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by mfine
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 8107

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

I found a chart that may be helpful. The entire article is pretty informative, but you can scroll all the way down for a viscosity vs temp chart for various oils including 20w 50. At 120f (50c) and above, the differences start to shrink. http://www.kewengineering.co.uk/Auto_oils/oil_viscosity_explai...
by mfine
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 8107

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

I disagree completely. 20w does not mean a viscosity of 20 at 0c, it means viscosity that is similar to straight 20 at the testing temp. The actual viscosity at freezing is quite high, around 1000-1100. As the temp goes up, the viscosity drops. Dramatically at first, then leveling out. It crosses th...
by mfine
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 8107

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

tkhersom wrote:
mfine wrote:I use 20-50 in my V8's as well.
Why such a high viscosity? :?
Same reason as Mr. Hoffman, that is what the builder told me to use. 20w-50 plus zinc if needed.
by mfine
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 8107

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

I use 20-50 in my V8's as well.
by mfine
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: CCABC Board of Directors News
Replies: 4
Views: 20234

Re: CCABC Board of Directors News

My condolences to Troy on his new position and also Condolences to the other board members now stuck with Troy for two years! :D
by mfine
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sherwood Water Pump Grease Cup Detail & Test
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Sherwood Water Pump Grease Cup Detail & Test

The pump turns at 1/2 the engine RPM.
by mfine
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Jet Drive Jacuzzi brand and modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 3611

Re: Jet Drive Jacuzzi brand and modifications

I am of little help. The Jets I know are the 1950's and early 60's Buehler and Hamilton axial pumps. The one thing I can tell you is when I rode in Pumpkin a couple years ago, it was hitting tops speeds in the low to mid 50's with two people, but based on the engine RPM, they still had not gotten it...
by mfine
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel line size 3/8" to 5/16" for electric fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: Fuel line size 3/8" to 5/16" for electric fuel pump

For what it costs, I would get a spool of larger line. I tested 1/4" ID line with a 5 psi pump and it was able to flow around 20 GPH which would be OK for an engine under 200 hp, but you are likely looking at a max draw in the 30-35+ GPH range for a 300 hp big block. Even if you cruise at lower RPM,...
by mfine
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: To Flush, or Pull the Plug
Replies: 18
Views: 7014

Re: To Flush, or Pull the Plug

LoL,

Yeah, there is a pressure/minimum density thing that keeps the deep water from freezing, but I thought you were selling the Century.
by mfine
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: To Flush, or Pull the Plug
Replies: 18
Views: 7014

Re: To Flush, or Pull the Plug

As a former Western New Yorker, I would imagine Mike knows a thing or two about real winters. He has just gone soft in his old age.
by mfine
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Buying two boats in the wrong season
Replies: 6
Views: 2967

Re: Buying two boats in the wrong season

It sure looked like the wrong season at my house this morning, and I am not that far away.
by mfine
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: To Flush, or Pull the Plug
Replies: 18
Views: 7014

Re: To Flush, or Pull the Plug

Two reasons alluded above.

1) Rust, silt or other debris can keep all the water from draining.
2) In some engines there are places that don't drain reliably. Chris Craft Q intake manifolds for example.

I start by draining, then fill with antifreeze to protect against any water left behind.
by mfine
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New to Chris Craft boats, need some help with a 327F
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Re: New to Chris Craft boats, need some help with a 327F

Yes, you can buy new plain steel valve covers and new stickers.

http://www.classicboatconnection.com/wa ... mounts.pdf
by mfine
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: John in Va: gone over to the dark side.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3788

Re: John in Va: gone over to the dark side.....

I wouldn't vote to banish you for that. I have long believed you wooden cruiser owners needed more therapy than utility and runabout owners.
by mfine
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2015 Election of Directors - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 17
Views: 30831

Re: 2015 Election of Directors - Biographies of Nominees

I wasn't sure if it would be nicer to vote for you or not vote for you. For whomever won, Congrats on your victory, and condolences on your sentence. Also, whoever won or lost, don't blame me, I only voted once.
by mfine
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Nice Picture Posting....
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Nice Picture Posting....

Troy, I sure hope Sam gave you a copyright release before you posted that photo!
by mfine
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently
Replies: 65
Views: 14373

Re: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently

Great shot! Hope you had a life jacket on!
by mfine
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: A very big "THANKS"
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: A very big "THANKS"

A big second to that! We all owe our freedom to boat to those who have served.
by mfine
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: porpoising 1959 cc ski boat
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Re: porpoising 1959 cc ski boat

Generally you would need to move the center of gravity or adjust the motor angle. Not really an option with an inboard. You can add trim wedges at the stern to push the nose down. It will cost you some speed but keep the ride flatter.
by mfine
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently
Replies: 65
Views: 14373

Re: CHRYSLER ROYAL ENGINE stalling more frequently

Anything that generates smoke will do. Cheap cigar, wood pellets, whatever is handy or available at the nearest convenience store.
by mfine
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Going to build a shop.
Replies: 12
Views: 3633

Re: Going to build a shop.

Are you saying that I should pour the entire floor with insulation underneath? If you are going to heat it, even a little bit, and run a humidifier, yes a layer of foam under the entire concrete floor. You need to keep the moisture from escaping and not have a huge cold surface for condensation. Yo...
by mfine
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Going to build a shop.
Replies: 12
Views: 3633

Re: Going to build a shop.

If there is no water in the ground, the floor won't make a difference. Also concrete conducts water fairly well which is a bigger problem. I would suggest a concrete floor with at least light insulation and a vapor barrier underneath. You will then be able to run a humidifier without the floor sucki...
by mfine
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera Fuel Tank Vent Flame Arrestor
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Riviera Fuel Tank Vent Flame Arrestor

I think it is more a bug and debris screen, but yes, a finer mesh is better.
by mfine
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Life span of a 5200 bottom.
Replies: 9
Views: 5035

Re: Life span of a 5200 bottom.

My 1962 plywood inner and plank outer bottom without CPES and without 5200 is still in decent shape after more than 5 decades with not so great care for all of them. I would expect a well cared for and well done 5200 bottom to outlast anyone old enough to buy one.
by mfine
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft and Quality Control
Replies: 37
Views: 9916

Re: Chris Craft and Quality Control

joanroy wrote:My wife owns a 2015 VW TDI diesel.
That is a great car that gets fantastic mileage. As long as you are in it or in front you are OK. If you are behind it, just follow Bill Clinton's example and don't inhale.
by mfine
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 37
Views: 15167

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

Ethanol is a game changer. It actually helps absorb moisture to a point, but then it separates. Non-ethanol fuel, store filled with high octane premium fuel to avoid moisture from any air space from building up condensation. If you have ethanol in the fuel, store as close to empty as possible. Ethan...
by mfine
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Very Sad News:
Replies: 10
Views: 25509

Re: Very Sad News:

Very sad news and a huge loss for this club and our hobby. :-(
by mfine
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Commander Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 19' commander/xk19
Replies: 14
Views: 14643

Re: 19' commander/xk19

Good luck!
by mfine
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Commander Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 19' commander/xk19
Replies: 14
Views: 14643

Re: 19' commander/xk19

V drive is either a 1969 or 1970. From the pictures, it looks like it is very weathered and uncovered. I would plan on a very complete restoration job and assume you will end up spending more than you will be able to sell it for unless you do a lot of work yourself. If you look you will see a few co...
by mfine
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Commander Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 19' commander/xk19
Replies: 14
Views: 14643

Re: 19' commander/xk19

Which one is it? V drive or stern drive? What year, completeness of hardware, condition etc.?