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by rgmxk22
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Running hot
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

wnoll, You are correct that the 283F series engines in your boat need a thermostat to cool correctly. In fact, the 350FLV in my boat has basically the same cooling system as your 283F engines. Some previous owner had removed the themostat and my engine would run hot at times. The themostat in this c...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 REFIT PROJECT
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

I believe you understood correctly, but to maybe help clear things up a little bit, yes the engine and the manual reverse gear (transmission) use the same type of oil. That is becasue they share the same oil in the engine. The oil moves between the engine and reverse gear (manual gear only). In fact...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Running hot
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

You're idea of the oil pressure switch with the starter by-pass is pretty good, but the one reason I personally didn't go that route was so when I do crank the engine and hear the buzzer, at least I know the oil pressure side of the warning system is working. I did have to replace my ignition swith ...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Running hot
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

While we're on the subject of cooling these engines and I mentioned in my last post about installing engine warning systems on my dad's 283s. Well, you don't need to spend a ton of money on a system. We used these from Cole Hersee: http://www.colehersee.com/home/item/cat/232/M-40177BP/ I believe you...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Running hot
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Well Kade06, in my opinion there are two main problems with the gear type water pump on a 283. One is that they are almost impossible to rebuild correctly because most of the parts are not available any longer. Second, as they wear, the pumps will move less water than they should and can even lose t...
by rgmxk22
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 REFIT PROJECT
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Well all the 283 flywheel forward engines I've seen and I'm guees that is what you are working on, with paragon manual reverse gears are commonly lubricated with the engine's crankcase oil. If you have a Paragon hydraulic reverse like an HF-2 or HF-7, the unit is self contained and uses just about a...
by rgmxk22
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission question
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

Thanks for the assit Paul with the de-coding of the Paragon numbers. I'm more familar with the old Paragon HF-7s, so to see your info on the P-series was new to me. I didn't figure that a 25' would need a reduction gear because from what I know and have seen, you need a reduction gear to let you swi...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon HF-7 being too tight
Replies: 70
Views: 11425

Mark, I'm curious when you say the transmission is tight, when you do get it shifted, does everything seem OK with the trans? Or when it's in neutral, for you see the shaft slowly turning/creeping? I ask because if the issue is with the trans itself and you see the shaft turning in neutral, you coul...
by rgmxk22
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission question
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

Hi, I had a chance over the weekend to take a look at that sister ship to the one you own and need the transmission information. Keep in mind that this is a 1972 model of the 25' CC like your's, and it has a 307 G series CC engine like I mentioned earlier. The ID plate on the trans was stamped as a ...
by rgmxk22
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission question
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

I might be able to look at a sister ship of your's, a 1972 model and see what transmission is in that one. I know it has a 307 in it and I believe it was a G series CC engine. I don't know about using a reduction gear in a 25 footer like your's. Most smaller boats like your's have usually been direc...
by rgmxk22
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HELP, NEEDED! Eaton model B prop Hub
Replies: 1
Views: 2178

I don't know where you're located, but in my area (Ohio), my first call would be to http://www.mindermanmarine.com/ Old business that's been around for years and knows props. Great prop shop for repairs, new inboard shafts and such. They even build the Algonac Travel lifts and boat movers. So there'...
by rgmxk22
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Big Skiffs
Replies: 9
Views: 5275

wnoll,

I like your 64 35" Sea Skiff, looks almost exactly like my dad's 63 31' Sea Skiff. CC basically carried the same styling over to 64 from 63, they just seemed ad a foot to every model.

Ron Michael
72 CC XK22
Ohio
by rgmxk22
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Converting from F Series FWF 283 to Q Series FWF 350 Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Ok, I think what your refering to when you call your current 283s "F's" you are really talking about the original 283s that CC built. I say that because the original 283s were flywheel forward engines like the Q-series CC engines. I believe the F-series (283F & 327F) showed up in 64 and they were a ...
by rgmxk22
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: French barnfind : a 1974 xk 22
Replies: 10
Views: 7469

Paul, You are basically correct that the 350FLVs are very similar to the "F" series engines. The engine Brett shows in his pics looks the same as the 350FLV that is in my XK22. CC did bump up the compression and went with a hotter cam. The cooling system was lifted off of the "F" series V-8s along w...
by rgmxk22
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon clutch plates
Replies: 12
Views: 4096

I'm not sure if they can help you guys out with the transmission parts you need, but try Great Lakes Power Products www.glpower.com. A few years back, the helped with parts for my dad's 63 CC with Paragon HF-7 transmissions. They supplied us with all the rebuilding parts we needed. At the time, I un...
by rgmxk22
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 Chris Craft Corinthian
Replies: 6
Views: 4891

Great Sea Skiff you've got there and thanks for sharing you story about keeping her up. I've always thought that your boat was one of the most beautiful boats to ever come out of Chris Craft. I recall seeing sistership to your's for sale up here on Lake Erie probably about 25 years ago and I just fe...
by rgmxk22
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starter on Flywheel Forard 283s
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

drrot's pictures he posted look like the set up on my dad's 283 flywheel forwards. Three bolts on a Prestolite starter.

Ron Michael
72 CC XK22
Ohio
by rgmxk22
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Blue Bomb Part III
Replies: 15
Views: 8113

Bill, You've done an AMAZING job bring the old girl back to life! She looks fantastic in the pics of her sitting on the trailer. I thought I had to do a lot of work restoring my XK22 when I got her, but after reading your updates on this project, I only did about 1/10th of what you've done. You dese...
by rgmxk22
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bilge pump, urgent, again....
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Thanks for the info on the Lovett Pumps John. We have two of them on my dad's 31' CC Sea Skiff, they are older units and the only issues we've ever had was needing to replace the belts and last year, one did have a float get stuck, but that was from bilge gunk, not any defects. But they have been ve...
by rgmxk22
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bilge pump, urgent, again....
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Hi All, I have to agree with the issues concerning the new style "electronic" bilge pumps. My brother used one in a Lyman once and it seemed to have a mind of it's own. The instructions claimed it would sense water in the blige and pump only as needed, but it seemed to think that it needed to pump e...
by rgmxk22
Fri May 27, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1961 Chris Craft Ski Boat Carbs Question
Replies: 35
Views: 7856

Thanks mfine, That basically shows the set up that is on my dad's Sea Skiff. His boat definitely needs a low profile set up since there is VERY little clearance between the bottom of the cockpit floor and the top of the carbs on his engine. I'm sure CC used this set up so there could be more depth t...
by rgmxk22
Thu May 26, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel strainer gaskets
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Fuel strainer gaskets

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has a source for the gasket that seals the canister to the base of the fuel strainers that CC used on the flywheel forward 283s? One of the them I have is marked with a company name of Zenith, but I recall that some of them might have been made by Bendex. My dad's 6...
by rgmxk22
Thu May 26, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1961 Chris Craft Ski Boat Carbs Question
Replies: 35
Views: 7856

Hi Paul, I completely agree with you about how things got done back then and now that the records are gone along with some of the folks who actually built things, it can be a mystery we have to piece together the best we can now. Such as when I talk about my dad's Sea Skiff having the intake manifol...
by rgmxk22
Wed May 25, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1961 Chris Craft Ski Boat Carbs Question
Replies: 35
Views: 7856

mfine, Thanks for the info! As I said, we know this set up is genuine CC and from the early 60's, but your info helps back that up. But can I ask what piece of CC literature on the 283s did you find that info? I have some original paperworks/brochures on the 283s, but I don't recall seeing that stuf...
by rgmxk22
Wed May 25, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1961 Chris Craft Ski Boat Carbs Question
Replies: 35
Views: 7856

From looking at the pics that farupp posted of his engine and reading the questions about the intake manifold and carbs, I can add that my dad's 31' 1963 CC Sea Skiff as the same intake and carbs set up. The carb is the Rochester 4Jet or known as the model 4G & 4GC. In fact I have the carb off his p...
by rgmxk22
Fri May 20, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1973 xk 22 propeller
Replies: 15
Views: 7194

Well Paul, As you already, know part of your backing up issue with you Lancer is going to be the curse of having a single screw inboard set up. My brother has a 21' single screw Lyman and there is just one direction that it will not back up like most single screws. On my XK with the Volvo drive, it'...
by rgmxk22
Wed May 18, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1973 xk 22 propeller
Replies: 15
Views: 7194

This is more for 41947's original question, but all this talk of props on the XK22 got me wondering. I dug out my copy of the hull card for my XK22 to compare and double check the part number that 41947 posted eariler. He posted 1218-00042 and I wanted to see if my hull card stated the same number. ...
by rgmxk22
Tue May 17, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Lovett 6V Bilge Pump - anyone have an extra?
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

drrot,

I'm not surprised but are you saying that they're now making Lovett pumps in China or is someone selling Chinese knock offs as genuine Lovetts?

Ron Michael
72 CC XK22
Ohio
by rgmxk22
Tue May 17, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1973 xk 22 propeller
Replies: 15
Views: 7194

Paul P, mfine is right about the gear ratio. My XK22 with the 270 Volvo drive is set up for a 1.6 to 1 gear ratio in the lower unit of the drive. I'd have to go check my Volvo manuals for the exact ratio, but it is 1.6 and change. Now where someone might hit a snag is that the 270 drive was availabl...
by rgmxk22
Mon May 16, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1968 Chriscraft Grand Prix
Replies: 12
Views: 4608

I won't get into the whole originality debate here, even though I lean towards keep things origninal and not cutting holes where they shouldn't be. All I really wanted to say is good luck restoring your Grand Prix! I've only seen pictures of Grand Prixs, but I think they are one of the best looking ...