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by Greg Wallace
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New CCABC member, first time question
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: New CCABC member, first time question

For the most part, the items you seem most concerned about...Distributor, carb, and other external accessories are not interchangeable from auto to marine application due to safety considerations (regulatory as well as practical). As far as cam changes...how often do you expect to be doing this? Pro...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Where to install new gas tank vent on '38 CC deluxe runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Where to install new gas tank vent on '38 CC deluxe runabout

I would vent as original using hole in cap. Just be sure hole has not been obstructed with debris or plating.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: SCREWS
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: SCREWS

They were oval head nickel plated. The actual look would be easiest to achieve by polishing stainless steel. As mentioned above, switch over to R&P just before the war. I believe was in 1941 calendar year sometime. If true some 41 and then 42s had them. Also mentioned above...ILO original hardware f...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Do I need 4 wheel drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Do I need 4 wheel drive?

I currently own 4wd Suburban and 2wd Chevy PU (with 5.3 and locking diff). Over many years towing, launching and retrieving I have never needed 4wd and I prefer driving the 2wd. The 2wd with "winter" tires will out perform the 4wd (without) in snow and ice conditions. I always carry a tow strap but ...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Cold weather varnishing

You may be trying something none of us has experienced. I would call Pettit and see what they have to say. I would be interested in their reply.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Cold weather varnishing

At thirty degrees your gonna need two hands to drag the brush. I'd wait for warmer weather.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

17 and 19 footers with orange deck seems and pigskin interior had orange boot stripes to match. 23 and 27 footers and (I believe 25 sportsman) had green deck seems, emerald green leather and green boot stripe. I can tell you for sure that seem compound (caulk) was colored green (on 23's and presumab...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

I'll check, but not likely. Would have been accidental. These covers were rotten and gone long before anybody cared enough to document. May have some photos of "storage" building or boat houses with covered boats that might show this detail.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Additionally, when a factory cover was spec'd there was typically a small bronze (chromed) hook-like retainer installed on the transom band to secure the cover at the transom via another set of cotton cords attached to a canvas loop.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

These cleats were used to secure factory covers. They were indeed fender cleats but I have seen orders were additional cleats were spec'd to enhance cover retention. The covers had a square piece of vinyl sewn at each cleat location with two parallel stitch lines through the middle above where the c...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: What Boat Did I Just Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Correction..Crestliner 15 Chieftain Imperial model 1552. Circa early 1960's
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: What Boat Did I Just Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Crestliner? Looks like a DelRio (model). The dash will ultimately provide the definitive clue.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: HF-7 pink milk

You could also bypass the cooler and idle engine, pump the old into a receptacle while drawing new in until outflow is clean. Also will pump water out cooler fittings if leaking. Has the boat had water in bilge over rev gear?
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

I would get more evidence to support hose clamp choice. Thumb screw clamps were used... but not all years. There are some pretty good photos in the engine brochures.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

More common than you might think. Seen them spec'd on a number of hull cards. Most boat houses were dark even during the day.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Pretty sure decals not until later. No decals on earliest 283.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Don't think there were any decals on that vintage. All info on manifold id tag.
by Greg Wallace
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Don't have a photo but the crash pad is tapered at the stern to allow clearance for the rear seat back. Hopefully someone will post a detail photo.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: water pump grease

have used 2-4-C for years.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Password for members not recognized

I had to use my old password for main site and new for the Buzz.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Correct anchor weight
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Re: Correct anchor weight

Can't comment on best choice of windlass. The Danforth style anchor is the most popular overall. Size to match boat and expected conditions. Don't forget an appropriate length of leader chain. This will make any size anchor feel much bigger. The expected bottom conditions may suggest a different sty...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP

If you know the hull numbers, check the ACBS directory and, of course, the CCABC registry. If your lucky, an owner of an existing example may be tuned in.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Is it possible that this is an adhesion issue where the paint is not sticking to the material in the seams and presenting as a "movement" issue? Good photos might be helpful.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Now THAT was helpful?
by Greg Wallace
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?

pretty sure this vintage was gray. hopefully someone will confirm or refute.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: battery
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: battery

If you're worried about point deduction then don't convert. If not, then get a battery with the highest CCA that fits your battery box and go boating. At some point I believe ACBS rules will adjust and minimize 12 volt conversions on safety grounds. I thought about cutting up a 6 volt battery and ov...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5083

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Pretty sure E10 "regular" will clean things up just fine....maybe too fine, especially carbon. IMHO higher octane does nothing if not required by engine spec. If you're stuck with Ethanol, remember your "Startron" or equivalent and good water separator.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

I would determine if it is a true "West System" (plywood laminate as opposed to plank on frame applied with epoxy). West System done properly by the "book" is ok, but the term is often used to describe any construction method using West Epoxy (or any epoxy for that matter). The same can be said for ...