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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 27. Aug 2011, 19:45

What was referred to as older 430's was true... Those are 430H's which used the older cooling system with just the twin impellor raw water pump, and no circulating pump. On the big Chris Craft cruisers that used the 430, they had some issues with keeping the engines cool, so they upped the water flowing through the system.

The "older" picture also features a paragon transmission HJAC, which was a hydraulic forward AND reverse. The HJ7 which was used in the smaller boats and later installs was a band reverse. This allowed about 15% power transfer in reverse, which was fine for the smaller boats, but they figured that the larger boats needed a hydraulic reverse. The HJAC transmission was only used for a couple of years... it was bulky, heavy, and expensive to build. I had a couple of them, and traded them for a couple of HJ7's.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Wed 26. Oct 2011, 17:57

Well, just a little soft update... Joe Bunetic has my intake manifold and is building my tripower and linkage right now. I'm looking forward to seeing his work... ;)
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Tue 31. Jan 2012, 15:16

Joe Bunetic was busy over Christmas with his family and the usual, and I was in no hurry particularly to get my intake with the carbs built, but here they finally are. Also shown are the Nicson Beehive marine flame arrestors.... note that spacers will have to be made to offset the breathers so they fit... but I love the look. Man, Joe does very very nice work.

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Joe Bunetic built marauder marine tripower 1
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Joe Bunetic built marauder marine tripower 2
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Joe Bunetic built marauder marine tripower 3
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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 31. Jan 2012, 16:21

Absolutely beautiful. When you get a chance please send me his address. It's now time to get my Parklane set up going....

On another note, I sent you an email about the spark arrestors.

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Post by Chris Craft crazy » Tue 31. Jan 2012, 16:41

Joe is an interesting guy... very modest about what he does, and very fussy. He sent me photos before he sent the assembly back, and told me he assembled them, and didn't like the color, so he took them all apart and had them recolored... :o

Here is a web page with Joe's contact info. He is not on the net, so you have to call him, evenings central time.

http://www.ford6v.com/ford6vtech/joebunetic.htm

I will check my email...
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 31. Jan 2012, 16:57

Thanks Peter!

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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Theo » Sat 4. Feb 2012, 04:11

Absolutely stunning
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Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 4. Feb 2012, 18:33

I'm going to get some better pics...but I am very pleased with the result.

Funny, when this whole project started, I was going to repaint the engine, freshen the ignition and restore the boat and use it. Now here I am two years later, and apparently I am going for vintage hot rod show motor and boat. Can you say obsessive/compulsive? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Theo » Sun 5. Feb 2012, 04:56

Ha ha.., ride on. Let us see pics of those shows and of your cups when time comes.
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Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Tue 10. Nov 2015, 19:13

Well folks, it's been a long absence. Life does hand you some curves, and with aging parents, job change for me, job downsize for my wife, etc etc.... projects got stalled. BUT we're back, and getting ready to assemble this beastie for once and for all. I have gathered a few extra hard to find gaskets and so on, a NOS set of Iskenderian chrome moly push rods, decided on tubing style (going with copper, Chris Craft did originally, it's sort of a marine tradition) polished a few more things.... you know the drill. Poke away when you can, and wait out the storm. Stay tuned, good to see some familiar names here still.

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