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by quitchabitchin
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaded vs. Unleaded Fuel and winterizing additive
Replies: 8
Views: 5025

Re: Leaded vs. Unleaded Fuel and winterizing additive

I use 93 octane pump gas, ethanol free if I can get it. I also always run the Lucas Fuel treatment in every tank as I do in all of my power equipment as well. For winterization, i use Stabil fuel treatment and fogging oil down the carburetor to inhibit rust in the cylinders. This is obviously in add...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Special Race Boat Replica Project
Replies: 47
Views: 15398

Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

I had the pleasure of seeing this boat up close and personal at the Bluegrass Rendezvous. She has a very long racing history and is one of a handful left and possibly the only one in full race configuration with a Lycoming 6 cylinder that turns 5500 RPM on 110 octane Race Fuel. Is this the boat that...
by quitchabitchin
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '59 V-8 283
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: '59 V-8 283

You can safely remove the carb by unbolting it and removing any linkage clips, fuel lines, etc. You will not mess anything up by removing the carb as an assembly, just don't take it apart. Take pictures if you need to, and be sure not to drop anything down in the intake manifold where it could roll ...
by quitchabitchin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Great reason to own a CRUISER!
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Re: Great reason to own a CRUISER!

I got my first real tour of a wooden cruiser a couple of week's ago when I was offered a tour of Paul Cundiff's Phoenix-a 55' wooden cruiser. I must say that it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. However, I could quickly see how Cruiser ownership is not for the faint of heart. I envy yo...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 6431

Re: Engine Oil

As I understand it Jim, the newer oils without ZDDP do not allow the lifters to rotate within their bore, and therfore they will flatten a cam lobe. I would continue to use either ZDDP additive, or a Heavy Duty or Racing oil with respectable levels of ZDDP.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 6431

Re: Engine Oil

I figure I should be good. I've been using Rotella and on the rebuild, used both the Lunati break in oil additive and this stuff, which came highly recommended by a big time hot rodder I know.

http://www.hyperlube.com/c3/Zinc-Replac ... ve-c7.html
by quitchabitchin
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 6431

Re: Engine Oil

ZDDP is a zinc and phosphorus additive. The newer oils do not have as much zinc and phosphorus that flat tappet cams require since nearly everything now has roller cams. I personally use Shell Rotella T, which is a heavy duty diesel oil that still contains the zinc and phosphorus. Here is some good ...
by quitchabitchin
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: 1970 17ft ski boat looking for info
Replies: 2
Views: 3099

Re: 1970 17ft ski boat looking for info

The '69 and '70 were virtually the same except for a few things. The '69 is a Cavalier and the '70 is a Corsair division boat. There were 100 in '69 and 53 in '70. There are some subtle differences such as a 1 piece vs. 3 piece windshield, the rear vents are located in different places, the dash is ...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 22 Foot Sea Skiff
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: 1967 22 Foot Sea Skiff

Contact the Mariner's Museum. You can order an info packet specific to your hull number.
by quitchabitchin
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Q intake conversion project to standard GM style !
Replies: 28
Views: 12493

Re: Q intake conversion project to standard GM style !

Paul, The Q choke is directly connected to the exhaust as you stated and works just fine in my engine. I have never had any issue from it. Why do you think there is a need to switch to the Edelbrock 1409? It is a 650 CFM carb vs 425 from the stock Carter AVS, which is certainly enough carb for even ...
by quitchabitchin
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Corsair XL 175 Information
Replies: 36
Views: 38237

Re: Corsair XL 175 Information

I wouldn't expect a response from this....I'm pretty sure Bill is no longer using the Buzz.
by quitchabitchin
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Q intake conversion project to standard GM style !
Replies: 28
Views: 12493

Re: Q intake conversion project to standard GM style !

I have to first figure out how to plumb the Vintage Edelbrock M1 Exhaust Manifolds, then on to the intake. I do however have a viable cast iron candidate in a 300HP 327 manifold when you do get this figured out Paul. I don't think this job is all that difficult. I would guess that the thermostat is ...
by quitchabitchin
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '59 V-8 283
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: '59 V-8 283

Post a picture.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q correct heads.
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: 327Q correct heads.

My 1969 Q had casting #3884520. This is the "Power Pack" heads use on many 327/283 engines. I have the original set if you need them. They will need rebuilt. One spark plug hole will need repaired with a time sert. Other than that, they appear to be good cores.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '59 V-8 283
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: '59 V-8 283

Do you have risers? I would also suspect the exhaust manifold on that side. If you have a crack in the water jacket in the manifold, water will enter the cylinder through an open exhaust valve.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Early Glass CC Runabout
Replies: 35
Views: 11154

Re: Early Glass CC Runabout

There has been a 78-79 Super Sport on eBay a few times that looks to be one of the nicest around. I don't think it sold, so it should show up again soon.

Also, Chad, where did you take that pic of the '70 Ski Boat? I thought I had seen all '69-70 Ski Boats but certainly have not seen that one.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Early Glass CC Runabout
Replies: 35
Views: 11154

Re: Early Glass CC Runabout

I myself am partial to the '69 CC Ski Boat, however there are so many other great choices out there. The '69 Commander SS is an awesome boat but not cheap in restored condition and hard to find in unrestored, project condition. They were the predecessor to the XK series and were Inboard vs I/O. The ...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: FLASH makes a Splash!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

Re: FLASH makes a Splash!!

Here are a couple of links to videos. I have more footage but need to upload it to YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuAhvwwsayo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRhYhcnDDU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CGmrExqAtg
by quitchabitchin
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: FLASH makes a Splash!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

Re: FLASH makes a Splash!!

Thank you. The paint is base coat/clear coat. It is Chevrolet Victory Red. I used BC/CC because I plan on using this boat and it is easy to repair vs a single stage. I can't take full credit for the final paint product as I just did the body work and prepped it for paint. Autoworks in Darrtown, OH d...
by quitchabitchin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: FLASH makes a Splash!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

FLASH makes a Splash!!

After nearly 3 years, I returned to the ACBS Bluegrass Rendezvous this weekend with my boat completely finished. She was a big hit with nearly everyone paying compliments to her style, color, sound, and overall look. I couldn't be more happy with the feedback I received this weekend. I'm fighting a ...
by quitchabitchin
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Geneva Lakes Boat Show this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 21409

Re: Geneva Lakes Boat Show this weekend

Great Lineup. That is a great idea to post the biographies beforehand.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q Project
Replies: 160
Views: 60515

Re: 327Q Project

Well John, it not only runs, it sounds amazing. I can't wait to get it on the water.

Here is a short teaser... http://youtu.be/tukoAFyp7YY
by quitchabitchin
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q Project
Replies: 160
Views: 60515

Re: 327Q Project

Anything that will handle 280-300HP! I use 93 with Lucas Fuel treatment.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q Project
Replies: 160
Views: 60515

Re: 327Q Project

It's been a while since my last update. I am very near completion on the entire project. Engine is finished and installed, with just a couple of loose ends to tie up such as belts and final wiring. I hope to fire it within the next few days. The boat is wet sanded, buffed and has all hardware back o...
by quitchabitchin
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Bluegrass Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 20752

Bluegrass Rendezvous

Is anyone going to the Bluegrass Rendezvous at. Lake Cumberland at the end of the month?

I have been working like crazy to get my boat ready and look to make her debut at this show.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Box Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 15896

Re: Engine Box Insulation

As for now, it is just painted. I'm working my tail off trying to get it finished by the end of September for the Bluegrass Rendezvous. If i do address it, it will more than likely have to wait.
by quitchabitchin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Son of: Sea Skiffs on the 2014 show circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 2372

Re: Son of: Sea Skiffs on the 2014 show circuit

Talitha is my Brother in Law's boat. He bought it from a gentleman last year that had owned it for the previous 46 years. He just got it back from the shop in July after getting a new bottom, frames, etc.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Gas Tank Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2435

Re: Gas Tank Question

Mine is offset so that the stern light can be centered.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Box Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 15896

Engine Box Insulation

I see that the older models all seemed to have a Homasote type board insulation on the inside of the engine box, but I can't seem to find anything like what my boat has. It looks like fiberglass insulation wrapped in a fiberglass mat material. I can't seem to find anything like this anywhere online,...
by quitchabitchin
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn repair
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: Horn repair

+1 on Bill Randall...He repaired my horn several years ago for peanuts.