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by quitchabitchin
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1977 lancer19'w/307engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: 1977 lancer19'w/307engine

The tube from the fuel pump is a safety feature designed to flood the carburetor in the event of a diaphragm failure. It will dump fuel down the carb instead of all over your bilge.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Chris Craft engine
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: KFL Chris Craft engine

Call Brian Robinson and find out who he recommends.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat of the Week!
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Boat of the Week!

We thought that was a cool feature that Members would enjoy on the new site. We're glad you like it. We are also always accepting new pictures for the gallery, so if you have some good shots, contact us at the admin@chris-craft.org email address and we can get you the details on where to send them.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: New Site!
Replies: 11
Views: 19057

Re: New Site!

My Avatar not working was my own doing. I tried to change it and screwed it up about a year or more ago. It just shows an empty box. Yours is now visible as they've corrected the issue. See if the Log In issue is resolved. Trading Dock is also something that did not change, so if you're having an is...
by quitchabitchin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: New Site!
Replies: 11
Views: 19057

Re: New Site!

Doug We will have to look into the Avatars. I see one on your profile, but it doesn't actually show the picture. As far as logging in and out, you should have the option of "Log me in each time I visit" when you Log In. This should keep you logged in as long as you're using the same device. This wor...
by quitchabitchin
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Vaporizing Fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: Vaporizing Fuel

After having the distributor rebuilt and timing dialed in, it ran like a fire breathing demon!

Watch the holeshot at the 1:54 mark on this video. Plenty of giddyup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly7wI5zqtPI
by quitchabitchin
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

I would check with Brian Robinson. He is the Barrel Back guy.
by quitchabitchin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Supplier for Red Vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Supplier for Red Vinyl

Paul Cundiff at Woodies Restoration has committed to reproducing a bunch of the old vinyls. I don't know of any more authentic reproductions.
by quitchabitchin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Merry Christmas to you as well. Thank you for joining, we're glad you're here.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Penetrol and Epiphanes
Replies: 10
Views: 2357

Re: Penetrol and Epiphanes

Troy can never get all of the wood out of his veins. I think he's 50/50 with wood/fiberglass ratio, but hasn't fully committed to the dark side yet.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 2842

Re: annual lay-up

Just as an FYI, if you have a Rural King store near you, check out their price on VR1. I bought 20W-50 for $4.99/qt. This was the regular price and is a steal.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Skiff Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 822

Sea Skiff Conversion

Does anyone here have a '50's 22' Sea Skiff that has been converted to a SBC(283)? Or a '59 that might have the factory 283? I would like to see the shift linkage to the manual transmission.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Larry Jamieson - Vice President
Replies: 5
Views: 18245

Re: Larry Jamieson - Vice President

Absolutely Don. Jim stepped up big time when the Club needed him. Thanks Jim for all of your help in keeping things going.
by quitchabitchin
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Factory Plate Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: Factory Plate Location

Are you looking for them to find the Hull Number or looking for the location to place them?

If you're looking for the Hull Number, it is stamped into various places on the boat frames. The restoration experts should be able to direct you to the usual locations.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: engine failure
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: engine failure

I would look at the float setting in the carb. That could cause the bowls to run dry at said RPM's where they keep full enough to stay running at lower RPM's and would start back up fairly easily.
by quitchabitchin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Special Race Boat Replica Project
Replies: 47
Views: 10939

Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Matt, we don't believe anything without pictures....
by quitchabitchin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repowering a 1956 Continental
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Repowering a 1956 Continental

What is the current engine? If it is a 6 Cyl., you will need a full set up, such as a 283F. A 283 would move that boat pretty well with a Factory HP of 185. All of the marine specific parts such as the exhaust manifolds, water pumps, etc will fit on a 350 as well and look the same as the blocks were...
by quitchabitchin
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft

Here is the link to the Hull Registry. Since this a Member Maintained directory, it would only be here if someone has added it. You can order a Information Packet including the Hull Card from the Mariner's Museum, but it will not give any current information on the boat, just the original history. G...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleat and Stanchion Screws for 57-foot Constellation
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Cleat and Stanchion Screws for 57-foot Constellation

I bought a bunch of screws from Paul at Woodie's Restorations. He has a big cruiser and can probably help match the size you need.
by quitchabitchin
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping a cruiser overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Shipping a cruiser overseas

Fill it with fuel and head East.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 427 oil pressure senders
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: 427 oil pressure senders

Are they Stewart Warner gauges? If so, you must use SW senders. I got one on eBay a couple years ago and it works fine.
by quitchabitchin
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Puff Video
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Puff Video

Here's a video I put together from the Algonac Lunch Picnic Cruise aboard Puff-1956 Chris Craft 25' Express Cruiser. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8S9qHwoSo0
by quitchabitchin
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: How to install the gas tank vent
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: How to install the gas tank vent

Up. If it is installed down, it will fill up and the pressure in the tank will blow it out the vent on the transom, you don't want that. It goes up to prevent the fuel level from being high enough to run out the vent. In fact, on my boat, I had to make mine go even higher, but it still spilled fuel ...
by quitchabitchin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motor make
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Motor make

The casting number is right on the top of the flange on the Port side, above the flywheel. That will tell you with some certainty what it is. You can cross reference that number.
by quitchabitchin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 23391

Re: Algonac Brunch Cruise

I was a little upset before the trip to Algonac. After messing around with the boat for almost a week, I couldn't get it to run quite right. It would run okay if I feathered the throttle, but still maxed out around 3000 RPM. I had it narrowed down to ignition, but was starting to worry about the cam...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motor make
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Motor make

CC used 283's in Sea Skiff's. What size, the 283 didn't show up from the factory in the 22' until 59, I believe.
by quitchabitchin
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 23391

Re: Algonac Brunch Cruise

You should do it, but bring the big boat. Your jet boat will get beat to death like mine did. The lake is extremely rough and built for big water boats. Saturday afternoon looked like the Bering Sea on Deadliest Catch. This video was early Sunday morning and it was still pretty rough, look at the ro...
by quitchabitchin
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 23391

Algonac Brunch Cruise

Here's a little video from the brunch cruise on Sunday morning at Algonac. The cruise takes you to a beautiful location called The Old Club on Harsen's Island. The setting couldn't be more picturesque and the water couldn't be a more beautiful color. If you've never been to the area, I strongly you ...
by quitchabitchin
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1964 30' Connie - Twin 283's
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: 1964 30' Connie - Twin 283's

My Sherwood Pump # is cast into the outside of the pump housing.
by quitchabitchin
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris-O-Matics
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Chris-O-Matics

Is it ATF or Hydraulic fluid? I'm not sure, but my understanding is they use a hydraulic pump to engage. I just piloted my first Crash O Matic in Algonac a few weeks ago. I see why they were called Crash O Matics, I'm just glad I wasn't trying to dock it.