Re: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= Running hot
- You are right. I just thought maybe an increased duration of driving might have also suddenly occurred. Your suggestions are definitely the first things to try.Appreciate your experience and expertise.Kenn
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On May 20, 2013, at 7:19 AM, "Peter Berard" <berard_m@...> wrote:
ken, this is true. I have blasted a mess out of derelictblocks, but I am responding to the Crosley Cat who hada sudden attach of overheating.----- Original Message -----From: Kenneth CahillSent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:41 PMSubject: Re: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= Running hotIf this is an engine that has been sitting a long time, the water jacket of the block could also be full of rust and other crud. The radiator could be blocked with crud. The timing could be off, too.Crosley's offer you many choices.
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On May 19, 2013, at 6:38 AM, "Peter Berard" <berard_m@...> wrote:Insure the water pump is turning, i.e. belt properly tensioned and the rubber coupling behind the generator in good shape.I'd check the thermostat first.Remove and place it in water. Using a thermometer, gradually increase the temp on the stove till ya reach the temp stamped on the stat. It should open fully by the time it reaches that temp, Usually around 160 or so degrees on Crosley stats.If this is a sudden change, I doubt the radiator is at fault...................p----- Original Messsge -----From: Steve CarrollSent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:22 PMSubject: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= Running hot
Went to a car show today. Temps high-mid 80's. maybe 5-20 min drive. Temp went way up. To the H in Hot. Topped off radiator, but did the same on way home. Never went over 3/4 mark before. Where should begin looking? Is this common?
1947 Crosley Station Wagon
Of course you can remove the side cover/s in situ. If yours is anything like the 6 I have done, you will be amazed at how much lower crud insolation lies there. This is the result of castings and years of oxidation thus the sludge is very fine particulate. Depending on how aggresivly you undertake the task, you will probably see damage to the diverter meant to send cooler water in an orientation, and possibly a deteriorated hose nipple.
Heat of course is at the top combustion area and why these little mighties get along so well over the years but purging the crud can only be a small blessing of salvation for the motor.