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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Spoggie, Dec 26, 2010.
And for whomever was looking for a Crosley steering box, PM me.
My posts are ALL about my deceased father. Maybe I should contact Ryan about this bullying.
I don't think Tman was trying to bully you.
He was somewhat diplomatic in his first reply by first complimenting your book.
While not all of your post refer to your book many of them do.
I am sure that you are rightly proud of your fathers accomplishments and want others to share in the details that you have put together in your book.
I think that Tman would agree that you might find that an address to another web site or thread embedded in your signature line would accomplish the same thing while not appearing to be a for sale sign embedded in a post.
I hope that you will not think that I am piling on or trying to bully.
Anyway I will try to get your book.
Thanks for mediating...
I only posted information about my book at posts that referred directly to my dad by name to let the HAMBer know that there was a book, if they wanted more information about him or if they already knew him.
In the future, I will only include the website link to my book.
Thanks Vhutch- good example of '61 crafting there.
That's maybe my favorite Crosley-powered vehicle ever... the Eyerly Crosley, nicknamed the 'Porsche Duster.'
Eyerly was a hydroplane racer who decided to get into Hmod racing- he built a simple but very light car and tore the bejeesus out of racetracks for about 5 years. I met a guy who raced against him back in the fifties in an XK120 with a motor out of a C type. He said that if the track had a lot of long straights he'd win but that if the track had many curves Eyerly would take him. He said it was really frustrating to have his Jag beat by a homebuilt Crosley!
Here's my Crosley 'vert when I was on a roadtrip a decade ago and another of the Hmod I'm tinkering with...
Thank you! I could not for the life of me remember his name! I have heard that story with the XK120 as well. I have met the current owner and have seen the car several times at local shows...it is quite impressive to see and hear run!
Very nice looking Crosley racer!
Thanks! been following your build for a while- that T is amazing!
Eyerly's trick was two-fold:
first, make the car super straightforward.. most of the running gear was very mildly modified Crosley. he didn't want to push the engineering too hard and consequently he almost never dnf'd- you can't win if you don't finish!
second: "add lightness." you saw how he drilled everything (even the key, according to legend)... he also figured out that his leather jacket weighed several pounds so he started racing in a windbreaker!
Trying (and failing) to upload a killer mid fifties pic of the Eyerly Special in the paddock with another Hmod (the Unicorn Special)... here's the link to the pic: http://crosleykook.blogspot.com/2008/12/speaking-of-harry-eyerly.html
what can you guys tell me about an almquest body on a crosley chassis. a friend has one and i am thinking about buying it
My Dad lilked this one so much he made a wooden copy....
Almquist made tons of speed and custom equipment back in the day, including several styles of fiberglass bodies for Crosleys and other cars. Here's a link to a v860 powered Crosley/Almquist: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintage_racer/sets/72157621479867034/
I'd check the vin (if there is one) to see if it was built out of a crosley sportscar (vin will start with VC) or a standard car (vin will start with either CC or CD) and how complete it is. Check the brakes (could be cable, disc or drum) too. Another clue is wheelbase- if it's 80" it's a sedan or wagon frame; if it's 85" it's a sportscar frame.
Probably the biggest question re: value would be documented race history. if you get serious about it PM me with any specific questions and I'll be glad to try to answer.
Ed Almquist is still alive and lives in Pennsylvania I think....
Thank you kindly! It was a lot of fun to build and is a blast to drive. I am quite pleased and honored by the popularity it has received here.
He certainly did keep it straightforward and lightweight! I was really impressed by his ingenuity...his 2-lever rear wheel hand brake controls that allowed him to pull on either the left or right rear brakes independently of one another to aid in cornering. That really stood out to me, almost as much as the drilling....everything that he could possibly afford to drill: the frame, the starter, the generator, the wheels, the steering wheel, the pedals, etc
Great period picture too!
Thanks Crosleykook- Somehow this bastard hack-up I created of your cool shot will download. I too cannot load the original (cool shot!) as a thumbnail. Apologies; I may try again later.
This tiny car, as described, sounds like a very hairy lil' hot rod (thanks MrModelT)..
They built this car. I had no idea it was a Crosley, until I saw it in this thread. They bring it out plenty through the summer. We all hangout downtown, and the owner of the shop's son, drives it. He is around my age (24). Very cool car.
Thanks Beef Stew- W.L.B salt car had such sweet shape for speed.
Right-O; Eyerly Sp., Laguna Seca ( thanks to Crosleykook)-
- the book belongs here- now, about that HAMB alliance membership?..
TMan- thanks for Sioux City skinny.
Canadianized- thank you.. perhaps the only Crosley model/sculpt? - ol' Dad had a good eye for fine cars, these shots well belong in the Dave Lukkari thread;
I love this car! It sounds like a total badass...one of my Speed Week favorites.
(thanks lbrunkala for the photo)
Salt classes link;
That's Dale and Rob Liebherr's 'Never Paid 4' Crosley out of Minden Nevada. My wife and I were part of their pit crew for a day in 2009. Here's in-car footage of the car making a run on the salt last summer:
Oh man that's good footage & sound..
Kool blog crosleykook, gotta check it out again..
Shot of B/C Mis-Fit from the late fifties or early 60's. Drag strip unknown but I believe it's from the Midwest. Won an auction on Ebay of old drag pic's on Durachrome slides. Had them transferred to a CD. Check out the crude engineering.
This is mine, been in mothballs for a couple of years, someday!
Does anyone have pics of J.R. Blooms' Crosley dragster with a buick straight 8 on nitro?
I can't remember where I found these photos of the woodie. Maybe on one of the "For Sale" sites. Really falls into the "cute" class.
The drag car photo has to be from the late 50's of early 60's.
That 1952 Crosley Surf Wagon SOLD at Barrett Jackson in Jan 2011 for $15,400. Last year he was asking i think $34,000 for it.
Yes! I have that picture . Now i just have to find it! john
An early shot of John Batto and his Crosley.
I believe it's from an old Pennzoil ad.
Check it out! Dually,fifth wheel,fire truck.......CROSLEY Hook and Ladder...
I think this might have been from Bensons Animal Farm Zoo in Hudson (mass?NH?)I remember riding on one there like this back around 1958,Kids would sit with their backs to the center of the truck and the ladder would act as the seat bar to keep them in they hinged over the side when open to let kids in
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