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by Greg Wallace
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Old subject. Oil recommendations. 'W' motors.
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Re: Old subject. Oil recommendations. 'W' motors.

Install good "By-Pass" oil filters, then change after break in, then every 100hrs (or once a year) thereafter. Get the best deal on the best oil you can find. It seems counterproductive to me to have spent the time and money on these engines and then cheap out on oil while planning a 6000 plus mile ...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

The 1957 Chris Craft equipment and accessory catalog lists hull side paints as "semi-gloss". Many of these actually appeared satin to nearly flat depending on color and application. This is consistent with my memory of those on our showroom and shop. Boot Stripe is gloss. Today you see gloss being u...
by Greg Wallace
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

As I recall painted hulls were finished "satin" , may have been semi gloss, definitely not gloss. Someone on here knows for sure but an accessory manual from period would list hull side paints as well as boot stripe colors. May have one in club archives. Mine are not readily available at the moment ...
by Greg Wallace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL convert to downdraft carb
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Re: KL convert to downdraft carb

Have you done any trouble shooting beyond the carb and fuel pump? Symptoms suggest ignition failure after warm up, or intermittent fuel supply interruption as possible areas of concern. Faulty coils and condenser may produce similar systems. An obstruction in bottom of fuel tank contacting stand pip...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Ignition keys
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

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: 2257

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: 3363

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: 3342

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: 3342

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: 2034

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: 3932

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: 3932

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: 1968

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: 2371

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: 2834

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: 4687

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: 3065

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: 1116

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: 3465

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: 4363

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: 4363

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: 5114

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: 3600

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: 5114

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: 5114

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: 4465

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: 4465

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: 2824

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: 2824

Re: Electrical

Might you be reading amps rather than volts?