1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Installing Cleaned Up Cummins Parts

I’m still planning to splash the Roamer later this year, so getting critical parts prepped, painted, and installed is a priority.

Devoe 235 epoxy coating looks pretty good

Devoe 235 epoxy coating looks pretty good

ER steps and aftercoolers look much better painted

ER steps and aftercoolers look much better painted

Ready to be welded in

Ready to be welded in

I intentionally left the bottom tube on the ER steps partially bare to make it that much easier to weld them in. I’ll have a “welding day” pretty soon, since the new raw water intake standpipes have been sitting in a box since last year, the new muffler shelves are ready to install, and the fuel tank inlets need to be relocated.

Cummins cooling pipe looks much better

Cummins cooling pipe looks much better

I'm not too keen on straight hose taking tight 90° turns

I’m not too keen on straight hose taking tight 90° turns

That pinch point in the lower hose is resolved with a

That pinch point in the lower hose is resolved with a Dayco 80412 molded hose

I found the molded hose for $6 and change at rockauto.com. That’s less than half of what they’re charging at the local outlet of national chain auto part stores, and by buying it there I deny the state it’s thieving sales tax…gotta celebrate the small victories.

No kink!

No kink!

I'll replace the right hose before adding coolant

I’ll replace the hose on the right before adding coolant; straight hose works fine there without kinking

I think it looks lots better than before.

And that’s another check in the box on the honey-do list counting down to splashing in 2016.

Next up on our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Reassembling the Aftercoolers

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