12. Truckedup
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    That's not a sheet metal OHC Crosley?
     
  13. povertyflats
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    no it is a cast block
     
  14. At a tractor and engine show a couple years ago they had a huge stationary engine on display. The thing ran a big generator or pumping station at one time. A V-12 I think, called a Hercules or a Goliath or an Atlas or a Mammoth or some similar name. They started this monster with a single car battery, attached to the starter on a Crosley engine. After the Crosley started there was a hand operated clucth which engaged it to turn over the big V-12. It probably took all 22 hp from the Crosley to spin it over too! :eek:
     
  15. That's a CIBA Crosley - Cast Iron Block Assembly.
    The sheetmetal one was a COBRA - COpper BRazed Assembly.

    Find some Braje parts and show us what it can do!!

    Cosmo
     
  16. Weasel
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  17. povertyflats
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    sounds cool
     
  18. mike hohnstein
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    Local guy used to stash them things, knew about the OHC but missed on the engine type, learned something there, didn't realize there were two versions.
     
  19. crosleykook
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    That was a later Lloyd Taylor (Crosley CoBra designer) engine on the cover of Motor Trend... I think it was called the 'Taylor Supersport' or somesuch. Little bit bigger than a Crosley.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. crosleykook
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    That was an article called 'Braje's Bomb' about a rail built/run by Nick Brajevich of 'Braje' Speed Equipment. He'd sworn to his mother that he wouldn't race after a brother or cousin was killed in a race accident... but drag racing was OK.
     
  21. mtkawboy
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    Back in the early 60s they were the engine of choice in 1/4 midgets and they got good power out of them. Theres a Crosley that runs at Bonneville that goes right at 100 mph. Its a big shootout between it and a first year Honda car every year
     
  22. mixedupamx
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    messed around with a ohc version years back that was a Homelite 55 hp outboard boat engine. was given to a buddy who was going to use it on his runabout. it had sat for years so I rebuilt the carbs,new point and etc. got it to run on a prime but couldn't keep it going after the prime ran out. he got frustrated and junked it .
     
  23. mart3406
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    I've seen a few of those Crosely
    based Homelite outboards. Neat units
    and rare nowadays. About the one
    your buddy junked. Sad. Sounds like
    real a waste. The fact that it ran, but
    quit as soon as the prime on the carbs
    ran out means it was probably just a
    fairly easy to solve fuel system problem.
    Maybe a bad fuel pump, a clogged
    filter or strainer, a porous or blocked
    fuel line or something similar. All pretty
    easy to solve if he thought the problem
    through at all.

    Mart3406
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  24. charlieb66
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    Back in the early 60's my brother-in-law had a wooden boat with a Crosley engine and the thing had a blower on it. Don't remember much about it other than it pushed the boat pretty good. At the time, we were able to get some motor parts from an original dealer in Atlanta, still had some signs hanging out.
     

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