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by dag55
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: What to do with old engines after repower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: What to do with old engines after repower?

You are repowering for a reason, right? :roll:
And you are looking for someone to take over feeding these gashogs.... ;)
by dag55
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Inside bottompaint
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Inside bottompaint

There is international danboline or epifanes also have a bilge paint. Think they come in grey or red color.
by dag55
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 3551

Re: annual lay-up

When storing a gasoline motor for a longer period, it is important to run it on ethanol free fuel, to avoid the corrosion issues involved with ethanol when storing. In Sweden we have alkylat gasoline, that is used for lawn movers and chain saws. It is a synthetic fuel, which gives less poisonous exh...
by dag55
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 3551

Re: annual lay-up

It is not recommended to winterize a raw water cooled engine without draining the block first. There is no guarantee that antifreeze reaches all parts of the block with that method. Also, its not all about freezing, the antifreeze provides anti corrosion protection too.
by dag55
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ammeter Needle
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Ammeter Needle

Probably rewired wrong. If You disconnect it and it returns to zero, the meter itself is not broken.
by dag55
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: fresh water tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: fresh water tank

Yes. Cannot think of water to be "fresh" in a 45 year old metal tank :roll: , not if You intend to use it for drinking water. I'll go for a new plastic tank with a man hole for inspection and cleaning.
by dag55
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to refuel system after running out of fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: How to refuel system after running out of fuel

I suppose this motor do not have a fuel pump? If a full tank will not provide flow enough, maybe it is possible to temporary get a outboard priming bulb into the fuel line?
by dag55
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3504

Re: Rough starting with an M

The idle mix screw makes no sense before the engine is fully warmed up.
by dag55
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Ignition coil overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Re: Ignition coil overheating

You need to run the coil via a resistor.
by dag55
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motor make
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: Motor make

For shure, that is a small bock GM V8. Whether a 283 or something else takes a closer look... The valve covers indicate something newer then the 283, maybe a 305 or 350....
by dag55
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

Very well... seems like I lost the naming discussion this time. Thought of "Lucky Lucy" since I saved her from a quite certain destiny as being cut up, but my wife decided we continue the trdition from our earlrier boat and so it's going to be CillaGreta III... WQe are of course going to have a offi...
by dag55
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

Docked up on our yatch clubs island Verkarna in the Stockholm archipelago
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by dag55
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 44248

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

I think going for plywood planking is the right way in any sense and I would have used epoxi for glueing an sealing, it's the best combination with the ply and you do not have to worry about size of fastener heads, since they will more ore less only keep the planking in place until the epoxi have cu...
by dag55
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

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Windlass and original flag pole holder in place...
by dag55
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie
Replies: 41
Views: 6408

Re: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie

That is blue smoke, no doubt that engine don't feel to well... Before signing, a serious inspection of what's wrong.
by dag55
Fri May 27, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

The transom a year later... 8)
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by dag55
Fri May 27, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie
Replies: 41
Views: 6408

Re: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie

If the machines are sound, it won´t hurt to take them to WOT for a couple of minutes, to see what happens to temperature and oilpressure. I´m of the opinion that taking the motors to full throttle, is the best way to determine if everithing is working as it should. If some thing breaks then, it woul...
by dag55
Sun May 08, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Cracks in plank? Acceptable or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2713

Re: Cracks in plank? Acceptable or not?

Don't let that little crack keep you awake... it is a dry crack that comes from a completely natural movement in old wood. I can not see that it will get any worse.
by dag55
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

:P Your'e thinking of gas consumption... I'm actually cruising about 8 knots at 2,5 L/NM, think that is quite fair with this a big boat and compared to the actual monetary investment done, so far, I still have som dough left to buy gas for a couple of summers.... 8) The fine thing is,I don't have an...
by dag55
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 KFL 131 HP Engine recommended Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: 1959 KFL 131 HP Engine recommended Battery

Check that the problem not are your starter, by parallell another battery for more cranking amps. If it not cranks faster then, your starter needs a rebuild.
by dag55
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish Over Transom Decal
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Varnish Over Transom Decal

mfine wrote:You could build a giant centrifuge so you don't have to tip the boat up.
LOL :D
by dag55
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: voltage regulator replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: voltage regulator replacement

Here they have electronic regulators, with old look! http://cloversystems.com/products/other/dynamo-regulator/ Way better than any old mechanical one. Or, as a temporary solution, any 8 amp regulator will do. Just bring the alternator to a automotive electrics shop and they will find something that ...
by dag55
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

Fun that you enjoy it! The Göta Kanal is really a experience to any boater, aka "The Divorce Ditch" :lol:
Love your old Connie; a beauty!!!
by dag55
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft

The problem with freeze cracks, is that if a manifold is damaged, you will almost for shure have a crack in the motor block...
by dag55
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft

Leaking manifolds are the shortest way to serious motor problems, like bent connecting rods etc... I would never try to repair a cracked manifold with whatever compound. Maybe welding if possible.
by dag55
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

Tnx Joanroy! This boat is a budget project since it have been quite rough handled by the last owner and also was left badly covered for three years, very hard for a wooden boat in Swedish climate... :(
I try to give her back some of her lost glory to a useable and charming state... :D 8
by dag55
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Water Cooling - 1963 Chris Craft

You should absolutely get new manifolds. Are they leaking on the outside, then they are completely rotten on the inside. Manifolds rust from inside out. It's great risk of getting water in the motor.
by dag55
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 Chris Craft 131 HP KFL Engine Starting difficulties
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: 1959 Chris Craft 131 HP KFL Engine Starting difficulties

Maybe the starter is the problem? Had the same problem on one of my 318' Chryslers, the starter cranked the motor slow, I thought it was to early advance set, but it ended out that the starter, though rebuilt, had to go back to the shop...
by dag55
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Cavalier 36' Seastrake 1967 in Sweden

Getting the transom patched up :D https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12472753_10153538945165784_2609151243886275845_n.jpg?oh=d1fb184137d2b3366251e5ba4e074149&oe=5788F48F Some plugs https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12063813_10153538945220784_446435680...