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by jlgsail
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Chris Craft engine
Replies: 2
Views: 804

KFL Chris Craft engine

Thank you for the past replies on restoring my engine. I live in Los Angeles and I am working on the hull of a 1951 CC Riviera, The engine is on a rolling stand and is in need of a total overhaul. I have gone to a few local machine shops but have not found one that is real knowledgeable on these eng...
by jlgsail
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Engine rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

KFL Engine rebuild

Cannot find any info on rebuilding a kfl engine. Does anyone have any suggestions on a book/Magazine/ etc that can help me . Need help in removing pistons and valves as three of the valves are completely stuck but all the pistons move. Should pistons be rebored and replaced replace(pistons/valves et...
by jlgsail
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1951 18' CC Riviera
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

1951 18' CC Riviera

I am currently restoring a 1951 18' riviera and need help on the following: 1. The hinge for the engine hatch uses two rods that each go into holes in the ajacent frame members. I would like to reuse this same type of hinge symtem so does anyone know where this hinge can be located. 2.I am in need o...
by jlgsail
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Steering unit fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

Steering unit fitting

photo.JPG On the 1951 CC Riviera,there is a fitting that is screwed onto a piece on 1/2" pipe and attaches to the ball arm of the steering unit and then attaches to the rudder arm at the other end of the pipe. There is a spring inside the fitting to keep tension onto the ball arm.Can someone help w...
by jlgsail
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Speed control
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Speed control

Currently restoring a "51 Riviera. I have seen boats with the speed lever either on the side wall(Lever type) or on the steering wheel. Is there a way to hook up pull knob on the face of the dashboard or is this not a good idea. Otherwise is there any suggestions on a good source for a steering whee...
by jlgsail
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Waterline paint on 1951 CC 18' Riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Waterline paint on 1951 CC 18' Riviera

I plan on using the Interlux Micron Extra Red (#5692) for the bottom paint as suggested by tuobanur in my last post. But I forgot to ask about the waterline stripes. The boat when I got it had white and gold stripes. Need help as to who makes a paint in those colors that also works with the bottom p...
by jlgsail
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Finishing a 5200 Bottom
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Finishing a 5200 Bottom

After putting on a #5200 bottom based on the Danenberg book. I am currently now doing the final sanding of the mahogany planks on my 1951- 18' Riviera boat and will end with 2 coats of Smith's CPES after sanding. Danenberg book then suggests using the Interlux 2000e sealer and then bottom paint. Is ...
by jlgsail
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: mmm 5200 bedding
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

mmm 5200 bedding

I am about to put down 3/8" planking over new 1/8" marine grade plywood and will be using MMM5200 White bedding since the underside will be painted. On the sides and top where the finished mahogany planks will be stained and/or varnished,what bedding material should be used to blend in with the maho...
by jlgsail
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas Tank for 1951 Riviera
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Gas Tank for 1951 Riviera

Hi,
I am in Los Angeles and currently restoring my 18 FT Riviera. I could not find anyplace to clean the gas tank and so I ready to buy a replacement.Can anyone give me somes sources for a news tank.
by jlgsail
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: How to cut a Keel for a 1951-18'Riviera
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: How to cut a Keel for a 1951-18'Riviera

Hi, Thanks,I have read Dan's book and keep it with me all the as the bible to boat restoring. Iam located in Los Angeles and I hopefully have a scource in get me a 16 foot piece of Mahogony to make the keel. I have never tackled a project like this so I am learning as I go. I did find a video on you...
by jlgsail
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: How to cut a Keel for a 1951-18'Riviera
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

How to cut a Keel for a 1951-18'Riviera

I am almost finished replacing the bottom frames and the next step will be to replace the keel. The old keel is still in one piece but has many old screw holes and cracks from past usage and I do not think it can be saved. Is there an instructional video or a reading scource that I can get to help m...
by jlgsail
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom Redo on a '51 Riviera
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Bottom Redo on a '51 Riviera

I am about to replace the bottom on a 1951 18' Riviera that had only one layer of 1/4" plywood laid up in sheets with backup strips at the seams. I have read the Danenberg book but could not find any exact reccomendations. I have two thoughts: 1 Apply a 1/8" layer of plywood(all marine grade and sea...
by jlgsail
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Carriage bolts versus Hex Head Bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Carriage bolts versus Hex Head Bolts

I am about to replace the carriage bolts on a 1951 Riviera and wanted to know if there is any problem in replacing carriage bolts with hex head bolts as long as they are all silicon bronze. Is one stronger that another?