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by evansjw44
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iterlux #one(high gloss white)
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Iterlux #one(high gloss white)

I use Interlux #1 but not for hull paint. My hull just isn't fair enough to withstand gloss paint. I use Interlux 220 semi-gloss. I have some hoarded away. I also have Interlux 300 Silux gloss white which I like better than #1. I paint the hull every four or five years. I have Interlux 282 gray stac...
by evansjw44
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 4147

Re: zapping condensers

I had a similar experience some years ago. Without telling a long tale the problem turned out to be the contact between the condenser body (ground) and actual ground. I sanded the breaker plate area under the condenser mount to bright metal and the connection between the breaker plate and the distri...
by evansjw44
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian

I am doing this repair with my check book. I have been engaged with a fine experienced craftsman in the area who is going to do most of the work. I did a similar job mostly myself a few years ago on the other side of the boat in roughly the same area but I learned my boatwright knew way more than I ...
by evansjw44
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian

I will be posting pictures and progress on the repair of the bottom on my '67 35ft Corinthian Sea Skiff. I used to say that Sea Skiffs don't rot but that has been proven to be untrue - even by myself. Not many boat wrights that know how to do the lapstrake bottom rebuild anymore. Should mke for some...
by evansjw44
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler Crown CA exhaust manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Chrysler Crown CA exhaust manifold

Try Mike Murley at Murley Marine in Fairhaven, MI. He claims to be the Chrysler authority and parts horder.
by evansjw44
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Throttle control
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Throttle control

Check the linkage first but I suspect you have an engine problem like a head gasket or burned exhaust valves. Healthy CC flat head sixes were generally set up to top out between 3000 and 3200 RPM.
by evansjw44
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pertronix ignition with 6V to 12V conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Pertronix ignition with 6V to 12V conversion

You need to replace the Pertronix module and the coil.
by evansjw44
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 331 hemi Decals
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: 331 hemi Decals

Try Mike Murley at Murley Marine in Fairhaven, MI. Mike claims tp have everything Chrysler.
by evansjw44
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F Thermostat
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: 327F Thermostat

I got a spare from Peter Henkel Inc (Robert Henkel) on Harsen's Island, MI. Ther may not be any NOS around but Robert had several good used ones.
by evansjw44
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hull Prep and Paint questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Hull Prep and Paint questions

A note on Sea Skiff hull painting. After about 1962 CC used paper covered plywood for the topside strakes. It gave a very nice paintable surface pretty much free of the checking that regular fir plywood was prone to. A lot of people that "stripped" their skiff hulls sanded through the paper without ...
by evansjw44
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: What to do with old engines after repower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: What to do with old engines after repower?

You might look at listing them on Hemmings Motor News. Those old dogs could fit right into an old Lincoln or Thunderbird.
by evansjw44
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Voltage Regulator for 12 Volt Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: Voltage Regulator for 12 Volt Conversion

I should have answered earlier but now is the time. The 6 volt generator is a "third brush". That means the generator field gets its current from a third brush that contacts the armature commutator from a differrent location around the commutator than the power brushes that feed the electrical syste...
by evansjw44
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Westerbreke hookup
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Westerbreke hookup

The Westerbeke is designed to be free standing. It doesn't need anything else to run. But it needs to have a start/run/stop switch. I expect the Onan box is a demand start control as the early Onan and Kohler gensets would start and shut down automatically based on load demand. It could also be an a...
by evansjw44
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Sending Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Oil Pressure Sending Unit

353Y looks like the original Stewart Warner number. It is probably still available. I think the OEM had a rubber boot over the sender.
by evansjw44
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: No Seacocks on a CC Connie
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: No Seacocks on a CC Connie

My '67 35' Sea Skiff Corinthian does not have engine sea cocks or strainers. My surveyor always points that out to on his periodic serveys. I just ask him to try to touch the thru-hulls. The are under the engines and not touchable.
by evansjw44
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributors
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

Re: Distributors

That is why my 327Fs still have the original points set up. Also, Pertronix has a problem with low voltage stars.
by evansjw44
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Generator not charging

The at rest voltage of a 12 volt lead acid battery is 12.6 volts at 70 deg F. Its fully charged "float" voltage is 13.6. Nominal charging voltage is between 13.8 and 14.4 volts. Above 14.4 and you will overcharge the attery and eventually destroy it.
by evansjw44
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator Overcharging
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Generator Overcharging

First, is the generator one that uses a "third" brush for voltage regulation or does it use a voltage regulator in the cut-out box. The clue I see is that you show only one wire from the generator to the system. That suggest it is a "third brush" generator. The output of a "third brush" generator is...
by evansjw44
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 51
Views: 13830

Re: Restoration?

Those are very unusual mufflers. You've got dry exhaust going in and it looks like wet exhaust going out. They serve as exhaust risers, looks like. To replace them you'd need to find the exhaust elbows and pipe into a a "lift" muffler.
by evansjw44
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sanding between coats of Interlux wood sealer
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Sanding between coats of Interlux wood sealer

I do a gentle rub down with "gray" Scotch Bright after the first coat of 1026 just to knock off the lumps.
by evansjw44
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motor make
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Motor make

Looks like a Crusader to me by the exhaust manifolds.
by evansjw44
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 24185

Re: Algonac Brunch Cruise

Lake St Clair can get really nasty. A 15 MPH blow from the south just piles up the surf up around the north end and river around the Old Club and Muscamoot bay. The whole area isn't friendly to small runabouts. I had a 24ft Hacker years ago and even with it length it was a "chose the day" sort of bo...
by evansjw44
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Build Coats
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Build Coats

I can't buy my favorite varnish for building coats anymore. Interlux 100 Jet Speed. What do you other finishers use. For fonish coats I've had to switch to ZSPAR Captains varnish. I'm still getting used to it.
by evansjw44
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders

There are good engine builders all over. They might be a bit hard to find but the local hot rod shops know who they are. Yes, there are differences in engines that are from the conversion process. Find a builder that knows these. Some marinas know who these people are. You can expect a wait in line ...
by evansjw44
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie
Replies: 41
Views: 5826

Re: Sea Trial expectations - vintage Connie

Did you get a real GM 2-stroke engine tech? The GM 2-stroke engine has been out of production for several years; a victim of the EPA. There's lot of GM 2-strokers around and lots of parts but a diminishing pool of expert techs. The throttle linkage actually controls the governor. which in turn contr...
by evansjw44
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cruiser Prices
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Re: Cruiser Prices

All interesting responses. I need to rephrase my post. I wondering where the surveyor get the number for market value.
by evansjw44
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Cruiser Prices
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Cruiser Prices

I just had my four year insurance survey. One of the items that always makes me wonder is how the surveyor determines current value. Does anyone know of the sale of a 35ft Sea Skiff that has been recently sold selling price, condition, equipment etc? Mine is a '67 Corinthian which has the plank tops...
by evansjw44
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 2709

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

I looked at your oil pressure sensing plumbing. I saw plastic tubing running to what I guess is the analog gauge. I would never trust plastic tubing that could rupture and dump the entire crank case of oil into the bilge and destroy your engine. Get metalic tubing. This isn't a hot rod.
by evansjw44
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides

The burned paint is around what I will call the "hot well". There is a "well" (5 sided box) cast into the manifold that exhaust gas heats that is used for the automatic choke sensor. On many GM engines there is a spring inserted in this cavity that changes tension as it warms to control the choke on...
by evansjw44
Tue May 31, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Sea Skiff TEmp Bottom Fix
Replies: 16
Views: 2838

Re: Sea Skiff TEmp Bottom Fix

This problem is under the couch, no the galley. I did the galley a few years ago. I want to poke my fiber scope in there to see if there is anything to see.