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by trebot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 1
Views: 146

KL idle

I posted my question by mistake to "Fiberglass Engines". Take a look and see if you can help.
by trebot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 2
Views: 50

KL idle

Have KL with 60 hours on rebuild. Have Ignitor Electronic Ignition, Flamethrower coil and Accell ignition wires. Motor runs great at all speeds. Engine temp 115 to 120 on digital guage. Problem is after about 2 hours of cruising, the idle is very rough and won' t run under 1000 rpm no load. Carb has...
by trebot
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: KL oil quantity

Dipstick measurement would be helpful. Supposedly, Chris went to a "shallow" oil pan in 1956. I'm trying to find depth dimension on both pans to determine what I have. Mine is about 8 1/4" (exterior rail to bottom of pan. Not having any sucess.
by trebot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 244

KL oil quantity

Have a '56 Continental with a KL motor. Specs say 6 to 10 quarts oil. Dipstick shows full, but when I drain oil (including transmission) I only get about 5 quarts. I'm thinking the dipstick isn't accurate. I don't want to run motor low on oil, but also don't want to hurt the motor by overfilling. Wh...
by trebot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 200

KL oil pressure

50 hours on rebuild. Digital oil pressure runs in high 20's (26 to 29). I read the factory spec is 20 to 35. Using PENN GRADE 30 wt. Think I should go to 40 wt? Any experience comments appreciated.
by trebot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cold running KL
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Cold running KL

Measuring using digital. Using same cyl head source as stock mechanical guage. Stock sending unit broke, so went digital.
by trebot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Had same problem getting cap & rotor for my KL. Got parts from Classic Boat Connection at classicboatconnection.com. 507-344-8024. I saw a listing for your motor.
by trebot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cold running KL
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Cold running KL

Have a KL motor in 18' Continental. It runs cold: never gets over 105 degrees. I have digital temp guage which I've checked and its accurate. Motor runs fine (50 hours on total rebuild), but think it should run warmer. Thought about putting restriction in water outlet on cylinder head, but thought I...
by trebot
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blond deck stain
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Blond deck stain

Have '56 Continental that I'm planning to refinish deck. Has the "blond" portion on deck and gunnels. What is procedure for re-finishing that portion of deck? Is there a blond stain? Thanks
by trebot
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith 263 m carb
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Zenith 263 m carb

Solved my idling problem. I had adjusted the idle screw after engine ran for awhile, but before any load was put on motor. 1 turn out gave a nice smooth idle. Took her out today. After running for an hour or so on Lake Huron ( Gorgeous day), she would idle rough and would die when put in gear. Opene...
by trebot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith 263 m carb
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Zenith 263 m carb

Have idling problem on my '56 KL with a Zenith 263M carb. When motor is cold, she idles fine. Run on the lake for an hour or so, and she won't idle under 1500 rpm. The motor runs very cool, barely gets to 100 degrees. I've rebuilt the carb with no improvement. Get her home, start up and runs fine ne...
by trebot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need Auto Lite rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Need Auto Lite rotor

Have a Auto Lite 1ay 4009 distributor on my KL. Need a rotor. Any sources?
by trebot
Sun May 17, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 399

INSURANCE

Looking to insure my '56 Continental. Located in Michigan. Any experience with insurers, good and bad, would be appreciated.
by trebot
Sun May 10, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Staining
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Staining

1st time staining. Used Interlux Chris Craft Filler stain. Followed directions: thin with Interlux 333 to thick house paint consistency. Let sit for ten minutes then wiped off. Let sit for a day and decided stain was too thick and I wanted more grain to show. Sanding was too agressive and spotty. Be...
by trebot
Mon May 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: paint stripper or sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: paint stripper or sanding

I answered my own question from You Tube. Great video found "How to Strip Stain from Wood". Scroll down to picture of guy working on a round table.
by trebot
Mon May 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: paint stripper or sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 316

paint stripper or sanding

In process of refinishing varnish/stain on mahogany hull. Can I use paint stripper then sand? Concerned the stripper might soak into wood and adversely affect the stain process.
by trebot
Sat May 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer bunk covering
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Trailer bunk covering

18' Continental that is trailered and used regularly. Have problem with bottom paint scuffing on launch and recovery. Have indoor/outdoor carpet (LOWES). Would it be better to use "marine grade" carpet or plastic covers?
by trebot
Sat May 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer bunk covering
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Trailer bunk covering

18' Continental that is trailered and used regularly. Have problem with bottom paint scuffing on launch and recovery. Have indoor/outdoor carpet (LOWES). Would it be better to use "marine grade" carpet or plastic covers?
by trebot
Fri May 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Trailered hull bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Trailered hull bottom paint

My '56 Continental is trailered and used regularly. Are there any paint that will resist paint scuffing from loading/unloading?
I used Indoor/outdoor carpet from LOWES on the bunks. Should I use "marine grade" carpet available through marine supply stores to reduce scuffing? Thanks
by trebot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator 3rd brush
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Generator 3rd brush

Have 12v generator on a KL. What is procedure for adjusting 3rd brush? Thanks
by trebot
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL Generator overcharging
Replies: 1
Views: 745

KL Generator overcharging

Have KL motor in my 1956 Continental. It is charging into the 15 volt range. The battery has liquid on the top, which I guess is a result of overcharging. Had motor out for rebuild. The generator has a box on the side with 2 wires connected. Is that the voltage regulator? Something I should do to re...
by trebot
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Add picture
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Add picture

How can I add picture to my profile?
by trebot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: bimini top hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 1135

bimini top hardware

Looking for "Campbell e-z mount hardware.
by trebot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 2
Views: 845

KL generator to alternator swap

Have 12v system and want go to an alternator. Any specific alternator I should be looking or? Thanks
by trebot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 1
Views: 642

KL generator to alternator swap

Whats involved in swapping 12 volt generator to an alternator on a KL motor? Any specific alternator? Thanks
by trebot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Marine plywood

Menards carries Marine. No vaneer. Bought sheet to use as rear seat base and motor box cover. Bought sheet of vaneer at L.L. Johnson.
by trebot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Marine plywood

Building a motor box and having no luck finding marine plywood. Is there a good substitute?
by trebot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL engine clutch adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

KL engine clutch adjustment

Clutch slips when applying full power. What is adjustment procedure? I know you adjust after taking off top cover.
by trebot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preserving deck wood
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Preserving deck wood

Have '56 Continental. The deck has been subjected to the elements, varnish is peeling, but the wood itself is in good shape. Not going to be able to get boat stored in garage for a few months. Is there anything I can "paint" the deck with to preserve it til I can get her in a garage and do an adequa...
by trebot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith float adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Zenith float adjustment

Have a Zenith 263M carb on a KL motor. What is float setting and how is it measured?
Thanks, Kurt