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by THE RAZZ
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 9080

Peter, My dream machine would be re-molding the 202 into a 228 as configured without increased freeboard. The single aft amidship cockpit is terrific in the chop on San Francisco Bay. 21' is too short for anything but calm water on the bay. San Francisco Bay swells average 14'. The small pre white c...
by THE RAZZ
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Preservation vs Restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 19741

re port v. starbord helm- at one time a thread claimed engine rotation determined wheel placement. Do these 15s with Gray and CCB have same or different engine rotation? May account for variations of wheel placement.
by THE RAZZ
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Thermostat in a 283??
Replies: 24
Views: 9475

Jim,
Thats as good as it gets. Thanks.
by THE RAZZ
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: USE OF 8 VOLT BATTERY WITH A 6 VOLT SYSTEM?
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

On the 6-volt generator- open the band exposing the brushes on the armature. There are three. The middle one moves. Move it 1/4" and check amp meter for increased deflection. Move as needed to increase output. Check amps with multi meter
by THE RAZZ
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Thermostat in a 283??
Replies: 24
Views: 9475

Is it true- Holly's float design allows it to stick occasionally and possiblily flood creating a fire hazard. Edelbrock design won't.

We need an expert to weigh in on that Edelbrock v. Holly "dock talk."
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 9080

Bill, Thanks. That makes the decision easy. There is a Stinger in immaculate condition in Oregon advertised at $14K. Why go through all that with this hull. Plus, this Stinger was never intended for show. But, when "I feel the need for speed!"- lets rock and roll. We need to mark your description he...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Preservation vs Restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 19741

the "how" library

Don's note re "how" is now central to your preservation work. Remember, here there is no "black hole" (of questions) too big for CCABC experts to deal with. Keep asking. There are several "how" books that are excellent. Why not begin with Don Dannenber's The Complewte Wooden Runabout Restoration Gui...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 9080

gel-coat newbie- help

http://s1.postimage.org/pv000.jpg Question- When gel-coat is re shot, is the boat completely gutted. Or, is it something like a bright coat of varnish on our woodies- just removing exterior bright work? What is the going price (approximately) to re-shoot a 21' Stinger's gel-coat. We are here on the...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Thermostat in a 283??
Replies: 24
Views: 9475

thermostat or guage issue

Question- when operating for 10 min is the head warm to the touch? If still cold, check the thermostat. There may be no thermostat, the thermostat may be stuck open or it could be a very low heat range thermostat. But, If the head is warm, check the temp instrument. It may be the problem. Remove the...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tachometer Cable Information
Replies: 11
Views: 5483

recommendation removed by author- over pricing.
by THE RAZZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: FUEL PUMP / GAS TANK PROBLEMS
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

And, double check the measurements of the fuel line into the tank confirming that in fact you are actually 1" off the bottom. Ours didn't extend strait down and then left too much unusable fuel on the bottom of the tank.
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Re-winterization
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

I'd be tempted to purge the fuel tank that sits this long. Re fogging the engine- one method out there is a 50/50 mix of Marvel Mystery Oil with 30 wt motor oil mixed in a small (1/2 pint) squirt can. Warm the engine up to normal operating temp. Power up to 1500 rpm and squirt the 50/50 mix in makin...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: FUEL PUMP / GAS TANK PROBLEMS
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

In line with Franks remark, my 1942 doesn't have an "s" in the line. This 42 CC's fuel line was probably replaced at sometime. That said, it comes straight up to the top of the tank to a fitting with a shut off valve. It then drops down in front of the tank to the port stinger extending up to the fu...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Bimini or Convertable Tops for Woodies
Replies: 10
Views: 3562

Charles, Sorry to hear about your medical situation. Wishing you success with your treatments. I hope yesterdays headlines (http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/state-laws/us-federal-law.html) offer some comfort and prove helpful in staving off side affects of Chemotherapy. This may be change we can ...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: FUEL PUMP / GAS TANK PROBLEMS
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Curious- Is fuel starvation the same when operating solo or with two on board. When solo you should have some listing to starboard which may slosh fuel enough to one end of the tank so the 1" gap is too much for the fuel line to pick up. So, Aircraft Spruce ( http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ap...
by THE RAZZ
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Preservation vs Restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 19741

Congratulations! Welcome to the club. There's nothing like it. You're in exactly the right place. We hope you have endless hours of enjoyment with your 31CC. Now, always plan and extra 30 min when you stop for anything while towing your boat. This being your first antique CC you are in for a treat. ...
by THE RAZZ
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cruiser Airconditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

re R-12: it seems to go for about $10 per 16 oz can. Try Craigslist but only deal with someone near where you can pickup the R-12 and hand them cash. I don't recommend you buy the R-12 on eBay. There is too much chance of fraud. The connector hose and psi gauge can be bought on eBay Ok. The connecto...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: New Owner and Member needs lots of help with ID
Replies: 47
Views: 13566

This boat's trailer is an issue in addition to all the ID issues. Other threads discuss proper support for wood boats on trailers- bunks adjusted under stringers and chines are the way to go.
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer question
Replies: 7
Views: 3965

Anytime Al,
You re welcome out here anytime. Hope the family is well. We'll save one for you.
JT
I know the Stinger isn't a woody but its a fun ride while working on the Razz.
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by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer question
Replies: 7
Views: 3965

All, With this discussion of trailing boats out of the Delta, a number of Delta "river rats" have emerged. Lets hookup for some Delta winter wood boating. Two of us have 1942 17' barrelbacks at RiverBoat Marina (on the Molelumne near the San Joaquin). A nice little Sunday run with woodies this winte...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: saltwater use
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

re salt water and the engine- try "salt-a-way." I use it after running on the San Francisco Bay with the Stinger's Chevy 350. It protects the engine and exhaust manifolds. Its a little pricey but worth the money considering the alternative of parts replacements due to corrosion. Start with a small c...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: electonic ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

is the pertronix the only unit that will fit a herc k{klc}. what about accel or msd? anybody use anything else? The Razz (KB powered) 1942 barrelback now has two seasons on a MSD ignition system. Save your money. There are up sides but its probably not worth the cost. This winter we'll probably rev...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: New Owner and Member needs lots of help with ID
Replies: 47
Views: 13566

re hull number- How about looking on the top of the engine stringer forward of the the fuel tank straps?!
by THE RAZZ
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Smell In Pre War Cockpit
Replies: 50
Views: 12389

Matt, Stinky carbon monoxide is dangerous and not normal. Question- How much psi do cylinders have? Cylinders should all be within 15 lbs of each other. Pull the dipstick from the oil filler tube. Pull the wire out of the coil. Have a friend crank/rotate the engine. Put your ear to the tube and list...
by THE RAZZ
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

Craig, Looks like your there. The numbers are good. This is what a 95 hp K should do. I'd guess when you have the GPS you'll probably see about 33 mph at 3300 rpm. I'd suggest for long cruises running around 2500 topping at 3000. There are design issues with K blocks discussed earlier. We typically ...
by THE RAZZ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

Have fun. Shoot lots of pictures. Everyone enjoys wood underway. :)
by THE RAZZ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

Is that 700 rpm at the dock or idling when you are underway?
Usually 700 drops 100-150 rpm when put in gear.
by THE RAZZ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

Craig, Good luck at the show! Altitude isn't an issue at 750'. But, asking 95 hp to push four people may be too much. When you have an opportunity, adjust dynamic (old school) timing while solo (optimum performance). When you are certain you're engine timing is at max advance when solo, then load th...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

OK
by THE RAZZ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: High speed misfire
Replies: 39
Views: 13084

Craig, Were you solo (light boat) or 4 adults (gross weight)? Is the timing advanced to the limit? (If uncertain re timing- old school method: engine idle at +/- 500 rpm/ loosen bolt at distributor/ increase idle 100 rpm/ power up full throttle/ let boat fully accelerate/ note rpm/ note engine pingi...