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by drrot
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1963 Constellation
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: 1963 Constellation

Very ambitious project. I looked at the blog and seen snow. I would start by winterizing the boat. Will the pond freeze?
by drrot
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

Matt Smith wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:19 am
The hole in the boat is brilliant. I vote for that. PLEASE TAKE PICTURES! PLEEEEASE! I need clicks and exposions and sinking is gold click bait
Probably would have worked a while back when there was no water in your lake :lol:
by drrot
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

First of all you must have listened to "Lift and sniff" AL. Second of all do it right!! Install a marine, mechanical pump :P
by drrot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: KL idle

The plumbing looks right. There is a chance the heat opens up a crack and water gets in. Pull the copper tubes from the manifold end cap and the elbow. Plug the holes and run it with no water in the intake and see what happens.
klplumbing.jpg
by drrot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

It's a great resource. See if it is available at your library or on CD
by drrot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1xe Transmission issue
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: 1xe Transmission issue

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Remove the adjusting bolt and move it to the hole to the right.
by drrot
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Actual model and year
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Actual model and year

Most likely a 1956 Cavalier Runabout
by drrot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lincoln 430/431 revisited
Replies: 36
Views: 35112

Re: Lincoln 430/431 revisited

Takes a special tool. To make one use a thick plate of steel and drill the bolt holes in it. In the center drill and tap the center part from a Harmonic balancer puller.
by drrot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions

Captain Nemo wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 am
Also if you can find the hull number stamped into the wood on the engine stringer would be helpful in id'ing your boat.
Quite often it is on the registration
by drrot
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble

Here. Maybe this will help with the heat!
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by drrot
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble

There is an issue with the smaller distributor kits.
by drrot
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 1951 Riviera KLC Ignition Stumble

Which distributor do you have? I'd put the points back in and see what happens.
by drrot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

Before you read it the last rights when you take it in ask to have it checked. Possibility the regulator went out.
by drrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

Sounds like a meter problem. Disconnect the battery. Remove all the wires from one side of the meter. Test the ohms between the two terminals on the back of the meter. Should have continuity.
by drrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

Does the amp gauge move when the lights are on and it is not running? Or any accessory. With two people in the boat get it up on plane and disconnect the battery cable. If it dies the generator is not charging. There are different kinds of generators. One with an original style cut out. They charge ...
by drrot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6V to 12V Generator conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: 6V to 12V Generator conversion

It will run all day on a fully charged battery as long as you don't turn it off. It's the starting and other accessories that really suck the juice.
by drrot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump change
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Water pump change

Yup, have them in stock.
by drrot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump change
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Water pump change

No one makes a pump for the K series engines anymore. When they did both pumps for the K and M series engines took the same impeller. My logic says they would pump similar amounts of water. If water ends up in the crankcase there is probably another issue. We sell lots of the 5850 pumps that get put...
by drrot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP

The quick way to test the fuel pump is remove the line from the tank. Put your thumb over the fitting on the pump. Actuate the lever on the pump and it should suck you thumb in.
Proper way is to insert a vacuum gauge in the pump.
by drrot
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Generator on Model K

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Here it is
by drrot
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Generator on Model K

It's called a Cut-Out. Post a photo of it. Some are known to have a short life.
by drrot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP

12 1/2X13 propeller. You should get way more RPM with either propeller you have. I'd start with synchronizing them by hand and make sure all carbs Fully close and fully open evenly. (not running) then adjust the idle mixtures then idle speed. Finally take it out with two people and adjust the high s...
by drrot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

Peter,
You can have them shipped here and I can ship them with the rest of your order. Will get you a photo Monday of what I have gathered.
JIM
by drrot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Contact Jim at Fine Wood Boats, inc in Three Lakes 815-344-9663 Unless you know the NAPA Echlin part numbers specifically it's a real struggle getting a car parts store to help, which I learned early on. Easier to talk to someone who knows what your looking for and may even have NOS See www.finewoo...
by drrot
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation

Congratulations on your stewardship. May you treat each other well :D
by drrot
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: MORE PHOTOS from The French Connection Article, Vol 1 2018, Brass Bell
Replies: 7
Views: 2941

Re: MORE PHOTOS from The French Connection Article, Vol 1 2018, Brass Bell

French triple2.jpg
Paul,
See if they ever found a hull number. This was sent to me last month.
by drrot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation

Post photos. We love photos :D
by drrot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?

Pretty sure they sold out quick. I went to Detroit and visited the company that made them originally. They seemed interested while I was there but would not take my calls once I left. I let it lie.
by drrot
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Correct bunk placement U-22 Sportsman
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Correct bunk placement U-22 Sportsman

The engine stringers are 22 1/2" apart. You want a lot under them. Some under the chine too.