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by farupp
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 questions (distributor in front vs back)
Replies: 30
Views: 10054

You will be able to find out exactly which block you have and when it was manufactured by finding the block casting number on the block. For example mine is 3756519. When you find the number do an Internet search for Chevy small block casting numbers. You'll find several sites through which you will...
by farupp
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 questions (distributor in front vs back)
Replies: 30
Views: 10054

The 283 and 327 engines had the same engine block and most likely the same manifolds. So, even though your manifolds now say 283 they may be replacements for the original ones that said 327.
by farupp
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 questions (distributor in front vs back)
Replies: 30
Views: 10054

Here are two pictures of the Chris Craft 283 flywheel forward engine that is in my Sea Skiff. The distributor is mounted on the rear of the engine over the transmission. http://s11.postimage.org/n5ucjfvy7/283_Engine_Transmission_End.jpg http://s4.postimage.org/s1vmz01sp/283_Engine_Forward.jpg
by farupp
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Decisions
Replies: 49
Views: 11526

Either he has a "virtual trailer" or a fifth-wheel or he meant with out any problems.
by farupp
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stuffing Box and strut
Replies: 28
Views: 6610

Steve, below are a couple of pictures of the strut and skeg connection on my Sea Skiff. I hope these are helpful.

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by farupp
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Welcome to the CCABC. A few of the purposes of "Boat Buzz" is ask questions, get answers, and share information.
by farupp
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stuffing Box and strut
Replies: 28
Views: 6610

Steve, the shaft guard is called the skeg.
Frank
by farupp
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Stuffing Box and strut
Replies: 28
Views: 6610

Steve, it looks to me that when the engine was put back into the boat, it wasn't aligned properly. You already found that it is too far aft which may explain why you can't get to the stuffing box packing. I don't believe the strut should have any shims. At least I have never seen one with shims. It ...
by farupp
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314577

An absolutely gorgeous boat.
by farupp
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removing Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

I wish I had $5,000 for every time I had to remove rusted manifold studs and nuts and bolts to get the manifold off! Peter is exactly right when he described what he could do for $5,000. Your first mechanic should have fired his two mechanics and the apprentice if they didn't know how to remove rust...
by farupp
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Handling (stearing a single engine CC)
Replies: 27
Views: 5529

If you want a real challenge, try docking your boat by yourself when the tide is running at 5 knots like it does here in Charleston Harbor. My goal is to dock at slack tide if at all possible.
by farupp
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Chris-Craft Club Articles of Incorp and By-laws for viewing
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Thanks, Don. I don't recall that we could ever see these before (post-Wilson era anyway) but now we can, and it is a great step to transparency.

The new Board is doing a spectacular job in my opinion.

Frank
by farupp
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 63018

Also received mine yesterday. Beautiful issue.
Frank
Charleston, SC
by farupp
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: dual impeller water pump question
Replies: 16
Views: 4722

Fortunately I've only had to replace my impellers once in two years and that was last summer. My floor is about even with the pump. Rebuilding the pump is straight forward after it is out, and I have a spare all rebuilt and ready to put in. Getting it in out and back on the engine is the adventure! ...
by farupp
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: dual impeller water pump question
Replies: 16
Views: 4722

Yep, only four bolts and four hoses. Getting to and removing all of them, was the adventure. Oil filter somewhat in the way, bolts falling into the bilge and disappearing, wiggling the pump around the exhaust manifold and deck to get it out, etc. I guess you are more flexible than I.
by farupp
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: dual impeller water pump question
Replies: 16
Views: 4722

I agree that the water pump is a real adventure to get out. I did mine in the spring and rebuilt it. I used the gaskets supplied in the rebuild kit and red silicone sealant. No leaks. Just be sure not to use too much sealant as you don't want very much to get into the impellers and get circulated th...
by farupp
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1948 M no thermostat
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Bobby, the M engine in my cruiser did not have a thermostat either. I don't think you really need one.

Frank
by farupp
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Renewals!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5146

When are membership dues due?

The above posts got me wondering when my membership was due. I recall that I paid for a couple of years in advance when the financial situation first was being discussed. Here is how to check: 1. Click on the Club Home link at the top of the Boat Buzz home page, 2. When on the Club Home page, make s...
by farupp
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Drop leaf table
Replies: 20
Views: 9064

Thanks, Tom. There currently is one bid and I didn't want to bid against another member.

Frank
by farupp
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Drop leaf table
Replies: 20
Views: 9064

Is John or Tom the person that submitted the one bid? I was going to but I don't want to bid against another CCABC club member.

Frank
by farupp
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Bleaching Transom
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Tom, take a look at the following thread. It describes how to use the Search function on Boat Buzz.


http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... ght=search

Frank
by farupp
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Really Cool "Barn Find" - 1946 25' SP
Replies: 19
Views: 5413

by farupp
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 'Forward Hatch Cover Gasket'
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

I need one, too. Good questions and I hope there is at least one answer.

Frank
by farupp
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Is a Paragon transmission pressurized?
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Robert, my 1959 Sea Skiff has a 283 with a manual 1:1 paragon transmission. I use 10W30 detergent oil without any problem. I believe this is the CC recommended oil for this engine/transmission set-up.

What is not suitable are synthetic oils.

Frank
by farupp
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MBL intake manifold water jacket cracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

JW, mine rusted out from the inside. The exterior cracks were the first signs of a problem. I didn't try to fix it. I replaced it as I had a spare. When I looked at it from inside it seems that a repair wouldn't have been possible.

Frank
by farupp
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: drain plug thread?
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

I have found that straight 40 weight oil is too thick when the engine is cold, so I ran 30 weight. A tap in the transmission cover would not be a good option to drain the engine's oil. A way to get to the bottom of the engine oil pan is needed to get all the oil out. I use an electric pump that has ...
by farupp
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Replies: 62
Views: 107945

Mine arrived on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
Another great issue! Thanks.
by farupp
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ACBS Judgeing
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

At shows I keep my Ace Hardware 5 gallon bucket hidden so they don't know it's there. No point deduction.

At the Lake Hartwell show, however, having it in view is good for an additional ten points.
by farupp
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Source for bow flag and pole
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

watch eBay.
by farupp
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Tankless water heater
Replies: 7
Views: 4029

I believe the electric tankless water heaters are 220 volt. Go to Lowes or Home Deport and see how many watts the one you are think about requires, and the amperage for the circuit breaker. The wattage will tell you how large a generator you need. First, though, I would check with the Coast Guard to...