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by George Emmanuel
Wed May 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1956 KLC Exhaust Elbow
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: 1956 KLC Exhaust Elbow

What model boat is yours? There are bronze reproductions and that's what I did for my KLC. But, the hull design dictates the style (curvature/ angle).
by George Emmanuel
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator 3rd brush
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Generator 3rd brush

I'm scrolling through all posts tonight and saw yours from some time back. I too am dealing with the 3 brush generator on my KLC. Chris Craft used the Autolight generators and they are different from the Delco. The Delco has a screw on the rear housing of the generator that locks the 3rd brush in pl...
by George Emmanuel
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: KLC carb schematic

Tom, thank you so much for that....it answers the question. What's going on with my carb is at idle it is dumping gas out of the vacuum hole that provides the vacuum for the accelerator pump, and we can't figure out why. We plugged the hole and the engine runs fine. What's confusing us is I have a s...
by George Emmanuel
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 859

KLC carb schematic

My KLC carb dumps gas from a port just below the flange and at idle floods badly. The air screw has no effect on the idle either. I sent the carb off for a rebuild and when I got it back it's doing the same thing. So we put a plug in that hole and the engine runs fine and the air screw works as it s...
by George Emmanuel
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Polishing Chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Polishing Chrome

Bronze wool will scratch the chrome.
by George Emmanuel
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

Regarding the screw that locks the pole in, I knew well that the wood screw wouldn't last, so I used a machine screw whose threads would be tight in the hole, ran a tap through the hole matching the threads on the screw. I then turned the outside diameter of the screw down and screwed it in the hole...
by George Emmanuel
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine

Thanks to Jim Godlewski I may be able to post the picture[attachment=0]DSC03354 - Copy.JPG[/attachment] You have to look closely inside the glove box
by George Emmanuel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine

I've tried 3 times to add a picture with no luck./
by George Emmanuel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine

I also like having a temp gauge. Right after my initial launch the temp gauge played an important part in keeping my engine safe. The waterpump key sheared and I was able to see the temp rise and shut the engine down. I'm not keen on adding instruments and switches to the dash that aren't authentic,...
by George Emmanuel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 3407

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

[quAround 2012 I had finished the topsides and dropped it back in the water. Engine was running fine, but the bottom was leaking. [quote][/quote]Pulled the boat and flipped it for a 5200 bottom. Finished the bottom in 2014 or so, but finally started to work on the retirement home at the lake lot. Bo...
by George Emmanuel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Dwell Angle for KLC
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Dwell Angle for KLC

Jim, is the IC 14 a 12 volt coil?

George
by George Emmanuel
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Distributor cap

Those of us who collect and restore antique outboards are well aware of the condenser issues. There is a tremendous amount of junk out there and some of it carries old, reputable names. We are seeing imports that are out of specs and yet are being sold as direct replacements by dealers. The reason f...
by George Emmanuel
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Distributor cap

Thanks!! We were able to find the points through a visual in their book but the caps are really hard to differentiate.
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Distributor cap

It's the standard IAY-4009.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Distributor cap

Anyone have the NAPA (Echlin) part number for the KLC distributor cap and condenser? We haven't been able to match it up yet w/out having to order in samples.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

The trailer that was under my '55 17 Sportsman when I bought it was for a Malibu Custom ski boat. The previous owner probably bought the trailer just to get the boat to Florida. It has 6 bunks on it but like all custom trailers. it was designed to fit a particular hull. The boat fit pretty good but ...
by George Emmanuel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Restoration assistance/mentoring
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Restoration assistance/mentoring

Hi Alan,

I just finished my 1955 17' Sportsman. I'm in Gainesville and am willing to help in any way.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Fender cleat location

Thanks! Funny how the little things can bug you.
by George Emmanuel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Fender cleat location

Jim, That's what I did...but I was curious if there was any "designated" location...See you at Tavares!

George
by George Emmanuel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Fender cleat location

Some time ago there was a discussion about how many fender cleats came on the Chris Crafts. My 1955 17' Sportsman's build sheet says mine had 6. When I got the boat, there were only 4 and the boat had undergone a restoration (an incorrect one) a number of years ago. [b]So where, if you had 4, or 6, ...
by George Emmanuel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

Is there a reason folks don't mention using Sikaflex when bedding deck planks?

George
by George Emmanuel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish Lifting
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Varnish Lifting

Sometime ago I posted a similar question as I experienced the same thing. I'm currently restoring a 17' Sportsman and prior to beginning the stain/varnish I did some research and found that gell stain and Petit's sealer were popular. So I did exactly as you've done and had the same results. ( I assu...
by George Emmanuel
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Pipe sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Fuel Pipe sealant

That is the info I was looking for! Thanks. Both mating surfaces of the nut and tank are concave which would allow for a seal to be crushed into place tight. I have a lathe and could make a Delrin seal but it won't crush and make a tight seal into the threads.

George
by George Emmanuel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Pipe sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Fuel Pipe sealant

Both the tank fitting and the lock nut on my Sportsman have concave recesses. Obviously there is some sort of packing to prevent leakage. What do you use between the nut and tank to seal the joint? Would the flax packing work?

George
by George Emmanuel
Thu May 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F oil sender removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: 327F oil sender removal

Once you remove that sending unit do a temporary install of a mechanical gauge,--and use a good one. Take readings at idle and high idle and then compare to your electrical gauge once you've installed the new sending unit. That helps to determine if something else is going on.
by George Emmanuel
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw

There's no doubt on my end that this drive screw is hard. I'm well aware of using LH drills to back out threads, but I've gone through 3 bits so far and even using tapmatic I can't make progress. I'm thinking about using a carbide drill with a drill stop as my next approach and if necessary, tap the...
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw

The drive screws that fasten the engine name plate to the manifold are hard. My question is, how do you remove ones that are broken below the surface? I can order a carbide drill but is there another way?

George
by George Emmanuel
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Adhesive for linoleum
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Re: Adhesive for linoleum

Thanks for the insight. I'm particular about keeping the bilge clean and being able to access it. I never knew the linoleum free floated. I, in anticipation of this sort of thing, ordered some "T" molding from Jamestown for the express purpose of holding the edges along the engine side. It is fasten...
by George Emmanuel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Adhesive for linoleum
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Adhesive for linoleum

Hoping Don Dannenberg will chime in:--What is the recommended adhesive to use for new linoleum to wood? The boat is a 1955 17' Sportsman. I cold use standard flammable contact cement but I'm curious to see what the best way is. It is new marine plywood and has been coated with CPES.


George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment

Thanks!--That's what I did based on how I felt it should be,---just needed confirmation. I did grease everything using OMC's Triple Guard and had cleaned all the threads to the adjusting nut and coated that area liberally with anti-seize.