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by drrot
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter

Yours has the floor shift and mechanical transmission. Hydraulic gears shift a lot easier. When using a hydraulic gear the shifter weighs so much it will move when hitting a wave and go directly from forward to reverse. A detent stops that. doesn't all the 59-60's runabouts qualify. 283's ? Mine has...
by drrot
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter

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by drrot
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter

Maine Classics makes a bolt on detent adapter.
by drrot
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Windshield Assy for 1963 Cavalier Custom Ski
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Windshield Assy for 1963 Cavalier Custom Ski

How wide is it and what state do you live in? Windshields are difficult to ship.
by drrot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Chris Craft name plant Font
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Chris Craft name plant Font

Great boat!! Spent the week before on one boating the St. Johns.
by drrot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

A whistle. I always leave the key in the boat. On mine you can remove the key in any position. The whistle passes for a horn when getting inspected.
by drrot
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 volt bilge pump replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5122

Re: 6 volt bilge pump replacement

As of 03/29/2019 Six volt pumps are available at http://www.finewoodboats.com/bilgepumps.htm
by drrot
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Fender cleat location

Get some fenders and test them. Put the cleats where they will work.
by drrot
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Carburetor model number for Chrysler Crown M 27
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Carburetor model number for Chrysler Crown M 27

The Zenith manual says 263M2E12 number 10638
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by drrot
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

Find this pad on the starboard side where the head and block meet in the center. Send the numbers to the Mariners Museum and ask them if it is original to the hull.
I have to assume it uploaded. I don't have permission to see my own files!
by drrot
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

I thought about that but there was no fur on the keyboard :shock:
by drrot
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

The KFL will fit in the same spot. Couple things to check first are if the rear carburetor will clear the engine stringer and do you have the 2 3/4" exhaust needed. The photos do not show up on my screen. I get "You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post." Anyon...
by drrot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Testing

More testing.

This is tkhersom posting as drrot.
by drrot
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38942

Re: Connie Refresh

I put a similar cover on the pier over "Lucky 7" My U-22. Amazing the difference it made.
by drrot
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2019 Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: 2019 Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival

Niel, There is a motel on site, Comfort inn and Holiday inn express close, Also the Mission Inn. The closer you get the more expensive and better chances they are full. Also the Lakeside inn in Mt. Dora. I've stayed at them all through the years. Don't usually stay in the room much so it goes on pri...
by drrot
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: Fire extinguisher

This model was used 1936-1938
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by drrot
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

Have Jim G write it. So, here is a question then. Was it because of better oil, or a change in engine design? Its fair to say that a pre war engine would have been a tad more loose? I ask this because is todays 30 wt the same as 1945's 30 Weight? I smell a story here. 30w is 30w. The additives in to...
by drrot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees

Looks like Scott Ramsey was speechless
by drrot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M47 tach and oil pressure connection points
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: M47 tach and oil pressure connection points

The tachometer cable could go to the distributor
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Chrysler1.jpg
The oil tap is here.
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or it could go to the rear mount above the reverse gear.
Remember the Chrysler takes a Clockwise tachometer.
by drrot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M27 Chrysler Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: M27 Chrysler Engine

Mike Murley is the Chrysler expert. Try him 586-725-7446
by drrot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Trading Dock

Please do something. I refuse to do Fakebook. The account there with my name on it was put up by Fakebook and I had nothing to do with it. Can't deal with people like that.
by drrot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Trading Dock

Personally I think it is a mistake. But then I do a lot of buying/selling there. It is a benefit of the club that helps the hobby.
by drrot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout

The Mariners Museum has a Master engine log. Tells what hull each engine was originally installed in.
by drrot
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Tuneup Specs
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: KL Tuneup Specs

Depending on the year. If you have a timing pointer, it is dot to point. If not, it is "Take the boat out and run it under load (getting up on plane) advance it till it pings then retard it till she starts easy" Direct from manual. Champion J8J or J8C .028"
by drrot
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support

It's in the original 6in thick service manual.
by drrot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support

1959 wiringsm.jpg
Like this?
by drrot
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull Year vs year on boat title
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: Hull Year vs year on boat title

When the Museum opened I ordered three hull cards. Two of the three were a couple years off of what I was told they were. I asked a Conservation officer about it and he informed me that titles were issued after the boats were made. They started 40 years later in some cases. So when people had to fil...
by drrot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: 283 Flywheel housing

You will be better off in the long run finding an engine with the correct parts.
by drrot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bending Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Bending Exhaust Pipes

Bob,
Is the bend where it goes to the engine the issue? There are two elbows that look identical but have slightly different angles. 1643 and 5070. Yours takes the 1643