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by tparsons56
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Missing Horn

OK - Thanks Mike! I will keep searching eBay to see if I can come up with one. It will give me something to do over the long Covid winter.
by tparsons56
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Missing Horn

Thanks Matt - That looks nothing like the horn off the old Plymouth so I will scrap that idea. Now I just need to find to find an original. Jim - Do you have one?
by tparsons56
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Missing Horn

I'm not sure why the pictures are not posting - I tried attaching as a JPG file.
by tparsons56
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Missing Horn

When I purchased my 1941 - 19' Custom, it was missing the horn that was mounted under the deck. Does anyone have a picture of what the original horn looked like? The reason I ask is that my father once renovated a 1941 Plymouth and I found the horn in the attached pictures among his things. It was c...
by tparsons56
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

I would up taking the generator to a place in Michigan called Madison Generator Repair which is about as old as the boat. They tested the unit and found out the regulator was bad [he said it was aftermarket and called it a bad name]. He had a NOS Delco regulator on the shelf to put on and it now run...
by tparsons56
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

Well - we went out, got her on plane and took off one of the battery cables and the engine instantly died. I guess the generator is due for a rebuild.
by tparsons56
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

The ammeter does not move when turning on and off the lights with the engine not running. It has always worked well before changing the battery and there is nothing special about this new battery. I have attached a picture of the regulator - three wires coming out from the bottom.
by tparsons56
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New battery - ammeter pegged at 0
Replies: 9
Views: 733

New battery - ammeter pegged at 0

I recently replaced my battery with a std. Series 24 starting marine battery (My M engine was converted to 12v years ago). When I first started the engine the ammeter pegged to 20+ but once I tapped on it it went to zero. Now when I run the boat it does not move no matter how fast or if the lights a...
by tparsons56
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Blow By

Thanks Mike - great suggestions. I am especially curious about the down spouts near the bow light as the fumes do seem to be coming from stern to bow from under the floor boards.
by tparsons56
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Blow By

I have noticed an increase in exhaust fumes in the front cockpit of my 1941 19’ Custom with M engine. I have tightened down the manifold bolts to 30#’s as per the specs. and tightened down the connection to the exhaust pipe. The smell is minimal at idle and increases with speed. Any ideas?
by tparsons56
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blowby
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Blowby

On our first cruise of the year yesterday I noticed an exhaust smell in the front cockpit of our 1941 Custom. I will tighten down the exhaust manifold bolts but for the elbow/exhaust pipe connection is there a better way to tightening the large nut other then the hammer/chisel method?
by tparsons56
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

Also I noticed that while the new coil was quite warm to the touch it was far cooler than the old coil. That leads me to believe the old coil was “fried”.
by tparsons56
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

I just got back from our sea trial and everything ran great so thanks to everyone for their input. I do agree that carrying a backup set of ignition parts and coil will be part of my protocol now.
by tparsons56
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

I just put a new Napa IC14 coil on and it fired right up but the real test will come with the test drive. I will need to wait until I get a buddy with a chase boat to follow me.
by tparsons56
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

No. After the first time the engine died I replaced the cap, rotor, points and condenser that I got from Jim Staib and it ran great at the dock. It only died when idling after running at half throttle for about 20 minutes.
by tparsons56
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

After it sat for a couple of hours it fired right back up. Since I have had this boat (three years) it has run flawlessly and nothing was changed over the winter which makes it confusing. I will pull the coil today to see what it is.
by tparsons56
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Bad coil?

I probably just answered my own question. I just went to check the engine and while the engine temp. Is now less than 100f the coil is scorching hot. The engine has been converted to 12v so what replacement coil should I be looking for?
by tparsons56
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Bad coil?

Having just been towed back home for the second time this year was not how I wanted to start my vacation. My 1941 Custom with M engine starts and runs great when cruising but then dies when the engine is warm and idling. It will cough a couple of times before dying but once it dies it will not start...
by tparsons56
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Air in fuel bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Air in fuel bowl

Thanks Jim. To be honest I have never heard of a jet in the suction line of the tank. A crazy side note to this story is that the engine died 10' from the breakwall in front of the Coast Guard Station In Charlevoix. I was trying to get someone's attention so I could toss a line and tie up to investi...
by tparsons56
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Air in fuel bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Air in fuel bowl

Last weekend on a cruise the M engine died when I pulled back to idle. I flooded the engine trying to get it restarted and had to be towed back. On inspection I had about 1/4” of air in the top of the bowl so I assumed the old gasket was leaking. I got a new gasket from Fine Wood Boats (thanks Jim!)...
by tparsons56
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

I just received the new gasket and it is much thicker and better made then the existing so hopefully this does the trick. I do not have an aftermarket fuel filter but the tank and all the lines are new as of 2016. If I take the back seat out it's not too bad getting access to the bowl - the big tric...
by tparsons56
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

I have a new gasket coming from Finewoodboats which I will install this weekend which hopefully solves the issue. In the past on other boats I have put a thin film of waterproof grease on both side of the gasket to hold it in place during installation. Any issues with this?
by tparsons56
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

I will check that. Thanks for the input!
by tparsons56
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

The boat started and ran well at the beginning of the season and the first couple of times that we ran it but they were only short distances. Yesterday was the first time we ran it for a longer distance so maybe it allowed more air to get in. When I manually would prime the pump I would see air bubb...
by tparsons56
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

This spring while fitting out I noticed a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass bowl so I took it off and cleaned it. While putting it back together I filled the bowl with fresh gas as high as I could go without it overflowing and then pumped the fuel pump to pressure. I noticed the co...
by tparsons56
Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

Congratulations on the beautiful boat. Owning and driving a classic is an emotional experience. We also launched ours yesterday in Northern Michigan but fortunately it was a nice afternoon. My suggestion is to get a “fake lake” hose attachment for starting her up after long layups. Getting the engin...
by tparsons56
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Life span of a 5200 bottom.
Replies: 9
Views: 4745

Re: Life span of a 5200 bottom.

North Woody - I do store the boat at about 45-50 degrees during the winter and keep a tub of water underneath to help with the humidity. The boat sits on a concrete floor and at times the humidity has gotten down in the 30% range but so far no issues.
by tparsons56
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Seat Cushions

That works - Thanks!
by tparsons56
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Seat Cushions

Thanks Mike - I was going to contact you anyway as we are going to put the boat in the Port Huron show in Sept. so later this summer I wanting to bring her in for a "sprucing up". What does your schedule look like?
by tparsons56
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Seat Cushions

Yep - looks much better. Time to take the cushions in for repair. Thanks!