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  • David Fleischer
    It sounds like you have the early model Crosleys. Are yours the ones that originally came with the CoBra engines? What did people do with these CoBra engines?
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 3 9:31 PM
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      It sounds like you have the early model Crosleys. Are yours the ones that originally came with the CoBra engines? What did people do with these CoBra engines? If your Crosley has an original CoBra engine, can it be saved or would it have to be replaced with a cast iron block?
       
      David F



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      CC: racerpete84@...
      From: crosley1980@...
      Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 21:50:33 -0500
      Subject: Re: =CROSLEY= My Fall of 1941 Crosley Victory

      I have a 1939 and 1941 crosley, undergoing work at the moment.
      ---- W R <racerpete84@ yahoo.com> wrote:
      > I don't know if this one counts, but we just aquired
      > (Adopted?) a 1939 Crosley Convertible Coupe. It is
      > suposed to be an older restoratin, but has many
      > "newer" modifications, such as the wiring harness, and
      > some items not done quite correctly, like the speedo
      > restoration, and "Baby Moon" hubcaps with the"Crosley"
      > logo put on with vinyl lettering. It starts, runs, and
      > drives beautifully. We also have 3 post-war Crosleys.
      > Pete & Paula At The Jersey Shore
      > --- crosleyvictory1941 <crosleyvictory1941@ yahoo.com>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > I would like to know how many other owners of a 1941
      > > Crosley, 2
      > > cylinder Victory are out there? It has been in my
      > > family longer than I
      > > have - it was born into my family in the Fall of
      > > 1941; I was not born
      > > until 1945. She is my delight: restored with only
      > > two items not
      > > original.
      > >
      > > Would like to speak with other "parents" of similar
      > > cars.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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    • mrcooby
      David Fleischer wrote: It sounds like you have the early model Crosleys. Are yours the ones that originally came with the CoBra engines?
      Message 2 of 8 , Mar 4 6:02 AM
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        David Fleischer
        <edselmaniac@...> wrote:

        "It sounds like you
        have the early model
        Crosleys. Are yours the
        ones that originally
        came with the CoBra
        engines? What did
        people do with these
        CoBra engines? If your
        Crosley has an original
        CoBra engine, can it be
        saved or would it have
        to be replaced with a
        cast iron block?"

        David F
        ========================
        No, the first Crosleys
        use Waukesha Engine-
        built cast-iron air-
        cooled twins called the
        Cub 150, David. They're
        good, tough little
        engines.

        There's an early '48
        station wagon nearby
        with a good CoBra
        engine and I think many
        good CoBras were
        replaced with the CIBAs
        under the factory
        replacement program at
        the end of the run of
        the CC models. The
        first Crosley I ever
        drove, in 1958, had its
        CoBra.

        They're rare today.
        If I had a good CoBra-
        engined car, I'd leave
        it as is. The two main
        enemies of the CoBra
        are electrolysis at the
        copper-brazed ("CoBra")
        seams which causes
        coolant leakage, and
        severe overheating,
        which will warp the
        sheet-metal block
        beyond repair.
        I would run 100%
        antifreeze as coolant
        with no water added,
        and mind the
        temperature gauge.

        Do you have any CoBra
        experiences, Dave?

        =Lou Rugani=
      • W R
        100% anti freeze is not as efficent as a 50/50 mix as a coolant. There are some additives on the market ti incease the 50/50 mix s efficenty, but not by enough
        Message 3 of 8 , Mar 4 7:34 AM
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          100% anti freeze is not as efficent as a 50/50 mix as
          a coolant. There are some additives on the market ti
          incease the 50/50 mix's efficenty, but not by enough
          on a "street car" but they do wouk fairly well with
          high HP race engines. You also need to keep a
          thermostat or some other type of restrictor in the
          cooling system to restrict the flow of coolant to make
          it stay in the radiator long enough to give up some of
          it's heat We have a '47 Convertible and a '48 sedan,
          alas both have CIBA engines. I'd like to find a COBRA
          engine just to take to shows in a suitcase to show
          what they were.
          Pete & Paula at the Jersey Shore
          --- mrcooby <x779@...> wrote:

          > David Fleischer
          > <edselmaniac@...> wrote:
          >
          > "It sounds like you
          > have the early model
          > Crosleys. Are yours the
          > ones that originally
          > came with the CoBra
          > engines? What did
          > people do with these
          > CoBra engines? If your
          > Crosley has an original
          > CoBra engine, can it be
          > saved or would it have
          > to be replaced with a
          > cast iron block?"
          >
          > David F
          > ========================
          > No, the first Crosleys
          > use Waukesha Engine-
          > built cast-iron air-
          > cooled twins called the
          > Cub 150, David. They're
          > good, tough little
          > engines.
          >
          > There's an early '48
          > station wagon nearby
          > with a good CoBra
          > engine and I think many
          > good CoBras were
          > replaced with the CIBAs
          > under the factory
          > replacement program at
          > the end of the run of
          > the CC models. The
          > first Crosley I ever
          > drove, in 1958, had its
          > CoBra.
          >
          > They're rare today.
          > If I had a good CoBra-
          > engined car, I'd leave
          > it as is. The two main
          > enemies of the CoBra
          > are electrolysis at the
          > copper-brazed ("CoBra")
          > seams which causes
          > coolant leakage, and
          > severe overheating,
          > which will warp the
          > sheet-metal block
          > beyond repair.
          > I would run 100%
          > antifreeze as coolant
          > with no water added,
          > and mind the
          > temperature gauge.
          >
          > Do you have any CoBra
          > experiences, Dave?
          >
          > =Lou Rugani=
          >
          >



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