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by dreed
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: 23 Commander update
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: 23 Commander update

would like to find someone here in upstate NY that does aluminum anodizing, I would like to have the windshield frame re-done so if anyone knows of a place please let me know. Try Sandy's Bumper Mart in Syracuse 315-472-8149. They did my chrome a few years back. I am not sure if the do aluminum but ...
by dreed
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Decals - 1953 Sportsman
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Re: Decals - 1953 Sportsman

Classic boat connection has them. Try googling them.
by dreed
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Running too rich
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Running too rich

Update. Scrapped the Pertronics and went back to points.
by dreed
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Running too rich
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Running too rich

Update. I took the boat to my mechanic and explained the symptoms. He immediately took the distributer cap off and discovered the red wire to the Pertronix electrical ignition was rubbing against the rotating magnet holder. It was interfering with the advance. Suggest when installing electronic igni...
by dreed
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Running too rich
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Running too rich

My KLC with Zenith carb. is running too rich. Does anyone know how many turns from fully closed is normal? I think I set mine at 2 1/2 turns several years ago, and it ran like crap today. Thanks in advance.
by dreed
Sun May 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera Engine Space Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Riviera Engine Space Floor

On my 18' Rivera they are 28" long by 7 1/2" wide ( two on each side). They do but up against the stringer. No cut out for the vent tubes. There is a hole in one for the auto bailer. They are held in place by six screws. For some reason my laptop wont let me save the pictures. If you want to send me...
by dreed
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1950 Rivieria Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

Re: 1950 Rivieria Gauges

I guess it is true. You do learn something new everyday! Post a pic of your wiring diagram Allan. Maybe some of the experts on here can confirm that your gauge is dual purpose.
by dreed
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft
Replies: 13
Views: 3584

Re: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft

What area of the country was the boat sold/used?
by dreed
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft
Replies: 13
Views: 3584

Re: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft

You could ask the ACBS if it listed in their directory also.
by dreed
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Spiral Electrical Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Spiral Electrical Wire

Just buy the wire that you need, and tightly wrap it around a screw driver shaft, or something similar like a pencil. That is what creates the coil look.
by dreed
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera Engine Temperature Sensor Excess Length
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Riviera Engine Temperature Sensor Excess Length

The excess length is stored in the bow of the boat. Mine is one big loop. I haven't even had time to get the boat out to send you pics from the last question I promised to answer....sorry. Real busy at work, and it's half way through summer.
by dreed
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards

I planned on getting to the boat today to take some pictures.....however I spent 11 hours fighting with my new laptop and wasted the whole day. I had to call in the reinforcements, but we won the war. I will try to get it tomorrow for you.
by dreed
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards

No they do not. There is a gap there. I can get tome dimensions early next week.
by dreed
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Riviera Engine Compartment Floor Boards

With a hole saw, cut a hole in the floor board plank where the self bailer hose goes through. I can take some dimensions and pics next week and post them.
by dreed
Sat May 07, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Riviera Engine Bay Vent Tube Orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Riviera Engine Bay Vent Tube Orientation

There should be 4 vent tubes in the engine compartment. I could never figure out how the 3" tube goes into the 2 1/2" hole in the deck. I have seen on here where some boats also had a vent tube under the bow light, but am unsure if Rivs had them. Mine are long gone after a restoration a few years ba...
by dreed
Thu May 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Riviera Engine Bay Vent Tube Orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Riviera Engine Bay Vent Tube Orientation

I can help you if you can help me. The longer one is near the back seat, and the shorter one is near the stern. The tab is screwed to the outer most chine I think they call it. Here is where I need help. I tried to recreate these vent tubes and failed miserably. Could you post dimensions including d...
by dreed
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Paint type and color for frames
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Paint type and color for frames

Sandusky Paint Company. CC Red bilge paint. 419-626-2461
by dreed
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths

I just measured mine. The red is 3/4" and the white is 1/2", so the above statement is correct. Good luck.
by dreed
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Riviera Boot Stripe Widths

Wait!! I can go to the boat this weekend and get your dimensions. My belief is they are the same width.........but that is going from memory which is not very reliable.
by dreed
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Proper Hose Clamps KLC engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Proper Hose Clamps KLC engine

The thumb screw handle on mine are more of an oval shape.
by dreed
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Self Bailer Installation in '52 Riviera
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Self Bailer Installation in '52 Riviera

The siphon loop is attached to the fuel tank strap with some copper wire. I will post some pics when I can get up to the boat and snap a few pictures.
by dreed
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Steering Gear Lube
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: Steering Gear Lube

I cleaned mine up a couple of years ago, and just packed it with grease. I have read on here somewhere that that is not correct. If I recall correctly the post referred to an oil available through a " restorers catalogue" that had the specific Gammer Steering box oil. Try doing a search in the archi...
by dreed
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: advice

Sandusky paint Company. CC Red bilge paint 419-626-2461
by dreed
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Chris Craft Decal placement - 1949 Custom - 20 ft.
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Chris Craft Decal placement - 1949 Custom - 20 ft.

The experts should chime in here. The center star of the decal is supposed to line up with some part of the windshield.......I am just not sure which part. There is something in the archives on this topic. Do a search on it.
by dreed
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Post War CC Blue paint chiping????
Replies: 11
Views: 2364

Re: Post War CC Blue paint chiping????

The post war paint I got from Dave Van Ness was in a can. My boat restorers added a hardener to it after checking with Dave, and have had no problems with it at all.
by dreed
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Post War CC Blue paint chiping????
Replies: 11
Views: 2364

Re: Post War CC Blue paint chiping????

The correct post war paint can be purchased from Dave Nan Ness at 201-445-8685.
by dreed
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Correct Interior Stain Color
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Mike,
Take a piece of wood you are trying to match to a Sherwin Williams store and they can match the stain color. I did this with some kitchen cabinets and they matched it perfectly. Good luck. Dan
by dreed
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Steering Column and Gear box
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: Steering Column and Gear box

The gear box was manufacturer by a company named Gemmer. Google them, or as usual, contact Jim [email protected]
I am mailing your fuel tube trim ring tomorrow, you should have it before Christmas. Thank you, and have a nice Holiday.