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by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Yeah, this topic has picked up some steam since it started. 8)
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Excellent point John! Thanks for taking the time to remind us to keep safety a priority.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Tom Gruenauer wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 am
Don't be surprised if you have to steam bend the forward part of the sheer batten to get it to lay right. I had to on my 24' Chris.
Compound bend and twist.
Now I see what you mean. I think I'll try the insulated sleeve method and see if I can just do the forward third of the batten.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Tom, I have been concerned with that. I don't have a steam generator on hand. What did you use to steam your batten? Did you steam the front half only? Would like to see some photos of a steam generator.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Of course! My late brother and I bought this in 2015, he past that year. I started this project in 2019 after I retired by myself in memory of my brother John. When we bought the boat it had a new cold molded bottom. I removed everything else that I could including the stringers and now working on g...
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Re: Plank ID

Excellent! Thank you.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 365

Plank ID

Not sure how important this is but what is the terminology for this vertical plank that runs fore/aft. See white arrow. I'll be working on these for a while so I want to call them something that sounds correct.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

A couple of questions... why do I not see the generator? I would have guessed the generator pulley broke and rubbing but I don't see it. What is the red piece at the 8 second point in the video?
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Missing Horn

tparsons56 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:03 am
I'm not sure why the pictures are not posting - I tried attaching as a JPG file.
The photo size is too large, reduce it to a KB size.
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

Thanks all for the help, I appreciate it.
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 247

1930 Badge Restoration

When new, what did this dash panel badge look like? What is the procedure for it's restoration? Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

Welcome aboard Eddy! I'm not experienced with original bottoms but have been around long enough to have heard all about them. Like Kiitos said, we've heard bad things happen when folks add water inside an old wood boat. Get it to the lake and let it soak, if you don't have the means to do it yoursel...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild or Repower
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Rebuild or Repower

I'm rebuilding a 430 right now. They are a very expensive motor to rebuild. Most of the internal parts are no longer available so you have to track down new old stock parts. Also the combustion chamber is in the block so you have to find a machine shop that has the jigs to bore the cylinders. Think...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Reduce the size of your photo to be in the KB range. It should go.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Generator on Model K

A couple of years ago my generator on my K got so hot you could fry an egg on it. Smoked and smelled nasty too. I was grateful nothing caught on fire. I took the generator in for a complete rebuild and has been fine since. Mike Murley in Fair Haven Mi. rebuilt it.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

Is it possible the new points condenser is bad. I often hear new condenser are defective.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'
Replies: 31
Views: 7404

Re: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'

Steve,
I see a boat that's close to finished but no engine. Did your boat get finished yet?
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

Hi Jim, The water isn't hard here yet, so if you want to test drive it this weekend, just let me know! I will help you winterize the motor when we are done, as I need to learn how to do that for my boat next fall. Steve Anderson in St Clair Shores. Hello Steve, No test rides for me this time of the...
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

Perfect, thank you!
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

Jim, Should I be using this retaining clip? The new arm pin has a groove in the center for it but it just does not seem like it retains well. The original pin did not have a groove or a retainer clip. The original pin is shown and the new retainer clip is on the screwdriver handle. I neglected to se...
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

This 1961 fuel pump looks like it never had any paint. Is no paint correct for that vintage?
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

From one Jim G to another... Thank You!
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Carter fuel pump rebuild question

I got the kit from Robert Henkel @CC parts.com.
I have the pins springs and valves but not the domed piece circled with the holes in it shown in my photo. The guy reassembles his without those pieces.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carter fuel pump rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Carter fuel pump rebuild question

Guys, at minute 2:52 this guy says do not reuse these pieces. I didn't get any in my kit so is it correct to toss them and just go without?
https://youtu.be/DyiK206YRQU
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Re: Passwords

Troy, I don't know why but I seem to have issues with passwords here. I do write them down so I don't forget but still seem to get locked out. When asking for a password reset it can take weeks to hear back. What's up with the delay on resets? You haven't heard from me lately because I've been locke...
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Boat drawings

I do not see you picture but Chris Dee from the Michigan ACBS Chapter does it. He's on FB.
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 4051

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

I responded to your photo question here. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10757
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to include pic in post?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: How to include pic in post?

Heya, I've been away for several years. I posted a new topic and tried to include a picture. I went to the "Attachments" tab and uploaded a file. "Status" went to a full green bar. I don't seem to have any options to get it into the post. I've checked my profile, and the board permissions. Everythi...
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Add picture
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Add picture

On the buzz main page, hit the drop down arrow next to your name in the right hand upper corner, select user control panel, select the profile tab, select edit avatar. You will see the upload image there and the size requirements. All photo's on here need to be small (lightweight) or they will not u...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password Reset
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Password Reset

Wow! My membership expired in June and could not get a password reset from the main CC page where you renew, I finally was able to get a reset from the the buzz forum at the bottom and use that on the renew page. Good to be back... FB was killing me.