1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

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1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby Leviathon » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:47 pm

Pulling my Chryslers out after labor day in preparation for a couple crusaders. They will be listed on Ebay if anyone is interested. I do like Chryslers, so please don't tell me how great they are and that I should just have them rebuilt. Instead buy them :D
Steve and Mary Levi
1973 32' Marinette Fisherman
Twin Chrysler 360's
El Ohssa
St. Joseph, Michigan

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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby MetalHead » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:13 am

How much? What condition what hours?

You doing whole system?

What Crusaders are you putting in?
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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby ddependo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:35 pm

Steve, Share with us what has to change to switch from Chrysler to Crusaders.
Thanks, Wayne
1973 32 express fly bridge
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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby Busia » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:25 pm

I just threw a bunch of money at the boat, and a lot of work. Still it was cheaper than fixing the 318's. I bought new 350 Crusaders with new 1:1 Borg Warner Velvet Drives and new instruments and wiring harnesses. Used the new front engine mounts and the old rear engine mounts. Used the old props for a year, until one got damaged, then got new props for the extra HP. I was able to go to closed cooling by changing the engines.
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located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
Proud to be retired IBEW

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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby ddependo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:17 am

Busia.
OK,I will ask the question what everyone else wants to know but too polite to ask. What would all that cost a man.
You don't have to answer especially if the Admiral reads the forum. We all understand.
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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby Busia » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:01 pm

As they say, "your mileage will vary" so will your costs. Biggest variable is how much work you can do yourself. To buy new engines and transmissions I paid about $20,000. And that was the cheapest way to go. To find the parts and build two 318's with closed cooling would have been even more. The new transmissions, with a warrantee were $1,000 each. I could not rebuild the old ones for that price, so I have them for spares. $20,000 sounds like a lot, but go price a new pick up. You can replace your 318's much cheaper with rebuilt short blocks if that is all you need, but if you need manifolds, water pumps, closed cooling, and more, then you will find you can't get the parts or they are very expensive. That is where some members are. They need parts and can't get them.
BUSIA
located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
Proud to be retired IBEW

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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby jralbert » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:03 pm

whew..how things have gotten more spendy over the years. Circa 1998 I replaced both blown out engines (long story) with Jasper rebuilts. I'm not that techy but I think they were short blocks because the mechanic re-used the cooling system, manifolds etc.

Engines were about $1,900 each (the counter rotating one was pricier by a bit). Yard labor at about $75/hr per hand at that year brought the total up to around $10K. If I had a brain and strong hands, I could have done it meself and saved probably $5k because the yard would have been used to hoist, etc.

But this is 2017
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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby Tuggle » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:54 pm

Did mine this year, brand new struts and cutlass bearings, rebuilt transmissions, rebuilt engines, all new starters, alternators, water pumps, fuel pumps, carbs, belts-hoses, everything, old engines out, new in, just shy of $15,000. Still working out a few gremlins but a labor of love, I think.
1975 32' Express, Twin 318's, Raw Water Cooled, Lake Lanier, Ga.

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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby Leviathon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:21 am

I am replacing with a couple rebuilt crusaders I picked up. They are actually chevy 307's .030 over. I have rebuilt my share of motors over the years, so did it myself. I also prefer closed cooling as you can run the engines closer to the temp I think they run best (warmer), and it is easier to winterize. Will see how it goes. Chryslers are on ebay - no idea on hours. I have had the boat for 2 years.
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Steve and Mary Levi
1973 32' Marinette Fisherman
Twin Chrysler 360's
El Ohssa
St. Joseph, Michigan

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Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

Postby MetalHead » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am

Can you give us a link?
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL