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by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL stalling issue
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: KL stalling issue

I don’t know if I’m helping but in most cases a rule of thumb is, if it kinda sputters and stumbles then dies, I would look towards a fuel problem. If it just shuts down like someone turned off the ignition, it’s usually an electrical issue. :? Seems like you may have ruled out the ignition parts. W...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

I understand the clearance problem What I saw in the video looked very familiar, I have a '56 Sedan 28'. When you get this apart you might find that what you have there is repairable. I don't know right off hand how that pulley is held in place, it could be welded.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

Pulling the flywheel is the next course of action. Not an easy task right up against the bulkhead like that.
By the way, what boat are you working on there, Sedan Cruiser?
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Plank ID

Very ambitious. Keep us posted👍. Someday I may retire and be able to take on such a worthy project.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Plank ID

How about more pics of your project 😎
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Plank ID

Coaming would be right.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

Jim, he pulled the generator thinking that may be the noise, the red thing appears to be the label on the belt he left on. The next thing I would do is pull the starter and inspect it to see if the flywheel is rubbing on that somewhere. May end up pulling the flywheel if nothing is scraping on the s...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

Sounds like the flywheel is scraping on something, check if the flywheel bolts are tight. Hopefully this is external and not something worse.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

Yup, you figured out the worst case there, a break in the fuel line. The pressure switch will stop the electric pump when the engine stalls. Without it, the pump will continue to pump your bilge full of fuel until the ignition switch is turned off. I am a fan of mechanical pumps so, I don’t know the...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

If its the only way for now I say go for it but like Jim said do it right with a Marine grade pump and with a oil pressure safety switch. You should never run a mechanical fuel pump with out a oil safety switch to turn off the pump when theirs no oil pressure. I think you mean an electric fuel pump...
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: KL oil quantity

The pan depth is the same as mine. The dip stick is about 13” to the top of the tube
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: KL oil quantity

Mine are 1956. So probably a shallow pan. Get your measurement later 2day
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: KL oil quantity

Hi, The K’s in my cruiser take 5qts each. I think there were different oil pans which would account for the difference. I could measure one of my sticks for comparison.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Re: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions

Also if you can find the hull number stamped into the wood on the engine stringer would be helpful in id'ing your boat.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Re: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions

Hi Jon, Welcome to The Buzz. Your soaking practice is a good one. Just make sure you don't put to much water on the inside. Your boat was designed to hold water out, not in. Too much weight may pull fasteners loose. If your boat is going to live on a trailer most of the time, it would best if you co...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cabin window leak and seal
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Cabin window leak and seal

You could recaulk but that would be a temporary fix. Removal of the window and rebedding it would, of course, be better.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pull switch knobs pre war?
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Pull switch knobs pre war?

Your instrument panel light switch looks correct. The other is modern.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

The main thing is to make sure your joint doesn’t fall between the same frame members as the next plank below or above. If you can replace to the end either way would be good.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Hi Bullitt, I once had a Resorter that had rot in the exact same location. Yeah, buttblocks are the common way to tie together a butt joint. The main thing is to make sure the block is bedded real well with a polysulfide caulk or something like Sikaflex. You will want to make sure it is sealed well ...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 52277

Re: Connie Refresh

I forgot about Yorktown. Enjoy!
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 52277

Re: Connie Refresh

I hope she found a very good home. Troy, as you know, the day you buy a boat and the day you sell are the best days of your life.😆 I hope you’re not going to be a stranger around here now.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

That’s pretty ugly 😬. I would contact Jim @ www.finewoodboats.com I think he can fix you up with something.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need Auto Lite rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Need Auto Lite rotor

Try www.classicboatconnection.com they have tune up parts.
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: New trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: New trailer

I agree withe the Bilge Rat, there is a lot of engineering to get the trailer set up. You will need to set it on with a Travel Lift to get things right, at least the first time. Retrieving a boat that size on a ramp is quite a feat in itself. You will need the right ramp to be able to float it onto ...
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Swelling
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Hull Swelling

Dan, sounds like you answered your own question. If the bottom is in good condition you should have no worries. When soaking the hull from the inside, make sure you don't let more than a few inches of water accumulate, your boat was designed to hold water out, not in.
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: INSURANCE

Ditto on Hagerty. Never had to make a claim. Everything I’ve heard is positive though.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Round brass tag?

I'm not totally sure about the hose, someone may chime in on this. It's quite possible the bottom is original, there are a lot of them out there.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Round brass tag?

That appears to be the original location for the pickup end. I do believe that it should be a solid copper tube without the hose section. I think we solved your mystery. A lot of times these bailers get removed because if the siphon break hole gets plugged at the top of the tube it may reverse flow ...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Round brass tag?

Maybe that’s where the pickup for the self-bailer was located?