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Shaft Packing '73 Sport Sedan
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I have '73 Sport Sedan and need to replace the packing in the drive shafts.  How do I determine the size packing that I need?  Do I just measure the drive shafts or are there other measurements?Continue

Tags: packing, Shafts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Rentfro 17 hours ago.

How to confirm if blown head gasket
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I have an issue with my 350Q overheating.  After starting the engine there is white steam (not smoke) coming out the exhaust and the engine overheats quickly.  I realize there is a good chance that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Sep 19, 2018.

OSCO 1815-8 Riser Question
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I have an issue with my Starboard engine overheating and one of the things I'm checking is the the risers to ensure that they are not clogged.  I pulled one of the risers and I noticed that this OSCO…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin McKinnon Sep 4, 2018.

Where to get OSCO Gaskets
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I'm in need of the gaskets connecting the riser to the exhaust manifold and the gasket connecting the riser to the exhaust elbow.  I have a OSCO 1815-8 Riser.  Anyone know where I could find the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Frens Aug 29, 2018.


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There are four positions available. Chief Commander, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair and Membership Chair.

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The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

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