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by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect

Thank you both for your reply. I will be using a relay.
Mike, I attached a scan to my original post from CC. I should have stated that CC used a relay in 1935 (not started to use).
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Horn Relay / Battery disconnect

Working on the electrical system on my 1928 CC 24' runabout. My boat did not come with a horn relay. I'm very concerned about safety. The original horn draws 25 ish amps. If I add the relay would it come under the safety issue in judging? Also I have fond an vintage NOS all black battery disconnect....
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon May 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?

Please post a photo of the engine to see if it is a Chrysler Marine Engine?
If it is the are two colors early green/grey later different green /gray.
photo is 1928
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by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine rebuilder
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Engine rebuilder

Did you try
Northeast Machine & Motor Supply in Tonawanda NY ?
by Tom Gruenauer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: 23 Commander update
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: 23 Commander update

R&J Metal finishing Depew NY for anodizing.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Ceiling screws

When I removed my originals there was plating, most likely nickel like the rest of the hardware. Your hardware was probably chrome, along with the screws.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Ceiling screws

If my memory is correct, my 1928 has #6 oval head slot screws. yours may be chrome plated.
My 2 cents.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners

Thank You!
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners

Mike,
No plating at all?? Nickel or Chrome?
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Marshall Units for PreWar
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Marshall Units for PreWar

He advertises on the Chris Craft Club site. Talks about spring units. I have not used his service.

www.JacksUpholstery.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (503) 267 8824
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue May 09, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!
Replies: 10
Views: 19421

Re: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!

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by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Lovett Bilge Pump Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Lovett Bilge Pump Info

Jim,
Thank you very much for your help!!
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Lovett Bilge Pump Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Lovett Bilge Pump Info

I'm looking for some advise on removing pump motor from my Lovett 900 bilge pump (6v). The pulley for the impeller is in the way. This one seams to be the older style, I have two one new one old. Also if any one has determined the "O" ring numbers let me know. Thanks Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Chris-craft cavalier VUD-16-2014C
Replies: 2
Views: 9733

Re: Chris-craft cavalier VUD-16-2014C

I have 50 photos of an original 1965 16' VUD-16-0098C. Send me a PM if you would like me to send them to you. I have a 1966 18' Cavalier w / 327F waiting for restoration.
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: damage from overheating kbl
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: damage from overheating kbl

Aluminum pistons expanded due to the heat, deposited alum vertical "stripes" on the cylinder walls. Piston rings not sealing any more. My 2 cents.
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer Guides
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Re: Trailer Guides

Take a look at the Black ring (electrical Tape) on my PVC guide poles. If you launch and retrieve at the same ramp you can mark how far you need to back the trailer in the water. Works great.
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 3323

Re: annual lay-up

There is a lot on this site about engine oil, do a search.
I use Valvoline VR-1 Racing Oil 30 wt. lots of good stuff in it for the old engines.
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: How to lift my Sea Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: How to lift my Sea Skiff

Engine hoist / cherry picker over the transom.
by Tom Gruenauer
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Baby Moon Trailer Hubcaps
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: Baby Moon Trailer Hubcaps

If it is a single axle trailer you should be ok with the correct size. If it is a dual axle trailer you will have issues with them coming off. The rims flex badly when backing / maneuvering and they come off. I got tired of picking mine up all the time. My 2 Cents.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith Carb Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Zenith Carb Questions

Thank you for your help Mr. Jim g.
Ordering a rebuild kit.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith Carb Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Zenith Carb Questions

I'm rebuilding a Zenith carb #10970 1) Do I need to remove the Power Jet Valve? The center tube springs nicely up and down. 2) Any way to check / test it in place? 3) Tips or tricks on how to remove it. 4) Any way to test / check the check valve in the bottom of the float chamber? 5) The threaded ho...
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator Overcharging
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Generator Overcharging

This is one style of generator, my Chrysler has a bolt that you loosen up..
I wold put it in the center of the adjustment and test. Sounds like it is all the way one way.

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... ent#p43741
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: boat will start- won't stay running
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: boat will start- won't stay running

Coil to points wire insulation where it passes through the side of the distributor?
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: reverse lockout for trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: reverse lockout for trailer brakes

The reverse lockout is for disc brake systems, Surge brake drum systems (newer) use brake pads that are "free backing" and the lockout is not necessary. FYI...I replaced my older Tie Down model 66 due to the fact that blew the seals out of the master cylinder. I did this by backing up my driveway wi...
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole in transom
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: Exhaust hole in transom

Thanks Mike!! Worked great.
The 3/4 block that is on the inside, is it held in place with the trim ring screws? Or other screws from the outside in (under the trim ring) or inside out?
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole in transom
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Exhaust hole in transom

Looking for some advise on drilling a 2 3/4 hole in my transom (new wood) for the exhaust pipe. Planking is straight up and down but has a curve from side to side. Thanks in advance.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps

It looks like my 327F with an aftermarket intake manifold. Here are some photos for reference.
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri May 27, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Help staighten cast brass windsheid
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

Re: Help staighten cast brass windsheid

I tried to straighten out this original cast bronze fairlead. Heating it slowly. Well one crack turned to 4 then I silver soldered the 4 cracks and 3 more appeared and so on. I'm looking to replace it now due to the fact it has lost it's structural integrity. Good luck
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon May 02, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F Engine Storage / Run stand
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

327F Engine Storage / Run stand

I will be constructing a storage / run stand for my 327F. Looking for the height difference between the front motor mount and the rear mount to get the approximate running angle. Can't get to the boat. 1966 Chris Craft 18' Cavalier. Also any ideas on stand design. Thanks Tom