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by tparsons56
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 277

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: 277

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: 303

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: 303

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: 303

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: 303

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: 303

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: 391

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: 3572

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: 2314

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: 2314

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: 2314

Re: Seat Cushions

Yep - looks much better. Time to take the cushions in for repair. Thanks!
by tparsons56
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Seat Cushions

Thanks Matt - good idea. The seats are leather and maybe the kapok has gotten “compressed” over the years.
by tparsons56
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Seat Cushions

The seat cushions in my 1941 19’ custom are comfortable but the covering is quite loose. Was it supposed to be loose or tight like I have seen in other classic CC’s?
by tparsons56
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Windshield pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Windshield pattern

I am currently having a new piece of glass made for my 1941 19' barrel back and they are using the original pc. of glass as the template. Does anyone know if the glass/windshield of the 17' was the same size as the 19'? If so I can send you a template once I get the glass back.
by tparsons56
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ignition switch
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Ignition switch

Recently on my 1941 19' Custom when I turn the key on its not making connections unless I giggle the key or turn it on and off several times so I assume it's just something inside that is dirty or corroded. What's the best way of cleaning the inside of the switch?
by tparsons56
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Lettering
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Lettering

OK - Thanks Mike!
by tparsons56
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Lettering
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Lettering

I am looking for a boat lettering painter in the Detroit area - any recommendations'?
by tparsons56
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Re: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

Thanks - Everyone who I have shown these to has said to install them with the little bit of patina as shown. They even look better in the sunlight.
by tparsons56
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Re: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

I did use the Flitz Polish to clean them up and they do look better but have not yet achieved a bright finish. At this point I am wondering if I want the bright finish or leave some patina. I know in the end it's my call but what are some opinions on this?
by tparsons56
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Re: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

Thanks to all for your reply's. I just want to go carefully so I don't remove the paint. The plates as they are right now are very hard to read so I'm just trying to clean them up a little bit.
by tparsons56
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

I would like to clean and polish the plates from my 1941 Custom but before I do something stupid I thought I would ask for advice. So far I have cleaned them with just soap and water but I am leery of using brass/copper polish as I don't want to take the paint off. Any helpful hints?
by tparsons56
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Classic Chris on Mackinac Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Classic Chris on Mackinac Island

Last weekend we were enjoying fall in Northern Michigan on Mackinac Island when I noticed this beautiful cruiser in the Harbor. I was told it was owned by the person who owns the Grand Hotel. Interesting color - I would guess that was not "stock" when it left the factory.