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by farupp
Wed May 07, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Parts suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

Re: Parts suppliers

Many who support our hobby advertise in the Brass Bell.
Take a look there.
by farupp
Fri May 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Constellation Group
Replies: 17
Views: 4474

Constellation Group

When the Constellation Group was first available I was able to read the posts. Now I can't! What is the super secret double probation password for the group?
by farupp
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve cover leak
Replies: 22
Views: 4793

Re: Valve cover leak

Here is a picture of the 1961 283 engine that is installed in my Sea Skiff. It has a PCV valve located on the starboard valve cover. The PCV Valve hose goes to the base of the carburetor mounting.


283 Engine Forward.jpg
by farupp
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1960 Chris Craft model
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: 1960 Chris Craft model

Does it leak?
by farupp
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 5308

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration

Paul, according to page 535 of "The Essential Guide" your boat is a 30 foot 2 sleeper. However, it is listed as a Semi-Enclosed Sleeper. The picture on that page has the hardtop which yours does not have. The Guide does not show the 30 foot Express Cruiser for 1956.The serial numbers for the 2 sleep...
by farupp
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1966 20 foot Sea V Sea Skiff on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

1966 20 foot Sea V Sea Skiff on eBay

There is a decent looking 1966 20 foot Sea V on eBay without any engine for sale. In Tennessee.
They don't come up very often.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Craft-Sea ... 6016.l4276
by farupp
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 Sea V Sea Skiff on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 1960

1966 Sea V Sea Skiff on eBay

There is a decent looking 1966 20 foot Sea V on eBay without any engine for sale. In Tennessee.
They don't come up very often.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Craft-Sea ... 6016.l4276
by farupp
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Drip Pan(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: Drip Pan(s)

My 1949 27 foot enclosed cruiser had a drip pan only under the carburetor. It was invaluable. I had no leaks from the oil pan or transmission. But the one under the carburetor was very important as occasionally the float would stick open. The pan collected the gas instead of it draining to the bilge.
by farupp
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: excited about the chris craft 42 1961
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: excited about the chris craft 42 1961

We are excited. Take a look at this link in "Odds and Ends."

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... f=1&t=7988
by farupp
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2286

Re: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump

Don, the belts on my 283 are Gates #6730 matched set. However, they drive the water pump directly. I do not have a generator; my engine was supplied with an alternator which is driven by a separate belt: Gates #6736.

I hope that helps a little.

Frank
by farupp
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: CCACB Document Archive Update
Replies: 6
Views: 8910

Re: CCACB Document Archive Update

Thanks, Matt. Excellent. When did you sleep?
by farupp
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dirty oil
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Re: Dirty oil

If you are using detergent oil it will loosen up any deposits left in the engine prior to the rebuild, including in the transmission. Have you added an external oil filter? If not you may want to consider that to catch any particles floating around in the oil.
by farupp
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

The batteries at 12.6 volts without the engine running is just right for a fully charged new battery. The alternators should be charging the batteries at about 13.8 volts. Then the mystery: the gauge markings. There is a big dot over 12. That makes sense. I don't know if the big dot near the 8 indic...
by farupp
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Running my K on a stand
Replies: 32
Views: 7913

Re: Running my K on a stand

To circulate oil in the engine before you actually fire it up, remove the spark plugs and turn the engine with the starter motor until you have oil pressure. With no load or compression the engine will turn fast and the oil pump will quickly build up the pressure.
by farupp
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

All the grounds (-) on the boat eventually end up at the same location on the engine block and/or the negative terminals of the batteries. Be careful of the positive side (+) of the connections to the volt meters. Disconnect the batteries before you switch them.
by farupp
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

It could be a faulty gauge but do both gauges read 18 volts when the engines are running or just one? If one read about 13.5 volts and the other reads 18, the gauge indicating 18 could be bad. If it is easy to do, switch the wiring on the gauges so that they are reading the other battery. As you sai...
by farupp
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

How many volts does each voltmeter indicate with the ignition on and the engine not running. Each meter should read about 12+ volts which indicates the voltage from each battery without the alternator charging the battery.
by farupp
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

Thanks for the clarification, Jim. Do the voltmeters go in the open holes on the dash plate?
If the voltmeters are reading 18 volts output from each alternator you do have a problem.
by farupp
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

I think he does have ampmeters and not voltmeters on his 1959 Sportsman dash. That's what the boat came with originally, and why I wanted him to be sure what meters he had before running the boat any longer.
by farupp
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator overcharging?
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Alternator overcharging?

Jim, assuming you boat has a standard 12 volt system with 12 volt batteries, the alternators should be charging the batteries at no more than about 14.5 volts, and when the batteries are fully charged the alternator output voltage should drop to about 13.6 to 13.8 volts. Charging at 18 volts will de...
by farupp
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: gas getting in oil
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: gas getting in oil

Check the fuel pump diaphragm. It sound like it is leaking gas into the crankcase through a crack or hole.
by farupp
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 3!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 19660

Re: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 3!!!

Mine arrived last Friday. I have been reading it cover to cover and just now had a chance to tell you it got here.
Frank
Charleston, SC
by farupp
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Boat
Replies: 45
Views: 12224

Re: New Boat

The locations of the hull numbers are as follows: Chris-Craft, Sea Skiff & Cavalier Division boats • On a metal plate attached to the underside of the engine hatch cover or engine box on single engine models, and on a metal plate attached to the underside of the starboard engine hatch cover or engin...
by farupp
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: trailor
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: trailor

Dual axle. Much more "boat friendly."
by farupp
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Just bought a 1962 Holiday
Replies: 14
Views: 3748

Re: Just bought a 1962 Holiday

Ken, my vote is post the pictures here, too. We love pictures.
by farupp
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon trans parts where to buy them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2767

Re: Paragon trans parts where to buy them?

There are numerous other reasons your engines are acting that way. If you have twin engines are both doing the same thing? I'd look for other causes before assuming that one or both transmissions are bad.
by farupp
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Just bought a 1962 Holiday
Replies: 14
Views: 3748

Re: Just bought a 1962 Holiday

Ken, you should be able to get all the ignition parts at West Marine. Here are the number I use for my flywheel forward 283 engine: Distributor Cap: Sierra #18-5369 Rotor: Sierra #18-5407 I have a Pertronix electronic ignition setup so I don't have distributor points. But with the above numbers they...
by farupp
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Throttles
Replies: 7
Views: 2622

Re: Throttles

:?:
by farupp
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 is quiting when put in forward or reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Re: 283 is quiting when put in forward or reverse

I had this exact same problem with the 283 engine in my Sea Skiff. mfine advised that it was the result of an intake system vacuum leak. I replaced the PCV valve with no improvement. So, I pulled the carburetor off the intake manifold and put a thin layer of gasket sealer on the manifold gasket and ...