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by John Cederstrom
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 3827

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

I guess I'm still out to sea regarding engine oils. Brad Penn 30 wt high performance oil and Rotella straight 30 wt oil both seem to indicate that they are detergent oils. Is this true? I prefer to use a single grade non-detergent oil in my M-27 engine as I can only assume it's been a long time sinc...
by John Cederstrom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 3827

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

Thanks for clearing that up for me. My Chrysler M-27 engine came with the Garwood Ensign I''m restoring. I have to assume it's been a long time since anyone has seen the engine interior. Based on this info I'll plan on using 30 wt Brad Penn without any additional ZDDP additive. John C
by John Cederstrom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 3827

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

One of the posts regarding the use of Brad Penn 30 wt engine oil in classic flat head engines was to make sure you don't use Brad Penn 30 wt break-in oil. The only thing I see different in the oils is the addition of proper levels of ZDDP in the break=in oil. Is there harm in using the break-in oil ...
by John Cederstrom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M27 Chrysler Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: M27 Chrysler Engine

Thanks guys. I'll try Mike Murley. If no-go I'll go the Permatex route. Thanks again.
John C
by John Cederstrom
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M27 Chrysler Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

M27 Chrysler Engine

Does anyone know if gaskets are available for this engine? I'm looking for the generator mounting gasket. It's very thin and fragile so I'd prefer not having to make it. John
by John Cederstrom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing deck
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: Finishing deck

I plan on using the roll and tip method so your suggestion of rolling with the grain makes good sense. I think using a folded 80 grit to clean out the grooves answers my main question. I have experimented with several stains and colors and have decided to go with Interstain red mahogany. I did a 194...
by John Cederstrom
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing deck
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Finishing deck

I am ready to stain. seal and varnish the deck on my '46 Garwood Ensign. How does one maintain the integrity of the deck grooves? I plan on staining with Interstain followed by 2 coats of CPES and then Captains varnish. I have 1/8" deck grooves. It seems like all these applications would tend to fil...
by John Cederstrom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 4672

Re: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

Thanks to all. Great help. I wasn't sure what common practice was. I should have a good fit---am presently working on joint where the toe rails meet. Whichever way I choose I'll make sure the underside is sealed. Thanks again.
by John Cederstrom
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 4672

Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

I'm restoring a 1946 16' Garwood Ensign and have pretty much got the deck ready for seal, stain and varnish. One more sanding required. I've got a question regarding installing the foredeck toe rail. I used the WEST System on the deck boards. I'm thinking I may want to remove the toe rail down the r...
by John Cederstrom
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: Bronze castings

Thanks for your help. That's the one I was looking for.

John
by John Cederstrom
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Bronze castings

Can someone give me the name of the foundry in southeast Michigan that has all the original CC patterns?
John Cederstrom
by John Cederstrom
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Engine Generator

Good point about gasket. Will do. Thanx
by John Cederstrom
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Engine Generator

I guess it turned out to be "no crickets"

John
by John Cederstrom
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Engine Generator

One cricket now. 3 bolts are correct. I'll take your word that it'll come out easy and slip back in just as easy. I guess I can always rotate the engine by hand to re-align gears if needed. Thanks for your responses.

John
by John Cederstrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Engine Generator

I have a Chrysler M-27 Crown engine which has a gear driven generator. Are there any things or steps I should be concerned about in removing it from the engine. It needs to be rebuilt plus I want to convert to a 12 v system. One of my concerns is how to line up the gear teeth on re-installation.

John
by John Cederstrom
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Voltage Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Voltage Regulator

The M27 Chrysler Crown engine that came with the Gar Wood Ensign I am restoring is missing the voltage regulator. I assume it was a 6 volt regulator. I plan on changing to a 12 volt system. Can anyone help me as to where I can purchase a 12 volt that would be compatible with this engine? Any other a...
by John Cederstrom
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Steering Wheel Column Reassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Re: Steering Wheel Column Reassembly

You cleared up my confusion by telling me that part C was originally spot welded to part A. Now it makes sense. I have the small machine screw that adjusts part B arm tension. Good explanation. Thank you much.

John C
by John Cederstrom
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Steering Wheel Column Reassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Steering Wheel Column Reassembly

I'm having difficulty reassembling throttle rod and parts below gearbox. Maybe a part or two are missing. Picture attached. I have identified the three parts I have as A, B and C. I believe part B is supposed to be used to vary the friction on throttle rod so it won't rotate as the wheel is turned. ...
by John Cederstrom
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: screw heads
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

screw heads

Were they using oval head slotted screws for hardware in 1946? I'm restoring 1946 Garwood Ensign.

John C
by John Cederstrom
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel filter
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: fuel filter

Thanks for all the helpful posts. I will heed the advice of 100% of the respondents and find a spot for both.

John
by John Cederstrom
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel filter
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

fuel filter

I'm having trouble finding a convenient spot for a fuel filter on the Garwood Ensign I'm restoring. It's a 16' utility. What are the thoughts of leaving a filter out? I will be installing a new aluminum gas tank so I shouldn't see contaminates from the tank. The engine is a Chrysler M27 Crown. For t...
by John Cederstrom
Sat May 27, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: copper exhaust pipe

I appreciate the input. Very helpful.

John C
by John Cederstrom
Tue May 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

copper exhaust pipe

Will regular soldered joints hold up on an exhaust pipe or do they require silver-solder?

John
by John Cederstrom
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler M27 Crown
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Chrysler M27 Crown

Thanks.

John C
by John Cederstrom
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler M27 Crown
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Chrysler M27 Crown

1. Does anyone know where I can obtain a maintenance manual for a Chrysler M27 Crown?
2. I'm also looking for necessary information to convert this engine from a 6v to a 12v system. I hope to use elecric temp and oil sending units.
John
by John Cederstrom
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Re: Gas tank restorayion

I wound up going with a new aluminum tank from Carr Enterprises, St. Petersburg, FL. Great quality to coast guard regulations and the price was very reasonable.
by John Cederstrom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Re: Gas tank restorayion

I'm going to check with the local radiator shop but based on 2 responses who tried that (and still replaced the tank) i'm dubious. I replaced the tank on a 1941 16' Chris Craft restoration a few years ago but that tank had about 1 1/2" of heavy sludge on the bottom. This one has loose rust. The obvi...
by John Cederstrom
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Gas tank restorayion

The gas tank from the Garwood Ensign I'm restoring seems very sound ,however, it has quite a bit of fine powdery dry rust inside that readily flows out the fill tube when shaken upside down. Is there a procedure that will allow use of the tank without releasing contaminants into the fuel system? I'm...
by John Cederstrom
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler M 47 Crown 115 Hp Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 3662

Re: Chrysler M 47 Crown 115 Hp Engine

Thanks to all. I appreciate all the help. Boat buzz is truly amazing.

John
by John Cederstrom
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler M 47 Crown 115 Hp Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 3662

Re: Chrysler M 47 Crown 115 Hp Engine

Thanks to both of you for the info. Just what I needed. Are the attached drawings in the "Crown and Ace Maintenance Manual" ? Can either of you identify the model/manufacturer of my gearbox shown in attached pics? Best I could do as unit is back in a corner.