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by homeiste
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Spark plug wires with Electronic Ignitionn
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Re: Spark plug wires with Electronic Ignitionn

I recently dealt with this issue installing a Pertronix unit on Fisher-Pierce Bearcat 4 cycle outboard from the late 60s. Pertronix makes three different units, the Ignitor, Ignitor II, and Ignitor III. The Ignitor II has adapative dwell, not sure what additional features the Ignitor III incorporate...
by homeiste
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1957 CC Cavalier Hercules IXB Heat Exchanger
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Re: 1957 CC Cavalier Hercules IXB Heat Exchanger

Wow, this attachment was coincidentaly uploaded last night for another thread here regarding shaft flange removal. It was posted to show the the shaft puller, but look at the bottom of the page for the pump you are interested in. Note the 'note' in parenthesis that it is not suitable for heat exchan...
by homeiste
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently
Replies: 65
Views: 12953

Re: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently

"I am glad it was something simple."

It seems to always end up being something simple, yet I am repeatedly amazed at how long it took me to figure out! :idea: Fortunately, there is Boat Buzz
by homeiste
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 Cavalier Hull Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 3128

Re: 1958 Cavalier Hull Damage

Howard, I'm not an experienced wood worker and have a question. From your description it sounds like the Dutchman would be too small 'all the way around' by the width of the blade you use to cut it out. What did I miss, or how do you deal with the gap created by the blade?
by homeiste
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: How far can you run down the gas tank??
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: How far can you run down the gas tank??

When I replaced my tank I pulled the old pickup tube to transfer it to the new tank, believe it on not, there was some dried up old putty-like stuff on it, so I picked at it and it fell off revealing several small holes from defects in making the original tubing. I've heard other stories of holes in...
by homeiste
Tue May 19, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Century - General Discussion
Topic: oil
Replies: 3
Views: 5546

Re: oil

On a manual paragon, I remove a bolt from one lower (aft) corner of the transmission cover and insert the pump tube through the bolt hole until it hits the bottom of the trans case, and pump. Or you can take the whole cover off with a few more bolts and visualize the whole process.
by homeiste
Mon May 18, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '59 V-8 283
Replies: 35
Views: 10654

Re: '59 V-8 283

Loosen the three bolts that mount the generator/water pump assembly and rotate the bottom of it toward the engine block. This will let you slip the new belts into the pulleys on the generator and flywheel, but you have to work from below, up underneath the mount that covers the flywheel. I needed my...
by homeiste
Sat May 02, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Need a small amount of Mahogany
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

Re: Need a small amount of Mahogany

You could try a chain of Woodworker stores called Woodcraft (http://www.woodcraft.com/Stores/Default.aspx) if there is one near you. My local store sells lots of wood types by the single board including the mahagonys and sapele. Likely a bit pricey, but you can buy small amounts.
by homeiste
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Long Winter on the Hard in New England
Replies: 24
Views: 7144

Re: Long Winter on the Hard in New England

Is that water vapor rising off a newly uncovered back deck due to temp/moisture variations of the air (poor ventilation), or a dirty camera lens?
by homeiste
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Water Separator
Replies: 10
Views: 3007

Re: Fuel Water Separator

Racor 660R-RAC-02 is the kit that has the aluminum mount, 3/8 fittings, replaceable spin on 10 micron filter, and metal drainable bowl. This unit is 10.5" high, 4.2" wide, and 4.5" deep, so it may be too tall to fit on the side of your stringer. I have mine mounted on the side of one of the wood sad...
by homeiste
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: managing drafts
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: managing drafts

Best way to handle such situations is to write your post using a word processing program like Word, saved to your local computer. Then you have all the easy editing features of that program and you can take your time. When you are ready, just cut and paste your final, edited post into the forum subm...
by homeiste
Fri May 23, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: "Raybelle" colored linoleum
Replies: 41
Views: 19654

Re: "Raybelle" colored linoleum

Forbo Marmoleum has a new product called Striato ( http://www.forboflooringna.com/Commercial-Flooring/Products/Marmoleum/Marmoleum-the-next-generation/Marmoleum-Striato/ ) that looks rather identical except for the colors. Others have inquired with them previously about reproducing the flooring, but...
by homeiste
Sun May 04, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop shaft replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1766

Re: Prop shaft replacement

If you end up needing a new one, Maritime Classics in Traverse City, MI got a new shaft for my 1960 18' Continental with 283 a couple years ago when he re-did the bottom. He got it from Henry Smith and Co, Algonac, MI. 810-794-4222. They were apparently the supplier to CC in Algonac and have all the...
by homeiste
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Ski Pole for a 1961 CC Ski Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5348

Re: Ski Pole for a 1961 CC Ski Boat

Thanks Matt, for the very helpful information.
by homeiste
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Ski Pole for a 1961 CC Ski Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5348

Re: Ski Pole for a 1961 CC Ski Boat

I'm also considering an engine mount pylon for a 1960 18' Continental. I've heard that the pylon was an option for the Continental. Can anyone confirm that this option was available for this boat?
by homeiste
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump

Good to know Jim. The Dayco L330 belts on my boat are paired with a Delco-Remy generator 1102205.
by homeiste
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 305238

Re: Tango Uniform (Restoration of a 1940 44 foot Chris Craft

Love the name and its meaning for the boat. My only suggestion is to move the home port down below the graphic so the letters don't get lost in the graphic.
Jon
by homeiste
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump

Both the Dayco and Gates websites crosslist the L330 and 6730 as interchangeable.
Jon
by homeiste
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump

Don,
I had a similar post early this year that got no answer to your question (http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... f=5&t=8212). The belts on mine were DAYCO GPL L330. I replaced them with that same belt, and they seem to do fine.
Jon
by homeiste
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bilge Pump HELP
Replies: 25
Views: 7625

Re: Bilge Pump HELP

John,
Where did you find rebuild kits for Lovett pumps?
THanks, Jon
by homeiste
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 59 cc continental folding canvas top hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Re: 59 cc continental folding canvas top hardware

I've got a 1960 18' Continental and am also interested in a convertible top. I have pictures of an original frame with dimensions marked on them that someone took and sent to me several years ago. Happy to share those if better information doesn't pop up.
Jon
by homeiste
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: distance between the stringers on Sportsman/U22
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: distance between the stringers on Sportsman/U22

Don't forget to account for the position of the water intake. Most are inboard, but I've also seen them outboard of the stringer.
by homeiste
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: unknown drivetrain/engine problem
Replies: 0
Views: 893

unknown drivetrain/engine problem

I have an ongoing problem, not identified, that got worse yesterday. I haven't done much to diagnose yet, but I'll throw this out for thoughts/ideas, although there isn't much for you to go on: Fairly lightly used 1960 18' Continental with a fly wheel forward 283 and manual reverse gear, owned for 1...
by homeiste
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6572

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

My boat has a fuel shut off valve at the tank that I closed to change the filter and forgot to re-open after changing it.
by homeiste
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Not getting fuel at higher speeds in choppy water
Replies: 20
Views: 4401

Re: Not getting fuel at higher speeds in choppy water

When I got my boat ('60 continental) I was having fuel supply problems and redid the whole system. Upon pulling the "dip"/pickup tube from the old tank I noticed some dried up old putty loosely stuck on it. I broke it off revealing several holes in the tube wall, obvious defects in the original manu...
by homeiste
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning old fuel from tank???
Replies: 23
Views: 5144

Re: Cleaning old fuel from tank???

You've gotton both opinions on the tank. All I'll say is I got my boat in 2003 from a restorer who had the 1960 original galvinized tank 'boiled' out. The tank interior continued to rust and release particulate matter into the lines, filter and carb. I ultimately swapped it for a stainless tank. The...
by homeiste
Fri May 10, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 283 generator belts
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

283 generator belts

I have a 1960 Continental with the 283 FWF setup with a generator and water pump driven off the aft end of the generator. This is my first change of belts that drive the generator/water pump. It currently has L330 DAYCO GPL belts on it. A search shows these as heavy duty belts but used primarily on ...
by homeiste
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 33654

How about 'Renovo' (renew)?
by homeiste
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Need a wood craftsman near Sarasota, FL
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Thanks Bob. I'll pass this to my brother. I found some others in FL listed on Antique Boat America, but this looks like the closest to him.
Jon
by homeiste
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 33654

For me, the vertical bows on classics/antiques are synonymous with cool cutwaters. I think the name 'Cutwater' for the series captures the styling and rings of its heritage. Jon