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by Greg Wallace
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Ignition keys
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Ignition keys

Briggs & Stratton "BASCO" also widely used .
by Greg Wallace
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Ignition keys
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Ignition keys

This info is usually on the hull card/dealer record. Type and number. Ex: Yale Jr. #34. The reproductions are pretty good, more reliable and safer.
by Greg Wallace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: xK18 Rudder?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: xK18 Rudder?

Yeah, there was an auxiliary rudder that could be mounted under the nozzle. They were helpful on deceleration and to a lesser extent at low speeds. Shipped not installed.
by Greg Wallace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What are you working on during lock downs?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: What are you working on during lock downs?

Not positive but 1957 or 1958. Easy "tell" is the greater expanse of blonde on the fore deck ahead of dash. I've seen the classic windshield retrofitted on newer deck and its quite obvious. (IMO the classic windshield may be worthless compared to the tall wrap around replacement but its as though th...
by Greg Wallace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What are you working on during lock downs?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: What are you working on during lock downs?

Hey Steve, I have a complete windshield less glass for your continental if you need one. Re-Chromed. Was going to convert sedan to open and decided not to. Have a few other bits left over as well. Best looking, hardest riding utility ever. Still miss it.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1930 26' model 111 CC "Contessa"
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: 1930 26' model 111 CC "Contessa"

If the same as 27, we have one. Do you have a casting/part number?
by Greg Wallace
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 55' Holiday, does this look right?
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: 55' Holiday, does this look right?

POP has a reputation for hijacking other's ads and/or listings without authorization. I have, on more than one occasion, found boats for sale on their site without seller's knowledge. You may want to search around for a possible original listing.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 55' Holiday, does this look right?
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: 55' Holiday, does this look right?

Interior planking (ceilings) not standard on Holiday series. Engine box cushions not standard.
by Greg Wallace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Blow By

May not be exhaust, but perhaps oil fumes venting from crankcase.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Trying to identify our Craft
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Trying to identify our Craft

Looks like a 40 Conqueror. As I recall only built for one year. 1959 maybe.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blond deck stain
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Blond deck stain

We always just bleached, applied natural filler stain, then seal and varnish. To the best of my knowledge,
Chris Craft did not offer "blonde" stain. We would tint if repairing and new finish needed to match older finish.
by Greg Wallace
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: Round brass tag?

Looks like an asset inventory tag. Do I see screws holding in place? Anything written on it?
by Greg Wallace
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: carb wedges for chrysler hemi (m 45)
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: carb wedges for chrysler hemi (m 45)

Assuming your capris is as original with the hemi I think it would be safe to expect it to perform fine without intake mods. Performance may very well improve with wedges, but given how special your Capris is, I would be reluctant to modify the hatch from original. If you are determined, however, I ...
by Greg Wallace
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stewart Warner temp gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Stewart Warner temp gauge

Assuming you want original type, get yours restored by Mark Clawson, Kocian, or?? Or source a restored unit. Try Jim Staib at finewoodboats.com.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1947-54 U18 Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: 1947-54 U18 Rudder

If you haven't already, check with Algonac Cast Products. They are descendent from original "Algonac Foundry" that likely made them originally. It has been reported that they still have many original patterns and are now more interested in accommodating the hobby. We had them cast a "run" of struts ...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 16' special race boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: 16' special race boats

The 16 is more dimensionally challenged.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 16' special race boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: 16' special race boats

The only bad things you will hear about a 16 SRB is that there are not enough of them (less than 170 made) and they are too expensive (unless you already own one). Great "little" boat that thinks its bigger. KB has all the attributes of a great hot rod engine, lumpy idle, great sound, and finicky (r...
by Greg Wallace
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 Chris Craft Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: 1949 Chris Craft Custom

John, Both do well with light loads, the more you load the more the 20 custom will stand out. As an old former boat peddler I am compelled to ask how you intend to use these boats? If your primary interest, for example, is boat shows and shorter rides in calm water with seldom more than two occupant...
by Greg Wallace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Polishing Chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Polishing Chrome

While both are softer than chromium, Bronze wool is softer than steel and in my experience less likely to scratch. I've seen show chrome ruined by both. If you decide to use "wool" get the finest you can find.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 Chris Craft Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: 1949 Chris Craft Custom

20 custom with mbl approx. 3000Lbs and 39mph. 19 race 500lbs lighter and 5mph faster with same power. 20 custom refined, well appointed with very interesting hardware and overall style with difficult to attain shape and finish. More comfortable and social. 19RR is more basic in appointments and desi...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 Chris Craft Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: 1949 Chris Craft Custom

John, in my experience the 20 custom was the finest runabout (in its class) produced by Chris-Craft in the post war era, perhaps the best 20 footer ever to come out of Algonac. I believe it was based on the pre war 23 custom rather than a "scaled up" 19 supporting the feeling that they behave like a...
by Greg Wallace
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?

Always liked the painted 22"s and especially the sedans. Factory literature as well as the originals (22s) I have seen all displayed silver graphics. Yours having "painted red" called out on the hull card may be somewhat rare. You might be able to have a sign shop that does computer graphic design s...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?

Although red was applied to some, your 22 should use a silver decal. Readily available. Looks good against white hull side.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Electrical

I was thinking maybe he was reading the AMP meter on dash?
by Greg Wallace
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Electrical

Might you be reading amps rather than volts?
by Greg Wallace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Rubber flooring

I'm pretty sure by 1941 they were using white pyramid.
by Greg Wallace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas Fume Detector Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Gas Fume Detector Installation

I would install low as possible on inside of stringer, under and behind carb. If sensor is not water proof then mount high enough to avoid any expected bilge water. Keep in mind that fumes are heavier than air and will accumulate low to high. The goal is to sense them before they get high enough to ...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Yes, I would expect a deviation such as box spring seats to be enumerated on the hull card (equipment record). Some cool extras listed on yours, by the way.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Box springs were not spec'd for the 17 special as standard.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Threaded lifting ring rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

If inspection reveals no corrosion or other deterioration, I would expect the original bronze to be fine. This assumes that your boat is so equipped.