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by davidvn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

Hi Jim we rebuild these pumps New Gears and All just for your information.
by davidvn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL Generator overcharging
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: KL Generator overcharging

Has your generator been converted to 12 V. If not you can get an over voltage condition that can damage your batteries and your ignition system. If it has been converted then the third brush probably needs adjusting
by davidvn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb (Zenith 11168 / 552M) mix screw adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: KLC carb (Zenith 11168 / 552M) mix screw adjustment

A good starting point for the high speed adjustment is three turns out from fully closed. For the idle mixture screw one and a quarter turns out from fully closed is a good starting point Your engine should run well with these preliminary settings
by davidvn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

Hi there were three different model 120s if you post the serial number or give us a call I’d be happy to help you out.
by davidvn
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Adding a Temp gauge to a CC 105hp "K" engine

I don’t think it much matters whether you use an electrical gauge or a mechanical gauge that uses a capillary tube. Your big challenge is to find a gauge that matches the cosmetics of your other gauges and getting the plug out of the side of the head. Once you’ve accomplished that either one will wo...
by davidvn
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Bad coil?

A spark coil Ceases to work properly when it gets warm because of something known as the Curie effect. A spark coil is a transformer basically. It has a primary side which is a coil of wire and a secondary side which is also a coil of wire. The secondary side has many more turns of wire than the pri...
by davidvn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Oil Cooler Bypass
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: KLC Oil Cooler Bypass

This may be old news because your post was a while Ago but with modern oil’s you don’t need the oil cooler at all.
by davidvn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

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: 920

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: 1546

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: 1148

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: 653

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: 2168

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: 2168

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: 2168

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: 3095

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: 2168

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: 3095

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: 3095

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: 1504

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: 3651

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: 5209

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: 1560

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: 1159

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: 1182

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: 2022

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: 2678

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: 1729

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: 1729

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: 1543

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...