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by Kerry Price
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws

Thanks, guys. Unfortunately, the only source I have found for brass is in the UK where they can be found through several sources. I went ahead and ordered some on ebay uk and having them sent to a family member there who will mail them to me. Otherwise, the shipping alone for 6 screws was going to b...
by Kerry Price
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws

I am trying to locate some #4 X 1/4" brass hammer screws to attach my engine ID plate onto the exhaust manifold of my MBL and can't find them anywhere. I only need 6 or so. Does anyone know where to find these?
by Kerry Price
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: How to increase oil pressure on MBL
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: How to increase oil pressure on MBL

Jim, Thank you for your thorough explanation and fast response on this. According to the restorer, who incidentally was Van Ness Engineering, the oil pump was completely restored prior to shipping off to my mechanic up at Lake Muskoka, Canada. I will take your advice and first attach an oil gauge di...
by Kerry Price
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: How to increase oil pressure on MBL
Replies: 2
Views: 955

How to increase oil pressure on MBL

I just installed a fully rebuilt MBL long block and while the oil pressure was showing to be around 40lbs when tested prior to putting into the boat it is now reading at only 15 +/- lbs on the dash gauge when running at around 2500RPM on the water. The oil gauge itself was rebuilt and has less than ...
by Kerry Price
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths

I can share with you what I know about the water line on my 1946 Custom which was the predecessor to the Riviera so maybe they used the same configuration. Her is a picture of the original paint lines which were buried under several coats of paint. If you look closely you can see the scribe lines. R...
by Kerry Price
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot Stripe Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Ed,
I love this club! Thanks for sending me the the right direction. I just called and ordered a pint of the Robinson Apple Green boot top today.
by Kerry Price
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot Stripe Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Boot Stripe Colors

I was about to make a new post this morning on this very topic so I hope it is OK to add my inquiry to this thread. I have a 1938 19' Sportsman that has a red bottom and white boot stripe. Both are wrong. The bottom I know should be copper bronze and the boot stripe should be green. I have the botto...
by Kerry Price
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting an original bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Painting an original bottom

Joanroy,
I appreciate your comments and thank you for the sound advice.
Kerry
by Kerry Price
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting an original bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Painting an original bottom

I recently picked up a 1938 19' Sportsman that is for the most part an original boat. It has been kept in a boathouse for most of its life and otherwise lovingly cared for. The bottom is original and looks remarkably good for its age. I have gone over it thoroughly and have found the wood very solid...
by Kerry Price
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Throttle control mechanical connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: Throttle control mechanical connection

Here are a couple of pictures of the throttle assembly off of my 1946 20' Custom. I'm not sure if yours is like this or not.
by Kerry Price
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Famowood
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Famowood

Then there is the super glue ding repair method. It works amazingly well but needs to be done over existing stain and varnish as you can not stain over the glue. If you are a member of ACBS go to their video section and scroll all the way to the 3rd video from the bottom titled: Varnish Repair Part ...
by Kerry Price
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Famowood
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Famowood

Chris, I've been giving some more thought to your question and wondering if you can share with the group some additional information. Are you going to be staining the entire boat along with the area you are applying the wood filler? Are you filling a hole, crack...how big and how wide? Is this in a ...
by Kerry Price
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Famowood
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Famowood

I have only used (oil based) Famo on the bottom which gets painted. Where are you using it? Not where you are planning to stain and varnish I hope. It won't look right.
by Kerry Price
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Retractable mooring cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Retractable mooring cover

I am looking into keeping my boat on a lift in a covered slip here in Texas and have been looking at a couple of different options to keep the boat protected from the elements like sun, dust, wind, rain,bugs and whatever else that may mess with the boat interior and finish. At first I was thing to j...
by Kerry Price
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: How to update hull registry?
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Re: How to update hull registry?

Steve, Several years ago when I was in the process of restoring my particular boat I took it upon myself to see if I could find how many of the 366, 1946-1949 20' Chris Craft Custom Runabouts produced were still out there. When the registry was first implemented I was asked by the club to enter all ...
by Kerry Price
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Oil Leak

Jim,
Good advise. Bought a roll today and laid it under the engine. Stay tuned.
by Kerry Price
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Oil Leak

Wow...additional dip stick ports. That's so painfully obvious now. It went right over my head. So the screw is actually a dipstick plug. I don't want to mess with it if I don't have to. Thank you for that Jim! I have checked the lower sections of the pan looking for oil sources, including the rear s...
by Kerry Price
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Oil Leak

I am trying to address the source of oil in my bilge and found a fitting on my engine block that has some oil accumulated around its surface. I'm not sure what this fitting is or how to address it. It looks like a screw of some sort with a ridged perimeter like on a dime. The center of the screw has...
by Kerry Price
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Hot generator
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Re: Hot generator

Jim,
Thank you for such a thorough explaination on this. Much appreciated!
by Kerry Price
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Hot generator
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Re: Hot generator

After reading this thread I went boating and noticed that my ammeter reads at +10 amps pretty much continually when running on plane or at around 2400 RPM. After an hour or so of run time at various speeds I checked the generator and found it to be very hot but so was the (MBL) engine. Both generato...
by Kerry Price
Sun May 31, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: New to the hobby!
Replies: 22
Views: 6969

Re: New to the hobby!

tuobanur,
I like that dolly set up under your restoration. Nice looking boat. Congratulations.
by Kerry Price
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Black smoke
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Black smoke

I want to first thank all of you who have responded to this. I have read every response and found each response helpful. I have had some time to dig into this and here is what I have found so far. First I removed the oil cooler and examined it and found it to be unclogged in any way. I next removed ...
by Kerry Price
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Black smoke
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Black smoke

I just reinstalled my MBL after putting in new valve seats. First time out and the engine started right up and sounded great. I first ran the engine for several minutes at around 2500 rpm then brought the throttle up all the way and the tach read at just over 3500 rpm. I brought it down to 3400 and ...
by Kerry Price
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Gasket material
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Gasket material

Since no one has chimed in I would suggest an auto parts retail store. They usually carry gasket material that comes in sheet form or in a roll. I have purchased this in a 12" wide roll but it may be available in wider widths as well.
by Kerry Price
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat covers
Replies: 9
Views: 7583

Re: Boat covers

I am looking to have a double cover made. A fellow restorer in California has used Kartex successfully as an inner "sock". I have a sample and think it will work well. Here is a link for more information and samples. http://www.seattlefabrics.com/marine.html#Kartex
by Kerry Price
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: The demise of a wooden boat owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Yeah? What is it?
by Kerry Price
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: It sure is good to be back on the water!
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Re: It sure is good to be back on the water!

All I can say is nice work and congratulations on a job well done. See looks great!
by Kerry Price
Tue May 27, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls

The air vents on my 1946 20' Custom were not painted red (or any other color) on the inside.
by Kerry Price
Wed May 14, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 27
Views: 6976

Re: Another new member

Steve, Without knowing the condition of the inner bottom and bottom frames it is impossible to receive any sound advise on how yu should proceed. But at nearly 50 years of age and no telling how this boat was used and how well it was taken care of you should assume the worst and hope for the best. T...
by Kerry Price
Sat May 10, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel vacuum leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Fuel vacuum leak

Jim, Sounds like a good plan. I will be putting the fuel intake assemble back together into the tank this weekend and shoot for a test run sometime next week. Fingers will be crossed that this will fix the problem. And yes, this has been an issue since the engine was first installed and run. Thanks ...