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crosley sports cars from the 50's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by revkev6, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. leon renaud
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    Economy King and Later Power King garden tractors use Crosley steering boxes and columns,transmissions and rear ends also the clutches .I was at the opening of a Economy King dealership many years ago when the dealer rep spotted a Crosley wagen behind the shop and started telling us how the original tractors were built from junkyard Crosleys!By the time Crosley cars were being discontinued the tractors were selling so good that the manufacturer of these parts had started selling new pieces to Economy King so they kept these parts in production.
     
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  2. Bluto
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    Bearcat 85 hp engines are actually Coventry Climax based

    It's the 45 that's kindda Crosley on steroids :)
     
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  3. Shaggy
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    Cant you adapt the crosly disc brakes to ford spindles??? i seem to remember seeing crosley brakes on gassers
     
  4. Bluto
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    Crosley Drums work better than Crosley discs :eek::eek:
     
  5. revkev6
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    did they really work better or were they more reliable?? I know the reason they changed back to drums was because the calipers would stick and drag.
     
  6. Bluto
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    I stand by my statement which is WHY I made it in the first place :)
     
  7. NITROFC
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  8. enjenjo
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    Here's a couple I saw this weekend, the national Crosley meet was this last weekend. the red one is a Bonneville racer.
     

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  9. 55chevr
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    anyone interested in a Crosley super sport check this website;
    http://www.crosley1010.com/
    The car was running a Maxton NC in the ECTA land speed event. Workmanship is superb and the car is beautiful. It has a stock worked engine (45 cu in) but it couldn't fall out of tree, doesnt break 100 in the mile.
    JD
     
  10. revkev6
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    just confirming, as I haven't read anything one way or the other regarding performance. just that the discs were unreliable especially in snowy climates
     
  11. Cris
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    Fresh out of the box...

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  12. stuart in mn
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  13. McKee
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    Fred Stebbins built a space framed, fiberglass bodied, Crosley powered, half scale Deuce roadster in the early 70's,...it was a Rod & Custom cover car,...anybody have a scan?
     
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  14. farm boy
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    One crofton bug gettin' ready for primer. We've had it here on the farm for 30 years settin in the corner of the barn. The engine still rotates and has compression. can't wait to cruise Famoso, Look out golf carts!!!
    Quite an interesting history about these little bugs down in San Diego. Google Crofton Bug.... OLY

    The cancer car lives
    Give to cancer research
     

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  15. bushwacker 57
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    REVKEV6 my 47 wagon has a later motor also has a magneto dist a power plant motor ? runs good.
     
  16. Microcar1
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    Jabro Mk.1
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    Voigt Crosley H-Mod
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    Crosley H-Mod (maybe a Miller)
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  17. Microcar1
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    Or this car -- the Haysak Special. Recently sold at auction in Ohio for $6k. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1414371847.852486.jpg
     
  18. drtrcrV-8
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    How about a bump, just for tradition?
     
  19. donboyd4
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    I saw this V12 at a car show last month. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441235516.410207.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441235546.277234.jpg
     
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  20. Flinttim
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    My "survivor". Currently under restoration. Built , I think , in the late 50s , very early 60s. All Crosley except the body. Not a kit car, a one off.At least until someone comes along with proof otherwise. IMG_20150509_110443.jpg
     
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  21. xpletiv
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  22. Flinttim
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    This is where I'm at right now on it. car.jpg
     
  23. drtrcrV-8
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