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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 1 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=
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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
      Message 2 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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