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Advice on part sources and flex couplers KLC - '53 Sportsman

Post by DMacDonald » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:59 pm

I'm new to the club this week and will post a picture of my 17' 1953 Sportsman soon. Currently in GA - Lake Lanier.

Looking for advice as to where to purchase:
Engine Mounts
Head Gasket
Varnish
Stain
Hull Screws
Engine Paint
Screw Plugs

Anyone have any luck adapting a flexible coupler between transmission (KLC) and drive shaft? Thought this may help address slight misalignments as new mounts settle in and reduce vibration between maintenances?

Appreciate your consideration and advice.

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Post by Mark Campbell » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:14 am

Welcome to the Buzz.
The Head Gasket is going to be the difficult one to find however if care is taken while removing head regarding the gasket it can be reused.

As far as the vibration and mis alignment may I suggest a way to align it as the solution. I will briefly explain. IF the engine were slightly hanging loose and the shaft / stuffing and the rest un screwed from the bottom of the boat ...there would be no bind. So...Think of it in a backward way...move the engine while the shaft is tighly connected until the hole line up for the stuffing screws and the rest...and that is when and where you lower the engine to a place that is aligned. This method assures no binding at all.

That is my method however we have many other very experienced members that will assist with perhaps the feeler gauge and rotate with care.

Forgive me for not finishing , I have to leave to do a stress test appointment. Talk later.
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1933 CC Split 15.5 Model 300
1942 CC Special 17
1946 CC Deluxe 17 (2)
1949 CC Deluxe 17
1956 CC Cavalier 15

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Post by Mark Campbell » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:31 am

Sitting in the docors office: I see no responce yet regarging supplies, let me browse a moment here and see if I can help. Be back in a bit.
Apprentice too Dale Tassell from 1985 till current. Too listen is to learn.

1933 CC Split 15.5 Model 300
1942 CC Special 17
1946 CC Deluxe 17 (2)
1949 CC Deluxe 17
1956 CC Cavalier 15

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Post by Mark Campbell » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:36 am

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1933 CC Split 15.5 Model 300
1942 CC Special 17
1946 CC Deluxe 17 (2)
1949 CC Deluxe 17
1956 CC Cavalier 15

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Post by drrot » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:47 am

I stock the motor mounts, head gaskets and engine paint.
Jim Staib
www.finewoodboats.com


1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
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Post by Mark Campbell » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:36 pm

I am glad I know that now Jim, I am still new enough here to not remember our members have businesses directly related to Classic boats. I have book marked your Web Page...THX
Apprentice too Dale Tassell from 1985 till current. Too listen is to learn.

1933 CC Split 15.5 Model 300
1942 CC Special 17
1946 CC Deluxe 17 (2)
1949 CC Deluxe 17
1956 CC Cavalier 15

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Post by DMacDonald » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks everyone. Jim, I took a look around your site. I'll be placing an order for mounts and gaskets tomorrow.

Anyone have a good source for hull screws / fasteners and finishes?

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Post by SJHanson » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:01 am

Jamestown Distributors has always had everything I've needed. Good Luck.

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