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by Greg Wallace
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 451

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: 293

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: 1615

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: 828

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: 496

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: 503

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: 1044

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: 576

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: 538

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 3405

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: 560

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: 1152

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: 538

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: 689

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: 1075

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: 961

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: 602

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: 816

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...
by Greg Wallace
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

I don't think "rubber insert" cutlass bearings were std early on. A bronze strut bearing would allow for a good ground. I don't know when they became standard , I just remember seeing them specified (to be installed) on the hull card suggesting they were not standard. I also remember changing them o...
by Greg Wallace
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: CC Riviera Water Ski Tow Rope Hook-Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: CC Riviera Water Ski Tow Rope Hook-Up?

You can probably get along fine using the lift ring. That's what everyone did back in the day when skiers were on two big fat skis or an aquaplane providing minimal drag. I would be a little more concerned about wake boarding, aggressive slalom and tubing. Some mechanical reinforcement under the dec...
by Greg Wallace
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

For what its worth, Century used a similar if not exact color as CC vermillion on the Roan and perhaps other models. Maybe the Century community can help.
by Greg Wallace
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

Fascinating, Don. What was the upholstery type noted on the 47 hulls previous to 48547?
by Greg Wallace
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

Factory literature from the day indicates "Leather" as standard for this model.
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

I think the 19's had leather as standard unless ordered special. You might want to check around.. the maroon leather and vinyl might be out there already. I think it was called Spanish maroon but I'm not sure. Someone will chime in and confirm I'm sure. I always felt the 19s best epitomized the torp...
by Greg Wallace
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

1940-41 Material Specs for 23 and 27 custom both call for a mix of genuine and imitation leather. 27 calls for significantly more suggesting that the upholstered ceilings may have been covered with it. We found the storage pocket liners in a very original 23 to be imitation. I would speculate that i...
by Greg Wallace
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 1957

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

My only reference documentation is 1940-1941 23 and 27 footers. Both show copper and steel. The ratio of steel to copper increases significantly from the smaller to larger boats. In this case the 23 used 25% steel where the 27 called for 42% steel vs. copper. I've seen steel in hidem and crash pad a...
by Greg Wallace
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 1957

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

Well, if we are going to slice our peas, tacks were copper and some steel depending on location. I would like to hear from anyone who knows for sure where each was used. It appears from the material spec sheet that around 25% of tacks used for upholstering were steel.
by Greg Wallace
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Supplier for Red Vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Supplier for Red Vinyl

Is this for your 20 custom? Did it not come with leather?