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by jim g
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

My 1941 17' delivered may 1, 1941 came with Russo Blue according to the hull card.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 7980

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mfine wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 am
Nope, no need for seawater if there is ethanol in the fuel.
Which is why everyone should be running non ethanol in there boats and old cars. Along with fuel treatment at each fill up.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 7380

Re: zapping condensers

Sierra is junk. They rebox the cheapest parts they can find.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 7980

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mbigpops wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Here is a good article on brass and aluminum:

http://www.boats.com/reviews/keep-alumi ... pI5KHNOnZE

Mark
The last paragraph of the article states it very well.

You got to have seawater. i.e. Salt Water.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 7380

Re: zapping condensers

Are you sure you have the right condenser for your distributor? They are not a one size fits all and most parts places are not going to have a listing for yours.
by jim g
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Ammeter shunt
Replies: 10
Views: 5189

Re: Ammeter shunt

Like everything else.The 60's and 70's gauges were made cheaper. Without the shunt and the correct length of wire. Not only will it not read right but it will also fry the gauge inside.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Types of material for custom cover

It can be done either way.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Types of material for custom cover

drrot wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Look in to Sunbrella
With a felt or the grey cover cover material for a liner.
by jim g
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 2595

Re: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback

If I remember correctly. Not all of the 39 6 hole panels had the switches on them. Some were mounted on the dash.
by jim g
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility

Take a measurement from the front mount hole to the first rear mount hole on the stringer. See if it matches up to the mounts you have on your engine. Then you will know which rear mount you need to use. They are not interchangeable with the hole placement.
by jim g
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hull decal installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Re: Hull decal installation

You don't need to varnish over the decal.
by jim g
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility

Preview: Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility Mystery mounts.JPG Terrific help guys, thanks. I see how the rear (longer) blue mounts go and, from your photos, the apparent assembly of the front ones with NO blue mounts. What I am unable to determine is where these 'blues' (phot...
by jim g
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Waterproofing for canvas cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Waterproofing for canvas cover?

Sunbrella make a waterproofing to reseal there canvas.
by jim g
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

It just dawned on me when mfine mentioned a compression test. What I would highly recommend doing is hooking up a vacuum gauge to a port on the intake. This is one of the best forgotten about diagnostic tools for carb engines. I'd seen one many years ago when I first started working on cars. About 1...
by jim g
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I would use Boat Life Life Caulk. It should take around 3 tubes for a caulking gun. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2770 Clean the seams when the boat is dry and caulk them. Then swell the boat up. You can then go back and slice the squeeze out off with a razor b...
by jim g
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Intake
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

Re: KBL Intake

All it takes is for a leak in the engine box for water to go down the carb. But it is possible to have a water leak there in the intake tube. I will say based on experience that this is how KBL's usually get water in the intake. With that much evidence of water I would pull numbers 5 and spark plugs...
by jim g
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Utility vs. Sportsman??
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: Utility vs. Sportsman??

Sportsman is just a fancier way to say utility for marketing.
by jim g
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

Did you ever find out anything?
by jim g
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Engine Generator

It will come out and go back in with no problems. You will probably need to get some gasket material to make a new gasket. You should be able to copy the old one. If you don't have one on your engine. You still need one.
by jim g
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957-58 18' Holiday.
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: 1957-58 18' Holiday.

I am working on a 1957-58, 18' Holiday that is throwing me a couple of unknowns. First, the hull number is a little odd. With the Mariners Museum's research dept. still closed, I'm not able to get info from them. The back seat frame is stamped with 18-HY-262. Hull markings on other Holidays seems t...
by jim g
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Engine Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: KLC Engine Questions

Question of K series engine heads. I have a KLC, and one of the spark plug threads is completely stripped. I found a K head for sale. Is there a difference between a K head and a KLC head ? Also - stripped spark plug threads in the head are not fixable, correct ? Thank you Scott Completely fixable....
by jim g
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

ATDC and BTDC swap sides depending on which rotation your engine is.
by jim g
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

What brand distributor are you using. I've had 4 or 5 engines come into the shop that had cheap electronic distributors from ebay put on them by there owners. I've have never seen one of them work correctly. I would recommend finding an original one or a Mallory. A lot of times you can find a good u...
by jim g
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: It's alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: It's alive!

Well it's the little details that drive me nuts! I've been plagued with little unforeseen things that are slowing my progress. After the first fire the other night I had a transmission leak that turned out to be a faulty O-ring. Of course it's a special size and only available through Paragon. Anot...
by jim g
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

. Another thing I have not tried is hooking it up as standard rotation, just on the off chance they sent me a standard instead of opposite. would it even fire if that were the case? again...it runs fine wired this way and turning opposite rotation, just way off the timing mark. Craig If the engine ...
by jim g
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 5535

Re: New engine update

Since you got a crate motor I would call the company and ask them.

What brand distributor are you using?
by jim g
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spar Varnish versus gasoline
Replies: 21
Views: 13634

Re: Spar Varnish versus gasoline

Using non ethanol gas helps.
by jim g
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ammeter wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Ammeter wiring

I just had my gauges rebuilt and have been combing the net especially boatbuzz to learn how to wire the ammeter. Would someone tell me if I have it right. Battery via the starter to one side of the shunt. Load and altenator (l'm using a single wire altenator) to the other side. The wires to the amm...
by jim g
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Remote oil filter install
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Remote oil filter install

You need to secure the copper lines that went to the oil cooler. If allowed to vibrate they will crack at the fittings. The tubing is a very thin wall copper.