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martin fleming
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Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm thinking about buying a Sea Mule pusher tug, WWII vintage. It has two Chrystler straight 8 gas engines with double Carter carbs. The engine model is R M8 (these numbers came off the boat, I'm hoping I've got the correct nomenclature here).

Anyways, there's two of them. I'd probably pull them and re-power with diesel. Are they worth anything to anybody? If I would keep them, is it possible to get parts for them still?
Thanks for any assistance.
~martin
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ldobbins
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Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Martin,

The engines are in demand by some people probably more as a source of parts.

I do have the manuals for the engines too.

Cheers,

Lew

The West Coast Sterling Guy!
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drrot
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Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 06:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martin,
The M8 was a very popular Engine. They made over 20,000 of them. Internal engine parts are readily available in the antique car market. Reverse gear parts are much harder. Lots cheaper than a Gray or Hercules 6 to do. They are more desirable with a 1-1 gear. Seems the Canadians love them.
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Joseph P. Foster USN ret.
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martin, If you purchase the tug with the chrysler M8's and are interested in selling the engines, I'd be interested in buying them as drop in spares after I rebuild them for my boat, which the US Navy repowered using the M8's in 1942
May the grog always flow! Joseph
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awahanee
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

martin
call me I need parts for this engine
650-391-5156
bddtc@aol.com
thanks
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awahnee
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if I can't get parts I'm selling my twin 8's I live in san francisco anyone interested?
bddtc@aol.com
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martin fleming
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Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello All,
SOrry about the delay in responding here to your queries...I've been both gone and busy.
I'm still in the negotiating stage in regards to the Sea Mule. Once I do get it, I'm not sure if I'; keepthe Chrystlers in it, or repower (Would like to put some Detroit diesels in it, say 371's) but, we'll see.
A merry Christmas to you.
~martin
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capt_ed
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Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

New to the group
We who had the old Chrysler streight 8 and watched it purr, idle slower than anything, just loves it,,was in my old 45 ft1934 Elco, sat in yard since 62, can turn it with a bar on flywheel,no starter, has a rusty gen, manifolds ,other parts,somewhere a carb,dont want to scrap it , if anyone wants it for parts or rebuild , welcome , i can load you, 718 448 5356 Happy New Year Capt Ed
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drrot
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Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ed,
What model is it? Is it the original 1934 motor?
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capt_ed
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 09:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To members
The chrysler flat head I thought to be an m8 however i have pictures of all angles and casting numbers can send them , need e mail addr,,,numbers are 871229-1, 7-19, 8 with square around it Capt Edcasting numbers
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phillip_carlton
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 1953 Chrysler M-48 straight eight in need of an intake manifold and an exaust elbow casting # 4028-H. Anyone know of a source for these parts?
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capt_ed
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Philip
I have I thought was an m8 willgive pix of manifolds see if it is what you needmanifolds
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phillip_carlton
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Captain Ed,

What would it cost me for you to crate and ship COD the manifolds from this engine. I haven't been successful in obtaining these parts as yet. I assume the exaust elbow is not available.

Thanks......Phil
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boat_boy
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Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 07:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi i have one of these straight 8 motors pictured above, with gear box and v drive (motor reconditioned) in a pilot boat i bought,i am repowering with a deisel, the 8 is looking for a new home anybody interested in giving her a new home e-mail me at s.c.mckenzie@bigpond.com.au thank you
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phillip_carlton
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Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

S.C. McKENZIE,

PLEASE PROVIDE ANY INFO YOU CAN AS TO THE IDENTIFICATION, CONDITION, LOCATION AND PRICE OF THIS ENGINE. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR AN INTAKE MANIFOLD AND AN EXAUST ELBOW CAST #4028H.

THANKS PHIL......phillipcarlton@bellsouth.net
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Xandy Brownq
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 06:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Any one know where I can get a rebuild kit for an WWII m8 water pump? Possibly what to ask for at the local parts store?
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drrot
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 07:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's not something that is currently available. Skip Lewis makes the gears 216 531-9919. You have to make the gaskets. Order the bushings and bearings by size.
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capt_ed
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 07:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The old Chrysler 8 has been given to a restorer of old vessels, I am pleased to see someone put new life back into something with it, was one day from the scrap heap, so its gone but not forgotten.
Capt Ed
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tim brooks
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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a Garwood straight 8 cylinder boat motor does anybody know what it is worth
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bruce
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Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it a Lycoming engine or a Chrysler engine??

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