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by trebot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 139

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: 214

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: 400

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: 214

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: 463

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: 169

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: 169

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: 124

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: 251

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: 774

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: 269

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: 269

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: 311

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: 240

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: 251

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: 1384

Generator 3rd brush

Have 12v generator on a KL. What is procedure for adjusting 3rd brush? Thanks
by trebot
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL Generator overcharging
Replies: 1
Views: 688

KL Generator overcharging

Have KL motor in my 1956 Continental. It is charging into the 15 volt range. The battery has liquid on the top, which I guess is a result of overcharging. Had motor out for rebuild. The generator has a box on the side with 2 wires connected. Is that the voltage regulator? Something I should do to re...
by trebot
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Add picture
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Add picture

How can I add picture to my profile?
by trebot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: bimini top hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

bimini top hardware

Looking for "Campbell e-z mount hardware.
by trebot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 2
Views: 769

KL generator to alternator swap

Have 12v system and want go to an alternator. Any specific alternator I should be looking or? Thanks
by trebot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 1
Views: 593

KL generator to alternator swap

Whats involved in swapping 12 volt generator to an alternator on a KL motor? Any specific alternator? Thanks
by trebot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Marine plywood

Menards carries Marine. No vaneer. Bought sheet to use as rear seat base and motor box cover. Bought sheet of vaneer at L.L. Johnson.
by trebot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Marine plywood

Building a motor box and having no luck finding marine plywood. Is there a good substitute?
by trebot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL engine clutch adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

KL engine clutch adjustment

Clutch slips when applying full power. What is adjustment procedure? I know you adjust after taking off top cover.
by trebot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preserving deck wood
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Preserving deck wood

Have '56 Continental. The deck has been subjected to the elements, varnish is peeling, but the wood itself is in good shape. Not going to be able to get boat stored in garage for a few months. Is there anything I can "paint" the deck with to preserve it til I can get her in a garage and do an adequa...
by trebot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith float adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Zenith float adjustment

Have a Zenith 263M carb on a KL motor. What is float setting and how is it measured?
Thanks, Kurt
by trebot
Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: 5200 paint

The bottom appears that it might be original. Most planks were tight; some had 1/16 to 1/8" gap. Used dremel sparingly. Didn't push 5200 into seams, so I'm not too worried about expanding planks buckeling. The boat is trailered , so don't have luxury of soak. As hull has plywood inner liner, just wa...
by trebot
Sun May 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: 5200 paint

I get the impression that there is disagreement with the 5200 idea. Here's what I did. Actually, I took a Dremel with cone shaped bit and took out about 1/8" to 1/4" deep surface valley between planks. Filled "valley" with 5200. Didn't force it, just let ut flow as you would do with caulking. Wiped ...
by trebot
Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

5200 paint

Did some bottom seam filling with standard cure 5200. How long to wait until I can paint? Boat is outside in 45 to 60 degree temps. Thanks
by trebot
Thu May 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom Plank Replace
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Bottom Plank Replace

'56 Continental 18'. Replacing (2) 2 foot sections of bottom side by side plank. The hull uses 1/2" plank over plywood liner. The plywood is good. Do I need to treat the new wood before installation? Theses planks are side by side . How much gap between planks ? Can I use 5200 to secure replacement ...