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by jfrprops
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

well, I guess I am one of the experts that no longer post so much? I was, perhaps still am, among the top ten all time posters here...but what happened is it became difficult to continue because of password glitches and etc...which Troy and the crew cleared up a time or two...but computer glitches a...
by jfrprops
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Spining Screws
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Spining Screws

ok, so last resort time: I have actually shrunken down the pickup end of a BIG and POWERFUL standard shop vac ….get on down to 1/4 in pickup....and you can get a lot of those to come up enough to get a tack pulled under the lip of the head.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Different varnishes on same boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Different varnishes on same boat?

Well I have experience with both, prefer Epifanes, but I don't see that mixing two such similar finish products should matter....if you plan to do two coats of Epi over a weekend....I would not sand much at all between.....get the chemical bond....you had best wait for some of the trailer queen crew...
by jfrprops
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: how to remove the mast on a 32'constalaton
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: how to remove the mast on a 32'constalaton

a pic would help.....I have done that job...John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1947-54 U18 Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: 1947-54 U18 Rudder

without doing the research: didn't somebody get all that running gear inventory NOS that Jim Wick (spelling?) and some other fellow had down in Florida years ago? I would bet Jim Staib knows who/where.....? John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Guy - I Come Bearing Gifts!
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Re: New Guy - I Come Bearing Gifts!

really cool! thanks Bob John inVa
by jfrprops
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Steering box

this is old automotive parts.....tighten the adjuster and pack it with grease or lube and it will help...but new sector and worm would be best and pretty easy to do. It will make for a big improvement. John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Electrical

I am with Greg.
???
John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: My boat mechanic working to put in a remanufactured 350 Chevy into barrelback
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: My boat mechanic working to put in a remanufactured 350 Chevy into barrelback

yep, Jim is right on...lots of stuff to prep and precise too. Jim Staib will be a help....isn't he in a McHenry too?
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Wood repair in Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Wood repair in Virginia

You might looking up Gary Lowell in Greensboro N.C. his number is 336-227-2298 Known to some in Va....like SML guys.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: Bad coil?

I am telling you guys...those resistors in or around the coil can, when failed, seem like any number of seemingly unrelated problems. Their whole purpose is to keep from overloading the points at max electrical delivery at while cranking....or at least that is the theory...??????.real gremlins...and...
by jfrprops
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: Bad coil?

I can't specify a coil...but if that thing is converted as you mention...maybe you need a coil resistor if using an old style 12v coil....some coils have that built in...but others require the seperate ceramic and wire resistor...not having that working right causes wierd problems usually noticable ...
by jfrprops
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New CCABC member, first time question
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: New CCABC member, first time question

all this started with the starter. The hand crank starter...back in the day.....most people are right handed....hence they have most strength when cranking clockwise at the front of the engine.
just a tidbit thought...

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 Continental white paint
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: 1958 Continental white paint

agree with Jim...all the way john in va
by jfrprops
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Lifting and blocking
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Lifting and blocking

I had to save the pics of your engines....that is the nicest job I have EVER seen....and I have seen a lot....
John in Va
by jfrprops
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to include pic in post?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: How to include pic in post?

I am no help...but have the same problems.....so let us know what you find out?
John in Va
by jfrprops
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Galley and ceiling lights
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Galley and ceiling lights

of course this could be a broken wire along the trail....but to see which are on what circuit...I would try to see if the Mariner's Museum has the wiring diagram …. John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith float adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Zenith float adjustment

"jim dandy to the rescue" as per usual. Reminds me of the two old carpenter buddies of mine that got together to build a final house as partners rather than competitors. Bruce, the perfectionist, was measuring while Royce the "get er done" type was cutting. Bruce calls down from the ladder, "ok Royc...
by jfrprops
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 Capri Windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: 1956 Capri Windshield

Sorry Jim I can't help a lick...BUT....you have a GREAT job ongoing there as usual.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Lifting and blocking
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Lifting and blocking

good lord willie! you may not be expert at lifting and blocking but you have engine detail down to a fine art man!! All the advice you listed is correct. In my long experience I would say that the yard guys are the key here. They need to be slow and easy with her. Three straps is the deal for sure. ...
by jfrprops
Fri May 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Timing marks
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Timing marks

huuummm…..did rotation figure into this timing …??

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon May 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: 5200 paint

soaker hose inside....will help an amazing bit.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon May 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: 5200 paint

5200 is an adhesive not a caulk. I get why folks try it, but I am scared of it in that application.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sun May 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

Are you seeking a replacement strut?
by jfrprops
Sun May 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: 5200 paint

I am with Troy....and most old timers. John in Va
by jfrprops
Fri May 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Don't know from colors...but added thanks for taking care of a cruiser!!! where is she located etc?
John in Va
by jfrprops
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47726

Re: Connie Refresh

yep, being in a covered slip saves my Fairchild scout.

John in VA
by jfrprops
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47726

Re: Connie Refresh

That looks really professional Troy! She will appreciate the cover and the ventilation. Now you can get serious about your Loop trip!
John in Va
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

but you sure as hell can't get it off your clothes.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Shaft Log Hose

you might try heating is a bit with a heat gun? That and the soap trick. John in Va.