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  • normannance
    I have found two Crosley wagons which have been in dry storage for 30 years.I would like to buy one of these and put it on the road. Other than the basics, ie,
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 7, 2007
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      I have found two Crosley wagons which have been in dry storage for 30
      years.I would like to buy one of these and put it on the road. Other
      than the basics, ie, oil change, clean the fuel tank, lines etc,
      anything specific to a Crosley I should know? One is a 48 and the
      other is a 50 and both were on the road when stored. Any help would be
      great. Thanks
    • Robert Kirk
      At the very minimum, open the plugs and put a tbs of oil in each hole....I too would remove the valve cover and make sure oil was on all lobes of the cam and
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 7, 2007
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        At the very minimum, open the plugs and put a tbs of oil in each hole....I too would remove the valve cover and make sure oil was on all lobes of the cam and the forward gears should get a good dose to run down to the bottom.  I would then turn it over by hand, then try the elect starter to build pressure...NOT to start.  Specific the Crosley is the water pump...make sure the jack shaft from the genny fully turns easily the the pump.....
        I would rebuild the carb
        remove the side covers and clean the rust
        make sure the clutch wasn't "frozen" to the plate
        install a fuel filter in front of the pump
        my 2 cents and change!

        normannance <normannance@...> wrote:
        I have found two Crosley wagons which have been in dry storage for 30
        years.I would like to buy one of these and put it on the road. Other
        than the basics, ie, oil change, clean the fuel tank, lines etc,
        anything specific to a Crosley I should know? One is a 48 and the
        other is a 50 and both were on the road when stored. Any help would be
        great. Thanks




        Regards,
        Robert Kirk
        www.kirks-auto.com

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      • mrcooby
        ... Crosley@yahoogroups.com, Robert Kirk ... open the plugs and put a tbs of oil in each hole....I too would remove the valve cover and make sure oil was on
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 9, 2007
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          Crosley@yahoogroups.com,
          Robert Kirk
          <kirkbrit@...> wrote:
          >
          > At the very minimum,
          open the plugs and put
          a tbs of oil in each
          hole....I too would
          remove the valve cover
          and make sure oil was
          on all lobes of the cam
          and the forward gears
          should get a good dose
          to run down to the
          bottom. I would then
          turn it over by hand,
          then try the elect
          starter to build
          pressure...NOT to
          start. Specific the
          Crosley is the water
          pump...make sure the
          jack shaft from the
          genny fully turns
          easily the the pump.....
          > I would rebuild the
          carb
          > remove the side
          covers and clean the
          rust
          > make sure the
          clutch wasn't "frozen"
          to the plate
          > install a fuel
          filter in front of the
          pump
          > my 2 cents and
          change!
          ========================
          All great advice. I
          would just add that if
          the tires are a
          concern, I can
          recommend Carlisle Tire
          and Rubber's USA Trail
          in 5:30x12, which is
          close to original
          appearance. Coker Tire
          also sells a wide-
          whitewall 5:30x12.

          Good luck, Norman, and
          congratulations on
          saving those great
          cars. You'll love them.
          Keep us all posted on
          your progress, please.

          =Lou Rugani=
          ========================

          > normannance wrote:
          > I have found two
          Crosley wagons which
          have been in dry
          storage for 30 years.I
          would like to buy one
          of these and put it on
          the road. Other than
          the basics, ie, oil
          change, clean the fuel
          tank, lines etc,
          anything specific to a
          Crosley I should know?
          One is a 48 and the
          other is a 50 and both
          were on the road when
          stored. Any help would
          be great. Thanks.
          >
          > Regards,
          > Robert Kirk
          > www.kirks-auto.com
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