Chris Craft offered the "F" series engines (283 F & 327 F) in Commanders from 23' to 35'. There are a lot of these engines out there, and they have a problem. Most of these engines were equipped with IBM Prestolite 4115 distributors. Unfortunately these "flat cap type" distributor caps are no longer in production and are virtually impossible to find. It was still listed in some marine supplies and places like NAPA, but they were incorrect. The original cap was a higher than normal flat cap that had been problematic in the past, just as the Mallory flat cap on 427's is problematic.

 Here is a tested solution – The Distributor Cap Modification Kit modifies a commercially available Sierra 18-5369 cap and uses an unmodified Sierra 18-5407 rotor so that they fit on your 283F & 327F engines with Prestolite 4115 distributors. This cap is not a flat cap. It’s a stack cap with wires coming out the top of the cap.

8-27-19: 42 Kits available

 Kit Includes 2 spacers, a cable tie, installation instructions, and Shipping & Handling.

Modification kit does not include cap & rotor. These must be acquired separately by purchaser. Each kit modifies one distributor.

Development of Distributor Cap Modification Kit - Includes photos

Installation Instruction Video

 

The finished, modified cap.

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The finished product on the distributor itself.

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Conversion Kit $15.00  for US Orders
Includes 2 spacers, a cable tie, installation instructions, and Shipping & Handling

Modification kit does not include cap & rotor. These must be acquired separately by purchaser. Each kit modifies one distributor.

Conversion Kit $25.00  for International Orders
Includes 2 spacers, a cable tie, installation instructions, and Shipping & Handling

Modification kit does not include cap & rotor. These must be acquired separately by purchaser. Each kit modifies one distributor.

ONLY 40 KITS AVAILABLE

Modification kit does not include cap & rotor. These must be acquired separately by purchaser. Each kit modifies one distributor.

Club News

  
 

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The Executive Committee Election Results Are In!!


All Executive Committee positions are elected, with only the Chief Commander and Treasurer being limited to two terms. The election is held every two years during first two weeks in December of odd numbered years. Even if all positions are unopposed, the election must still be held as directed by the club bylaws.

For the 2022-2023 term, your current Executive Committee agreed to serve. No floor nominations were received so all ran unopposed. The new term begins on January 1st, 2022

Congratulation to the 2022-2023 Chris-Craft Commander Club Executive Committee:

Chief Commander --- Mike Hagler
Treasurer --- Sterling (Scott) Shriber
Membership Chair --- Jim and Roni Sue Bell
Archivist --- Charlene Pike
Webmaster --- Pamela Sorensen
Public Relations Chair --- Mark Terry SR and Donna Gibson

   

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  7th Annual Photo Contest Winners

The 7th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest was a smashing success, with 79 entries!!  The top ten photos were selected, by your Executive Committee, with the final vote put to the membership to select the top 3 .  We received almost 300 votes, which is about 200 more than normal.  And not to be outdone, we had a 3-way tie for 3rd place!!! 

First Place: "Lady Abbiegail"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to see all of this year's winners. 

 

 
 

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SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition and Resource Collection 6.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 15.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive.  The Morland Commorative Edition is Superdisc 15.0 with the addition of the Spring 2020 Dick Morland Memorial Issue of STYLED IN FIBERGLASS. This is the last superdisc in its present format. 

Click here for more details https://commanderclub.com/page/superdisk

The SuperDisc 15.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commorative  Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 14.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 6.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 6.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff as well as archived posts for 2019 and 2020. Over 193 folders and 2,823 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition  and/or Resource Collection 6.0. We hope you find it to be the value we feel it is, and trust you will enjoy the other benefits your payment will help provide. It’s your payment that helps to support the activities of this dues free organization that has grown from 12 members in 1999 to well over 4930 members in January 2021.

To order now click here!

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