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by jim g
Fri May 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Prop shaft coupler removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

Re: Prop shaft coupler removal

Slide hammer for removing the shaft from the couplers. https://www.generalpropeller.com/minderman-pullers/shaft-puller Jim, I like the slide hammer idea although I hear some "don't do it", have you had good luck with this technique? I have had excellent luck with this over the last 20 years. I can'...
by jim g
Tue May 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
Replies: 15
Views: 4327

Re: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.

Put a a hook in the ceiling and a small ring hook into the pole and hang it with a piece of string. If you drop it it just swings with out hitting anything and messing up your varnish.

1 inch foam brush works really well.
by jim g
Fri May 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Prop shaft coupler removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

Re: Prop shaft coupler removal

Slide hammer for removing the shaft from the couplers.


https://www.generalpropeller.com/minder ... aft-puller
by jim g
Thu May 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

The big problem with using the tape is when a fitting is removed and reinstalled or another fitting put in its place. Pieces of the tape will be in the threads and the new fitting will push them out in to the tubing. Then they have the chance of getting to the carb and stopping it up.
by jim g
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema
Replies: 30
Views: 7850

Re: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema

Yes. You defiantly need an original set of lines. If you use tubing smaller then 1/2" you run the risk of damage to the engine bearings. As the engine oil passes through the cooler before going to the bearings. With oil nowadays you really don't need a cooler. To get rid of the cooler you have to pu...
by jim g
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

Tempo is out of business. You want the short Mecrusier style fuel filter. The one you got is for the Crusader engines. Sierra 18-7944 is the one you want.
by jim g
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 vintage question
Replies: 10
Views: 2227

Re: 283 vintage question

I would use whichever is the least expensive to have made. If your having reproductions of the originals made.

As far as hooking up a mechanical oil gauge. You would just run the copper tubing to were the oil sender is and connect it to the pipe the oil sender is screwed into.
by jim g
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 vintage question
Replies: 10
Views: 2227

Re: 283 vintage question

Now that I have an engine I'm going to get started on gauge restoration. Is this the electronic oil pressure sending unit? I need to advise if the oil pressure gauge needs to be electronic, and assume for this engine it does? Thanks. Thats the oil pressure sender for the gauges Chris Craft used sta...
by jim g
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 vintage question
Replies: 10
Views: 2227

Re: 283 vintage question

I was going to say 63 or 64 because thats when the alternator started.
by jim g
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaky water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Leaky water pump

You can make new gaskets from lunch paper bags. The thickness is about the same as the original.
by jim g
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Vaporizing Fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 5012

Re: Vaporizing Fuel

How did it run after you got it back?
by jim g
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 431 exhaust manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: 431 exhaust manifold

rbrinks wrote:Does anyone know where I could purchase exhaust elbows for a 431 exhaust manifold?
I can sell you a whole engine that comes with Barr replacement manifolds from back in the day.
by jim g
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 59 chris craft ski boat repower
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: 59 chris craft ski boat repower

I have decided on a new complete 350, I have also removed my 283 as well as all the flooring, the hull of the boat appears to be in pretty good shape. According to the paperwork I received on the boat the last time it had anything major done to it was the early 2000 so just wondering as long as eve...
by jim g
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: amp gauge and shunt
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: amp gauge and shunt

A gauge shunt is a calibrated resistor that accurate reduces the current through itself and those reduced current points are tapped.The gauge connects to theses taps and sees a fractional ratio of the actual current (actually voltage drop). The gauge is calibrated to read the reduced current and di...
by jim g
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: amp gauge and shunt
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: amp gauge and shunt

Is the amp gauge used with the large shunt so common on 1960's Chris Crafts different than a garden variety amp gauge? Have an amp/oil pressure combo gauge that doesn't seem to work. VOM shows 14 volts when running so I think the alternator is working, but the amp gauge shows nothing. Yes. The gaug...
by jim g
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 9014

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Hi Jim- Thanks for the information, can I ask where you are getting that information from? The wood I pulled off my boat didn't appear to be Ribbon Striped. The only part that did was the engine box. The styling addendum I got from the archives calls out ribbon stripped mahogany on the engine box o...
by jim g
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 9014

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Thank you everyone for your information on this topic! Denny- thanks so much for all your detail, it really helped this past weekend at Homestead Hardwoods. If any of you are within driving distance of Vickery, Ohio, this place is worth the trip. I found the wood I needed for the stringers and the ...
by jim g
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1939 barrel Dash Holy Grail
Replies: 10
Views: 3582

Re: 1939 barrel Dash Holy Grail

Steve,

Heres a picture of the original stain that was behind the piece of wood on the dash of the last 19 Barrel I restored. This boat had come out of Canada about 15 years ago. Hull number is 48564.
by jim g
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: XK 8 Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 2350

Re: XK 8 Meter

The CCFA number is the 12 digit number the Coast Guard started requiring all manufacturers to use starting in 1972. The last 4 digits are the month and year the boat was built. The first 2 digits are the boat manufacturer. Chris Craft still used their old hull numbering system for internal tracking ...
by jim g
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 2634

Re: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel

Thanks Don, I had been looking at his website and have to say that it might be done when all other avenues have been exhausted. Ed, The main thing I'm not confident of is if those have a center top pocket that the throttle and horn components will fit into, and what the top mounting method is - tap...
by jim g
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Taylor Made Windshield Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Taylor Made Windshield Questions

Yep.
by jim g
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Taylor Made Windshield Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Taylor Made Windshield Questions

There was also a taylor made emblem that went there that looks a little bit like a lighting bolt and is just metal color.
by jim g
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon 32a rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Re: Paragon 32a rotation

Your setting up the pump to match the rotation of the engine. Your doing it so it will pump fluid through the trans to operate. Its not going to make a left hand engine into a right hand engine. There are transmissions available today that will do that. Now if you want to use the left hand engine in...
by jim g
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Penetrol and Epiphanes
Replies: 10
Views: 3714

Re: Penetrol and Epiphanes

Been doing it for 20 years. Works great with the clear gloss and okay with the one for teak that you don't have to sand between coats.
by jim g
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Water Separator
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Fuel Water Separator

Install a new one in the spring.
by jim g
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1947 17 ft Deluxe Runabout (R-17 series) Factory Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: 1947 17 ft Deluxe Runabout (R-17 series) Factory Drawing

The drawings don't normally show the through hull fittings. I would look in the ACBS directory and find one close to you and go measure off of it. Unless its a show boat I would not put the rear siphon drain back in. Its simple to measure. Measure up the plank the hole is on from the transom. Then m...
by jim g
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 'K' Engine Water Pump Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: 'K' Engine Water Pump Leak

The seal assembly was discontinued for that pump years ago. Do not run the engine with the pump leaking a lot of the pumps had an open roller bearing. Which means it can feed water into the motor. I would send the pump to Van Ness or Portland Machine in Maine and have it rebuilt. They machine the ca...
by jim g
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 9014

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

jnbailey71 wrote:Jerry- I will look into it, I like your idea and it would be great documentation for the memories. Antique Boat Center has this in their shop 24-7, pretty cool to check in on what they are working on!

Until your seen scratching your butt or picking your nose. :mrgreen:
by jim g
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 9014

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Thanks for the suggestions Jim- it looks like Condon also has the type of plywood I have been looking for. So far I've only been able to find Occume.... and they deliver! Do not use their Philippine Mahogany plywood. If its still the same as it was 15 years ago. The inner plys are junk wood and wil...
by jim g
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 9014

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

You want vertical grain Douglas Fir from Condon Lumber.