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by trebot
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL exteriot coolant line
Replies: 1
Views: 161

KL exteriot coolant line

Have a '56 KL. It has a coolant line that runs fron the front of cylinder head to carb mount on intake manifold and out the back to the exhaust elbow. Was told it is to warm the fuel.
I thought cold fuel was better combustion.
by trebot
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator charging 15 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Generator charging 15 volts

My Gen has a separate voltage regulator. Did some research and tried to adjust the regulator. Actually, it was quite simple with a mechanical regulator. Got the voltage steady at 14 volts.
by trebot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Has anyone converted a KL motor from single updraft Zenith to a single downdraft carb? Thinking could use stock Hercules intake, just flip it over and make adapter to stand carb up straight. Having carb issues and this conversion idea keeps me thinking.
by trebot
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator charging 15 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Generator charging 15 volts

My engine is a KL
by trebot
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator charging 15 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Generator charging 15 volts

Have 12 volt system. New solid state regulator and point/condenser ignition. Charges around 15 volts on regular basis. Should I be worried?
by trebot
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL stalling issue
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: KL stalling issue

The only thing common between Pertronic and points is the cap and rotor. The actions of the motor were the same.
Next time out, I'm changing out the distributor cap if it acts up again. I'm also gonna see if the carb bowl has fuel. We'll see what happens.
by trebot
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL stalling issue
Replies: 5
Views: 606

KL stalling issue

Have a KL (1956) which is giving me fits. It runs fine out on the lake at all speeds for a few minutes, then stalls. It will start right back up, run fine for a few minutes, then stall again. I had the Pertonic ignition (Ignitor and Flamethrower coil). Thought that might be the problem, so I changed...
by trebot
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Vacuum Guage
Replies: 2
Views: 334

KL Vacuum Guage

Is there an existing hook-up point for a vacuum guage on a KL motor? I really don't want to drill hole in intake manifold or carb. Thanks
by trebot
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Ignition problem

I posted under "Engines & Powertrain" an idle problem I had which was solved by replacing wiring. Go there for full story.
by trebot
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Ignition problem

Had an ongoing problem with very rough idle after a couple hours running. Changed over to Pertonix ignition, Flamethrower coil and Accell plug wires. Still had problem, but not as bad. Called tech service at Petronix and they suggested disconect + wire from coil and run new jumper wire to coil direc...
by trebot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 1
Views: 722

KL idle

I posted my question by mistake to "Fiberglass Engines". Take a look and see if you can help.
by trebot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 2
Views: 438

KL idle

Have KL with 60 hours on rebuild. Have Ignitor Electronic Ignition, Flamethrower coil and Accell ignition wires. Motor runs great at all speeds. Engine temp 115 to 120 on digital guage. Problem is after about 2 hours of cruising, the idle is very rough and won' t run under 1000 rpm no load. Carb has...
by trebot
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: KL oil quantity

Dipstick measurement would be helpful. Supposedly, Chris went to a "shallow" oil pan in 1956. I'm trying to find depth dimension on both pans to determine what I have. Mine is about 8 1/4" (exterior rail to bottom of pan. Not having any sucess.
by trebot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 610

KL oil quantity

Have a '56 Continental with a KL motor. Specs say 6 to 10 quarts oil. Dipstick shows full, but when I drain oil (including transmission) I only get about 5 quarts. I'm thinking the dipstick isn't accurate. I don't want to run motor low on oil, but also don't want to hurt the motor by overfilling. Wh...
by trebot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 399

KL oil pressure

50 hours on rebuild. Digital oil pressure runs in high 20's (26 to 29). I read the factory spec is 20 to 35. Using PENN GRADE 30 wt. Think I should go to 40 wt? Any experience comments appreciated.
by trebot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cold running KL
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Cold running KL

Measuring using digital. Using same cyl head source as stock mechanical guage. Stock sending unit broke, so went digital.
by trebot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Had same problem getting cap & rotor for my KL. Got parts from Classic Boat Connection at classicboatconnection.com. 507-344-8024. I saw a listing for your motor.
by trebot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cold running KL
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Cold running KL

Have a KL motor in 18' Continental. It runs cold: never gets over 105 degrees. I have digital temp guage which I've checked and its accurate. Motor runs fine (50 hours on total rebuild), but think it should run warmer. Thought about putting restriction in water outlet on cylinder head, but thought I...
by trebot
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blond deck stain
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Blond deck stain

Have '56 Continental that I'm planning to refinish deck. Has the "blond" portion on deck and gunnels. What is procedure for re-finishing that portion of deck? Is there a blond stain? Thanks
by trebot
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith 263 m carb
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Zenith 263 m carb

Solved my idling problem. I had adjusted the idle screw after engine ran for awhile, but before any load was put on motor. 1 turn out gave a nice smooth idle. Took her out today. After running for an hour or so on Lake Huron ( Gorgeous day), she would idle rough and would die when put in gear. Opene...
by trebot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith 263 m carb
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Zenith 263 m carb

Have idling problem on my '56 KL with a Zenith 263M carb. When motor is cold, she idles fine. Run on the lake for an hour or so, and she won't idle under 1500 rpm. The motor runs very cool, barely gets to 100 degrees. I've rebuilt the carb with no improvement. Get her home, start up and runs fine ne...
by trebot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need Auto Lite rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Need Auto Lite rotor

Have a Auto Lite 1ay 4009 distributor on my KL. Need a rotor. Any sources?
by trebot
Sun May 17, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 584

INSURANCE

Looking to insure my '56 Continental. Located in Michigan. Any experience with insurers, good and bad, would be appreciated.
by trebot
Sun May 10, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Staining
Replies: 0
Views: 1856

Staining

1st time staining. Used Interlux Chris Craft Filler stain. Followed directions: thin with Interlux 333 to thick house paint consistency. Let sit for ten minutes then wiped off. Let sit for a day and decided stain was too thick and I wanted more grain to show. Sanding was too agressive and spotty. Be...
by trebot
Mon May 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: paint stripper or sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: paint stripper or sanding

I answered my own question from You Tube. Great video found "How to Strip Stain from Wood". Scroll down to picture of guy working on a round table.
by trebot
Mon May 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: paint stripper or sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 483

paint stripper or sanding

In process of refinishing varnish/stain on mahogany hull. Can I use paint stripper then sand? Concerned the stripper might soak into wood and adversely affect the stain process.
by trebot
Sat May 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer bunk covering
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Trailer bunk covering

18' Continental that is trailered and used regularly. Have problem with bottom paint scuffing on launch and recovery. Have indoor/outdoor carpet (LOWES). Would it be better to use "marine grade" carpet or plastic covers?
by trebot
Sat May 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer bunk covering
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Trailer bunk covering

18' Continental that is trailered and used regularly. Have problem with bottom paint scuffing on launch and recovery. Have indoor/outdoor carpet (LOWES). Would it be better to use "marine grade" carpet or plastic covers?
by trebot
Fri May 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Trailered hull bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Trailered hull bottom paint

My '56 Continental is trailered and used regularly. Are there any paint that will resist paint scuffing from loading/unloading?
I used Indoor/outdoor carpet from LOWES on the bunks. Should I use "marine grade" carpet available through marine supply stores to reduce scuffing? Thanks
by trebot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator 3rd brush
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Generator 3rd brush

Have 12v generator on a KL. What is procedure for adjusting 3rd brush? Thanks