crossley 1040

hello lads ,
it turns out the engine is a crossley 1040, as found , with a bth mag
- points are in good order too , it has a brazing repair from frost
damage- nothing major to worry about ,as its part of the engines
history - some fool leaving water in the hopper over a winter !
overall in very good original condition , with only a stuck valve .
first picture :
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the wait)
will post more later , tell me your opinions !
regards - john ( thats 2 engines in 2 weeks , talk about them all
coming at once!!)
P>S - WANTED : a starting handle for a crossley 1040 .
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john dungan
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John, You appear to have only loaded half the picture, but from what I could see you have a good lump there as to the starting handle, make it your first project and make one.
Martin P
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Campingstoveman
Hi John
Like Martin, I could only see the top half of the picture, but it looks like you've got yourself a nice project there. Should keep you out of mischief for a while :-))
Regards
Philip T-E
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ClaraNET
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(worth the wait)
The half picture looks good. It looks as though the string needs replacing though :))
Good luck, it looks like a nice restoration job.
Mark
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Mark Howard
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Hi John,
Looks like a good project. Crossley handles are generally heavy cast iron and are a numb and awkward to use. The one for the 1040 is a simple device that catches on the flywheel key - I'll get some pictures for you tomorrow. Beware removing the head - the cylinder liner comes out with it!
First job a trolley?
Regards
Dan
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Dan Howden
hello all ,
hopefully these pics are o.k ...
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've added a pic of the rear of it , and a close up shot of the points , i was very surprised at the good condition of them . [IMG]
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age do you's rekon it is , who in england - dates crossley's ?
am i right in saying Mr.Patrick Knight does ? if so has anyone a email address for him ?
i am pretty pleased with it myself , should be a bit of fun ,and a beauty when done . (LOL)
2 engines in 2 weeks in IRELAND (Lol - one adopted from wales !) - talk about them all coming at once .
proves it ain't what you know , it's who you know .
thanks - john d Éire
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john dungan
Hi John, ISTR that the last time I owned a Crossley years ago I developed a habit of tipping the engine forwards with the cylinder forward before starting the engine. This seemed to remove cylinder lubrication problems while running. (It didn't help any laundry problems afterwards ) 8^) -- Dave Croft Warrington England
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Dave Croft
Excellent advice about removing the head, you may very well find it is a lot harder than it looks as Mr Crossley - the Lord alone knoweth why - decided that the liner has to be drawn out of the jacket as well.
Anyone know why? What possible advantage could it have? Is the liner actually part of the head or attached in some way?
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn, .
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Kim Siddorn
I am building a Crossley and R-H dating database from numbers and dates gathered from various sources. For Crossleys, I can usually date a serial number to within a couple of years, and often better than that. Do you have the serial number?
J
In message , john dungan writes >hello all , >what age do you's rekon it is , who in england - dates crossley's ?
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john. ambler
"john dungan" wrote 2 engines in 2 weeks in IRELAND (Lol - one adopted from wales !) - talk about them all coming at once .
Hmm, Wales. I wonder who that came from ;-).
I think you'll need another shed, John!
Regards, Arthur G
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Arthur Griffin & Jeni Stanton
I guess it means you'll never suffer with a blown head gasket, but it does seem a very complicated way of going about things. Also, I suppose if you had something nasty happen to the cylinder, you were stuck with buying a whole new head/liner, which must have been expensive?
Regards
Philip T-E
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ClaraNET
hmmm , so the liner comes out with the head ... how would i free a stuck valve , without removing the head ,and without baiting it with a hammer ! ??
thanks for the info on the handle dan , i'll search for an original , but a makeshift one will do for the time being -gives me a good excuse to nag my uncle to give me the smallish lathe that's in his shed .
will be getting it next saturday , and will have a few 'hands' -as i'd say its as heavy as it looks ! to give us a push .
hopefully i will get new needles for the carb turned in brass by a friend of ours , would be better looking than stainless !
will be interesting to see if i can get the history of her ..
your right arthur -i do need a new shed !!!
thanks lads - john d
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john dungan
hello lads might be going to collect the 1040 tommorow instead of saturday , so i can get a bit of work done on her during mid term ( the joys of school , i bet you's all are envious)!!!
if i bring her home tommorow - first job will be to get the awfull smell out of the hopper !!
will have better pics on webshots when she arrives .
AGAIN - does anyone know who ( does anyone ??) dates Crossley's ?
thanks for the help - john d
Éire
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john dungan
hello all ,
got my 1040 today , my god is it a heavy lump ! its still on the trailer ,waiting on an extra pair of hands to come and give us a hand to get it down onto a trolley .
guess what ! the hopper when we viewed it was full to the top with water ,whilst at the angle getting her into the trailer some water spilled out , and guess what was hiding in the hopper - the starting handle !!
how much would 20cm long (bout a 1 in thickness) of round brass be does anyone know ?
i'd like to buy some so a mate can turn new needles in brass , alot nicer looking than stainless steel !
thats the craic - better photo's to follow , john
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john dungan
Hi John,
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have 1" round brass at GBP5.75 per foot.
How about a stainless needle with a 2 euro coin as the knob on the end?
Regards
Dan
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Dan Howden

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