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  1. Haven't got a lot done on the Super Hotshot as I have been getting ready for winter. Getting all my toys winterized and put away for the winter. Some things have been done though. Got the tires mounted on the painted wheels and the spare tire installed. Finished up the brakes and now they need fluid and bled. Painted and installed the radio speaker mesh that was purchased at Hershey. Was getting ready to install the front Crosley emblem that also was purchased at Hershey and measured my other Hotshot to find out where I needed to drill the holes to mount it. It was 8 3/8" up to the bottom of
  2. John, If you have a no crank you need to see if you have power to the starter. Check to see if you have 12v. on the main cable, then see if you have 12v. on the ignition wire coming to the starter when the key is turned to start. It does not sound like a fuel pump problem. It could be that the battery terminal wire is corroded inside the terminal and not feeding power to the cable. I had that happen on a Ford Ranger, replaced started before I checked for power at the starter, replaced the battery terminal and it started right up. Dale
  3. Oh yes! We joke about carrying a Crosley in the trunk of the Continental.
  4. Looking good Roger. I have been faithfully following along and enjoying every post.
  5. John, In Picture #5 of the rear axle, is the wheel cylinder leaking on the left rear wheel? Looks like the brake drum is wet... Looks good otherwise!
  6. Here are the pictures that were promised before I left for Hershey. Voltage regulator and gauge cluster installed. Dad and I had a great time at Hershey, we have been going to Hershey since 1981. It was absolutely wonderful weather, except for the Friday storm (I wish when they announce high winds, people would heed the warnings and take there easy-up tents down!) and saw lots of old friends and met many new friends. Lots of sales to Canada. Great job to the Hershey Region for another wonderful show. Can't wait till next year!
  7. John, I got a picture of your car as you were entering the show field. I didn't get a chance to say hello as we were heading out. Glad to see you had a good day. Dale
  8. I have installed the new radiator support rod and the voltage regulator on the car. No pictures as the camera is packed. Now I am preparing to head to HERSHEY!!! Hope to see all of you there, I am in the green field.
  9. Installed the center brake light and spare tire bracket today. Surprising what they say is new today is really not new, third brake light, push button starting... Now working on the radiator support rod and rear view mirror. I had a radiator support rod for a sedan/station wagon but it was too short. The Hotshot has little differences everywhere .
  10. Bernie, Sorry to hear that you will be selling this project, but I understand your concern. Has been interesting to follow along with your progress on this vehicle. Good luck on the sale and best wishes to you. Dale
  11. Well Jim, if I plan on taking it for a ride I think I will need headlights and a radiator. Two more items off the list. Working on the center taillight now, found in my stash of parts a licence plate bracket and taillight, I had to make the tapered mount for it. Will get pictures of it and more soon. Cleaned up a fuel pump, generator, and water pump, will check them out and paint where needed and install.
  12. I like this part of the description. When she bought it, the car only had 110,910 original miles on it. The current mileage is 111,295 miles. Do the math and you will see that in her 17 years of owning this beauty she put just over 1300 miles on it.
  13. Trying again this year. Is there any interest in it? Let me know.
  14. Parts came in today and I got right to work on them. Got the windshield on, the brake and clutch pedals on, the "U" bolt on the steering column, and the drag link on. Now the car steers with the steering wheel instead of kicking the tires to turn it. Took it out for its first drive... well almost... pushed it to the side yard (was so nice using the steering wheel to turn it) under the tree to get some pictures of it. Went to the local hardware to get more nuts and bolts tonight so tomorrow I can put more parts on, bumper brackets, radiator, etc. Stay tuned for more updates...
  15. More parts ordered for the Crosley. Ordered the rubber weatherstripping that goes under the windshield, the rubber for around the engine compartment, the brake and clutch rubber seals at the floor, the drag link that matches the pitman arm, the "U" bolt for the steering column, the steel tube for the radiator to water pump connection and the radiator mount bolts and rubbers. Enough parts to keep me busy for a day or two.
  16. Jim, That is what they are. I am making them from steel, a lot cheaper than the bronze reproductions. I just have to trim up the tabs some, then drill the holes to mount it and the headlights. My question were they originally body color or black?
  17. All the little things... Getting all the smaller parts cleaned, painted, rounded up, made, ordered, etc. Does anyone know that the two round disc with the tabs (not quite finished) are for in the first picture??? Did have some technical difficulties with the steering draglink and pitman arm. The ball size on the pitman arm is .75" and the draglink socket is only 5/8" makes for a no-fit! Made a call to the Crosley parts supplier and the correct part is on its way, I hope. Once that is together the car will steer with the steering wheel for the first time in years. Oh the fun of buildin
  18. Looking much better now! All shined up and now ready to start assembly. First part for assembly was the steering column and gearbox, which was the first problem, the drag link was one size and the pitman arm was another. So I have to find the larger end for the drag link, cut the old one off and weld the new one on. Anyone have a old drag link laying around for a .70"-.75" pitman arm ball?
  19. Taylor, It was painted right in the shop. I used a cheap HVLP gun (don't buy cheap) at it was putting the paint out in blobs. Switched to a regular gun to try and get it leveled out. Came out orange peeled, now I have the car completely sanded and it looks pretty good. I used a single stage acrylic enamel for this paint job. Will start buffing it now and it should be good to go.
  20. Glad to hear both of you are on the road to recovery. It is a shame for that beautiful Zephyr.
  21. I got some color on it. Not happy with it but it is all one color. Was using a HVLP gun and got boatloads of orange peel. Will see what it looks like once it drys and see if I can buff it out.
  22. The color has arrived! First coat of paint on the interior of the car. What a pain painting back in all those nooks and crannies. Most of it will be covered when the car is finished, but it does look good. I hope to get the body painted this weekend.
  23. Thanks Dave. I have a few other cars to work on when this one is done...
  24. And the process continues... More sanding, more spot filler, more primer, more sanding. I think there is more primer on the floor of the shop than on the car. If there was some way to collect that paint and recycle it. Then I spent some time drilling all the holes that are needed for the body mounts in the passenger compartment and the seat brace mounts, headlight mounts and splash pan mounts. Better to drill them now and get paint on the edges of the holes and also not take the chance of having a drill bit skip on the new finished paint. I hope to start putting on the finish paint this
  25. In primer... again. The Super Hotshot is looking pretty good now. Now to do some final sanding and see what it looks like. Anyone want to help sand? It is a small car...
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