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by Ollon
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for Chrysler Crown M7 oil pan
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: Looking for Chrysler Crown M7 oil pan

You can check with Mike Murley but I believe an M2 pan will match. If so will have to modify the feed tube on the oil pickup since they used different types.
by Ollon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

It seems like the pre war script was just that. Once the war started it disappeared. See these other ads
by Ollon
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Voltage Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Voltage Regulator

Call Mike Murley of Murleys Marine. He has whatever you need in either voltage for any Chrysler and a wealth of information.
by Ollon
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 17' Lancer Help Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 7015

Re: 17' Lancer Help Wanted

Greg, As far as I recall, the numbers I referred to in the previous post are the pitch. I will be up at the lake this weekend so I will double check the measurement for both pitch and diameter on the props I have and get back to you. If I have time I'll try a couple different props and let you know ...
by Ollon
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 26094

Re: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?

Thanks, it's a 1972, has the Buick 225BVC . I just put in a remanufactured block and heads this spring and detailed everything. Won best engine at Lake Arrowhead.
by Ollon
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 26094

Re: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?

Glad to help. I used one of their colors that was really close since after almost 40 years of exposure who knows exactly what it should have been. I use Starbrite wax on it every year and it really shines. I could never get Awlgrip to shine that good. Heres a picture from last week.
by Ollon
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 26094

Re: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?

I used the Epifanes 2 part poly to redo the boot and rally stripes on my Lancer about 7 years ago. It still looks as good as the day I did it and as I recall it was very easy to work with. I also had a great experience with their customer service. I used the roll and tip method. Don't recall if I th...
by Ollon
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting the bilge
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Painting the bilge

I've just always felt more comfortable working with epoxy paint than gel coat. You have more working time and no waste, its more forgiving and if your working in a closed environment, the fumes wont kill you.
by Ollon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 17' Lancer Help Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 7015

Re: 17' Lancer Help Wanted

I use a 17 inch stainless prop on mine. I get about 4200 RPM and 40 MPH. I have a couple of original steel props, one is 19 and I think the other is 21 but I have never used them since they would be too much prop at the altitude I normally run at. (6900). If your closer to sea level try a 19. I trie...
by Ollon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting the bilge
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Painting the bilge

I would definitely stay away from gel coat unless you have a proper way to mix and apply a large amount at a time since it sounds lake your covering a large area. I have used the 2 part epoxy paints on both interior and exterior applications. Easy to work with and have held up great over the years. ...
by Ollon
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: 225BVC Questions

I finished the new motor and installed it back in the Lancer. Did the break- in and everything went great. Took her up to Big Bear Lake for Memorial weekend, put some hours on her breaking everything in. Taking her to the Arrowhead Show next weekend for her 45th birthday. I love this little boat and...
by Ollon
Thu May 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly

It could be threaded. Try holding the shaft and turning the needle gently counter clockwise. I cleaned up some gauges once that were like that.
by Ollon
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: 225BVC Questions

So by time I got the heads out here and got them reconditioned, it was going to cost almost as much as a remanufactured engine ready to go and delivered to my garage door. Turned out to be a good thing because when I pulled the oil pan on the old motor there was still about an inch of milky sludge a...
by Ollon
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: 225BVC Questions

Thanks so much for your help. That's going to work. Thank You Boat Buzz.
by Ollon
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: 225BVC Questions

Thought I'd give it one last try for anyone out there who might have a good set of Buick 225 heads before I go ahead and get a full re-manufactured motor so I can have her ready for spring. I was able to find some on line but they were in poor condition and would have cost as much to rebuild than ge...
by Ollon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Penetrol and Epiphanes
Replies: 10
Views: 2838

Re: Penetrol and Epiphanes

My Dad always used it with Valpar back in the day and now I use it with Epiphanes. I also use it to remove chalk and bring color back to old colored gel coat. I apply it with a scotch brite pad and let it sit a couple days. Then wash and buff it out with 3M.
by Ollon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 17' Lancer Help Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 7015

Re: 17' Lancer Help Wanted

Welcome. OMC and Volvo used the Buick 225 so you can look for parts through those outlets as well. The exhaust manifolds are different from the Chris Craft ones but they will work. You may end up having to buy a complete used engine but at least you will have everything you'll need down the road. I ...
by Ollon
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: 225BVC Questions

Thanks Jim. It looks a litte scary but I'll check it out. I found a remanufactured one I can get for under $2000 and I can do the rest of the work myself. Suggestions??
by Ollon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 225BVC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

225BVC Questions

Last weekend I was out in our 1972 17 Lancer. It has the Buick 225BVC. Engine started to lose power. I brought it to a stop and made a quick inspection. Pulled the dipstick and discovered the milky telltale of water in the oil. Pulled the boat out of the water and had my mechanic drain and flush all...
by Ollon
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1977 19' lancer
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

Re: 1977 19' lancer

Their great boats. Need more info/pictures.
by Ollon
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

Don't forget about the outdrive. Change the oil, and check the bellows for cracks. If the outdrive was up the whole time theres a good chance it split at the bottom. Or just go ahead and get a new bellows before it becomes a big problem. I learned the hard way once. As long as its apart I would go a...
by Ollon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

Re: What is this???

Oh well, There goes my theory. You are not alone though. I found this on a search of Paul Uhn Cat no 325. It shows what goes into it.
by Ollon
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

Re: What is this???

Looks like a fitting we had on an old cruiser to feed the anchor line down to the rope locker. When you take the cap off is there a notch in the base for the line to rest in?
by Ollon
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sailboat kit boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: Sailboat kit boat?

I had an 8 foot pram kit boat that my father built with an optional sailing rig. I was checking on another boat at the Mariners Museum once and I asked about the sailing kit. They confirmed the plans were an available option for the 8 foot pram. It's the boat I learned to sail and row in and my 88 y...
by Ollon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Suggestions for Boat Restorers
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Suggestions for Boat Restorers

McCall Boatworks, Payette Lake Idaho might be closer and similar climate.
by Ollon
Fri May 29, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Seen This Vintage Flag
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen This Vintage Flag

I have one just like it but with a blue martini glass. It's always 5 o'clock somewhere.
by Ollon
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer

If you have the 280 it should have the wide flat exhaust that is built into the trim fin. There should be an ID tag attached to the top of the outdrive upper unit just in front of the cap, right in front of where the bolt came out. It will have the model and serial# on it. I took a closer look at th...
by Ollon
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer

If you take it by a Volvo service place they can tell you right away just by looking at it. They will have the correct bolt also. The one in the picture looks like it's brass with worn threads. A new correct bolt might be all you need. The lift is another story.
by Ollon
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Trim and Steering issues on our 19' Lancer

First, That is the wrong bolt. It should be an Allen type recessed bolt that sits flush. The steering cowling it goes into must be stripped or damaged in some way and the bolt will probably keep coming out. The lift is mechanical not hydraulic. It appears someone removed all the relays and limit swi...
by Ollon
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Bow Lights. Any Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: Bow Lights. Any Ideas?

But red and yellow make orange