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by Greg Wallace
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

More common than you might think. Seen them spec'd on a number of hull cards. Most boat houses were dark even during the day.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Pretty sure decals not until later. No decals on earliest 283.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Don't think there were any decals on that vintage. All info on manifold id tag.
by Greg Wallace
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Don't have a photo but the crash pad is tapered at the stern to allow clearance for the rear seat back. Hopefully someone will post a detail photo.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: water pump grease

have used 2-4-C for years.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Password for members not recognized

I had to use my old password for main site and new for the Buzz.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Correct anchor weight
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Correct anchor weight

Can't comment on best choice of windlass. The Danforth style anchor is the most popular overall. Size to match boat and expected conditions. Don't forget an appropriate length of leader chain. This will make any size anchor feel much bigger. The expected bottom conditions may suggest a different sty...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP

If you know the hull numbers, check the ACBS directory and, of course, the CCABC registry. If your lucky, an owner of an existing example may be tuned in.
by Greg Wallace
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Is it possible that this is an adhesion issue where the paint is not sticking to the material in the seams and presenting as a "movement" issue? Good photos might be helpful.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

Now THAT was helpful?
by Greg Wallace
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?

pretty sure this vintage was gray. hopefully someone will confirm or refute.
by Greg Wallace
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: battery
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: battery

If you're worried about point deduction then don't convert. If not, then get a battery with the highest CCA that fits your battery box and go boating. At some point I believe ACBS rules will adjust and minimize 12 volt conversions on safety grounds. I thought about cutting up a 6 volt battery and ov...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2312

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Pretty sure E10 "regular" will clean things up just fine....maybe too fine, especially carbon. IMHO higher octane does nothing if not required by engine spec. If you're stuck with Ethanol, remember your "Startron" or equivalent and good water separator.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

I would determine if it is a true "West System" (plywood laminate as opposed to plank on frame applied with epoxy). West System done properly by the "book" is ok, but the term is often used to describe any construction method using West Epoxy (or any epoxy for that matter). The same can be said for ...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lonely in fiberglass territory
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Lonely in fiberglass territory

You should not run any part of your exhaust system higher than manifold outlets to avoid back drain or surge into exhaust ports.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Can you identify the model?
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Can you identify the model?

25 sportsman, late 4o's, early 50's.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957-58 18' Holiday.
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: 1957-58 18' Holiday.

I can recall more than one instance where we found parts in one boat belonging to different hull number(s) of the same model boat(s), including an engine. In comparing notes with the other owners and other contacts we discovered all had a common denominator. All the boats had been either owned by th...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

FAKE....just like the pre-war Chris Craft clock on ebay with a drawing of a Century Coronado on the face.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Engine Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: KLC Engine Questions

I would think it should be repairable. Machine shop should be able to install a "thread" insert.
by Greg Wallace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 1750

Re: New engine update

Check timing light connections. Hooked up to number one?
by Greg Wallace
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 1750

Re: New engine update

Are you certain timing marks are correct? Is distributor internal advance ok?
by Greg Wallace
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Re: cobra bottom color

My early "autographed" version of the "Guide" also calls out Copper Bronze as the bottom color. I agree that graphite and gold are correct, however, based on the originals I have seen. Hard Racing Gold was available off the shelf by multiple suppliers as I recall and was used on more applications th...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model K Engine will not turn over
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Model K Engine will not turn over

Give her a shot of starting fluid. If she fires and won't keep running then fuel delivery is the issue. if won't fire then re-check ignition.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander

Can't say for sure if factory available but we never had lift rings on Lancers. By that time few glass boats had traditional style deck lift rings. We installed a lot of them though. There were and likely still are components available for the bow set up. If not already there, a heavy duty dual shan...
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hard to shift
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Hard to shift

Also check for loose or worn bell cranks at junction locations (change of direction) that might bind under pressure.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets

I am interested in your stuff and will send a PM.
by Greg Wallace
Tue May 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Prop shaft coupler removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Prop shaft coupler removal

Place a spacer between the end of the prop shaft and the end of the transmission output shaft. Re-couple to the transmission and carefully and evenly retighten the coupler bolts and push the shaft out .
by Greg Wallace
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: Gar Wood 1929 28'
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: Gar Wood 1929 28'

Your boat must have a very interesting story given the "modifications" and I would enjoy hearing the story/history if you know it.
Congratulations on your find. Looking great so far...keep the info coming!!
by Greg Wallace
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: XK 22
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: XK 22

Hull colors varied and typically were tied to interior color. I'm fairly certain there were no "bronze" hull sides, only bottom and deck stripe on early models. To my recollection hull sides typically white with color on bottom and graphics and upholstery.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Waterproof Paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Waterproof Paint?

In my experience the epoxy is OK for occasional / short term immersion when the boat is out of water when not in use. Longest I can recall is about 9 days in the water with no issues. I personally think it is more resistant than mfg will admit or guarantee. Technically speaking, gelcoat is not water...