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by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

HAHHAHA Ya, I do it ll the time. Has saved me big time, Your eyes, nose and ears are all guages I suppose. I can tell if my carb is off by the way it sounds. I dont know how to fix it. but boy do I know.. HA
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Oh! Thats a good point as well. Smell the oil. Stuff happens. This has been the summer of head gaskets..
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Yup, I stand corrected. no Seal, and overfill could be the issue. Simple
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I am no mechanic. Just a designer, so take with that in mind. I would say a couple drops is kinda normal. But sounds like a seal. I have found that over time these engines kinda get loose nuts. Might be a good idea to just go around and check those. Oil comes out of all sorts of places. I would call...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith carb
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Zenith carb

I would post a photo, also with carb numbers. Even if it says the KL comes with a certain carb, yours could be others. Stuff like this was changed all the time. Call Dave VanNess and VanNess Engeneering, he sells the kits and will help you diagnose which kit you need.
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Repower or rebuild

Brian is a great guy and you are doing the right thing. Although I understand the debate for sure
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP

by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Repower or rebuild

This is one of those questions that like a loop. There is no right answer for all. Just for you. I assume the real question is MORE POWER. A K is a very reliable engine. Also, the paragon transmission is really the hero. Makes driving a pleasure and docking. You will miss that big time. But the extr...
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Dang! And yes, this is like a true drama, Its always fun to learn something that will haunt you for the rest of your life, knowing that you will really never need to know it again. HA. 99% of my life is that way.
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Thanks, i understand, but the site is also here for others to ease drop and add to the chain. This way you get the collective experience of the crew. There are some great restorers that will jump in here that know the specific color. Its just a simple stain. The bleaching part is to create an even l...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: K Series model differences

Depending on your boat? What year, style? What did it come with? The K engine had lots of evolution like Don said. I also in 1937 have an H the pre-curser to the K. 75HP. Slight differences. The later models are more refined. L stands for long stroke and is usually associated with more performance. ...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Oh! Egh, ugh, OUCH, ya. Strip, bleach, stain and varnish. Do it right and will want to rub your body all over it. YA, I said it. HA. Its gonna be winter. You can do it. And it will make the boat look like a bazillion bucks for very little
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for the Photo Archive ...
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Looking for the Photo Archive ...

Go to the Home page of the CCABC, in the nav bar you will see RESEARCH, That will open a tab, ARCHIVE. Or just click here. Its a little wonky so sometimes you may want to seach a two word term with "Quotes" https://chris-craft.org/historic-archive/
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

See below the orange Attachments after you hit reply, Click that. it will ask to upload image or something like that. You may need to say something, and generally large images are rejected to help server space and page loading time. So try under 1 mg files. 1500 PX max. No need for anything larger a...
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

Congrats! I have them and they are fantastic details. On Stinky which is a Prerestoric boat, I dirt stained the stick so it looks old and ratty to match the boat. Looks fantastic.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: General Error

We used to have this same issue at WoodyBoater. It was a server issue. To save money the site may be sharing space on servers. When it spikes for any reason, it kicks it off. This becomes an issue and the site should be upgraded or moved to another server host that monitors it better. This can be fr...
by Matt Smith
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner

NO! NO! And NO! Anything on that finish will be a beast to refresh which is really what you need. Some folks use 3M Finesse, its a very fine buffing material. Its used to polish up the varnish. But its end of the season, so get two coats on her over the winter. If you let it go too long, it will get...
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Hi Steve I wonder if there will be a perfect one in Port Huron next week at the big show. Then you can ask folks in person. The guys at Woodies Restorations might have a kit and they do have the knowledge-http://www.woodiesrestorations.com/divisions.html
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Post photos. One issue is you might redo it so well, it makes the rest of the boat off. But photos will help and then folks can chime in and help see what the issue is. Stained wood is tough, dull finish easy.
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos

HAHA its a slippery slope. Wait til they get you the Chris Craft slippers for christmas, then you have jumped the shark.
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos

All the sites have this as a protection. Large files suck up storage space and that costs money to support. Also page loading is slower and it also downgrades search from search engines. Thats why its this way. Now, how to lower the size. Depends on the method, I use photshop, but open the image and...
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Anyone able to recognize a model/year from this cockpit picture?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Anyone able to recognize a model/year from this cockpit picture?

If you dont get an answer here, let me know and we will have a fun story on Woody Boater, this should be simple. But if Staib cant tell, maybe its a tough one?
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers

This is a very common problem. Market them here on the trading dock, and maybe ebay to get the word out. Ebay creates awarness. And people do look, right now, sadly cruisers are sold on a value scale, people want perfection for not much. They are scared of the bottoms and engines. I would talk about...
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

4 scoops
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

This is the best! I love it and exemplifies why this is such a fun passion. I will bet you dollars to doughnuts there is a work order sheet someplace in the files about a change about scoops on these. It will have a date on it. This is what happened on my Barrel Back, it had 4 Bear Claw Vents. Turns...
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

This is like that Purple dress or gold dress thing. Send more photos. This is a perfect story!
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

So his may be a 59 production even though it may say 1960?
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

BTW this could be a fun story? Its the small details and factory changes in mid stream of production that make it fun
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Are there small vents on the sides? On my 24 Sportsman thats how it was. 4 vents is the coast guard rule. In 1940 the transition was made. Two facing rear in the rear, two faceing forward . But the two could be on the side?
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

This may sound strange, but check the years of the vents. The Coast Guard changed rules along the way. Reverse facing actually I think suck IN the air. Not the way around?