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  1. This afternoon I got the radiator cleaned up and repaired the cracks around the flange and then painted it. Hopefully tomorrow I will put it back in and I won't break anything.
  2. Took the radiator back out and got the offending stud(bolt) out of the radiator. Now to get a new one and get it back in.
  3. The engine is back in the car and just about ready to go. I have to pull the radiator back out as a stud broke as I was tightening it(it was partially cracked already). It does look pretty good now. I will paint the valve cover and the "CROSLEY" letters tomorrow.
  4. Today I spent a lot of my time cleaning, wire brushing, and painting all the little things that I had taken off the firewall and engine to make it look pretty. The car is now where it was about a week ago, except everything is all prettied up and I am now ready to put the motor in tomorrow. I also worked on a power engine lift that a buddy had made years ago and when he retired he gave it to me. It is not pretty but he said it works great. We will see tomorrow. No pictures today.
  5. A little black detail work under the hood was done today on the 1946 Crosley sedan. I will need to do a little detail work on the engine before it goes in, but maybe by the end of the week I will have it back together.
  6. Those 3 cylinder engines were noted for cracked valves. I got really good at changing them back in the day!
  7. Today I was able to get the yellow on in the engine compartment. Looks pretty good, not perfect but I wasn't even planning on painting it. The yellow isn't that yellow on the inner fenders.
  8. Sorry to hear of this sad news! Prayers for his family!
  9. I have thought about joining the Hupp club, but I belong to so many clubs. I was thinking about joining at Hershey but nobody wanted to talk to me when I went to the Hupp club tent... Seems I wasn't important enough????? Maybe if someone would have approached me I may have joined the club. Maybe I am spoiled being a member of the Crosley Club, very friendly outgoing club that is more like a family.
  10. Lots of progress today on the 1946 Crosley. I applied a thin coat of filler on the welds and sanded everything with 320 grit. Then a coat of primer. Tomorrow I will sand it and clean everything up to prepare for paint. I talked to the paint store and I can get a quart of single stage paint for $40.00. Thought that sounded good! So I hope by the middle of next week I will have the engine compartment ready for the correct engine.
  11. Lump, Thanks for the input. I have a listing for front shocks in my parts book for it?? I thought someone would at least post a picture or two also!
  12. Famous last words:. I am just going to pull one motor and replace it with another... Well, I thought once the motor was out I should clean up the engine compartment and that morphed into I think I should paint it... That turned into there are several non-factory holes in the firewall and fenders and the battery box needs work. We all know how it goes... Today I filled all the unwanted holes and now it is ready for filler, sanding and priming. Oh what we get into...
  13. Look like Oldsmobile, early 40's
  14. Today I got the engine out and with the unseasonably warm weather I pressure washed the engine compartment. Not perfect but it is cleaner.
  15. Today I started working on the 1946 Crosley sedan engine swap. I will be pulling the engine that is in it out and putting the "numbers matching" engine in. There is not much difference between the one coming out and the one going in other than the correct numbers and the crankcase does not have a oil fill tube. I will try to clean up the engine compartment some, but I don't think I will paint it as I don't know what color I want the car yet.
  16. I just realized that my Hupmobile is missing the front shocks. It is a Century M 8 cylinder. I know they should be Monroe shocks, but would love to see pictures of them on a car to see where they mount and how they are mounted. Any help would be appreciated. If you have a pair for sale let me know. Thanks, Dale
  17. I thing Jim Bollman said he has 100-125 on the registry.
  18. Yeah, I was looking at the strange brackets on the spring perches and said, "What are those for?". Took a while for me to realize that the shocks are missing. Hasn't had them for at least 50 years. The back ones are present! That will give me something to look for at Hershey this year!!
  19. More Huppy work today. Got the drivers side cleaned up and painted. Looks pretty good now. I did notice that something is missing on the front of the Hupmobile, can anyone spot what is missing?
  20. Today was a Hupmobile day. I have been looking at the front suspension for a while now and wanted to clean it up some. Today was the day to start. Wire brushed and cleaned up the suspension on the passenger side, then a quick coat of gloss black. Looks much better. One picture of the drivers side so you can see the before look.
  21. Looks good, but you should clean the floor boards!
  22. Hot and fresh out of the oven. Ready to mount ag tires!
  23. Roger, Yes the centers are cast iron. I put the rivets in and then heated them to cherry red and then peened them over. The wheel absorbed so of the heat as shown by the marks. No welding. The second wheel was much tighter and I needed to heat it some to get it to slide over the center. I started by heating it up in the oven. Thanks for asking.
  24. If I want to use the presents I got from Santa, I need to get the budd wheels together. Nothing like getting all the components to finish a job to get you moving. I pulled an axle complete with the rotor on it from my stash so I could turn the wheel to get it true. I clamped it in the vice and bolted the center part of the budd wheel to the hub. Got it true and then began drilling the holes for the rivets. Before long I had one wheel ready to clean up and powder coat. The last picture is the second wheel and it has not been as easy as the first wheel. It is close to being true now and tomorrow I will hopefully finish it up and be ready to powder coat and then mount the ag tires.