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by jim g
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: Bronze castings

The price's have gone through the roof since it change hands. So you might want to lie down before you hear them.
by jim g
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield

Any pattern you get will have to be modified to fit the curve of your deck and the angle that your outside windshield brackets sit when screwed gown. Best thing to do is get some copies of the pictures of your boat model and some quarter inch plywood and make them. Also get some extra windshield mou...
by jim g
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: 1950 U18 rub rail trim

The U-18's used both the B and C profile rub rail.
by jim g
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: GLV305 Compression question
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: GLV305 Compression question

As I'm sorting out my new boat, I did a dry compression check across all cylinders and sure enough, number 5 is sitting at 100 pounds with all the rest at 140, 150 and numbers 3 & 8 at 160..! So, I shoot some 30 weight oil into all the cylinder (three squirts each from and oil can then turn the mot...
by jim g
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

What Trick414 did. Is really your only option at the present. The company that was rebuilding the gear pumps has closed and no one is doing them right now. I do wish someone would. The reason yours is leaking is the lip seal assembly has gone bad. Which is what the weep hole is for. If the bearing o...
by jim g
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F possible wrong dipstick?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: 327F possible wrong dipstick?

It could be. The F series had a special upper tube that went between the manifold and the engine.

Post some pictures of it and the engine were the dipstick goes.
by jim g
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil line fitting size
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: oil line fitting size

You will need an original nut. Everything Chris Craft used was odd size and threads compared to anything available today. Once you have an extra nut. Any 1/4 compression ferrule and some 1/4 inch tubing will work. On the other end get the brass fittings from the hardware store that will let you adap...
by jim g
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: My boat mechanic working to put in a remanufactured 350 Chevy into barrelback
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: My boat mechanic working to put in a remanufactured 350 Chevy into barrelback

Its not a difficult swap. But its not a simple in and out either. There are some modifications that have to be done. I've done at least 20 of these conversions. Off the top of my head. It needs to be a marine engine. Not a car crate motor. You have to drill the nose of the crank for the oil passage ...
by jim g
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

No I'm not sure. I haven't contacted the Mariners Museum since they opened back up to get the hull card. It is hull number V-18-815 though according to the paperwork I got. Which the V seemed odd to me, but I guess I need to get in touch with the museum V means its a Caviler. They were Chris Crafts...
by jim g
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Marine plywood

Are you looking to varnish it or cover it in upholstery?
by jim g
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: wrong carburetor?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: wrong carburetor?

Hi Jim, The stampings on the block are the Hercules stamping which says its a long stroke marine engine. Flywheel is correct and the intake has to be correct since it has the KLC carb on it. I feel that it is a KLC. No real way to be positive until the boat is driven. Rebuild the carb and that shoul...
by jim g
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: wrong carburetor?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: wrong carburetor?

Since it will start on ether and you confirmed there is fuel in the float bowl. The carb is more then likely stopped up with old fuel and probably rust. Give it a go with trying to start it with the choke closed as the choke creates more suction in the carb so it pulls more fuel to go to the cylinde...
by jim g
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

To read spark plugs correctly you have to shut the engine down at speed not idle.
by jim g
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

You have to set the timing running down the lake wide open. Advance the distributor until you hear the engine start pinging. Then back off until it goes away. Also will your running wide open adjust the high speed valve on the carb. If its running lean that can cause it to run hot. It also melts pis...
by jim g
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zero compression on cylinder 5
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Zero compression on cylinder 5

That'll do it.
by jim g
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zero compression on cylinder 5
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Zero compression on cylinder 5

To have zero compression on one cylinder you have to have a big hole or gap somewhere. You ned to spin the engine over and make sure the valves are opening and closing and when they close they are fully seated. The ding you have will not give you complete compression lose. I had one come it one time...
by jim g
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

100LL will work fine. Just keep an extra set of plugs with you as the lead can clog them up. Its a higher amount of leaded in it then the old car leaded gas.

Max RPM is 3600 for the KLC. But it varies due to weight load. You should at least get 3000 to 3200.
by jim g
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Peacocks for engine block water drainage
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Peacocks for engine block water drainage

One on each side of the block above oil pan about middle on engine. One at the back of each exhaust manifold One underneath each exhaust riser One on the bottom of the copper pipe from the water pump to trans oil cooler One underneath the water pump One underneath the water circulating pump One at t...
by jim g
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preserving deck wood
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Preserving deck wood

Just put varnish on it.
by jim g
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

Since the gear pump will not prime by itself. Its worn out. Also since it is leaking past the shaft seal it worn out. The pump more then likely has an open shaft bearing bearing. Which will allow the water leaking past the shaft seal. As the leak gets worse all the water will not be able to leak out...
by jim g
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

Is the water pump a gear pump or a rubber impeller pump?

Might be best to post a picture of the pump.
by jim g
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Dwell Angle for KLC
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Dwell Angle for KLC

Pertronix used to have great coils. But about 5 to 6 years ago they moved production to China and they became pure junk. I went back to using NAPA coils. You want an IC14 coil from NAPA. If you have a external resistor get rid of it. All they do is cause problems on boats. The NAPA coil doesn't need...
by jim g
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Bad coil?

The IC 14 is an internally resister coil.

So no external resister needed.
by jim g
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Bad coil?

You want NAPA number IC14
by jim g
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Bad coil?

Since you still have points. Go to NAPA and get a 12 volt internal resister coil. Buy the top of the line.

All the other auto parts stores sell coils that are junk.
by jim g
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Bad coil?

Do you have a Pertronix ignition in your distributor?
by jim g
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Peacocks for engine block water drainage
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Peacocks for engine block water drainage

For the F series?
by jim g
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Fuel leak at KBL carburetor junction
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Fuel leak at KBL carburetor junction

Mcmaster Carr has DOT compression fittings (not yor-lok fittings) and the nuts look just like the original compression nuts.
by jim g
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild or Repower
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Rebuild or Repower

I'm rebuilding a 430 right now. They are a very expensive motor to rebuild. Most of the internal parts are no longer available so you have to track down new old stock parts. Also the combustion chamber is in the block so you have to find a machine shop that has the jigs to bore the cylinders. Think ...