- Richard Williams wrote:
"First I would like to thank all for the oil info. Very interesting. I have just added 3, yes three Crosley S.W.'s to my 48 S.W. I now have a '48 "NELLIE", 49, 50 and 51 Super. All S.W.'s. The 3 new adds are in poor condition. Haven't figured which to restore as yet. Making more room for them in my shop."
Welcome aboard, Rich. Thank you for rescuing those cars.
"Didn't know till recently that Crosley put disc brakes on anything but Hot Shots. My '49 and '50 both have factory dics brakes on them. Rare I think but heard that Crosley stopped because they were freezing up in the winter back east."
Yes, they suffered from ice and wintertime corrosion. Powel Crosley could be a bit stubborn; he was told that a fifty-cent rubber seal would protect the brakes, but he said no. That mistake came right on the heels of the COBRA engine disaster. "For want of a nail ..."
"Anyway I just had to save these little cars, even if I don't rebuild them all.
Right on, Rich; I'm very familiar with that feeling myself, and it's a good feeling.