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by jim g
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Peacocks for engine block water drainage
Replies: 3
Views: 210

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: 107

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: 8
Views: 161

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: 8
Views: 161

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: 265

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: 19
Views: 362

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: 19
Views: 362

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: 19
Views: 362

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: 19
Views: 362

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: 3
Views: 210

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: 199

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: 201

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 ...
by jim g
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Self bailer vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Self bailer vent hole

You can tap the inside hole of the bailer with a 1/2 inch pipe tap. Then install a brass pipe plug with JB Weld on the threads. Then put the hose and bailer on. Done this way it will look completely original. It should have a hole at the very top of the loop. smaller then a 1/16 inch. If the hole is...
by jim g
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: SCREWS
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: SCREWS

There is a factory memo that has the exact date the plates change over to R&P screws. I know the year was 40 or 41. I think Don Danneberg has a copy of it from the Mariners Museum.
by jim g
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Where to install new gas tank vent on '38 CC deluxe runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Where to install new gas tank vent on '38 CC deluxe runabout

The original hole will do fine. Just run the same size drill bit through the hole to make sure its completely clear.
by jim g
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: M Engine Fuel Bowl Gasket

If the fuel bowl gasket is over a year old. They usually won't reseal after the bowl has been removed. The cork ones get hard. Rubber ones leak. I think its the additives they put in todays fuel. Which are the same whether it has ethanol in it or is ethanol free. You can get a sheet of cork gasket m...
by jim g
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1951 18' CC Riviera
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: 1951 18' CC Riviera

The 2 with a big hole in the center mount on the deck framing. The 2 without a big hole in the center go on the hatch to keep the rod from backing out.
by jim g
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Timing marks
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Timing marks

The starboard engine has an L stamped by the timing mark. Could it be possible the engines have the the wrong flywheels on them. What degree setting should I use to check the timing? Thanks Dave The L means left hand. So I would guess you have the flywheels on the wrong engines. If that is the case...
by jim g
Sun May 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

You have to have the casting number for the foundry to see if they have one.
by jim g
Sat May 18, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman

If your 327 flywheel forward conversion is the 283 Chris Craft conversion parts. It should drop right in. Chris craft designed the flywheel forward engine to drop in on the same mount block using the the same front holes that the K used. When it rest on the original blocks it will be very close to t...
by jim g
Sat May 18, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95hp "K" Blowby around Spark Plug
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: 95hp "K" Blowby around Spark Plug

Thats a simple fix. Get a package of spark plug index washers. Put shipping tape on one side and cut the center out. Put some JB weld in the pit and put the washer on tape side down. Then screw the spark plug in. Wait a few minutes then unscrew the spark plug by hand while holding the washer down wi...
by jim g
Sat May 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6volt Horn Relay
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: 6volt Horn Relay

Napa
by jim g
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1657

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

I guess I'm still out to sea regarding engine oils. Brad Penn 30 wt high performance oil and Rotella straight 30 wt oil both seem to indicate that they are detergent oils. Is this true? I prefer to use a single grade non-detergent oil in my M-27 engine as I can only assume it's been a long time sin...
by jim g
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

The 70's and 80's Correct Craft trailers are perfect for this boat.
by jim g
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: ELECTRIC CHOKE FOR ROCHESTER QJET

call Daytona Parts Company in Florida
by jim g
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1657

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

One of the posts regarding the use of Brad Penn 30 wt engine oil in classic flat head engines was to make sure you don't use Brad Penn 30 wt break-in oil. The only thing I see different in the oils is the addition of proper levels of ZDDP in the break=in oil. Is there harm in using the break-in oil...
by jim g
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Another boat that needs ID help!!

Definitely homebuilt. It has an engine bed for the motor. It does not have stringers which run most of the length of the boat. The boat will probably flex a lot since there isn't anything tying all the frame work together.
by jim g
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?

The Barrelback will be the best riding one. The Racing Runabouts where built for speed. Flatter bottom so they are rougher riding in choppy water.
by jim g
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18' 283 has low oil pressure when started cold some times but others it jumps right up to 30-40.
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18' 283 has low oil pressure when started cold some times but others it jumps right up to 30-40.

Thanks for all the input, FYI when spinning the pump with a priming tool it does not allow you to build pressure because with the tack drive removed there is an open oil gallery passage , you can see the oil pumping but you will not build pressure. Incorrect. You were probably spinning it the wrong...