Chris-Craft 283 HO - First startup

We've just completed rebuilding a 1962 Chris-Craft 283 and Paragon hydraulic transmission for Bruce Dow's Glen-L Monaco. It's a vintage 1962 flywheel-forward, reverse rotation solid lifter Chevy 283. It's rated at 185 BHP at 4000 RPM, 261 ft. lbs. at 3000 RPM. Paul Kane, Chelsea, QC, Canada Building the Glen-L Hot Rod : Videographer : Mr Hot Rod

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THE Most Original Chris Craft 283 Engine (1961)
This 1961 Chris Craft 283 Engine was pulled from a Home-Built Boat. It appears to be Completely Original down to the paint, and still fully working and in superb condition. Karl Hoffman is the Owner and has repairs several of these engines, and suggests that this engine may be THE engine to compare all other Chris Craft 283's for Most Original. Karl Hoffman is a Master ASE technician and specializes in Chris Craft 283 Engine repair as well as Chrysler Hemi Marine Engines. Karl can be contacted at (253) 221-3969 or at

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1953 Chirs Craft Sportsman Utility. Put away into long term storage in1967, recently discovered in Washington state. This is a video of it coming out of its hiding spot where it's been for over 40 years. Original KLC engine, original interior, very well preserved boat. It now resides in Oregon. It now resides in Oregon and is used on a regular basis.