Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 10:34 pm: ||
Hi all, I am new to this forum so I guess I will start a new topic.
I need help sourcing a period engine for a David Payne 5 M ski boat I am starting to build.
What I would prefer is an old Ford Y block, Dodge Kew or something similar used in the 50's and 60's, with clutch, prop shaft and prop.
A dilapidated older ski boat for parts even.
Hope someone can help.
Post Number: 186
|Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 01:03 am: ||
Sounds like you want to look for a Dearborn Interceptor. They hit the scene in 1955 using the 292 Y block and moved to the 312 when they became available.
Other V-8 options from the mid 50s would be the Cal Connell Cadillac or the 331 and 354 Chrysler Hemi engines (M44 and M45).
After that, you can easily find the Chris Craft conversion of the Chevy 283. This happened in late 58. All of these engines are flywheel forward with reverse gears driven from the crank snout.
In the early 60s, Chris Craft did a re-conversion of the 283 and 327 Chevy V-8 engines. The 283F and 327F were turned around to be flywheel aft with a new hydrolic Reverse gear using ATF. In order to maintain right hand rotation, a gear set replaced the timing chain to spin the engine backwards.
Maybe some of these might help.
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 09:13 pm: ||
I have a 292 Ford Y-block marine engine out of an old Chris Craft that sat outside and rotted away. The motor is locked up and maybe a cracked block. It says Star Marine Engines on the carb. It also has glenwood exhaust. Would you be interested. I am in Kansas City. 913-526-6495
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 07:14 pm: ||
I have a question for anybody with a Dearborn Marine Ford 135 hp, Interceptor engine. I just really had a good look at my newly-acquired 1959, 19' Lyman Runabout, and it my V-8 Interceptor only has one (the forward one) of its two Carter YH Carburetors. There is a plate bolted to the rear side of the intake manifold (where I expected the other carb), and a plate screwed top of the block (where I expected the second-carb throat to be).
Is this the way it came out of the factory, or did the previous owner (deceased, so I can't ask him-), or his mechanic remove the second carb (for balancing problems)?
I assume the previous owner ran it for a while (to what performance?) with this setup.
Before I buy another Carter YH, or (more modern carbs?), maybe I can get some educated comments? -Alan Briggs