Won't do this myself but would like to speak with someone who might be able to do it. Of course, I would need an estimate--not a quote. I may soon have two from 1984 with about 2100 hours that are still running. Should they be done now or wait until they quit with a serious problem? What life should I expect from these engines in a 38 Commander kept under 2500 rpm 95% of the time? At the same time I would likely do the original 1969 6.5kW Kohler generator that still sounds good, but all original. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Live near Detroit.
Maurice Marwood said:
Hi Dave, have not bought it yet. Will see it on Tuesday. May I ask why you decided to take them out - hours, problems, age, reliability? Is there someone here that could replace them - I will not do the work. May I ask how long it took you? Were the crusaders new? Give me a call if you like 519-992-4896. Maybe we can have a coffee. I am in LaSalle.
Dave McKee said:
Maurice, I have a 1965 with the 430 and the motors are comming out. Parts are impossible to find. I have Crusader 454 going in this spring. I actually have 4 now. $4500 sounds about right. I also live in windsor and have done all the work myself except for the machining.
Maurice, 226 345 7201 Dave
I blew one of the 430's up at 2200 hrs they before that I needed an exhaust elbow used at 300 us that i had to re machine. Parts are the biggest issue. Call if you are still up.