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Old 14 Feb 2011, 19:14 (Ref:2831186)   #1
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Crosslé 32F restoration

Hi,

A friend of mine has had his 32F lying under wraps in his garage for the last 12 years approx, we have decided to get it back to racing condition.

We need to replace some parts like brake discs, pads & master cylinders etc, Can anybody tell me the best place to get parts. Also the engine hasnt been run since then. Is there anything that should be done before we try & fire it up again?

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Old 16 Feb 2011, 16:41 (Ref:2832227)   #2
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Believe it or not it's worth trying the Crosslé Car Company.
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 18:00 (Ref:2832269)   #3
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Crossle 32F

Contact Arnie Black at Crossle, virtually everything is in stock for all Crossle Formula Ford models.
Call 00442890763332,
or email arnie@crossle.fsnet.co.uk
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 18:14 (Ref:2832278)   #4
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Crossle 32F

The best advice regarding the engine is don't fire it up until it's been stripped & checked. If you must start it, the oil & filter need to be changed, the fuel cell & all the rubber hoses are likely to be perished & prone to leak. The oil pressure must be brought up to circulate it through the engine before firing it for the first time.
Contact Crossle if you have any questions you want answered.
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 18:48 (Ref:2832295)   #5
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I purchased a FF last year that had stood for 12 years in an underground car park, the best advice i could give is that you get the engine top and tailed, for a few hundred pounds its not worth the risk of scoring or worse to the engine. For this and general parts try RSM and Hawke motorsport, both of which are very helpful and realistic about charges. If you join the CFFC you'll probably get a discount.
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 21:44 (Ref:2832397)   #6
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Thanks For all the replies. I have sent Arnie an e mail with a list. As regards the engine. What plugs should I use. I took the old ones out & there a Bosch plug but there is no numbers on them. Also the oil filter looks like its a paper insert type, again does anyone know a part number for the oil filter.

Also the brake & clutch master cylinders are shot, can you get a seal kit form them or should I replace them??

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P.s. How do you upload pics to the thread??
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 14:35 (Ref:2837492)   #7
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I had a Crossle 32F; great cars!!

Have you considered converting it to a 33F and racing it in the Historic FF2000 Championship? www.historicff2000.co.uk/

At Race Retro I noticed the top 1600 cars being sold for £9,000-ish; average FF2000 are worth £14k +; might be a way of increasing the value of you car, while you're restoring it it
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 15:07 (Ref:2837497)   #8
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I had a Crossle 32F; great cars!!

Have you considered converting it to a 33F and racing it in the Historic FF2000 Championship? www.historicff2000.co.uk/

At Race Retro I noticed the top 1600 cars being sold for £9,000-ish; average FF2000 are worth £14k +; might be a way of increasing the value of you car, while you're restoring it it

as you state its a great car, so leave it how it was intended a 1600, plenty of hff2000 up for sale at the moment.
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 16:03 (Ref:2837511)   #9
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as you state its a great car, so leave it how it was intended a 1600, plenty of hff2000 up for sale at the moment.
I wish I had kept my 32F

There are no Crossle's though; which is a shame!

There was 140 32F's built; I'm sure FF1600 wouldn't miss one

I also noticed an add at Race Reto; there is one place with 6 ex- race school 32F and 35F's for sale
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 16:10 (Ref:2837515)   #10
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I wish I had kept my 32F

There are no Crossle's though; which is a shame!

There was 140 32F's built; I'm sure FF1600 wouldn't miss one

I also noticed an add at Race Reto; there is one place with 6 ex- race school 32F and 35F's for sale

looked to me that the price was £4200 , so you could make a nice profit if they are selling for £9k as FF1600 or £14k as FF2000


http://racecarwarehouse.co.uk/car_details.php?id=80
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 16:10 (Ref:2837516)   #11
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there was a crossle racing in hff2000 in 09, and it may well appear again
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Old 27 Feb 2011, 17:20 (Ref:2837541)   #12
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And if things work out I might get a run out in a 51F as well.
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 10:58 (Ref:2839588)   #13
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.........is your 51F race ready or a project you're working on?

RCW have a 33F 2000 car for sale; so no need to convert any of the 32F's
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