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  1. tried several auto parts and even though they list it, it is not available. So back to square one. Anyone have a valve keeper?
  2. Today I was able to put a few finishing touches on the engine and fired it up. Sounds pretty good. Now to move it out of the way and bring out the FOR to get it ready for Hershey.
  3. Today I put a few more goodies under the hood so that I can start the engine. Most are only temporary so condition is not important at this time, I just want to get it running.
  4. I have registered the FOR for the Hershey show so I need to finish it up! To do that I needed to get the engine in the convertible so I can get it out of the way. It is now in the engine compartment. Now to swap spaces so the FOR is out front.
  5. John, Please read what Steve wrote. In this society of sue happy idiots, I would write the same thing in my waivers! It basically keeps out the riff raff! If you have a legitimate reason to sue, the cost should have nothing to do with your thoughts to proceed! Dale
  6. I am working on a customers 1948 Chrysler 251cid 6 cylinder engine and a few of the head bolts broke. I can not find the replacement ones at the auto parts in a kit. Should I buy a complete set or can I buy just a few to replace the ones that broke? Where would I find them, are they regular Grade 8 bolts??? I also need one valve keeper as one flew the coup as I was installing them. Thanks, Dale
  7. I am working on a 1948 Chrysler 6 cylinder Spitfire engine and one of the valve keepers found a way to depart from the valve as I was putting it together. It is lost forever... Does anyone have one I can buy??? I looked online and the auto parts don't list them. I am in Southwestern PA. Thanks, Dale
  8. Today I am a very proud owner of a 2nd place Virtual Crosley Club National meet that was held over the weekend. A few weeks ago we had to submit one photo of our Crosley vehicle and then it was entered into the show. The show went live on Saturday and was voted on by those that registered and voting ended this morning. I am so proud that the members of the Crosley club voted for the FOR. Next year I hope to take it to the National meet and let them see the whole thing and be able to check it out up close and personal. And to top off the meet my wife entered her Crosley radios and got 2nd place in the Non-auto class...
  9. This was a great way to still "get together" for the National Crosley meet. To all those involved in getting it together, you did "A Fine Job"!!! I hope next year we will be meeting in person! Dale
  10. As far as pictures, I find that if I back out of the thread and then come back in I can post more pictures. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. More details on the car, AM/FM stereo cassette, Premium sound system, Handling suspension, traction lock axle, interval wipers, console, tilt wheel, power windows. If interested let me know. Dale
  12. Just a few glamour shots of the FOR and the 1951 Crosley panel wagon.
  13. The upholstery work is just about done. One seat almost complete and the other one is partly sewn.
  14. 1983 Mustang GLX convertible, super low mileage, 2,980. 5.0 Liter High Output, 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes, A/C, white vinyl upholstery/ white original top. All original, including tires. Bought new, first convertible after manufacturers stopped making them in 1976. Has Antique plates on it. Ready for the AACA shows. $24,995 OBO. Southwestern PA. Message me, I can get more pictures.
  15. Back to the FOR tonight. The wife and I worked on the seat bottom upholstery. Looks pretty good ๐Ÿ˜Š.
  16. Another show bites the dust this summer, the Crosley National meet has now been cancelled. Work continues on the 1950 convertible. I cleaned and painted the frame and suspension gloss black and now it is ready for the installation of the engine. I was planning on buying all the parts I needed to install the engine at the Crosley meet and now that it is cancelled I place a couple orders with our Crosley vendors for some of the parts I need and for some that I will need in the future. As soon as the motor mounts and throw out bearing arrive I can get the engine back in!
  17. 1950 Crosley Super Hotshot was a basket case. The center section was replaced with furnace tin before I got it and the back section fell apart.
  18. With things opening up a little in our area we decided to do a small business appreciation drive thru for our local Dairy Queen that has supported our car cruises for years. We have had a Memorial Day Cruise here for the last 15 years. We followed all CDC guidelines and had a great time. It was super hot and the ice cream was a hit. Had about 30 cars drive in and get ice cream and leave. For other clubs that have car cruises at local businesses, maybe something like this would work for you, it gets the cars out and also helps the local businesses that have supported you in the past.
  19. It really is not much of a survey. 3 questions.
  20. Today was the day to get some color in the engine compartment. The color had been decided years ago, but I wanted to ask here just in case someone had an "Aha" moment and I said yes that's a better color choice. First two pictures are the base coat, then last four are with clear. The color is a 2001 Ford F150 Toreador red pearl met.
  21. Wheels are not Crosley. Problem with bumpers is they are reproducing them in stainless steel at a cost that is less then getting old bumpers chromed.
  22. The Kiski Valley Region went to our local county park today for a bagged lunch meeting. Since the start of this virus we have not had a meeting and with PA starting to open up, we had a fun afternoon. Got the cars out and had do fun! Everyone had a great time and practiced social distancing.