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    Posted: June-18-2017 at 10:25pm
RE: 1950 Chris-Craft throttle lever:

Does anyone know which direction CC had the the throttle lever pointing with the engine at idle? I'd like to make it "original."

At idle, should it point at 6 'o'clock, -- 9 o'clock, -- 10 o'clock?

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Grant - How about a few more pictures of this beauty? Where did you find it?
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Chris,
I've known the boat (and its previous owner) since 1953 -- and have now owned it since fall of 2016.
Photos are available on my website, -- then click on 1950 Chris Craft.

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1) MacSkier is at the lake, ready to tow, and
2) one former Chris dealer says the idle position is at 10 o'clock.

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Originally posted by GMacLaren GMacLaren wrote:

one former Chris dealer says the idle position is at 10 o'clock. ]

Grant,
Is that 10:00 or 4:00? Depends how you look at it! BTW, throttle stroke is counterclockwise past 3:00 almost to 2:00.


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I have mine set at ~3

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Greg and Pete.
Thanks. Yes, it can be set to "increase" throttle in either rotation.
Because I'm right-handed, I was thinking of setting the long lever at 2 o'clock and having it increase when turned clockwise.
We,ll see. Right now, I don't have the "ball joints" for the thwartship rod, nor the carb connector.
Chris -- I like the Caviler.
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Originally posted by GMacLaren GMacLaren wrote:

Greg and Pete.

Because I'm right-handed, I was thinking of setting the long lever at 2 o'clock and having it increase when turned clockwise.
We,ll see. Right now, I don't have the "ball joints" for the thwartship rod, nor the carb connector.

That seems a little un-natural to me Grant. Mine is set to 4 idle and about 1 is full throttle. I think it would feel odd to pull down to go faster but to each his own.

Also I didn't have any of the linkage when I put my throttle together so I attached a standard throttle cable to the lever at the bottom of the steering gearbox. had to get a little creative with attaching it but it works nice and smooth. You would just need to fabricate a cable clamp for each end.
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Alan,
Good thoughts. "Push forward" to go faster.
I like that.
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holy smokes...I gotta drive that boat Greg...



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While waiting for the "ball joints" ordered for the 1/4" rods, I fixed the cooling water drain plug. The DPO had been using a wooden cork/plug.
So, . . .

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OK, I give - what does DPO exactly stand for?

Top hit in wiki was Dame of the Pontifical Order of Pius IX, I guessing that is not it.
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I figure the PO is for previous owner and the D is for dumb or any other of a variety of not exactly flattering words that begin with D.

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Originally posted by KENO KENO wrote:

I figure the PO is for previous owner and the D is for dumb or any other of a variety of not exactly flattering words that begin with D.


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Looks like Ken wins . . .
(Although in this case, the PO is a good friend, so keep this quiet.)

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To give the DPO the benefit of the doubt, I can say first hand that sometimes we make an emergency repair with the materials that are at hand, with the intention of fixing it right asap. The repair then works so well that you forget to fix it right and 5 years later when it fails, the next guy thinks you were being a hack, which really isn't the case.
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Originally posted by Riley Riley wrote:

emergency repair with the materials that are at hand, with the intention of fixing it right asap.

So, maybe Bruce wins . . .
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I'm thinkin' there was a conversation years ago that went something like this

DPO       Grant, how do you think we can fix this leak?

Grant      Let's pound a piece of wood in that hole. You hold the wood and I'll hammer it in.

DPO       Great idea, why didn't I think of that

Grant      Because you're not a "retired expert" like me

So anyways, Hi Grant, how's things?, the Skier running nice and cool?

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