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  • fred
    Does anyone know how the fuel economy changed on the Crosley one the block was changed, from the original light weight motor?
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 30, 2008
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      Does anyone know how the fuel economy
      changed on the Crosley one the block
      was changed, from the original light
      weight motor?
    • mrcooby
      fred wrote: Does anyone know how the fuel economy changed on the Crosley once the block was changed, from the original lightweight
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 2, 2008
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        "fred"
        <bronzemouse8@...>
        wrote:

        "Does anyone know how
        the fuel economy
        changed on the
        Crosley once the
        block was changed,
        from the original
        lightweight motor?"

        Hi, Fred. From the
        inside factory
        correspondence I've
        gathered, the fuel
        consumption actually
        increased a smidgen
        with the CIBA engine.
        The suspected reason
        given (although
        Crosley didn't do an
        actual test) was the
        increased weight of
        the CIBA engine as
        compared to the COBRA
        engine. That minor
        difference was only
        noticeable in heavy
        stop-and-go driving.

        Incidentally, there's
        an original COBRA-
        powered CC sedan
        going around SE
        Wisconsin.

        My almost-first
        Crosley (a CC wagon)
        also almost came from
        the legendary Shorty
        Martin (a CCOC member
        who some of you may
        remember) and it had
        a COBRA engine. When
        I test-drove it the
        engine missed badly,
        and when I questioned
        him about it he got
        mad, said I "didn't
        want a Crosley", went
        into his house and
        slammed the door.

        I had to wait ten
        more years to find my
        first Crosley. (Still
        have it, a '47 Sport
        Convertible.)

        =Lou=
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