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by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Electrical

I was thinking maybe he was reading the AMP meter on dash?
by Greg Wallace
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Electrical

Might you be reading amps rather than volts?
by Greg Wallace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Rubber flooring

I'm pretty sure by 1941 they were using white pyramid.
by Greg Wallace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas Fume Detector Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Gas Fume Detector Installation

I would install low as possible on inside of stringer, under and behind carb. If sensor is not water proof then mount high enough to avoid any expected bilge water. Keep in mind that fumes are heavier than air and will accumulate low to high. The goal is to sense them before they get high enough to ...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Yes, I would expect a deviation such as box spring seats to be enumerated on the hull card (equipment record). Some cool extras listed on yours, by the way.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Box springs were not spec'd for the 17 special as standard.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Threaded lifting ring rod
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

If inspection reveals no corrosion or other deterioration, I would expect the original bronze to be fine. This assumes that your boat is so equipped.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel odor
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: fuel odor

Could be venting vapor from tank vent. Fuel odor around boat but none in closed spaces on board might support this. I would still re-check everything.
by Greg Wallace
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New CCABC member, first time question
Replies: 8
Views: 423

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: 269

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: 280

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: 567

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: 968

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: 968

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: 3057

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: 2435

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: 2435

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: 2435

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1873

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: 1874

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: 1659

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: 954

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: 954

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: 1232

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: 1131

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: 1178

Re: Password for members not recognized

I had to use my old password for main site and new for the Buzz.