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by JimESmith
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Head Gasket Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Update: I successfully removed the old and installed the new head gasket using all of the advice above. I have observed no leaks (at the end of last year I had some water seeping out of the forward end of the head) after following the torque-heat-torque sequence outlined by Mitch LaPointe. A few mor...
by JimESmith
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Head Gasket Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Thanks, Al

I got the same recommendation from a guy here at work that builds race engines as a hobby. I'll pick some up and change that gasket on Saturday.
by JimESmith
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Head Gasket Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Head Gasket Installation

I'm planning to replace the head gasket on #71826, 1941 Deluxe Runabout this weekend. It has a KB engine and I'm looking for the definitve procedure for gasket installation. I have the torque and sequence and have read the many posts regarding torqueing and retorqueing. Some have recommended using a...
by JimESmith
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Mark, We have one in 71826. I have not tried to prove that the box itself is original but my research has shown that most of the boat is original (including bottom). I don't have any good pictures of the box and the boat is in storage about 70 miles away. I may have to go "visit" it in the next mont...
by JimESmith
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Old Fuel Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

I just finished cleaning, flushing, and sealing a fuel tank from a 1966 Mustang. I used the products on this website: http://www.tanksealer.com/tank-sealer-information.html There are other similar ones out there as well. The sealer leaves a very hard metallic like finish on the inside of the tank. J...
by JimESmith
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

I took a good look at the prop this weekend and could see a clear "14" stamped on the forward end of the hub. I also measured the diameter and it is 12.5". So I don't have the original prop on the boat. I did have the spare from my old Ski Nautique (Federal Mogul) and it is in fact 13x13x1, however ...
by JimESmith
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Thanks for the info, Jim. In the first photo there appears to be "13" rearward and above the "780k". I'll do a more thorough check this weekend. I believe the prop I had on my old "79 Ski Nautique was a 13x13x1 as well and I think it may have been stamped on the end of the hub, so I'll take the shaf...
by JimESmith
Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Prop Identification

I'm the new owner of a 1941 Chris Craft 17' Deluxe Runabout #71826 and am in the process of tracking down history of the boat. The Hull card shows a wheel size of 7981. The prop on the boat has the following markings: "780K", "179B"' and "GLO 1392". Can anyone tell me what this prop is and if it is ...