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by jfrprops
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to put between planks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: What to put between planks?

Slick seam...noting more IMHO.
John in Va
by jfrprops
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop shaft packing
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Prop shaft packing

well, suspecting you have the two part glans type...put some of the correct size packing on/in and then tighten the two bolts equally and let it drip a little...tighten to taste as they say...she needs to drip. Same deal basically if you have the big nut style. Do fret over this...it is an inexact s...
by jfrprops
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: CC 1952 U18 side planks on hull
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: CC 1952 U18 side planks on hull

Son, we are very glad to have a young guy interested in antique boating! This old guy, looking at your pics and reading your text, gives sage advice: Get in that CC and Go Boating...those gaps are normal for the situation as your report it...if you do any filling it will just crush the grain when sh...
by jfrprops
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Windshield rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Windshield rubber

good plan! john in va
by jfrprops
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Windshield rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Windshield rubber

Ah brother Staib, ever the answer man....cold our there Jim? Ice storm in ole Va today....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: finally removed my engines for the rebuild and seeking advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: finally removed my engines for the rebuild and seeking advice

no real substitute for elbow grease....on grease.....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Anybody Recognize This?
Replies: 20
Views: 2136

Re: Anybody Recognize This?

oh yeah...I don't question the engineering...it works for sure...but this is not a transmission situation but a cam deal. Not only that we really don't have a "transmission" so much as a reverse gear...etc etc.
interesting setup for sure....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Anybody Recognize This?
Replies: 20
Views: 2136

Re: Anybody Recognize This?

yeah...like Jim posted...the drawing and the photo...man, that is a weird setup ???!!!
John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Anybody Recognize This?
Replies: 20
Views: 2136

Re: Anybody Recognize This?

running off a gear drive in the transmission??? Naw..... ????

John in Va
by jfrprops
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What are you working on during lock downs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: What are you working on during lock downs?

Well Steve...no boat project here...but grateful to have an indoor renovation going on in a mid 19th century addition to my 1822 home. Using my tools, taking my time, no pressure, got heat...social distancing...life it good.
John in Va
by jfrprops
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Gemmer Steering Box
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: 1930 Gemmer Steering Box

you can split it apart there...and that thing you point to ...I think that tightens the sector...did on old cars and that is an automobile unit of some kind. If it ain't broke...I always elect not to open pandora's box.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Manifolds
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: 283 Manifolds

as said they are not hard to find...get new new ones...to many problems with old manifolds when you can get replacements
John in Va
by jfrprops
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Engine Running Hot
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: KL Engine Running Hot

oh yes...heat gun FIRST ... no question about it
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Engine Running Hot
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: KL Engine Running Hot

start with the pump....don't pull the manifold if you don't have to...

John in Va
by jfrprops
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Trans
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Paragon Trans

well there is a generational difference for sure....that stuff is on here somewhere....some of it I posted...also the net is good source for that. I wonder if the length is same???
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Finding a part for my 1960 chris craft roamer
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: Finding a part for my 1960 chris craft roamer

welcome! Is the Roamer steel or alum? John in Va
by jfrprops
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

I would bet you can find such plans...or copy someone's original...thing is storing ladders is a problem....take up a lot of space, if you just want to get in and out...and are in shape....you can get one of those ladders in a bag...rope deal...easy to stow.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

I like the route it out and glue in a spline idea....there is such fantastic good out there...way stronger than what that requires.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

we are talking two different accessories: swim platform vs boarding ladder....I like the hang over easy to stow types.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

I would be careful with that idea...wondering if a standard type platform would affect performance? Might drag upon acceleration or something...act sort of like a trim tab but maybe in an unwanted way? Through research and advice from others is the key I guess? John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

if it fits under the cover I would certainly go for it....up draft carbs are a bomb waiting to go off.

John in VA.
by jfrprops
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

just kicking this around in my mind: I don't think vibration on the hard, water applied as you say, is necessarily relevant. In my experience running on the water is another thing entirely. Sadly we must often launch and relaunch and fiddle and test...but to condemn the components based on a land te...
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 55' Holiday, does this look right?
Replies: 11
Views: 2000

Re: 55' Holiday, does this look right?

I am less skeptical than the rest....maybe with scant reason...but the pics look ok to me...not at that price to be sure, but that could be a diamond in the rough...a barn find on the net...where you almost never find a bargain and have to be so careful...still...worth checking out and at half the p...
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL stalling issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: KL stalling issue

Vapor Lock?.....and those terrible foreign made condensers???? My vote it fuel delivery....
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 3106

Re: Plank ID

Now guys, I am the king for wing it and jury rigging....but lately I have seen some very impressive steaming setups....just remember...that stuff is sooooo dangerous....knocking something over/spilling....hot water and steam killed many a crewman and passenger back in the day...shop guys too....just...
by jfrprops
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gel Coat, Marine Paint, or Varnish for '63 Constellation
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Gel Coat, Marine Paint, or Varnish for '63 Constellation

Just my opinions: I would not varnish those hull sides...for all the right-0n reasons mentioned in the previous response. I want to offer a recommendation that to many will sound strange if not stupid but is definitely worth talking about. Rustoleum...oil based, comes only in quarts, Lowe's. Their w...
by jfrprops
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

were it the other end of the engine...I would suspect Damper Plate////but NOT....good luck...John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Ignition problem

good advice and research...thanks....John in Va
by jfrprops
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3963

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

glad to see Matt back on board here. I was among the top 10 posters here for years...but glitches killed me off too...much better now...many thanks to all. John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3963

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

well, I guess I am one of the experts that no longer post so much? I was, perhaps still am, among the top ten all time posters here...but what happened is it became difficult to continue because of password glitches and etc...which Troy and the crew cleared up a time or two...but computer glitches a...