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by Riviera Wish
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

Good point that synthetics are "too slippery" for the reverse gear operation. Since I do not run any filter my best bet would be to run a non-detergent oil if I understand the comments correctly. Some oils contain ZDDP in varying amounts; I understand that 1200ppm is required for the old flat head e...
by Riviera Wish
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Recommended KBL Engine Oil

It has been several years since I researched this topic; at that time ,several years ago, I selected Chevron Delo 400 SAE 30 as the choice for my KBL engine. Now in researching the best engine oil for the old flat head Chris Craft engines I am not able to verify that Chevron Delo is a good selection...
by Riviera Wish
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Propeller

I am far from an expert on propeller selection but I think I can make a contribution to the selection. The selected propeller should run at the maximum rated horsepower RPM of the engine at wide-open throttle. Diameter of the propeller should be the maximum allowable with proper tip clearance; for y...
by Riviera Wish
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

That is how my cleats look. However, in the photo shown, the cleat appears to be within an inch or two of the SS rub rail. This location would be different than the earlier photos of the 20' Riviera which shows the cleats forward of the windshield and aft of the cockpit to be further inboard, i.e. o...
by Riviera Wish
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Thanks Mike, now that you have 'schooled' me in the use of the photos I see the cleats. It's interesting that they are located inboard on the deck planks; I had thought/assumed the cleats would be more outboard. Your comments on the cleats not being located adjacent to the cockpit and too far aft ar...
by Riviera Wish
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Mike, in an earlier post you indicated that you had 'photos of the cleat locations'. I don't see any cleats in the pictures that you posted on the 20' Riviera. Could you post the photos with the locations of the cleats? Thanks
by Riviera Wish
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Thanks for all of your replies. I have requested photos from Maritime Classics with regard to the location of the cleats. There is a photo in CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS which shows the approximate location of 6 cleats on an 18' Riviera but I don't know if this photo is true to CC production, and it does not ...
by Riviera Wish
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

My hull card for '52 Riviera #749 indicates 8 small cleats were provided by the factory. Based on research I assume these cleats were used to retain a boat cover. In this regard, can anyone tell me the pattern for, or a supplier of, the cover that was used on the CC Riviera? Also, where exactly were...
by Riviera Wish
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Re: 18' Riviera

FYI The hull card on my 1952 18' Riviera is dated 1/31/52; hull number is 749. So it appears Chris Craft was building in excess of 300 Rivieras per year in the early 1950's.
by Riviera Wish
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: Hercules MCL starting issues

Based on what you have said the engine valves appear to be closing (compression 90-110 in each cylinder). Valve / engine timing may be an issue (when firing the engine exhausts through the carb, might be firing on the exhaust stroke or when the exhaust valve is partially open); I would check to make...
by Riviera Wish
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures

I have an 18' Riviera of 1952 vintage. Purchased an interior kit from Jack Mayeaux Upholstery and am very happy with the results. I suggest that you call Jack at (503)267-8824. He is very knowledgeable about original Chris Craft upholstery and is easy to talk with; his upholstery work has won many a...
by Riviera Wish
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 4522

Re: zapping condensers

Would be interesting to learn what happens when you try another brand of condenser. Please advise. Also, please indicate sources of condensers if the manufacturer is the problem; I have a 'K' engine also. Thanks
by Riviera Wish
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: What Insurance is Required?
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: What Insurance is Required?

Thanks everyone. That gives me some initial clarity. I'll find out what my normal auto insurance covers and add on from there.
by Riviera Wish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: What Insurance is Required?
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

What Insurance is Required?

I am relatively new to the boating world. Have just about completed restoration of a 1952 Riviera and I am wondering what insurance is required for the tow vehicle / car (if any in addition to normal policy), trailer, and boat. Ituitively it seems that an insurance company is taking on more risk if ...
by Riviera Wish
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface

Thanks Don. I have some '333' thinner and will wipe the surfaces down thoroughly before varnish application.
by Riviera Wish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface

Thanks for those replies, I can proceed with confidence.
by Riviera Wish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Refinishing Old Varnish Surface

I am attempting to refinish a year old Interlux Schooner 96 varnished sides on my '52 Riviera. Some areas of the sides had gone dull (sucked up) and a re-coat was in order. I had 'blocked the sides with 320 grit sandpaper before reading the table on the Schooner 96 can which says "Sand old finish th...
by Riviera Wish
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC long-block expectations
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: KLC long-block expectations

Very interesting question. With an OHV engine you would not get the heads, valves, etc. with a "long block". In the case of a 'K' engine the valves are IN the block. It seems to me the only real answer to the question is the answer the supplier of the long block gives. Will be interested in viewing ...
by Riviera Wish
Sun May 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera Engine Space Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Riviera Engine Space Floor

Thanks Howard.
by Riviera Wish
Tue May 23, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera Engine Space Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Riviera Engine Space Floor

Restoring a 1952 Riviera and have a few questions about the floor boards in the engine space: How long are the floor boards? Do the floor boards butt-up against the stringers? Do the engine space vent tubes penetrate the floor boards? Are the floor boards notched for the vent air flow? Are the floor...
by Riviera Wish
Sat May 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly

While the needle may unscrew from the shaft I must admit that the small tool(s) necessary to do the job are not in my possession. Further as I looked at the gauge and the finesse required to do the job I 'chickened out'. I was afraid I would do damage to the gauge while attempting to remove the need...
by Riviera Wish
Fri May 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly

That makes some sense. The clock hand pullers all seem to have a center drive pin that is larger than the hole in the center of the needle, i.e. they would not apply force to the shaft while pulling on the needle. The hole in the center of the needle appears to be about 5 to 10 thousandths of an inc...
by Riviera Wish
Wed May 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly

Thanks for that information. The next question is "how do I get the needle back on ?". Tap with a miniature hammer?
by Riviera Wish
Mon May 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Aqua Meter (speedometer) Disassembly

Technically this is not a Chris Craft item however I am hopeful that one of the club members has experience with the Aqua Meter speedometer gauges. I have taken the gauge apart except for removal of the gauge needle. Would like to remove the needle so that the gauge face can be cleaned and possibly ...
by Riviera Wish
Thu May 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

My thinking is that Teflon tape can be used on GASOLINE connections as long as installer is careful not to allow Teflon tape to get into the flow passage and cause an obstruction. That is the Teflon tape is applied behind the initial threads on the connection. Gas and natural gas connections require...
by Riviera Wish
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

Thank you both. Appreciate the help.
by Riviera Wish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

Would like some assistance in selecting the correct filter cartridge for my Tempo fuel filter. I thought all the fuel filter cartridges were the same. Wrong! I ordered and received a Tempo filter cartridge P/N MF10-170110 but the threads on the cartridge where it spins-on were much larger (OD About ...
by Riviera Wish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema
Replies: 30
Views: 5138

Re: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema

In the interest of retaining the original fitting on the oil gauge line I would like to obtain an original 'tee' fitting used by Chris Craft. The part number for that fitting, I believe, is 59-19000. If anyone has the desired fitting or a complete set of original oil cooler lines and fittings for sa...
by Riviera Wish
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema
Replies: 30
Views: 5138

Re: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema

Jim, here are a couple of photos with the nut and tube removed. To get oriented, that black 'thing' is the bottom of the ignition coil.
by Riviera Wish
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema
Replies: 30
Views: 5138

Re: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema

Here is photo to go with last post. Sorry, forgot to upload it with the post.