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.

5/29/2022: 29 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 29 KITS AVAILABLE

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

 

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The Fall 2022 Issue of Styled On FIberglass Is Now Available!!

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 Photo Contest Results Are In!

Congratulations to this year's photo contest winners: 

First Place:  Brent Fairman                                   

Second Place:  Robert Langley                     

Third Place:  Mike watson

Thanks to everyone that entered the contest.

Winning Photos- Click Here

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