hi Pete one of the problems the tin block had was dealing with the salt based anti freeze that was popular at the time .I have the orig.block from my dads wagMessage 1 of 6 , Jun 7, 2006View Sourcehi Pete one of the problems the tin block had was dealing with the salt based anti freeze that was popular at the time .I have the orig.block from my dads wag that was changed over around 10.000 miles with no problems so kept as a spare and one that has small plates brazed on the water jacket fix holes.probably a common problem/solution.this is not a problem with today's coolants. I'd love to put mine back together some day but drivability is more important to me and its low on my list.the cast block runs fine. there are many people that strive for absolute authenticity in a restoration,and that works for them and they should have pride in saving an example for us to refer to as what's original.I have also been told that the tin is a hard block to rebore as the steel used galls instead of cutting cleanly so rebuilding one may be more trouble then they are worth but I have no experience to back that up so to be on the safe side I'll just hone and put a new set of rings and hope for the best if I ever get to it Gary Foster----- Original Message -----From: berard_m@...Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:52 PMSubject: Re: [Crosley] Louis Rugani sent you this eBay item: Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50s (#8073399453)I'm curious, just how important is it to early Crosley owners that they have the Cobra block. Weren't they very prone to rust trouble? .......pete----- Original Message -----From: eBay Member: x779@...Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 2:54 PMSubject: [Crosley] Louis Rugani sent you this eBay item: Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50s (#8073399453)
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Here's a new(?) CoBra in the crate on eBay:
Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50s Item number: 8073399453 Seller: tq-dad ( 180) Positive Feedback: 100%
Member since Oct-04-00 in United States
Starting bid: US $35.00 Time left: 6 days 23 hours
Ends Jun-14-06 11:28:28 PDT
Item location: Connersville, IN
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