https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/hammer-time-5.jpg 1028 800 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2019-07-06 06:09:562019-07-06 06:14:04It’s Hammer Time!
It’s Hammer Time!
Remember back in the day when a hammer was the number one tool to have? BFH to many of us. It solved many issues, and well. It wasnt the sign of the times, but the stuff we used needed a good beating every now and then to keep them going. Which explains why Chris Craft in their tool bag, would have had a hammer. now to anyone under the age of 30 is wondering what in the hell a hammer could do to on your engine. Well… Here is how it goes.
Oh come on! You so knew this was coming.. now this ear worm will be in your head all day..
If you can’t fix it with a hammer, it can’t be fixed!
Words to live by.
“Hammer to fit. Paint to match..”. CQ
My father used to refer to them as “metallic persuaders”.
Got your best side in a few photos!
In the old days in Chrysler assembly plants, body shop supervisors would carry a 4 lb. mallet for ”fine adjustments” of sheet metal fits.
“Don’t touch this”
For $40 and half an hour of Jimmy’s time, you can add a fuel water separator and 10 micron filter and the carb will stay clean.
Hey if you have a triple carb KFL, does the CC kit come with three hammers, one for each?
Do I call Sea Tow? Jimmy? Or worse.. the Boatress, come get me! OH GOD!
No Matt, you ask the person taking the pictures of you in the boat next to you, Do you have a line to tow me in?
Suspend reality for a second. I have also tried the turn it off and on again, analog reboot! That works sometimes as well
In my misspent youth in the metal industries. I had a short handled eight pound sledge for those tiny adjustments.
I now claim I was a metallurgist, urging the metal to conform to my desires.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve got mine or others cars started by “fixing” the dead starter with a few taps of a hammer! Stuck solenoids… and a lighter touch for those sticky carb floats. Of course I’ve got An old Series II LandRover and that and crescent (don’t start on Witworth of any one knows what that is) wrench pliers and screwdriver are all you need!
Great post today you really are going to shame me to splash one of mine someday!
Don’t forget the light hammer touch on those Lucas fuel pumps in our British cars after the car sits for a few weeks! Ha!
You may have mentioned this before, but how in the heck did you get that CG number????? Perfect!!!!
I just noticed those numbers myself.
Here is the story on them, and WECATCHEM as well. VA 1948 WB
Matt, I feel for you as I had the exact same problem today with my ’56 capri. Had to smack each of the triple carbs to get the floats to unstick as I couldn’t get over 2000 rpms. Once I did that, it ran great.
That’s so cool you are running that thing. Love it. Does it come with a gold hammer?
Living the rough life on Keuka. I have no desire to hammer anything right now.
Ah the beauty of carburetors. Try that with F I and you will f@(k it up. I worked on a carburetor once that someone had taken a hammer to the automatic choke I had to put a new carburetor on. Stinky looks good.