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by farupp
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6943

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

I have had just the sediment bowl on M and K engines and an additional inline see-through filter on various engines. I never had any trouble with either setup but it depends on how much crud is in your fuel tank. The sediment bowl will catch water and large particles and you can easily see the build...
by farupp
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6943

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

Does your post mean that the engine only ran for 15 seconds and stopped on its own or you shut it off after 15 seconds? If I recall correctly (its been a while), you should not see any air at the top of the sediment bowl when the engine is running, but you may see some after the engine is shut off. ...
by farupp
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6943

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

Peter, since he has a straight six engine (K or M) why can't he use the hand primer pump on the fuel pump to get fuel through the filter, fuel lines, sediment bowl and fuel pump to the carburetor float bowl. I used to do this when the fuel evaporated out of the float bowl on my M and K engines. It s...
by farupp
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6943

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

Did your problem start after you replaced the filter AND removed the squeeze bulb? If so, try temporarily re-installing the bulb and see of you can get gas to flow. If that does get it to flow, at least you know what will make it work and that may point to an air blockage in the filter; hence a poss...
by farupp
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller damage
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Propeller damage

The prop on my Sea Skiff was bent while loading the boat on the trailer. I took it to a reputable propeller shop and they straightened it out, balanced it, and made it true. They even added a very small cup at the end of each blade to make it more efficient. No vibrations now.
by farupp
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: No Gas thru New Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 6943

Re: No Gas thru New Filter

This may sound dumb, but by any chance did you install the filter backwards? Have you tried using the fuel pump priming lever to manually pump fuel to the carburetor to fill the float bowl? If the filter is lower than the sediment bowl on the fuel pump you may have an air block. Finally, try what Pe...
by farupp
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller damage
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Propeller damage

Pull it off the shaft and take it to a good propeller shop. They will be able to straighten everything out and make sure all the blades are true and balanced.

Frank
by farupp
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Engine Misfire
Replies: 13
Views: 4964

Re: K Engine Misfire

Jim, I now understand what you mean by the rarity of the exhaust manifold. wgarbato: you said the spark plug in the #2 cylinder was wet and a wet plug generally won't fire. But you also said you had spark to all cylinders. Did you check for spark while the engine was running? I found the best way to...
by farupp
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Engine Misfire
Replies: 13
Views: 4964

Re: K Engine Misfire

Not sure why. The picture was taken from the stern (transmission) end of the engine looking down on the cylinders. The exhaust manifold is on the left in the picture.
by farupp
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Engine Misfire
Replies: 13
Views: 4964

Re: K Engine Misfire

you have one of the rare backward script manifolds. It's just your point of view. Click on and expand the photo and you'll see what I mean. Can you replace the valve guide and valve seat yourself? Yes, but you should have someone who is familiar with these engines help you. If I recall, the valve g...
by farupp
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Auto bilge pump
Replies: 15
Views: 6184

Re: Auto bilge pump

If there is a wire between the pump and switch you can tap into it can be done. I personally question the off-auto-on switch. I much prefer the two way auto-on switch. That eliminates the stupid boater/guest/pet option of selecting the off position. That is just way too tempting for Mr. Murphy! If ...
by farupp
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Auto bilge pump
Replies: 15
Views: 6184

Re: Auto bilge pump

Yes, Steve and Jim, you can wire your bilge pump with a three way switch as the above diagram shows. The small bilge pumps that I have seen and that we use in our boats have only two wires coming out of them. A ground wire and a power wire. Here is the wiring diagram that came with one of my bilge p...
by farupp
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Gasket - sealant?
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

Re: Exhaust Gasket - sealant?

I use Permatex High Temperature (red) sealant. As mfine said, use it sparingly. It will seal up the broken part of the gasket with no problem.

Frank
by farupp
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Auto bilge pump
Replies: 15
Views: 6184

Re: Auto bilge pump

Steve, what you need is a three-way panel switch that has On, Off and Auto positions. On runs the pump manually when you hold the switch in that position, Off turns the pump and switch off (the pump won't run) and Auto runs the pump whenever the water in the bilge gets high enough to allow the float...
by farupp
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Side rail nails 1960 20 foot Sea Skiff
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Side rail nails 1960 20 foot Sea Skiff

A picture would be helpful but they sound like nails that were used on tongue-and-groove wood flooring in houses. Can you tell whether they are possibly copper nails?

I do not have anything like that on my Sea Skiff.
by farupp
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314388

Re: Tango Uniform (Restoration of a 1940 44 foot Chris Craft

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I tried!
by farupp
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314388

Re: Tango Uniform (Restoration of a 1940 44 foot Chris Craft

"I will spend the rest of today thinking of more stuff for you to do."

Will I be able to get into Canada with a SC passport?

Frank
by farupp
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: iay-4009
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: iay-4009

Let me know if you need more info. Before you had the problem did you change the points or distributor or anything? Also, the distributor must be securely clamped to the block as it provides the ground circuit for the distributor points to work properly. That can easily be checked with the ohm readi...
by farupp
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: iay-4009
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: iay-4009

Steve: It sounds like there is a short circuit either where the connection from the coil goes through the distributor body, or where the distributor points are connected onto the distributor plate. If there is a short in either of these locations you will not have a spark. A quick way to check this ...
by farupp
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314388

Re: Tango Uniform (Restoration of a 1940 44 foot Chris Craft

Unbelievable job. I had a small cruiser and it was almost a full-time project keeping it up. Thanks for your devotion to this boat. While the bottom of your transmissions, engines and other metal parts are exposed from below you may want to paint them with a rust-preventative primer followed by rust...
by farupp
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1955 Chris Craft Corvette 37'
Replies: 37
Views: 11970

Re: 1955 Chris Craft Corvette 37'

I love the three kids in the salon window. Lots of places for them to hide I bet.
by farupp
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: thur hull fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: thur hull fitting

I use Boat Life all the time for sealing fittings. I have used it for years and it works great; easy to remove if necessary. It is available in little tubes and big ones that go into a caulking gun.
by farupp
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Copper tube coming off valve cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Copper tube coming off valve cover

It allows oil fumes from the crankcase to be drawn into the carburetor to be burned by combustion in the cylinders.
by farupp
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning old fuel from tank???
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

Re: Cleaning old fuel from tank???

teacher, I run my boat while on the trailer using a toilet plunger type of water supply that mounts under the hull tight against the water scupper. You can buy one at West Marine. Take a look at this thread for more information and tips: http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8311...
by farupp
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning old fuel from tank???
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

Re: Cleaning old fuel from tank???

teacher: I have an original, extra, 50 gallon round tank from my Sea Skiff sitting in my garage. Hopefully it will fit your boat. It still has the Chris Craft Corp stencil on it like yours does. You can have it for FREE if you want to come to Charleston to pick it up. It is clean inside and my wife ...
by farupp
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Lost Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Re: Lost Cruiser

You will find that the parts are valuable. Cabinets, chrome pieces, props, shafts, etc. It just depends if you have time to remove and sell them.
by farupp
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Fresh Water Flush
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Re: Engine Fresh Water Flush

Alan, I use the Fake a Lake toilet plunger method and it works great. I, too, use my boat in saltwater and flush the engine with fresh water for about ten minutes after each use. I then run a product called "Salt Away" through the engine until the salt away foam mixture comes out the exhaust. Then I...
by farupp
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for help in Smithfield, NC.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: Looking for help in Smithfield, NC.......

To see te pictures of his amazing boat go to this thread:

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... =13&t=8302
by farupp
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: First start. 1956 17 special sportsman.
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: First start. 1956 17 special sportsman.

And always make sure you have oil pressure.
by farupp
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator Wiring or Failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Alternator Wiring or Failure?

Mark: be sure it's a marine-rated alternator. It doesn't look like one. And confirm that it is for your engine as it could be one that fits numerous applications.