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by cc-woodboats
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2981

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

sounds like either fuel delivery issue or lack of spark at higher load&speed.
by cc-woodboats
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain

you will also need a left hand prop.
by cc-woodboats
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 2984

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

the ski boat I had had one temp gauge and a red idiot light. gauge monitored eng temp on one head and the red light would light if the other half of the engine overheated.
by cc-woodboats
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark

the timing mark on the MCL is a small dimple that looks like it was done with a drill bit.
are you sure you have the correct flywheel? the MCL wheel is flat with no step in it like the other M series engines.
by cc-woodboats
Thu May 25, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Balast Resistors in 1931 Model 199
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Re: Balast Resistors in 1931 Model 199

I wonder if the resistor mounted under the dash is to drop the voltage to the instruments?
the original gauges would be 6 volt.
by cc-woodboats
Tue May 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Removing starter
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: Removing starter

remove the oil line, then use a 6 point box wrench on the fitting.
It should come right out.
I use liquid teflon sealer on the pipe threads when re installing.
don't over tighten the fitting,they are hard to find.
by cc-woodboats
Sun May 21, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Prop shaft coupler removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Prop shaft coupler removal

I have used the slide hammer method numerous times over the years.
it works great! only caution is to stop as soon as the shaft clears the coupling so you dont jam the shaft key into the packing nut.
best to have a helper watching the coupling while you run the slide hammer.
takes about 10 min.
by cc-woodboats
Wed May 17, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: copper exhaust pipe

I would use silver solder on the exhaust pipe.
it is much stronger and should hold up to the heat and vibration much better than conventional solder.
by cc-woodboats
Thu May 04, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327 flagship bell adaptor housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: 327 flagship bell adaptor housing

I have the bell housing you need.
Will send it for the cost of shipping.
by cc-woodboats
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water leak Model K
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: water leak Model K

I had to drill and tap the drain hole to 1/4" pipe thread.
the original hole was 1/8" pipe. it has rusted to the point where the valve wouldn't stay in.
the 1/4" valve works great.
be careful when drilling ,the cylinder wall is very close behind the drain hole.
by cc-woodboats
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Sportsman windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Sportsman windshield

Gunner,
I have a plywood pattern for a 54 17, sportsman windshield.
I can ship it to you.
It was taken off the glass of a 1 owner 54 sportsman.
Blaine
by cc-woodboats
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

Re: Gas tank restorayion

There are several company's that sell fuel tank sealers.
I have used POR-15 sealer kits several times with excellent results.
kits cost about $100.00. kit includes chemicals to clean and etch the tank.
have one boat that I sealed about 15 years ago and it still is working fine.
by cc-woodboats
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 59 chris craft ski boat repower
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Re: 59 chris craft ski boat repower

if you do the 350 conversion I would add an engine oil cooler. the 350 generates a lot more heat than the 283 and the oil gets very hot. I have run this conversion in a ski boat and after 6 to8 miles of running the oil pressure would drop to 10 psi. would stop and let the engine idle for 10 min and ...
by cc-woodboats
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment

According to the Hercules maintenance manual, tighten the thrust screw in till it contacts gear. back screw off 1/8 turn and tighten the lock nut. I would tighten screw enough to be sure the gear is against the rear thrust washer then back the screw out 1/8 turn. you dont need a lot of force to do t...
by cc-woodboats
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zebra Mussels
Replies: 12
Views: 3012

Re: Zebra Mussels

the problem with zebra mussels starts when the boat sits in the water unused for extended periods of time. then the larva will enter the cooling system and grow into an adult. then the cooling intake and engine passages are full of shells. starting and running the engine will kill them but the shell...
by cc-woodboats
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding oil filter to a K
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: Adding oil filter to a K

Steve,
Most of the remoter filters I have used use a ford/chrysler filter number.
Summit Racing has the filter housings and 1/2 oil line you will need.
NAPA should have all the fittings to hook it up.They can probably get the filter housing and hose also.
by cc-woodboats
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding oil filter to a K
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: Adding oil filter to a K

I would pull the access cover on the oil pan,after draining the oil and see if there is a buildup of sludge and gunk in the oil pan. if it looks clean then add the filter and the Brad Penn oil. the filter should pick up any dirt that gets flushed out by the detergent oil. might want to change oil an...
by cc-woodboats
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: boat will start- won't stay running
Replies: 11
Views: 3027

Re: boat will start- won't stay running

I would disconnect the batt wire at the coil and install a jumper wire from the coil directly to the battery. start the engine.
if the engine continues to run check the wiring and ign switch for a bad connection or broken wire.
by cc-woodboats
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel pump check valve
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: fuel pump check valve

sound like you have stick or leaking check valves in the pump.
were the valves replaced when you rebuilt the pump?
at an idle you should see very little fuel movement in the sediment bowl as the engine is not using much fuel.
by cc-woodboats
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Engine Serial # 69077
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: K Engine Serial # 69077

Looks like your missing the starter solenoid and copper buss bar that connects the solenoid to the starter terminal. solenoid mounts to the starter with the 2 screws on the starter. I would be surprised if the fuel pump still works,the diaphragm has probably turned to stone after all these years. be...
by cc-woodboats
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Choke Cable Bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: KBL Choke Cable Bracket

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This is the bracket and cable set up on several kbl's I have worked on
I have a spare bracket if you need it.
by cc-woodboats
Sun May 08, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: kbl stumble on acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 959

kbl stumble on acceleration

having an issue with hesitation going from idle to acceleration. carbs have been rebuilt and engine is fresh.
after you get past the stumble it runs great. any ideas what to look for.
thanks
by cc-woodboats
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: oil pressure

When I add an oil filter to a K engine I connect the IN line to the filter from the fitting behind the starter,then OUT to the oil cooler. you have to be sure the lines to the filter are connected correctly. the filter will only flow in one direction. fill the oil filter and lines with oil,the K oil...
by cc-woodboats
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Best Place for Online Marine Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Best Place for Online Marine Parts

I would take it to an automotive starter generator repair shop and have it rebuilt.
by cc-woodboats
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Where to buy a 1962 Paragon manual transmision O-ring seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Where to buy a 1962 Paragon manual transmision O-ring se

you might try Great Lakes Power Products.
they own the Paragon brand
Service 800-325-6880
by cc-woodboats
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Automotive Crossover for 'K' Engine Fuel Pump/Repair Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Automotive Crossover for 'K' Engine Fuel Pump/Repair Kit

NAPA has a listing in their marine catalog.
last I checked they listed for $368.00
there are a number of sources for pumps and kits in the antique boating community.
by cc-woodboats
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: '52 Riviera Bow Light Bulb / Fixture
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Re: '52 Riviera Bow Light Bulb / Fixture

you need to use a marine grade socket with the proper bulb. A #88 or a#210 bulb for 6 volts. the socket that Jim posted the picture of has 2 contacts,one is power and the other is ground. the housing does not need to be grounded. automotive sockets need to ground the housing and the base of the bulb...
by cc-woodboats
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 8 cyl - 53 GM DDA diesel engines
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

Re: 8 cyl - 53 GM DDA diesel engines

found these specs on boatdiesel.com.

8v53na 228HP @ 2800 rpm
by cc-woodboats
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: newbie
Replies: 29
Views: 7251

Re: newbie

when you get back to the boat,without starting the engine see if you can turn the prop shaft by hand or with a pipe wrench. it should turn fairly easily.if not I suspect you may have a burned forward clutch. when they burn up the plates will warp and lock up the output shaft so its always in forward...
by cc-woodboats
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Riva - General Discussion
Topic: ISO Lamborghini engine
Replies: 5
Views: 5315

Re: ISO Lamborghini engine

Wellcraft built some Scarabs with lamborghini engines in the 80s
from what I read MerCruiser imported 300 engines for use in offshore racing.

you would think there still has to be some of these engines around.

check out lambocars.com