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by cenger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: 1929 Baby Gar Information
Replies: 11
Views: 6919

Re: 1929 Baby Gar Information

Back to the panel conversation; I have been able to locate the correct oval Reliance panel for a 1929 28-40 but had a few questions about the color of the panel and gauges as well as the ignition switch. I have seen pictures of a ‘29 Gar Wood oval Reliance panel with a white panel and black gauges a...
by cenger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery cables
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Battery cables

Rhode Island Wire is another source for vintage wiring and connectors
by cenger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1968 Connie 45'
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: 1968 Connie 45'

2) When I turn on the hot water is just spits and sputters. Fill the tank and disconnect filling on outlet side of pump to try and pull the water through. You probably have an air bubble. May need a new impeller but try getting the air out first. 3) The hot water heater will not heat. Can I replace ...
by cenger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M47 tach and oil pressure connection points
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: M47 tach and oil pressure connection points

I'm not sure if they changed placements over the years but on earlier years the tach connects at the back of the engine just above the transmission. Oil pressure connects behind the coil.
by cenger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

Re: Starting issues

I’m with Jim G. I had a similar problem with a Chrysler Ace, I went to a larger 6volt battery and problem was resolved.
by cenger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Password for members not recognized

I have had the same problem. I can log in with my PC but not on my IPad.
by cenger
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 43517

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Crui

I very much enjoy following your progress, please keep it up!
by cenger
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Engine Generator

No issue gear will pull right out and slide right back in. If memory serves me there are 3 bolts and its out.
by cenger
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 26051

Re: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?

I had great luck wit interlux Perfection above and below the waterline. Boat sat in th water all season last year and held up well. I used a roll and tip which took some practice. Use good quality tape, 2 part epoxy can eat the glue on the cheap tape and ''tis stuff does not come off once cured.
by cenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: Gar Wood 1929 28'
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

Gar Wood 1929 28'

It’s been a while since there has been any activity in the Gar Wood section so I thought I would post a few photos of the restoration progress on my 1929, 28’ Gar Wood 28-30. This project was a bit outside of my skill set so thanks to Mike at Farm River Woodworking great progress has been made. Mike...
by cenger
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Walker Airsep
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Walker Airsep

Mine are connected to the turbo intakes at the rear of th engines on my 671TIs. They stick straight out over the transmissions.
by cenger
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Walker Airsep
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Walker Airsep

I put Airseps on my Detroit Diesel TAs and it has kept the engine compartment much cleaner. I do recommend them.
by cenger
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

Flitz did work well on my tag. Agree I would not use this on chrome, it is abrasive and removed some of the paint.
by cenger
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: How To Clean Manufacturers Plates

I have read that you can paint the plate with black lacquer than with a fine grit Emory cloth on a flat surface lightly sand and the raised letters will show through as the paint gets sanded off. I have not tried this yet and after seeing what Flitz does I’m going to try that first. If Flitz does no...
by cenger
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?

If ignition converted to a Pentronix 6v should spark plugs be upgraded from Copper to Platinum? I have a 1935 Chrysler, as I do my fall maintenance wondering if I should upgrade my plugs.
by cenger
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Relay for 6V Pertronix?
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: Relay for 6V Pertronix?

Seth,
I had a similar problem. Went to a group4 6 volt batter and problem solved.
by cenger
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3025

Re: Instrument panel

Pictures of the exceptional work Clawson did on my Barrel Tac as well as the rest of my gauges.
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by cenger
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3025

Re: Instrument panel

Mark Clawson restored my barrel tach (that is what you have) beautifully. I highly recommend but do give him about 1yr to get it back to you.
by cenger
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 v to 12v Generator Conversion For '52 Chrys. Crown or...
Replies: 10
Views: 5131

Re: 6 v to 12v Generator Conversion For '52 Chrys. Crown or

Cost for conversion is $265 at All Tech Auto Electric in Danbury CT.
by cenger
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie
Replies: 41
Views: 6348

Re: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie

Any smoke from start up should dissipate 10 seconds after start up. Storyboard engine will need some work.
by cenger
Fri May 27, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie
Replies: 41
Views: 6348

Re: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie

My 671 turbos run up to 2450 and can stay there. I cruise at 2150. You intuition is probably right. I would insist the boat be run WOT for a few minutes.
by cenger
Wed May 25, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 6062

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

Moondocker are you running an old flat head or a SBC? Is the 7139 the racing oil? Can you share what the rep shared with you?
by cenger
Tue May 24, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cockpit floor
Replies: 82
Views: 16378

Re: Cockpit floor

An absolutely beautiful boat. Congratulations
by cenger
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier
Replies: 19
Views: 3734

Re: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier

I painted my 69ish Formula with a badger hair paint brush using Interlux Perfection. I am astonished by how good it came out using a good quality brush. You cannot use 2 part paints on a wood boat but I have heard the Interlux one part also comes out well with a brush or roll and tip. I tried both r...
by cenger
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Early Mercruiser Trim Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Early Mercruiser Trim Pump

Looking for someone who rebuilds trim lift pumps in the northeast. Electric side works fine but pump side stopped working. I'd just assume replace the whole pump but it's so early that I can't find one that will work. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
by cenger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil change on Detroit Diesel 8V-71
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Oil change on Detroit Diesel 8V-71

You will need an electric pump, engine takes 5+ gallons of oil. Most Detroit diesels have a hose connected to oil pan that pump can connect to for draining and filling. If not you can go through the oil fill tube with pump.
by cenger
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1970 ski boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: 1970 ski boat

dholdmann, I went through a similar experience last year. I was looking for something fun and easy to take the kids water skiing. I bought a 1969 17' Formula that looked to be in good shape. Had i been less emotional I would have seen the flaws more clearly. I wound up having to replace the engine, ...
by cenger
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pertronix 6Volt Electronic Ignition for Chrysler Ace
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: Pertronix 6Volt Electronic Ignition for Chrysler Ace

Is anyone aware of a solar powered 6 volt battery tender? Google and Amazon not turning up anything?
by cenger
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wet sanding
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Wet sanding

Once the final coat is sanded and buffed it does look great but do practice first to get the feel for how to buff out the sanding scratches. I burned through 12 coasts of varnish on an edge during my first attempt. One thing I found helpful was to have a spray bottle to mist the surface during the b...