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by FEfinaticP
Fri 26. Aug 2011, 19:08
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 39604

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

A few more photos since I know you guys are the ones who will appreciate these more than anyone! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/Dogsharks/Huron%202009/DSC00281.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/Dogsharks/Power/6237616.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/Dogsharks/Huron%202009...
by FEfinaticP
Fri 26. Aug 2011, 18:51
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 39604

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

That's a boy dog for sure ! Here is a photo of another one, happens to be aboard a 38' Chris Craft Commander (fiberglass) of 1965, 275 horse version. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/Dogsharks/Huron%202009/DSC00280.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/Dogsharks/Huron%202009/DSC00276.jpg ...
by FEfinaticP
Fri 26. Aug 2011, 18:32
Forum: Important Announcements and How to Use this Forum
Topic: Visitor Hits Increase
Replies: 10
Views: 25336

Re: Visitor Hits Increase

Way to go Theo. Its been a while since I visited your site, things are looking great. Major congratulations buddy. All the best from Nashville, Tennessee.

Paul
by FEfinaticP
Wed 16. Sep 2009, 10:20
Forum: Post Photos Of Boats (MEL Powered Only)
Topic: Chris Craft 431 marine MEL motors
Replies: 4
Views: 3415

Re: Chris Craft 431 marine MEL motors

At only 8.0:1 compression ratio and that many cubes, I'll bet that thing sounds totally unique on the water, especially with the stancard unmuffled copper wet exhaust system. Chris Craft used many Hercules flathead motors of various sizes, some small and some very large, but they were all heavy iron...
by FEfinaticP
Thu 10. Sep 2009, 14:39
Forum: Post Photos Of Boats (MEL Powered Only)
Topic: Chris Craft 431 marine MEL motors
Replies: 4
Views: 3415

Re: Chris Craft 431 marine MEL motors

Yes, same with the 427, used in boats after discontinued in cars, due to the warehouse full of them sitting on skids, awaiting installation in boats. The MEL marine motor is a fabulous low compression monster, in the old school style of Hercules flatheads. Big V8, low compression, lots of cubes, mon...
by FEfinaticP
Sat 5. Sep 2009, 10:35
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Chris Craft 430's, Hello everyone...
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Chris Craft 430's, Hello everyone...

Hi Peter, Hi Theo, The 430 and 431 Lincolns are great motors, the latter having the benefit of superior cooling systems with large volume internal flow. Yes, I'm mad alright, ha. I have some specifics about your boat so I'll email you, but don't want to post a cross link here to detract from the mis...
by FEfinaticP
Mon 3. Aug 2009, 19:30
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Plastic timing gear on the camshaft?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Plastic timing gear on the camshaft?

Hi guys, This is a MEL related question alright because it has to do with the 431 Lincoln engines Chris Craft purchased for marinization in their Galipolis Ohio engine plant. I don't know the answer but I suspect some of you guys here on the MEL forum do, because I think there are some marine motors...
by FEfinaticP
Sun 28. Jun 2009, 19:57
Forum: Post Photos Of Race Cars (MEL Powered Only)
Topic: The Gizzle Hopper
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: The Gizzle Hopper

Theo, That is a blast. I've seen old photos of blower-driven MEL dragsters but this is insane. The custom machine work alone must have cost a fortune, but I suspect the builder did the work himself as a labor of love. Thanks for showcasing this info to the MEL community, it shows what could be done ...
by FEfinaticP
Sat 13. Jun 2009, 20:32
Forum: General Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Redirecting to other boards
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Redirecting to other boards

Hello all, I've been a fan of this board for years, and I know how hard Theo has worked to assemble and share this info for FREE to anyone who wants to enjoy, benefit from, and share info here. I also run a specialty web site where all the money comes out of my pocket. I'm doing it for fun, as Theo ...
by FEfinaticP
Fri 23. Jan 2009, 18:12
Forum: Post Photos Of Boats (MEL Powered Only)
Topic: The 534 MEL as converted for marine use by Seamaster
Replies: 10
Views: 8067

Re: The 534 MEL as converted for marine use by Seamaster

But don't bother Paul; let them have it the their way. We don't need to attend all that. I know you prefer having a drink with me in the library and talk about the President and geopolitical affairs
Ha!

Theo, I'm afraid I'm going to have to side with the Tillerchicks on this one!

Paul

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