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by mbigpops
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Regulators

How does the battery take a charge outside of the boat on a charger ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Timing is everything
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

In this unrestored engine photo it is the white vertical item to the right of the coil. No longer needed with Pertronix.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Timing. I have the same issue with my KL.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Mystery Aliment bedevils my KLC
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Mystery Aliment bedevils my KLC

Did you happen to see the ammeter when you were running ?
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)

I have only installed my KL and it has 4 identical wedges.

I was hoping someone with your engine type would comment on the pieces and where they go.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)

The motor mounts don't get their final position until the engine is in the boat and you check the alignment between the shaft and transmission couplings.

You make your final angle ajustments by moving the mounts back and forth.

You may even have to shim one or more mounts if you are way off.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility

" the temporary configuration I have pictured here appears to be correct"

Not seeing a photograph here
by mbigpops
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: The Mariners' Museum is open

I wish I got my parts that fast 8)
by mbigpops
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Overcharging
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Overcharging

What do you have for engines ?

I am pretty sure that I remember being able to adjust the voltage internally in the generator by taking the cover off on my KL.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

Mark, I had a similar issue even after having my generator checked and it turned out to be the cutoff relay. If you have the one with the metal cover take the cover off and look at the internals. Mine was so corroded that the plates would not make contact any more. After a good cleaning it works gre...
by mbigpops
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

There is way more information needed about your process to form an opinion.

Did you use CPES ? If so how and when did you apply it ? What were the humidity conditions then versus when you applied the barrier coat primer ?

Without information some people get FRUSTRATED .

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Shunt for 283 1959 Continental
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Shunt for 283 1959 Continental

The use of a shunt is dependent upon the type of gauge that you have for current (ammeter). If it is a true ammeter and measures current directly then you do not need a shunt and you have to limit your wiring through it to lower current devices (lights and accessories - not a horn it will just peg t...
by mbigpops
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Seat Cushions

I think it has a color in the name like "Sink the Pink".
by mbigpops
Fri May 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Well if you are expecting someone to reply and say "oh a 2.2V drop is definitely the ......" you may not get it. In the mean time I would suggest that you either remove the possible offending items that you mentioned or jumper them out one at a time and see when and if the voltage goes back up to 12...
by mbigpops
Tue May 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: IPad: uploading Video

Oh yeah like youtube.

Great idea.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: IPad: uploading Video

There is a limit on upload file size that probably will preclude just about any video.

Either post individual photos or maybe put your video on YouTube and share the link in a post.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Okay so what are trying to read on the voltmeter - battery voltage or running voltage from the alternator ? If you want to read the battery voltage then you can connect to the ignition switch as that derives from the battery. If you want to read the alternator running voltage then you cannot connect...
by mbigpops
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter

Your ground should be fine.

Measure the voltage on your hot side of the ignition switch and if it matches the battery then jumper that to the voltmeter. If that reads 8 volts then you have a problem.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

Several tool manufacturers sell battery powered and pneumatic caulking guns now which speed up the dispensing process.

If you are lucky you may find one that matches your current battery stock.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

I have not tried this but Don Danenberg has and it was not positive. I would think it would be nearly impossible to keep what is left in the pail from hardening.

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4310

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

I'm about to retire from the labor part
Don,

What's up with this ? I don't see Staib retiring and leaving us hanging.

Who will answer all of our "read between the lines" questions ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

5200 adheres just fine to CPES covered wood.

Don't forget that the "Bed of 5200" actually gets applied to both the inner planking exterior and outer planking interior before they get sandwiched together.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

I have a new Rayco aluminum tank in my boat so I am interested in this discussion. I have been running standard fuel from my local gas station for two years now. I will have to check but for now I am assuming that it is E10 or 10 percent ethanol. From what I have read so far on the internet most opi...
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4310

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Just a thin application of 5200 in between topside and transom planks but no gaps above the waterline.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Here is a good article on brass and aluminum:

http://www.boats.com/reviews/keep-alumi ... pI5KHNOnZE

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping

What number screw is that ?

You need to be using the recommended countersink for hardwood (not softwood) for your screw size.

I have a chart if you post the screw size.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Antique Auto Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Antique Auto Battery

Wow. Their website was still up on Friday.

Too bad - they made a great battery.
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Antique Auto Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Antique Auto Battery

Anyone heard any information on Antique Auto Battery ? I ordered a cable from them by phone a couple weeks ago and they still have not charged me nor delivered the item. Every time I call them (for the past week or so) I cannot get through to a person. Nothing out of the ordinary on their web site e...
by mbigpops
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 6183

Re: still have buzz issues?

Nope. I just get the standard windows menu.