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by kjhoffman
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Chris Craft exhaust logs
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

283 Chris Craft exhaust logs

Hi All, I am assembling a flywheel forward Chris Craft 283. I have been told that the Barr replacement exhaust manifolds won't work because of an internal casting change and that Osco manifolds are no longer available. I have been also told that original Chris Craft log manifolds with casting dates ...
by kjhoffman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Chris Craft 283 exhaust manifold replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1482

Chris Craft 283 exhaust manifold replacement

Hi all, I am assembling a flywheel forward Chris Craft 283. I have been told that the Barr replacement exhaust manifolds won't work because of an internal casting change and that Osco manifolds are no longer available. I have been also told that original Chris Craft log manifolds with casting dates ...
by kjhoffman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4508

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

Hi, My dash has been modified so is not original. As to the Banjo steering wheel would I would be happy to trade you the one on my boat. Yes it is original on a 37 model. As to bilge pumps I would install one in the stern and on in the bow with their own outlet. The most common way for a boat to sin...
by kjhoffman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4508

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

Hi I have the identical 1937 19 ft custom. I wish my grand father had left me one as nice as yours since mine is a total pattern boat. Looking at your pictures it appears that there is some caulking in the seams. You could put a product called slick seam in the gaps of your bottom planks before lunc...
by kjhoffman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 11431

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Hi. By all means Curt and Rob are great resources and Curt lives only a few miles rom you. When I met Curt I was working at a Ford dealer as a technician and had virtually no boat building experience. I am now retired and working on my forth total restoration with another stashed away for when then ...
by kjhoffman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 3241

Re: Gas tank restorayion

I have had success cleaning usable tanks by putting a gallon of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) in the tank along with a large pack of daisy rifle BB's. 1,000 or so. Put a lid on the tank and drive around with it in the back of an vehicle for at least a week.

Karl Hoffman
by kjhoffman
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: My 283 replaced by 350 ???
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: My 283 replaced by 350 ???

Hi Tom,

I have put together 7 or 8 283's give me a call and I will be happy to share the in's an outs of putting together the iconic Chris Craft 283

Karl Hoffman
Shelton Wa,
(253)221-2969
by kjhoffman
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil - What Do We Use
Replies: 31
Views: 8108

Re: Engine Oil - What Do We Use

Having recently had a reputable Machine Shop build a 283 for a project. The shop required Valvoline Racing oil 20-50 in the silver bottle. Fortunately it is available over the counter at NAPA stores at least in the state of Washington. Valvoline also supplies it in 30 weight. It retails for about $6...
by kjhoffman
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Perished rubber front engine mounts on 283
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

Re: Perished rubber front engine mounts on 283

I believe Robert Hinkle sells them.
by kjhoffman
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Quickest way to replace the original engine...
Replies: 8
Views: 2603

Re: Quickest way to replace the original engine...

The quickest way to get back on the water is to replace the long block with a small journal 283 or 327. pre 1968 everything will bolt together with no modifications. I would start with a different block and heads because of your water issue. If you go with a 350 you will have to do some extensive gr...
by kjhoffman
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KFL Generator removal
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

Re: KFL Generator removal

Hi

I have removed K generators by heating the pulley with a heat gun after nut removal it will almost fall off.

Karl Hoffman
by kjhoffman
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'
Replies: 31
Views: 8203

Re: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'

Hi, I have put together several updated 283 conversions. If you want it to look original you need to use a pre 1968 block. All 350,s have different crankcase ventalation. A small journal 327 from 62 to 67 will bolt together with no modifications other than drilling and tapping the crankshaft. A wind...
by kjhoffman
Mon May 26, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 with oil hole drilled in the front.
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: 283 with oil hole drilled in the front.

Hi,

I had a machine shop make several of the bolts you need (253)221-3969

Sloboter
by kjhoffman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Canvas decks
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Canvas decks

Several Years ago Dick Dow and I recanvased the roof of my 1941 34 ft Deluxe Enclosed Chris Craft in Seattle. I purshased the canvas from Ballard canvas and it is about the weight of a pair of Levi jeans. I sanded and sealed the roof and then put down irish felt using stainles stapples give it some ...
by kjhoffman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: V-belts for CC 283 Gen/water pump

NAPA auto parts stores can provide them. They are called a fractional horsepower belt. Take your old belt to the parts store to have them measure the length. Publish the belt# when you them. Good luck.
by kjhoffman
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: repower 283 w 350
Replies: 19
Views: 5726

Re: repower 283 w 350

The early oil pan's 283 or 350Q will not bolt to the 90's 350 block.
by kjhoffman
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: repower 283 w 350
Replies: 19
Views: 5726

Re: repower 283 w 350

I have a 350 truck engine in my 1941 34 ft Deluxe Enclosed Cruiser with a 283 conversion. This allows use of original gauges and controls. I used a 350Q oil pan but did have to do some redrilling and taping on the pan, heads and crankshaft for oil to the manual 2XE transmission. Crankcase ventilatio...