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by gallagh59
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn wiring - '59 Continental
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Horn wiring - '59 Continental

1959 Chris-Craft Continental; 18' - There is a wire that runs from the horn relay up to the horn assembly below the horn ring. Does this wire run up through the steering column? There is an eyelet under the horn ring where it attaches. I can't remember if the wire runs outside the steering column or...
by gallagh59
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Fuel Lines

Thank you Mark!
by gallagh59
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Fuel Lines

As I prepare to install the fuel lines in my '59 Continental I'm confused! I've read through all the information on Boat Buzz regarding fuel lines and have decided upon 5/16" copper lines using DOT approved compression fittings! As I read further into the blog, many members say that DOT fittings are...
by gallagh59
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Line
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Fuel Line

Is there a benefit to copper plated fuel lines over copper-nickel fuel lines??? Are they one in the same???
by gallagh59
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: WIRING; 1959 CONTINENTAL 18'6"
Replies: 1
Views: 982

WIRING; 1959 CONTINENTAL 18'6"

Can anyone tell me what this is? What is it's purpose? Where can I get a new one? Where does it mount in the '59 Continental?[buss.jpg] Thank you!
by gallagh59
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET

Thank You!!
by gallagh59
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET

I've given up on the heat-choke on my '59 Continental 283 cu. in. with Rochester Quadrajet. Can anyone recommend the correct electric choke for this configuration? Thanks!!!
by gallagh59
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: zincs
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

zincs

Do the old Chris Craft boats require a zinc??? Anode??? If not, why not???? Sorry, didn't pass Chemistry 101.
by gallagh59
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Propeller

My '59 18' Continental calls for a 12x16x1 prop (wheel #670). I purchased the boat with a NiBral 1067 12X14x1 with cupped edge. Should I go back to the original or will the NiBral 1067 fit the bill??? All original 283 cu. in. power. Recommendations???? Thanks!
by gallagh59
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Tank thread sealer
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Re: Fuel Tank thread sealer

I used EZ TURN FUEL RESISTANT LUBRICANT. USED BY MILITARY ON AIRCRAFT
by gallagh59
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Pipe sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Fuel Pipe sealant

George; My '59 CC Continental has a plastic seal between the gas tank filler neck nut and the gas tank. Check with Classic Boat Connection, they may have one. Also, try "EZ TURN fuel resistant Lubricant." A friend of mine uses this lubricant/sealant on his Piper Archer airplane wherever gas fittings...
by gallagh59
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP

The hull card for my 1959 Continental 18' indicates it came with a PAC-HAND (could be PAR-HAND) bilge pump. Is this a hand pump? Was there an electric bilge pump in the '59's? I purchased my boat in 1984 and it had a bilge discharge but no bilge pump??? Any thoughts??? Thanks
by gallagh59
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

WOW!! Didn't know this was going to generate such excitement!!!! OK, thanks for the replies! I'm going with the horizontal bow vent facing forward; two rear deck vents facing forward (as in the brochure); and the two side vents facing aft. I may change them depending on the month and date!!!! Thanks!
by gallagh59
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

The vents are on the rear deck on the port and starboard side. Vents are original with the boat; 1959 CC Continental. They cover a 3" diameter hole that vents out of (or into) the gas tank area of the boat. Vents are located on the horizontal surface. You will notice that this particular picture sho...
by gallagh59
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

REAR DECK VENTS

The brochure (copy) of the 1959/1960 CC Continental 18' receive from the Mariners Museum shows the deck vents (opening) facing the front of the boat. I've seen 50% of the Continentals with the deck vent opening facing aft. My thinking is that the bow vent takes in the fresh air and it exits out the ...
by gallagh59
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Rudder

Thank you! BoatLife it is!!!!
by gallagh59
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Rudder

I'm ready to reinstall the entire rudder assembly on my '59 CC Continental 18'. I'm aware of the sealing in the packing nut on the rudder itself. What material do you recommend I use to seal around the two carriage bolts that hold the rudder shaft log?
by gallagh59
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Water Pick Up Scoop
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Water Pick Up Scoop

Affirmative on the double clamp!!!! Thanks Bill!
by gallagh59
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Water Pick Up Scoop
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Water Pick Up Scoop

Several of the veins on my original water pick up scoop are missing or damaged. (1959 Continental 18') I purchased what I thought was an identical scoop; Groco STH-1000-W 1" NPS inside diameter. The scoop looks identical to the original scoop however when I try to attach the fitting that goes to the...
by gallagh59
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stove Bolt; Automatic Choke Heater
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: Stove Bolt; Automatic Choke Heater

Thank you Matt!
by gallagh59
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stove Bolt; Automatic Choke Heater
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Stove Bolt; Automatic Choke Heater

Does anyone know where I can get one of these Stove bolts??? 283 cu. in., 185hp. Goes into the intake manifold to heat the choke on the carburetor.
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by gallagh59
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Copper Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Copper Exhaust Pipe

How many inches should the exhaust pipes extend outside trim rings or the transom on a '59 Continental? Recommendations on sealing around the pipe through the transom?
by gallagh59
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Auto Choke Control
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

Auto Choke Control

Any ideas as to where I might obtain one of these? Automatic Choke Control Heater Tube Stove! I can probably make this one work but the '59 CC deserves better!!!! Thanks.
by gallagh59
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Torque 283
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Exhaust Manifold Torque 283

Thank you!
by gallagh59
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Shunt for 283 1959 Continental
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: Shunt for 283 1959 Continental

Gentlemen; Thank you for the information!!!
by gallagh59
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Shunt for 283 1959 Continental
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Shunt for 283 1959 Continental

I do not recall removing a "shunt" when I started my restoration on my '59 Continental. Can someone with a '59 take a picture of the location and identification of the shunt? A picture is worth a thousand words!!!!
by gallagh59
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Torque 283
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Exhaust Manifold Torque 283

Is there a specified torque on the exhaust manifolds for 1959 Continental 283 cu. in?
by gallagh59
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust holes in '59 Continental 18'6"
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Exhaust holes in '59 Continental 18'6"

Thank you Dan....I'm going with the original holes!!!! Appreciate the quick response
by gallagh59
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust holes in '59 Continental 18'6"
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Exhaust holes in '59 Continental 18'6"

I'm getting ready to drill the exhaust holes in the new transom of my '59 Continental. I notice that the chrome trim rings (outside) fit up under the water molding and there are small indentations where they fit. If I use the exact former locations my exhaust holes will be a bit offside on the port ...
by gallagh59
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1750

Re: Fuel Pump

Thanks mfine