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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 21. Feb 2011, 19:15

Slow Progress, as time and money allows. The Wiseco pistons, one set of rings, the now-reconditioned rods and a rod bearing have all been sent to where the crank is to have the internal assembly balanced. In the grand scheme of what is being spent, a good idea, and the engine will run better for it.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Theo » Tue 22. Feb 2011, 07:33

Definitely.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Fri 4. Mar 2011, 07:37

Interesting development... two of the rods have about 8 grams extra, and it is contained in the beam, not the ends. I have to pull four rods out of another engine I have, and send them up to find a match to the other 6. I suspect the casting technology has advanced enough now to make sure that rods are within a few grams. No big deal, I have about four engines, and I want this to be right.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Theo » Fri 4. Mar 2011, 14:14

I would have suspected that 6 grams could be grind off the beams easily.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Fri 4. Mar 2011, 18:47

I would have thought so too, but the balancing company through the engine builder thought that a couple of more closely matched rods would be the best way...Oh well can't rush these things :mrgreen:
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by raemore » Fri 4. Mar 2011, 22:32

Hi Chris crft crazy.....
I am in perth ontario
currently rebuilding 2 430's for cc 36' al roamer
would like to discuss things like piston avilability!! among other things... would you kindly email me raemore@hotmail.com
kinda not sure how to proceed on this( questioning my sanity)...
machine shop here in ottawa said he has place in california that has same as stock profile pistons... showed me picture not to clear fax which looked like stock ones with the step...
$400 a set ??
also.... HJAC transmissions.... better than HJ7C ??
any help appreciated
/alex

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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 5. Mar 2011, 17:03

I've heard that Egge has domed pistons, but I'm not sure. I called them and asked specifically, and at that time they said no... flatties. Sent you an email.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Thu 10. Mar 2011, 14:15

Further interesting news... It seems there were a number of rods made for the 430 as well. I have several engines, and one of them was a barn engine I bought strictly for parts. Since the issue balancing the rods, I tore down one of these engines and took four rods out. The casting numbers are different, but so is the entire casting. The balancing pads and end caps are a totally different casting, with a different size of bolt as well. I'm starting to understand why the hot rod guys loved and hated these engines. The block castings between these two motors point to 1959 and one is a 60-61
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Wed 8. Jun 2011, 17:44

As I slowly plod through this resto, I find myself gathering stuff even now. I now have a complete balanced rotating assembly, and I just ordered a Precision oil pump M57HV oil pump, and the billet shaft. This is a blueprinted oil pump, and I thought it was very reasonably priced at $89 bucks US. I am in the process of finishing some polishing on various components, and having them hi temperature clear powdercoated... these coatings can be selected for gloss level (I want satin) and will withstand 900 degrees fahrenheit.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 9. Jul 2011, 18:12

A set of Harland Sharp billet roller rockers are in the mix as well now, and I just got my big three pieces, (intake, both bell housings) back from the polisher... I did a lot of the work but Hugo finished them off... They look freakin awesome :mrgreen: Pictures to follow
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