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Posted March 03, 2016 - 09:27 AM

I picked up this gem last night and it was stated as a Crosley tractor but I'm not so sure.I thought they all had a tin engine.Anyone have one?

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Looks like a neat project. I hear there are a lot of parts available for that engine. That little 4 cyl will make that tractor scoot!   Good luck with it keep us up on the progress. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                                                                                                           Roger


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:10 AM

I like it, and if you ever need it to find a new home, I would gladly accept it into my collection.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:14 AM

I know the later Crosley engines had cast blocks but don't know the year break for sure. Seems it was only the first few years had the tin blocks.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:15 AM

I like it!! Will be a fun project.  :thumbs:


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:21 AM

NICE!!!


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:24 AM

My Dad had several Crosley's but I don't remember the engines looking like that. On the ones he had, the water pump was driven off of the back of the generator shaft! 


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 10:37 AM

That thing is so COOL!  I want it!  Although I'd just shove it with my 900 other projects and my wife would continue to call me a hoarder...but that's nothing new!

 

If you restore it, get it running, whatever, please post a project log, or lots of pictures.  Really neat old piece.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 11:08 AM

I'm used to the Crosley overhead cam engines that they used after WWII. I remember the waterpump off of the generator and my Waukeshaus have that too. Take some time to document everything on that the way it is and then check on the engine. It could be an early Crosley or some other as most little flat head fours look similar. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 03:11 PM

Great find! I recommend that you thoroughly clean engine and post photos on the AACA website. Include any carburetor ID info also. You will need to register first. Go to www.aaca.org , then click on forums and scroll down to "what is it". Good luck.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 03:16 PM

I don't think its a crosley engine. 

The pre-war Crosleys had an opposed two cylinder Waukeshau. [sp]

Right after WW-II crosley came out with a more conventional in line 4 cylinder [tin] engine with overhead camshaft called CoBra - which stands for COpper BRAzed.   That tin engine, at a glance LOOKS the same as the later cast block overhead cam models. 

Of course the tin engines leaked water/antifreeze into the oil and was a flop. 

 

True story!!

My chiropractor,  got a job at a auto repair shop upon discharge from the service long about 1950+/-.  His fiirst job was to replace a Crosley tin engine because of water leakage.   Apparently some of those tin engines made it a few years anyhow.   He said once unbolted, 2 guys could just pick it up and set it out of the engine bay.  He still practices bone-cracking but is in his mid 80's now.

 

From what little I can see of it that transmission doesn't look like the Borg-Warner's crashbox found in Crosleys. 

VERRY,  VERRY kewell tractor!!!!!

Fix it up and enjoy it!  :thumbs:

 

I'll add a link to the CoBra engine

http://crosleyautocl...Eng_Tree-1.html


Edited by Gtractor, March 03, 2016 - 03:18 PM.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 03:49 PM

Some more pictures.

 

From what I have gathered so far I have come to the conclusion that it is not Crosley made.I have found that there are 2 4 cyl Crosley engines and they are both overhead valve.The steering box is the same style used on early to mid 60's Power King tractors.Transmission and bell housing are all one piece.The rear end looks like the small Dana used on PK tractors in the mid 60's,the one they were experimenting with to see if it would hold together like the larger ones.Has hydraulic brakes and a Ford carburetor and Lucas starter is the only identification on the engine I have found so far.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 03:51 PM

I don't think its a crosley engine. 

The pre-war Crosleys had an opposed two cylinder Waukeshau. [sp]

Right after WW-II crosley came out with a more conventional in line 4 cylinder [tin] engine with overhead camshaft called CoBra - which stands for COpper BRAzed.   That tin engine, at a glance LOOKS the same as the later cast block overhead cam models. 

Of course the tin engines leaked water/antifreeze into the oil and was a flop. 

 

True story!!

My chiropractor,  got a job at a auto repair shop upon discharge from the service long about 1950+/-.  His fiirst job was to replace a Crosley tin engine because of water leakage.   Apparently some of those tin engines made it a few years anyhow.   He said once unbolted, 2 guys could just pick it up and set it out of the engine bay.  He still practices bone-cracking but is in his mid 80's now.

 

From what little I can see of it that transmission doesn't look like the Borg-Warner's crashbox found in Crosleys. 

VERRY,  VERRY kewell tractor!!!!!

Fix it up and enjoy it!  :thumbs:

 

I'll add a link to the CoBra engine

http://crosleyautocl...Eng_Tree-1.html

Yes I think you are correct.correct. I did not read your reply before I posted my last one.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:08 PM

Does it have anything embossed on the cylinder head?


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:16 PM

The Lucas starter is a clue that this is of English origin. If you google 1951 ford anglia engine you will see a similar engine. The flat boss on the front of the cylinder head was to support the generator which mounted on top of the engine. What do you think?


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