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by Greg Wallace
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

17 and 19 footers with orange deck seems and pigskin interior had orange boot stripes to match. 23 and 27 footers and (I believe 25 sportsman) had green deck seems, emerald green leather and green boot stripe. I can tell you for sure that seem compound (caulk) was colored green (on 23's and presumab...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

I'll check, but not likely. Would have been accidental. These covers were rotten and gone long before anybody cared enough to document. May have some photos of "storage" building or boat houses with covered boats that might show this detail.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Additionally, when a factory cover was spec'd there was typically a small bronze (chromed) hook-like retainer installed on the transom band to secure the cover at the transom via another set of cotton cords attached to a canvas loop.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

These cleats were used to secure factory covers. They were indeed fender cleats but I have seen orders were additional cleats were spec'd to enhance cover retention. The covers had a square piece of vinyl sewn at each cleat location with two parallel stitch lines through the middle above where the c...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: What Boat Did I Just Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Correction..Crestliner 15 Chieftain Imperial model 1552. Circa early 1960's
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: What Boat Did I Just Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Crestliner? Looks like a DelRio (model). The dash will ultimately provide the definitive clue.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: HF-7 pink milk

You could also bypass the cooler and idle engine, pump the old into a receptacle while drawing new in until outflow is clean. Also will pump water out cooler fittings if leaking. Has the boat had water in bilge over rev gear?
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

I would get more evidence to support hose clamp choice. Thumb screw clamps were used... but not all years. There are some pretty good photos in the engine brochures.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

More common than you might think. Seen them spec'd on a number of hull cards. Most boat houses were dark even during the day.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Pretty sure decals not until later. No decals on earliest 283.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Don't think there were any decals on that vintage. All info on manifold id tag.
by Greg Wallace
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Don't have a photo but the crash pad is tapered at the stern to allow clearance for the rear seat back. Hopefully someone will post a detail photo.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: water pump grease

have used 2-4-C for years.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Password for members not recognized

I had to use my old password for main site and new for the Buzz.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Correct anchor weight
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Correct anchor weight

Can't comment on best choice of windlass. The Danforth style anchor is the most popular overall. Size to match boat and expected conditions. Don't forget an appropriate length of leader chain. This will make any size anchor feel much bigger. The expected bottom conditions may suggest a different sty...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP

If you know the hull numbers, check the ACBS directory and, of course, the CCABC registry. If your lucky, an owner of an existing example may be tuned in.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Is it possible that this is an adhesion issue where the paint is not sticking to the material in the seams and presenting as a "movement" issue? Good photos might be helpful.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Now THAT was helpful?
by Greg Wallace
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?

pretty sure this vintage was gray. hopefully someone will confirm or refute.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: battery
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: battery

If you're worried about point deduction then don't convert. If not, then get a battery with the highest CCA that fits your battery box and go boating. At some point I believe ACBS rules will adjust and minimize 12 volt conversions on safety grounds. I thought about cutting up a 6 volt battery and ov...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Pretty sure E10 "regular" will clean things up just fine....maybe too fine, especially carbon. IMHO higher octane does nothing if not required by engine spec. If you're stuck with Ethanol, remember your "Startron" or equivalent and good water separator.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

I would determine if it is a true "West System" (plywood laminate as opposed to plank on frame applied with epoxy). West System done properly by the "book" is ok, but the term is often used to describe any construction method using West Epoxy (or any epoxy for that matter). The same can be said for ...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lonely in fiberglass territory
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Lonely in fiberglass territory

You should not run any part of your exhaust system higher than manifold outlets to avoid back drain or surge into exhaust ports.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Can you identify the model?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Can you identify the model?

25 sportsman, late 4o's, early 50's.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957-58 18' Holiday.
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: 1957-58 18' Holiday.

I can recall more than one instance where we found parts in one boat belonging to different hull number(s) of the same model boat(s), including an engine. In comparing notes with the other owners and other contacts we discovered all had a common denominator. All the boats had been either owned by th...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

FAKE....just like the pre-war Chris Craft clock on ebay with a drawing of a Century Coronado on the face.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Engine Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: KLC Engine Questions

I would think it should be repairable. Machine shop should be able to install a "thread" insert.
by Greg Wallace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 2573

Re: New engine update

Check timing light connections. Hooked up to number one?