Engine Room Restoration

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Engine Room Restoration

Postby carl » Sun May 19, 2019 10:54 am

I probably should have started this topic two days ago before I jumped in and started wrenching, before I knew it I had both engines stripped down to their blocks. This is the start of a long thread, I have a long list in front of me and I will do my best to document it all right here. This restoration will be from my engine room's forward firewall (bulkhead) back to the front of my fuel tanks. I've already restored my bilge from the fuel tanks back to the transom in other topics here on the forum. Lots more to come...
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:19 pm

Wow Carl, tearing right into it !! What are the plans? Re-build stock engines? Re-power to more modern engines? Diesel?? What's the scoop?
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby carl » Sun May 19, 2019 7:34 pm

The stock Chrysler 318 motors are long gone. Your looking at a pair of fresh water cooled GM 350 Cu In blocks marinized by Crusader marine. I'm pulling the blocks along with their Velvet drive gearboxes next to rebuild. The engine room itself is in for a total restoration with a few well thought out and pre-planned upgrades as well. Much more to come...
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby jralbert » Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm

Suggestion as you rework the bilge area. I don't know how the GM engines set up the oil filter, but on the Chrysler 318 one of them (the starboard) was on the far side of the engine. Best thing I did down there was to install a remote filter. It hung near the inboard front of the engine, above the battery box. You could choose another place, of course. But it saved me lots of pain and suffering - sitting on the engine to swap out filters. It was cheap. Just a fitting for where the filter originally sat and a hose and a bracket to hold the filter at its new location. Two other notes if you do this: support the hose well. And, the part, curiously enough, was marked for a Ford engine. I suspect there is a corresponding part for a GM engine.

You may be able to get around all this in your grand rework if GM gives you the ability to pick the filter location, left side or right side.
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby carl » Mon May 20, 2019 7:31 am

Joel,
My Crusaders have easy access, user friendly remote oil filters already installed from the factory so I will not need the aftermarket setup. I really should have captured some pictures of the engines before I took a wrench to them. Please keep the good suggestions coming as I have a perfect opportunity to get it all right this time. More to come...
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby EWRice » Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am

I repowered a 32 sedan last year with crusaders. Went surprisingly easy. Used original trans mounts and crusader front engine mounts. The only issue we had was we had to notch the frame member under the front of each engine to clear the pulley and belt on the raw water pumps. Not a big deal though.
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Re: Engine Room Restoration

Postby carl » Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm

In my case no modification of the frame member was needed as I am not using the factory Crusader raw water pumps. We have Johnson F5B-9 crankshaft driven raw water pumps. The pumps are mounted to the crankshaft pully in front of the harmonic balancers, very easy to change impellers.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge
Twin Crusader 350's
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee