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Need Heat Exchanger for 427
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The heat exchanger on my closed system 427 starboard engine has developed several pin holes.  I have had it rebuilt once but would like to find one with less miles on it.  Does anyone know of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Wilson Oct 25, 2019.

1968 Kohler water pump
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Does anyone have a good source for replacement parts/water pump for my 1968 Kohler generator water pump? Mine has a jabsco 2620-37 pump and it needs seal/bearings replaced.Thanks,Dave Wilson, 42'…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Wilson Jul 30, 2018.

I.D. of hose from seacock and strainer to pump on 427
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Does anyone know the I.D. of the hose from the seacock and strainer to the water pump on the 427 Fords?I am putting on a new Groco  BVS1000 strainer ball valve combination and have a choice of 1-1/8"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Brock Sep 15, 2017.

427 seacock frozen
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Just discovered my main seacock below the strainer on my starboard engine is frozen.  If I can't free it up is it necessary to replace the seacock and strainer?  If so does anyone know of a good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Wilson Aug 1, 2017.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
42' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hull Number
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Windmill Run Marina
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Spouse's full name
Valerie Fimbres

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At 10:20am on February 11, 2013, Trey Bull said…

Nice 42' Dave. I don't think your to far away from me up there in Oklahoma. I'm in Fort Worth, TX. I'm fixing to gut the inside of my 42 if we don't get another tornado that destroys our marina. Every time I ready to do this project I get outside damage from a storm.


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