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Re: [Crosley] Louis Rugani sent you this eBay item: Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50s (#8073399453)

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  • G foster
    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 wag
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      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 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
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      Subject: 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
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      Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 2:54 PM
      Subject: [Crosley] Louis Rugani sent you this eBay item: Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50s (#8073399453)

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      Crosley eng. tin block vintage ,old ,40s. 50sItem number: 8073399453
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      Seller:tq-dad ( 180Feedback score is 100 to 499)
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      Member since Oct-04-00 in United States
      Starting bid: US $35.00
      Time left: 6 days 23 hours
      7-day listing
      Ends Jun-14-06 11:28:28 PDT
      Item location:Connersville, IN
      United States
      Ships to:Worldwide
      Summary
      This block is the 4; cyl. stamped sheet metal block that was copper brazed together at the factory.; Made in the late 40's or early 50's.; This block was very greasy so I cleaned it in the parts washer.; Some green paint is left on the block but you can see the joints that were brazed together.; Bare block is standard bore 2 1/2 inches and ; has about .004 wear pattern in the cylinders that would easily clean up at .010 over size bore.; It has two valve guides missing.; Block weighs 12 - 13 pounds.; Sold as is.; Very nice for as old as it is.
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