[OMC-Boats] Chris Craft cooling

From: tklauber@...
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:55:32 -0500

I left somewhat of an answer on the OMC forum. TK

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   1. Cooling System: OMC vs. Chris Craft (Alessandro Gagliardi)


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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:41:33 +0100
From: Alessandro Gagliardi <alessandrogag@...>
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Subject: [OMC-Boats] Cooling System: OMC vs. Chris Craft
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Hi to all,

I'm the Italian owner of a 1972 Chris Craft Seasport 16, equipped with a
Buick 225 V6 engine. The boat has always been owned by my family and during
last 5 years I've been restoring it, from the hull to the windshield!

The engine has been completely rebuilt. The only thing I am still dealing
with are the exhaust manifolds. The original Manifolds I own are,
unfortunately cracked. They have been repaird but I would like to replace
them with a new couple. I could find on Internet many Barr manifolds that
are told to be compatible with all omc buick v6 models, the problem is that
the Chris Craft cooling system seems to be different on this engine! (if you
look at the engine pictures in the Chris Craft page into the Gull-Wing.net
site, you will notice that the configuration is different from the Johnson
and Evinrude models).

Is there anyone that knows why did Chris Craft changed the cooling circuit?
Will the Barr Manifolds fit into my engine, keeping my terminals and elbows
(keeping the Chris Craft configuration) or will I have to change the cooling
Or is it possible to find any original Chris Craft Manifold? (I could not
find on the internet so far)

Hoping that someone could solve the same problem... Thankyou!!!
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