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Red and White Horn

Post by joanroy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:01 am

I've been tinkering around with my newly acquired 1948 Red and White Express Cruiser and it bugs the hell out of me that the tear drop/bullet shaped iconic horn cover is missing. I have all the other hardware, but of course the most important and identifiable piece is missing. I'm on a quest to find one. Good luck right. I may end up having to make a mold and fabricating one out of fiberglass. Pain in the neck!

Would you folks mind checking around in you spare Chris Craft parts bins and see if you have an extra Red and White Horn cover layin around? Gotta be one out there somewhere. I'll Pay$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! (within reason)-

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by drrot » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:32 pm

Post a photo
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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by joanroy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:07 pm

Jim, can't post a photo because I don't have the darn horn. If you look at the photo of Jim F's Red and White you'll see what I'm looking for adorning his bow.

By the way Jim S, I'm going to be calling you about getting some parts for a W. I need a head gasket, carb kit, and tune up stuff.

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by JimF » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:28 pm

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How about this?!
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1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1940 Chris-Craft Red and White 25' "Old Paint"
1946 Chris-Craft Sportsman 25' "CinCity"

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by JimF » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:35 pm

Frechettes-Old-Paint-510x340.jpg
Here is another that shows the front of it. Inside is a standard 1930's deck horn with a modified base to make it fit.
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1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1940 Chris-Craft Red and White 25' "Old Paint"
1946 Chris-Craft Sportsman 25' "CinCity"

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by joanroy » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:36 am

Thanks Jim F, that's exactly what I'm looking for. That's a fantastic piece of hardware and the horn truly epitomizes that whole Art Deco/New Age feel the CC designers were going for with the Red and White in the pre-war era. They must have been confident in the marketability of the design to continue production post-war. Built about 300, as you know. I'm guessing there aren't very many left. Is a fairly large boat and not one that's easily tucked away in a garage. Most probably ended up sitting outside and disappearing. Same fate as a lot of the larger cruisers. Gotta be a saved Red and White horn out there somewhere? The search continues.................

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by JimF » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:21 am

http://www.ynotyachts.com

You should check with these people. They have several boats in various states. They may have a parts boat!
1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1940 Chris-Craft Red and White 25' "Old Paint"
1946 Chris-Craft Sportsman 25' "CinCity"

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by Doug P » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:27 pm

The "Witches Hat"...was that on post war red & whites? Last one I saw for sale was about 10 years ago for $1500

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by joanroy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:48 pm

1948, Witches Hat no, cool Horn Cover yes. Need a cover, not a hat.

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by jim g » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:24 pm

Doug P wrote:The "Witches Hat"...was that on post war red & whites? Last one I saw for sale was about 10 years ago for $1500
Very early postwars.

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by Doug P » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:50 pm

Doug P wrote:The "Witches Hat"...was that on post war red & whites? Last one I saw for sale was about 10 years ago for $1500
I read it too fast and got horn and bow light mixed

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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by joanroy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Still looking for a horn cover and in the meantime I'm trying to figure out what the deal is with this exhaust outlet. Never seen one like it and looking for information on how it works. Is it a muffler of sorts or perhaps a spray restrictor?
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Re: Red and White Horn

Post by Greg Wallace » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:48 am

The telling will be in what's sticking up into the pipe. Looks like it could be a slip in muffler of sorts. Pull it off/out and show us the rest. Looks cool.
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