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  1. What class mail were the card sent out?
  2. We had one across the isle that was mounted in a box trailer that was charging up several mobility carts inside the trailer. The people were staying at a motel and the generator would run till it ran out of gas...
  3. The one that was in the green field had no graphics on it. I saw a picture of the one on the show field and at first thought it was the same one, then noticed the graphics. Unless they were magnetic decals?? It sure did sound nice coming past our space every day!
  4. First off I want to thank Hershey Region and all that helped make this another great year at Hershey!!! A huge undertaking that seems to go off without a hitch every year. My question concerns the running of generators at night, it used to be the generators had to be shut off at 10pm. This year we were told by on official that it was 11pm? I looked in my vendor information and I didn't see anything at all about generators??? Has the rule of 10pm shutoff time changed and if so why is it not in the vendor information? By 10pm, I am tired and ready for bed and some of the generators are
  5. Check that upper rad hose. In the one picture it looks like there is a mark from where the old battery was rubbing on it??
  6. If Popeye and Brain are in Carnegie PA, that is not to far from where I am located. About 30 miles from me.
  7. Brian and Popeye must be in my neck of the woods. Nice car!!!!
  8. Taking some time off the FOR to sell my dads collection of cars. He has decided it is time to let his collection loose and let others enjoy the hobby. I have been quite busy showing and moving cars the last month. Several cars have sold but have lots to go. If you are interested, check out the buy/sell forum "Lifetime car collection for sale (pictures posted)" and buy a car.
  9. Starting to work on the body by clearing out the passenger area, removing the seat braces and such. It really is amazing that most of the bolts once loosened turn right out. I have a couple nut/bolts that are rusted enough that I can't get a socket/wrench on them and will probably need a little heat to loosen them. The next thing to decide is whether I want to replace the entire floor area or just sections of it??? I replace the entire floor on my brother in laws FOR and it wasn't that hard, with the exception I had to add some to the 4'X3' sheet of metal to make it big enough. Also a
  10. John, I will be making the wiring harness for this. There is not that many wires in the harness and I have made several before for the Crosleys, including my brother in laws FOR a few days before he took it to the national Crosley meet a few years ago. I do plan on using the cloth covered wire for this, all the other ones have been with the modern plastic coated wire. There is a gentleman in the club that makes wiring harnesses for the FOR but at $550.00 I will make my own.
  11. Paul, the front drums are the same on the 1950-1952 Crosley cars, the rears are similar. I need to work faster at times, some times I sit back and think of what I should be doing instead of doing it. That Farm O Road that is painted is my brother in laws, which I did about 3 years ago.
  12. Rubber hits the road!!! Well... garage floor. Got all the drums on and adjusted and threw some old used wheels and tires on it and it is now on the ground for the first time since last summer. Making progress. Hope to have it on the road soon.
  13. Last night I got the parts that were missing in the first order so I am back at the brakes again. I installed all the springs, all 4 or them and the emergency brake levers in the rear. Then I installed the rear brake drums and adjusted the rear shoes. Next will be the front drums, but I will wait till after lunch to grease the wheel bearing and install them. Might have it on its wheels this afternoon, even if they are junk wheels and tires. Might have it on the road soon???
  14. Yesterday was filled with stripping the old wiring harness from the body and removing bolts and clips and such. It is now ready for a major overhaul. And look what came in the mail yesterday, the brake parts and mounts. Unfortunately, some parts were not in the box that I ordered so a call was placed to the supplier, phone tag was the name of the game last night. I was missing the master cylinder, one wheel cylinder and 4 brake springs. Hopefully we can get that corrected and get the needed parts. The weather is to start warming up over the next few days so I hope to get a lot
  15. Those brake lines are a PITA! When you go to connect the front ones and the rear lines to the ABS unit it might be easier to disconnect the lines you already put in from the Master cylinder... I hate doing those brake lines on those Chevrolet Trucks!!! I wish you luck! Dale
  16. Mount that body to the rotisserie and begin the final bodywork on that Continental! Are you sure that is not a real body there?
  17. I started working on the body as I wait for the brake parts. First thing I wanted to do was work on the grill area, there were several areas where the grill was cracked and waving in the breeze. The mig welder made short work of the cracks along with some grinding. Some dollie work to all the dents and bent areas and the grill area looks pretty good already. Next project on the body is either the floor area or the sides? And hopefully the brake parts will make it from the snowy east coast so I can finish up the chassis. Choices, choices...
  18. More parts fresh out of the powder coat oven! Still hot! First picture is the clutch and brake pedal arms and mount, second picture is the brake and clutch linkage, and the third picture is the bed latch pin brackets. I'm still waiting on the brake parts so I can get the brakes all buttoned up and the chassis back on the ground. Ted is probably still digging out from all the snow last week!
  19. Jim, Here are a few detailed pictures of the spring blocks. In the first picture you can see the spring mount unit with the block for the spring block tab towards the center. The second picture shows the notch in the spring mount shock mount, also towards the center of the vehicle. The third and forth are before and after paint, I didn't remove the shock mounts and the last picture is Alan's with the spring mounts installed correctly. The last picture is also of mine before major teardown.
  20. Jim, I think it is just the weight off the springs. If you look real close at the top rear axle mounts they are on the wrong side. The spring block pads are inboard instead of being outboard. And I believe they were installed that way from new. I didn't remove the shock mounts from the top mounts.
  21. Roger, I run the drums though the blaster one more time to clean up the remnants of rust remaining. The bearings have been removed and all the grease cleaned out prior to sandblasting and powder coating. The drums have now been powder coated (front drums still warm!) cast iron and now I wait for the wheel cylinders and springs to get the brakes buttoned up and the wheels. Then I can put it on the ground! Jim B. or any other Crosley guys, can you notice anything wrong with the rear axle mounts? Note, it is put together the same way is was torn apart!
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