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by 68 cavalier
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Got an old Cavalier as my first boat!
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Re: Got an old Cavalier as my first boat!

Nice looking boat. I've had my 1968 for 40 yrs now. Same 283/185. I'm working on restoring it when I have time. If you have any questions I'm here! mike
by 68 cavalier
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: What were the original colors on a 1958 Cavalier, 15 ft
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Re: What were the original colors on a 1958 Cavalier, 15 ft

Hi jby, as a kid growing up on lake Fenton in Michigan. There was a lot of wood boat's from that ere. None were painted. im sure your boat's hull is all mahogany. even if the hull is marine plywood it would have some sort of varnish sealant/finish. It show's the beauty of the wood!. A copper bronze ...
by 68 cavalier
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: newbie
Replies: 29
Views: 8361

Re: newbie

Hi Jim, Welcome aboard captain. Classof56 is right if it's running good have fun. 327 vet engine's Man o man. just thought id drop a line. I have a 1968 283 in my boat I've owned since 1977. I've been trying to restore it for a while. Some suggestion's and consideration's. My 68 take's 94 octane lea...
by 68 cavalier
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HEI conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: HEI conversion

Hi jov, Back in 1980 I bought an electronic conversion for my 1968 283. It was for the time era of small block street engine's. Some marine supplier's sell them now. Same part's just 35$ more now. It was an experiment for more power when I was young. The engine always fired up great with the point's...
by 68 cavalier
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Troubleshooting lack of oil Pressure - 283 V-8
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: Troubleshooting lack of oil Pressure - 283 V-8

hi Jeff. I have a 68 283 Chris craft. I would pull the Pressure sensor off the front of the engine and screw in a pressure gauge. Start the engine and see what pressure you get. If none id start with disconnecting the tach drive cable and removing the assembly from the engine. This shaft assembly tu...
by 68 cavalier
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve cover leak
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: Valve cover leak

Jim mike again. I had pulled the pvc valve and other part's to paint today. It was hard to read but i did get some info off it. On the valve it 's printed AC spark plug,,,Type cv-99c. It was hard to read. mike
by 68 cavalier
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve cover leak
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: Valve cover leak

Hi jim. mike here. If you use the barbed fitting idea your engine will not run. ( to spare a long story ! ) A pvc valve is a spring loaded device that restrict's air flow from the crank case depending on how many rpm's the motor is turning. It has to due with intake manifold pressure. Low rpm's the ...
by 68 cavalier
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 68 cavalier
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

68 cavalier

Hi mate's. Ive started to restore my boat. had it since june 1977. A 17 ft chris craft cavalier. here's some pic's when it got delivered two year,s ago. mike
by 68 cavalier
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve cover leak
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: Valve cover leak

Hi jim. I have a 1968 283. From the pic's it look's like you dont have a pvc valve. On my engine a copper tube goe's from the front of the block, (where on a car engine,, the distributor would go.) to a pvc valve that is screwed into the intake in front of the carb. I would also make sure the oil fi...
by 68 cavalier
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 350
Replies: 1
Views: 2383

Re: 350

Hey 350,, found your post interesting. My woman used to drag race on woodward ave in Detroit back in the early 80's. cash and title for title. she had a 1968 boss 302. Im from the flint area of Michigan, one of my car's I built was a 1974 z-28. an l-82 350. manual 4 speed, 373 gear's. The machine sh...
by 68 cavalier
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 68 cavalier 17 ski boat
Replies: 8
Views: 5795

Re: 68 cavalier 17 ski boat

Hi fellow 68 cavalier captain,, your in luck !! Ive had my 68 since may 1977. My hull number is vva-17-0064c. Engine number 840836. I sent the 40$ to the mariner museum,, you get the basic info, and i got a copy of the origional delivery and purchaser. they have more info you can buy, owners manual ...