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by davidvn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: 283 Flywheel housing

Are you talking about the flywheel housing or the rear engine support where the transmission mounts to?
by davidvn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Hydraulic transtran

If you’re talking about a paragon transmission like an HF7 then you can’t accomplish what you were trying to do. You can run the transmission on a left or right hand Engine by reversing the pump on the front of the transmission. But the output shaft is going to run the direction of the engine. The f...
by davidvn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Repower or rebuild

It’s not uncommon for a K block to have a crack. I would say 50% of the blocks we work on have a crack someplace. The most common crack is from the valve seat running over to a cylinder and maybe down the cylinder. Normally you would pin the block replace the valve seat and install a sleeve. If done...
by davidvn
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repowering from Hercules
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Repowering from Hercules

You may want to consider a pair of beta diesels they’re lightweight smooth running and you can run the transmissions in either directions to get your Port and starboard engine. I don’t think you’ll find a huge difference in price From a gasoline engine although the correct diesel might be a bit more...
by davidvn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water Pump Welch Plug
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Water Pump Welch Plug

Hi I sent you a PM hope it helps
by davidvn
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Regulators

I have posted here for years and offered advice without any expectations of return. I field phone calls all day long with people that simply ask questions and I politely answered them without any expectations. If you read my response correctly you’ll see that I use the word steer you in the correct ...
by davidvn
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Regulators

Hi I don’t like to advertise here but I can help you with that there really is only one regulator that works properly why don’t you give me a call and I’ll be happy to steer you to the correct regulator 201-445-8685 thanks very much
by davidvn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Regulators

You need to make sure your test connections are good. I will get back to you Monday on the part number.
An A circuit requires you ground the fields a B circuit needs power to the fields. It started out as a Delco vs Prestolite thing.
by davidvn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Joe I’m concerned that’s not valvetrain noise that it’s pinging at high rpm you’ve got my cell why dont you give me a call Monday
by davidvn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Regulators

You have an A circuit generator when it stops working disconnect the field wire from the generator and then ground the field terminal on the generator and see what voltage you have coming out of the Armature terminal you should have full output with the field terminal grounded The 11168 regulator ma...
by davidvn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

<t>Hi Joe which cylinder you pick as number one is somewhat arbitrary so long as you follow the proper firing order. If you think of the aft end of your engine as actually the front of your engine if it were in a car then the Aft cylinder would be number one. As for your timing the best thing to do ...
by davidvn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Joe drain back both of your carburetors through the main jet plug which is on the back of the carburetor pointing about 45°. You’ve had this problem before and one of your carburetors more than likely has dirt in the main jet
by davidvn
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating

When we use this transmission on engines of higher power than the original 185 hp we add an extra steel and bronze plate. This increases the surface area making it less likely to slip and reduces the shifting effort to put the transmission in gear. Anyone interested in our technique please feel free...
by davidvn
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repowering 1957 26ft CC Clipper
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: Repowering 1957 26ft CC Clipper

A word of caution about using a longblock intended for automotive use for marine use. 1. The crankshaft would have to be removed the engine, rifle drilled and polished so that you can properly lubricate the transmission. 2. The camshaft is incorrect for the power curve needed for a marine engine. So...
by davidvn
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 v to 12v Generator Conversion For '52 Chrys. Crown or...
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: 6 v to 12v Generator Conversion For '52 Chrys. Crown or

There is quite bit of work involved to rebuild and convert a generator, Removing the pole shoes can be a challenge the screws that hold them were put in with an impact tool. You can now clean and paint the case inside and out. New field coils can now be installed .... not so easy the fields and pole...
by davidvn
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Auto-Lite 4807 generator parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Auto-Lite 4807 generator parts

we have new armatures for the geo 4807 201 445 8685
by davidvn
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fresh water cool a KFL
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Fresh water cool a KFL

Hi
We have done a good number of FWC Chris Craft engines, It is not very hard
Please feel free to give a call and will tell you how to do it
David Van Ness
201 445 8685
by davidvn
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon 1XE adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Paragon 1XE adjustment

Hi
I set the lock bolt a eleven o'clock and lock the trans in reverse then loosen the lock bold and move the outer drum to twelve o'clock and tighten lock screw. This should stop the slipping and shorten the throw.
by davidvn
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Smelly KFL Breather Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1924

Re: Smelly KFL Breather Pipe

Denny
as you know your engine had many non standard things done to it before you owned it We have fixed a good many of them. Installing the correct PCV system would be very easy if the engine blow by is to much for you
by davidvn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera KBL Engine Oil Pressure Gage Connection
Replies: 19
Views: 2594

Re: Riviera KBL Engine Oil Pressure Gage Connection

No all the oil goes through the oil cooler.
If the engine was assembled properly there is a pipe plug under the oil pump which directs the flow of oil out to the side of the engine then through the oil cooler and then back into the main oil galley.
by davidvn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1958 CC - KFL Engine - Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: 1958 CC - KFL Engine - Electric Fuel Pump

I just saw your picture you're missing the retainer that holds and the check valve
by davidvn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1958 CC - KFL Engine - Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: 1958 CC - KFL Engine - Electric Fuel Pump

Some fuel pumps don't have a retainer to keep the check valves in and they rely on a pressed fit. There are a few tricks to properly install these that I would be happy to share with you. The mechanical pump can in fact be very reliable and safe if serviced properly Please feel free to give a call o...
by davidvn
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1942 K Motor plugs rapidly fouling
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: 1942 K Motor plugs rapidly fouling

There are several possibilities that I would take a look at. First make sure that your choke is wide-open don't rely on the position of the knob on the dash. Take the flame arrester off and look at the position of the butterfly. The early model K had an adjustable high-speed jet. I If you have one I...
by davidvn
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Correct Wiring on Ignition Coil
Replies: 24
Views: 4949

Re: Correct Wiring on Ignition Coil

No Chris that's not correct if the system is actually charging then you need to swap the wires on the back of your ammeter
by davidvn
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Generator removal
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: KFL Generator removal

Hi Jim
Not a good idea to open the ID. There needs to be a tight fit to keep the pulley from wobbling. Just clean the shaft and pulley and use a bit of never Seez on the shaft when you put it back on.
by davidvn
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Generator removal
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: KFL Generator removal

Hi Jim
Not a good idea to open the ID. There needs to be a tight fit to keep the pulley from wobbling. Just clean the shaft and pulley and use a bit of never Seez on the shaft when you put it back on.
by davidvn
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water Pump uh oh...
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Water Pump uh oh...

The pump in question is not an impeller pump it is a gear pump. To do it properly requires quite a bit of machining It also requires three bronze bushings two custom-made gears a ball bearing a mechanical seal and possibly two shafts to finish the job it also requires assorted gaskets and stainless ...
by davidvn
Wed May 06, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: prop direction wall of confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: prop direction wall of confusion

Hi If you push the lever forward on the transmission it should be in forward gear. Look at the shaft and see if it's rotation is clockwise If it is you simply need a RH prop. If you listen to the trans it will be noisier in reverse because of the planetary gear whine ... you cant miss it Try shiftin...
by davidvn
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon rebuild question
Replies: 26
Views: 6986

Re: Paragon rebuild question

The HJA or HJAD Direct Drive was used on the 430 Lincoln engine. It had very few applications elsewhere. It is significantly more complicated than the HF7 or the P Series Gears from Paragon. Even if the rebuilder had the parts on the shelf, he could still spend 2 full days from start to finish to pr...
by davidvn
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Start After Lunch on Chesapeake
Replies: 14
Views: 3002

Re: No Start After Lunch on Chesapeake

Hi I think the needle may have stuck in the seat in the carb. This can happen from a jolt from a wave jamming the needle into the seat or from some dirt holding the needle from moving freely. Either one can resolve itself. I don't think it is vapor lock as the fuel bowl is well vented. If it occurs ...