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by WoodRay
30 Mar 2014, 20:43
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Well it looks like you could go either way with the grey or red although it would be highly unlikely seacraft would have had access to brand new red motors in late 63. Having said that just because the hull was made in 63 doesnt mean it was fitted out then. That's a good point Dave, I didn't think ...
by WoodRay
30 Mar 2014, 16:26
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

WoodRay wrote:Found this underneath the deck today whilst fixing the wiring behind the dash. Looks to be a late 62 early 63 Seacraft from the date written.
Anyone recognise the name?
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It reads " Built By F. Finocchiaro 11/1963 Seacraft"
by WoodRay
10 Mar 2014, 19:45
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

I am glad this oil issue has been raised, and have a few questions for the more learned.. I have a 308 mid mount dog clutch ( driving from the front) my oil pressure reduces as the motor heats up, and I was suspicious of foaming. I cant see the sump at the moment as the motor is out and away being ...
by WoodRay
10 Mar 2014, 19:34
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

No worries Craig, probably the best solution to your issue, I am also tossing up running an accumulator as added backup as I still have reservations about keeping my pickup in oil and I would rather not lunch a new motor to find out. Good Luck mate! The accumulator sounds like a great idea. We run ...
by WoodRay
10 Mar 2014, 19:31
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

The adjustment to the thrust setup is done via the flanges ability to slide forward and backward on the snout of the crank within the drive housing. If there is not sufficient movement the the harmonic vibrations are transmitted in the end of the crank which in turn forces the oil out of the bearin...
by WoodRay
10 Mar 2014, 19:07
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Woodray i know you are a competent mechanic and i know your right about the angle of the engine and the crank splashing in the oil. Speedboating is hard on engines at the best of times. The problem is this set up is the worst solution of a marine problem. Back in the day only the rich guys had dry ...
by WoodRay
09 Mar 2014, 19:27
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

I wont be cutting into the hull, removing ribs or whatever. There just isn't room to lower the sump at the rear to make any effective capacity at that end for the pick up. Dave I'm still a bit miffed why think its been running fine for 50 years. This one hasn't. Sure if you want to ignore what is re...
by WoodRay
08 Mar 2014, 14:10
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

G'day Damo, your conversion looks the goods. I did see that outside pick up arrangement the other day. It looks to be a good idea and would also be good for an access point to prime the engine prior to start up. Sadly I don't have the room under my sump to do similar due to ribs. You look to be bles...
by WoodRay
07 Mar 2014, 18:22
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Just remember if you want to restore it back to original , Seacraft had there own conversion cast up for the grey and the red. having there name on it . If it was fitted out buy seacraft it would have it on the conversion and no dog clutch. I would stay with the red even by placing a 149 decal on t...
by WoodRay
07 Mar 2014, 18:19
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 61185

Re: 1962 Seacraft

You could run a scavenge line sucking around the thrust. You should still get oil around it then. I dont think the carnk splashing in the oil caused your problems. They have been setting up the engines like that for years. You could turn the engine around and run a z drive. That solves your worry o...

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