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by farupp
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Motor Zenith 8983 Adjustment/Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: K Motor Zenith 8983 Adjustment/Repair

You turn the fast idle T screw clockwise to make the mixture leaner, and counterclockwise to make the mixture richer.
by farupp
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Trailer. Single or Dual Axle??
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Re: New Trailer. Single or Dual Axle??

Dual axle.
by farupp
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Motor Zenith 8983 Adjustment/Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: K Motor Zenith 8983 Adjustment/Repair

I think the T-screw is the high speed mixture adjustment. The low speed mixture adjustment is done with a regular flat head screwdriver.
by farupp
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1942 K Motor plugs rapidly fouling
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: 1942 K Motor plugs rapidly fouling

Check the float valve, making sure it is not stuck open or partially open with a speck of rust or something. Then check the float level for the correct setting. If those are not the problem, check the fuel pump to be sure the check valves are working. That is assuming you still have a mechanical pum...
by farupp
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OK, there is the finished product
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: OK, there is the finished product

Most likely that you won't find a timing mark on the flywheel. Find TDC as described in other posts and paint a mark on the flywheel and a fixed point on the flywheel housing. Use that as a reference and advance the timing to about 5 degrees before TDC with a timing light. I had a 95 HP K and it ran...
by farupp
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OK, there is the finished product
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: OK, there is the finished product

Depending on what engine(s) you have 700 rpm is OK. Slower and the generator will not charge the battery. You asked in another post about a backfire. That is caused by unburned fuel. Possibly due the the timing being off slightly.

What engine do you have? Was it rebuilt?

Frank
by farupp
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1957 40' Sea Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

Re: 1957 40' Sea Skiff

Are either of these the same boat that was or is on eBay now?
by farupp
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: temp sending unit
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: temp sending unit

I would think it would work if your electrical system is 12 volt.
by farupp
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor Clip Source?
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Distributor Clip Source?

If there is a junk yard with 50's and 60's cars in your area you could most likely find one.
by farupp
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Great Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4650

Re: Great Question

Sounds like a GOOD plan to me!
by farupp
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 52 Holiday Transmission question
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Re: 52 Holiday Transmission question

Welcome to the club! I believe the idle speed and the transmission both need adjusting. Using the transmission "1/2 way forward" will wear out the bands in the transmission. Having to hold it in reverse will do the same although some have it adjusted that way on purpose. I have mine adjusted so that...
by farupp
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Thru Hull Fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Thru Hull Fittings

I do not know if there is a common location. In my Sea Skiff the pump near the helm is located adjacent to the fore drain plug, at the low point of the hull when in the water. I located the water discharge thru-hull as close as possible to the pump, about 18 inches above the water line, so that the ...
by farupp
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Torque that manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: Torque that manifold

I have not used the spray products you mention to find cracks. But it sounds like a short cut version of magnifluxing which clearly shows where the cracks are located with a dye that stays in the cracks. If you have a small crack, depending on the location and length, the Permatex might seal it up f...
by farupp
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Torque that manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: Torque that manifold

Steve: I used Permatex Form-A-Gasket in a tube. It's black and gooey, non-hardening, and difficult to get off of your fingers and clothes. But it really seals. You can get it at any auto parts store.

Frank
by farupp
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Torque that manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: Torque that manifold

I believe when you remove the stud you will see that the threads in the block end in the water jacket. I have had a leak as a result of this before. When I coated the all the threads with sealer it stopped the leak. If you also coat the shaft of the stud and the hole in the manifold through which th...
by farupp
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Torque that manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: Torque that manifold

It could be a leak around the studs or a very small crack. Try taking the stud out and putting sealer on the threads and the stud entire stud shaft before you put the manifold back on. These leaks are hard to find.
by farupp
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Start After Lunch on Chesapeake
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

Re: No Start After Lunch on Chesapeake

I agree with davidvn. I have had that happen. Tapping the top of the float bowl near where the fuel line connects to the float bowl solved the problem for me.
by farupp
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hard to start model K
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: Hard to start model K

That is interesting; good detective work. Do you have an amp gauge? If so it should show when the battery is being charged. So, it seems the battery isn't being charged while the engine is running. Why don't you charge the battery with a charger before you buy a new one? However, I'm not sure what t...
by farupp
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hard to start model K
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: Hard to start model K

Looking back on my old notes, I found on the K engine I had and on the M engine I had, that I had the timing set at idle (500 to 600 rpm) about 5 degrees advanced checked by using a timing light. The engines idled and ran well at high RPM with this setting.

Frank
by farupp
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hard to start model K
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: Hard to start model K

Check the timing, with a timing light if you can. Your post above "To set the timing I started by lining up the bolts horizontal on the flywheel when #1 was at TDC. When it started it seemed I needed to advance the timing alot before it ran smooth, almost to the next cyl." leads me to believe the ti...
by farupp
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hard to start model K
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: Hard to start model K

You are right to say you should not need starting fluid every time you try to start the engine. Also, fuel pressure won't matter when you are starting the engine as the float bowl should already be full. The problem could be many things but I would look for a vacuum leak(s). With an updraft carburet...
by farupp
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Too much Moisture
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: Too much Moisture

You do not have enough air circulation and I had the same problem with a full cover. I used an electric dehumidifier on my '49 CC 27 foot cruiser. I set up a drain to the bilge and the bilge pump removed the water as necessary.
by farupp
Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: One side of engine hotter than the other
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: One side of engine hotter than the other

Here are a couple of pictures showing the pump number as described by mfine. The number for this pump is M 10095 G. Ii is a spare for my 283 engine.
pump number 001.jpg
pump number 002.jpg
by farupp
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: One side of engine hotter than the other
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: One side of engine hotter than the other

The impellers in the pictured water pump, and on my 283 engine, are rubber. The pictured implellers are worn out. New impellers have straight, flexible blades, and are available from many sources including West Marine. I have several 283 water pumps and all have flexible rubber impellers. I have not...
by farupp
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: One side of engine hotter than the other
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: One side of engine hotter than the other

Here are pictures of a disassembled 283 water pump showing the two impellers:
283 Two-chamber water pump 002.jpg
283 Two-chamber water pump 003.jpg
by farupp
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: One side of engine hotter than the other
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: One side of engine hotter than the other

There are two impellers in the pump. One is for the port side of the engine and the other for the starboard side. If you take the pump out to replace the impellers you will see what we mean. There are other posts about how to replace the impellers.

Frank
by farupp
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday

My Sea Skiff with a 283 has a 1:1 gear ratio. I'm not sure if the gear ratio in reverse is any different. How fast do you want to go backward anyway? I don't know if this helps but I feel the runabouts and utilities of the 50s and 60s had 1:1 transmissions. There is an excellent article in the curre...
by farupp
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Can anybody translate this French email?
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Can anybody translate this French email?

Jim, I think what he is trying to say in his message is a s follows: This is my best guess using online translation software. I am in France and am contacting you. For more than 30 years I have had a Capri with a 131 HP KBL engine I would like to repair the engine in stages. Before ordering the part...
by farupp
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser
Replies: 28
Views: 8616

Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Information of all types for your '49 DCFB cruiser will be in the "Wood Hull Construction" section.
by farupp
Mon May 19, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water FLow through KLC
Replies: 16
Views: 3514

Re: Water FLow through KLC

I have destroyed several rubber impellers as a result of using a garden hose for a water source, despite numerous warnings on this site about not to do that. Now I run a hose into a five gallon water bucket full of water and let the pump suck the water up and into the engine. I keep the bucket full ...