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by jim g
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Jabsco water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Jabsco water pump

This problem solved....for now. I pulled the water pump and saw that the tongue (?) on the shaft was partly worn where the collar rubbed. I loosened the nut on the back the engine and was able to move the tongue forward to engage the collar. Whoever worked on the pump last reinstalled it with a thi...
by jim g
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New posting icon, engines and power train subject
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: New posting icon, engines and power train subject

It doesn't do it to me. But then I don't get emails for new post on threads I've posted on. I've got it turned on in my control panel. But it hasn't worked since they did the update thing.
by jim g
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel tank measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 2653

Re: Fuel tank measurements

I've done one in a 1967 20' super sport. Its a pretty tight fit. If you think its the same. let me know and I can send you a copy of the drawing.
by jim g
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 12v positive ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: 12v positive ground

Katanna wrote:Engine is original 283 flywheel forward. blue wire from harness goes to positive side of the coil. Negative from coil goes to distributor.
Wired this way is negative ground. I have seen these engines run with the battery hooked up either way.
by jim g
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil for the new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: Oil for the new engine

[quote="jim g"][quote="drrot"]I remember this :D One of the days I was not sleeping through class! It's the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. You got it. It also said that the manufacturer of a car could not deny warranty because you did not have your car serviced at the dealer while under warranty. As lo...
by jim g
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil for the new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: Oil for the new engine

I remember this :D One of the days I was not sleeping through class! It's the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. You got it. ZDDP is gone out of all oils but the diesel oils and its greatly reduced because diesel have have had cat's since 2003. I suspect the marine oil their telling you to use is really a...
by jim g
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil for the new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: Oil for the new engine

ZDDP is gone out of all oils but the diesel oils and its greatly reduced because diesel have have had cat's since 2003. I suspect the marine oil their telling you to use is really a diesel oil. They really should be telling you to use a break in oil which is usually a 30w oil. Its designed to help c...
by jim g
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Prewar mats

_ Thats what the front mat in the one I did looked like. I got samples of both. While the wide rib matched in texture the ribs and spacing is wider. The flat top rib was almost identical in the widths and spacing of the original. I guess it really comes to personal preference. As either one is a cl...
by jim g
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: fan belt replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: fan belt replacement

Its quicker to pull the flywheel off.
by jim g
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Prewar mats

This is what I pulled out of a very original 1939 19' barrelback.

The bottom picture on your page of rubber matting was the closest.
by jim g
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: fan belt replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: fan belt replacement

You have to pull the flywheel to replace the belt.
by jim g
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Marshall Units for PreWar
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Re: Marshall Units for PreWar

Don't forget the lettering that no one will ever see.
by jim g
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris Craft Model K Fuel Pump Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 3206

Re: Chris Craft Model K Fuel Pump Replacement

Just spin the engine over. If the carb is already full. You will not be able to prime it more.
by jim g
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission teardown
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Transmission teardown

Do what he says to do and it will last another life time. I now remember he told me ATF or 30w in the v-drive on Paragon. I serviced one not to long ago that had milky oil in it. 80-90w was for the early crusader v-drives in Miss America IX. I restored a twin 283 engined open Sea Skiff years ago. Th...
by jim g
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission teardown
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Transmission teardown

ATF in the trans and 80-90w in the v-drive. This is the guy that can answer your questions.

http://www.federalmarinetransmissions.com/
by jim g
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris Craft Model K Fuel Pump Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 3206

Re: Chris Craft Model K Fuel Pump Replacement

Thanks Mark - I'm assuming the lever coming off the fuel pump goes under the lifter inside the block based on the shape. Is this correct? Did you use gasket sealant when you attached the pump? Also, are there any Torque settings for the bolts that attach the pump to the block? - Ken The lever rides...
by jim g
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1977 lancer19'w/307engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

Re: 1977 lancer19'w/307engine

Being a 1977 boat. If it has the original carb. It should have the fitting in the carb for the small tube from the fuel pump. You need to make sure you have a marine carb.
by jim g
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

My 283 uses newer Osco manifolds in a three way system. They were the only (new) option at the time I did the rebuild but I heard they want out of production. Osco was sold about 4 years ago. The new owner sent all the patterns to China to have the castings made there. I heard that he caught them s...
by jim g
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

parksman wrote:This is the port side manifold. But there is a starboard side available.
Does it have Osco casted on the top of the manifold between the 2 plugs? If they are your good to go.

The center part will work on either side. Its only the end plates that are port and stbd specific.
by jim g
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

Post a picture of it.
by jim g
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

If its the flywheel forward 283 its a 3 pass system. If you use the Barr manifold on it. You can have overheating problems with it. As long as the repaired one is not leaking to the inside. It will work.

If its the 283F flywheel aft. Then the Barr will work.
by jim g
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: screw heads
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Re: screw heads

I restored a 1946 Gar Wood 19' runabout. Every screw in it was a slotted screw and it won best in its class at the Antique Boat Museum show. Don't get to picky with whats correct on the post war ones. As the Gar Wood boat company was putting whatever they had to get them out the door.
by jim g
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

Its a Chris Craft 283. They were all plumbed with 2 1/2" exhaust hose and about 2 feet or less of copper pipe going through the transom.

Or in the case of a single exit exhaust it was 2 1/2" exhaust hose to a wye then coming out with 3 1/2" exhaust hose to a short piece of copper pipe.
by jim g
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

From the factory Chris Crafts with 283's with dual pipes would be 2 1/2". 283's with a single exhaust outlet would be two 2 1/2" hose into a wye from the wye to exit through the transom would be 3 1/2".
by jim g
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Awful Discovery, a Crappy 90's Restoration Job
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Awful Discovery, a Crappy 90's Restoration Job

A lot of boats were done like this until the economy crashed. Which is why a lot of restoration shops went under. They were charging about half to three quarters of what a quality restoration shop charged. I lost a lot of jobs to them. Which in the long run I was happy I did. As those owners were ba...
by jim g
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Steering Wheel Column Reassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Steering Wheel Column Reassembly

C was originally spot welded to the backside of A. Part be is missing the small bolt that pulls it together. You should see 2 small holes on the arms. The round part of C fits into the round part of B. The missing bolt adjusts the tension to hold the throttle lever in position. The throttle rod goes...
by jim g
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor not advancing
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: Distributor not advancing

The best way to check to see how good your advance is working is to get a timing light that you can advance. What it will let you do is 2 things. First you can rev the engine to any rpm and move the advance on the timing light and when the mark comes back to the pointer the timing light will tell yo...
by jim g
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: adjusting disc in transmission of Chris-Craft Model B Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: adjusting disc in transmission of Chris-Craft Model B En

If the trans is slipping in forward gear it will act just like a worn out clutch in a manual transmission car. With just you in the boat you should at least get 2500 out of the engine. Has the ignition timing and the high speed jet on the carb been set with the engine running wide open while going d...
by jim g
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander

They were offered as an option in the price list for the 1973 models. I don't know if they were offered for the earlier boats. But the basic hull never change during the run.
by jim g
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC long-block expectations
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: KLC long-block expectations

When rebuilding these blocks a lot of them will have one or more cracks in the deck. Some of the cracks there is no need to worry about them. Some will need to be pinned. A job that any good machine shop can do. Then there are a few cracks in certain places that just make the block no good. One of t...