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Hot Rods CROSLEYS- Mild to Wild

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Spoggie, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. ardyboy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 664

    ardyboy

    how about on the salt
     

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  2. Wow- I wonder how it slips the air?.. it looks like a valve cover, or an art deco locomotive !:D- any skinny on class/times?
    Rad shot- Batto burnout

    *Old salt; Bill Waddill- 1952 Bonneville
     
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  3. ardyboy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 664

    ardyboy

    no idea Spoggie--I just came across the pic on the net. I have a couple of friends building a crosley gasser so when I see a pic I save it for them
     
  4. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 393

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    Spoggie
    If your asking about the Crosley wagon it runs F/FCC. That's 123- 183 cu in engine in Fuel Competiton Coupe. It's a Fontana four cylinder chevy. I think it ran 163mph. John
     
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Roman","serif";} </style> <![endif]--> [FONT=&quot]This rail was built in the 60's & restored in the 90,s. I purchased it last year & installed a Pepco Supercharger, Aluminum flywheel, new clutch, etc. The best so far is 19.66@ 66mph. I hope to get into the 18s& 70's next year. The new name of the car is"High Times" (get it?) See you at the drags!
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  6. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    A drag Crosley at Riverside, Davenport's original Salt car, A 2 cylinder air cooled prewar Crosley pick-up. john
     

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  7. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Croselys Rule !
     
  8. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 393

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    Crosley Prewar 2 cylinder air cooled
     

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  9. jpm49c
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    Crosley Bonneville engine. John
     

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  10. Thanks folks- interesting posts.

    jpm49c- That class would make a super challenge for our inline Holden sixes. - Google D.L.R.A.

    INLAW MODEL A- 'High Times':D looks a nice chassis for old; daydream- A monocoque aluminium Crosley dragster:eek:
    Sub- 20's seem awesome times for 44?- odd cu. in.? - crowd must dig your Pepco (boost?)/Crosley little- inch car.
     
  11. wheres the wild Waldoch paint scheme
     
  12. I always wondered where did Tony Labarge's wagon drag car ever ended up - it was blue the last time I saw it for sale -of course 2 days after I bought something else
     
  13. I got this picture off this forum, would be a cool little farm hack!

    Thanks

    Hayden
     

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  14. Rocky Famoso
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    Been trying to locate pictures of a Crosley station wagon drag car from the early 60's that was owned by some folks in Norwalk Ohio. They lived across from my parents house (151 Milan Ave.). Beside their house was a medical center which is still there. I was about 10 years old (1962) when I first saw it, and I thought, and still do, that it was one of the coolest ever.
    It was red oxide primer with the little stock 12" wheels set out in front of the body, a chopped top, SBC mill with dual AFB carbs set back under the windshield and the driver positioned way at the back. It had slicks mounted on reversed steel wheels, and both the front and back rims were painted black.
    Pretty impressionable at 10 years old, I thought these guys were Drag Racing Gods!
    Anybody out there that may have some pictures of this car?
     
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  15. lbrunkala
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    I saw this one at Bonneville this year. I'll try to find a good picture of my Dad's Hot Shot.
     

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  16. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    Saw this Crosley cut down wagon (Datsun powered) Cruzing around the salt. Dale Liebherr J/PRO Crosley. John
     

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  17. jpm49c
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    Crosley bucket T sort of! July 1953 Honk. John
     

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  18. ardyboy
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    few more I had saved
     

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  19. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    Crosley sign for tin motor.
    Air cooled 2 cylinder motor and frame.
     

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  20. Bonneville Crosley last driven by Mike Van Dorn.
     

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  21. no pics of that car, but you have just described pretty much the iconic 60's crosley altered.:)
     

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  22. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
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    This one was at goodguys in Charlotte this year.
     
  23. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    bobw-Thanks for pic-must be a real cozy Crosley-rear axles must be about a foot long. list more info on drive train, etc
     
  24. Rocky Famoso
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    Yes, I realized that as I was writing the description. I was trying to remember anything REALLY outstanding about the car, and at the time, that was about the best I could do. Since then I realize the one thing that did set it apart from pictures of others I've seen (including the pic. you posted ) is that, the whole car sat pretty low, with a pronounced rake to the front. So, that made the front of the car very low.
    Luckily, I am going back to Ohio on the 6th of Jan. I have talked to my 5 year older brother that remembers the car. He has asked around to his friends, and found out the name of the guy, (which I cannot remember now) that owned, built, and raced the car. Unfortunately,.. he recently passed away.
    My brother is sure that someone will be able to come up with some pictures, and memories of it.
    My relatives are somewhat technologically challenged, so I will have to wait until after the 18th of Jan. (when I return home) to scan and upload any pictures that I may receive.

    I will keep everybody posted on, what has now become a quest for information.

    This will also be a test of my own hazy/smokey 48 year old memories of this car..:D

    Not so sure now if the top was chopped or not,...stay tuned.
     
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  25. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
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    [​IMG]
    Since someone asked: I wanted to get a color on the car and save the lettering. So I ended up with "turkey feathers" around the lettering. Driveline is pretty standard stuff; 406 sbc, reverse pattern th350 w/trans brake, Currie 9" w/3.70. Homemade frame with Magnum front axle, Chris Alston cage. This car had a fiberglass Fiat body on it prior to the Crosley body. I had to get in through the roof and NHRA didn't like that. Wanted it to be a center steer car. Now it is a "door car" and I've had no problem with Tech. Even though I've run a couple times a year, I've never really hammered on it or used the transbrake. Maybe in 2011.
     
  26. Looks great bobw. Keep us posted.

    'Brisbane Baby'- 12,500 r.p.m?:eek:

    Thanks jpm49c- wow! v v v
     
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  27. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    1960 Car Craft mag. George Butler's Crosley powered T Bonneville roadster.
    Clocked at 73mph. john
     

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  28. racinman
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    Crosley Powered 3/4 Midget We have...
     

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  29. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    My old Crosley TQ that was built in the 60's and the Late Ray Leisure's yellow TQ out of Rushville Ind..Both Crosley powered. I had just bought a TQ body from Ray before he passed away. I will build it one of these days! John
     

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  30. Ironswims
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    from Illinois

    This is Dick Lahaie's '52

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