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by jim g
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: 283 Flywheel housing

There is a factory adapter plate and flange to bolt up a hydraulic gearbox to the flywheel forward engine.
by jim g
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: capri windshield trim repair
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: capri windshield trim repair

Call Bud Brackett at Maine Classic Hardware in Maine.
by jim g
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Guess at Engine Mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Guess at Engine Mounts

Use the set up your showing in the picture. The other rear mounts you have and the lower wedges are for the 60's boats.
by jim g
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

Yes. Call Smith's.

Get a new coupler and have Smiths fit it to the shaft.
by jim g
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris Craft XK 22 Chevy 350
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Chris Craft XK 22 Chevy 350

Is it a flywheel forward engine or flywheel aft?

Can you post a picture?
by jim g
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Starting issues

The problem with the 6 volt pertronix is they need almost the full 6 volts to trigger them. A lot of times and most people don't notice is they will be spinning the engine over and it will fire off right when you release the starter button. This is because the ignitor suddenly got the voltage it nee...
by jim g
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 327 Chevy engine oil cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: 327 Chevy engine oil cooler

Most of the V-8's didn't have an engine oil cooler.

Only the hydraulic trans have oil coolers.

Really need to know what model engine your talking about.
by jim g
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris Craft XK 22 Chevy 350
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Chris Craft XK 22 Chevy 350

You probably have old broken off impeller fingers or rust partially blocking the flow somewhere.

Which model engine do you have?
by jim g
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Starting issues

With the 6 volt electronic ignition you also need to keep the battery fully charged by keeping a battery tender on it. I would also recommend using the Optima 6v battery. It gives you the cranking amps of a group 4 but will fit in the group 2 box.

Do you have the small or big distributor?
by jim g
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws

Chris Craft originally used steel. So new stainless steel ones are an acceptable replacement.
by jim g
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: How to increase oil pressure on MBL
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: How to increase oil pressure on MBL

Its accessed through the access plate on the side of the oil pan. Remove it and you will see a bolt sticking out towards you. Loosen the lock nut and turn the bolt in 1/2 to 1 turn. You will need a new gasket for the plate. Now before you go through all of this. You need to get a manual test gauge f...
by jim g
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain

You will probably need to cut a hole in the hatch for it to fully close.
by jim g
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating

The stock Paragon 25XE manual gearbox will handle up to a stock 350 which is around 270hp at the crank. Anymore then this you should have the drum machined out to add another set of plates.
by jim g
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

Not all of the 283 fwf boats had 2 temp gauges. Most had one temp gauge for one cylinder bank. The other cylinder bank had a red warning light on the dash. Originally there was a sticker silver with black writing that had WATER TEMP printed on it. In the wye's between the cylinder head. One side had...
by jim g
Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Filling Top Plank Seems
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Filling Top Plank Seems

You coild route them out with an 1/8" bit then glue in a cedar spline. The cedar is so old I doubt the seams would swell closed so you should not end up with the planks cupping. Tha other more correct option of how to do it would be to remove the planks. Clean up the backsides, seal with cpes, fill ...
by jim g
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Need a new engine

Any small block Chevy will fit in place of the 283. All the parts will bolt on. There will be some minor mods you will have to make. Anything more then a 283 you will have to do a little grinding on the inside edge of the oil pan as 2 or 3 rods will hit it. If you have the manual gearbox you will ha...
by jim g
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski

It think A&A marine have it. There the Century boat parts place. I know California Classic has it but its in white.

Or call the Miklos They might have it or can tell your were you can find it.
by jim g
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter

Hello Rocket Man Thanks for the help I ran a wire from the ignition switch ON position to the Voltmeter positive post and a wire from the main ground to the negative post on the gauge I have 8 volts showing on the gauge when I turn inthe ignition switch Gauge reads 8 volt and not 12.6 BUMMER Batter...
by jim g
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Chris Craft name plant Font
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Chris Craft name plant Font

Can you post a picture of the boat? I'm curious if its the same style as the one I just recently sold.
by jim g
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

My 1941 17' delivered may 1, 1941 came with Russo Blue according to the hull card.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2312

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mfine wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 am
Nope, no need for seawater if there is ethanol in the fuel.
Which is why everyone should be running non ethanol in there boats and old cars. Along with fuel treatment at each fill up.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 2783

Re: zapping condensers

Sierra is junk. They rebox the cheapest parts they can find.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2312

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mbigpops wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Here is a good article on brass and aluminum:

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

Mark
The last paragraph of the article states it very well.

You got to have seawater. i.e. Salt Water.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 2783

Re: zapping condensers

Are you sure you have the right condenser for your distributor? They are not a one size fits all and most parts places are not going to have a listing for yours.
by jim g
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Ammeter shunt
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Re: Ammeter shunt

Like everything else.The 60's and 70's gauges were made cheaper. Without the shunt and the correct length of wire. Not only will it not read right but it will also fry the gauge inside.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Types of material for custom cover

It can be done either way.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Types of material for custom cover

drrot wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Look in to Sunbrella
With a felt or the grey cover cover material for a liner.
by jim g
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback

If I remember correctly. Not all of the 39 6 hole panels had the switches on them. Some were mounted on the dash.