|Kermath - Sea Chief Eigth
|Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:06 pm: ||
My name is Bernardo, I write to you from Argentina
The reason why I contact you is because I work on outboards motors in a boat builder in my country (Regnicoli Boats Builders) but my hobby
is Old Cars (earlys 30 cars).
I found in an old boat an engine of the Kermath MFG.CO
The identification is:
Sea Chief Eigth
Serial Nº 464280
Code PEBM 11
Block GM Nº 505105
My question is:
From what car was originally this engine in the US?
and how old is this? (year of cosntruccion)
I want use this engine in an old Packard (1932).
Thanks a lot and sorry by mi lenguage.
|Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:50 pm: ||
To Bernardo Gatti
Another board posted that the Kermath Mfg Co used the Pontiac (GM) Silver Streak straight eight of 268 cu in (4.4 liter) displacement, with L head or flat head or side valve engine. It came stock with a 2 bbl Carter carburetor. Rated at various numbers around 100-120 hp. Compression ratio was 6.0 to 6.8 to one. It is what Americans call a "good lugger." It may tend to run hot, so good water circulation and an oversized radiator might be welcome. With a good muffler, it will run very quietly. Top speed would be 2800-3000 rpm but much happier at 2000-2200 rpm. Idle speed, 500-550 rpm. I had a 1951 Pontiac with 4 speed hyrdamatic behind the straight eight. Not fast but a quiet cruiser. It should serve you well in the 1932 Packard car.
Your English is fine, 100 X better than my Spanish.
|Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 08:43 pm: ||
Thanks a lot!!!
Its just the information a need.
|Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 08:59 pm: ||
looking for exhaust manifolds for two of my sea chief specials anyone know where I can find them? thanks. They are 8 cylinders.