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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Chris-Craft 283 V-8
See and hear this mid-'60s vintage Chris-Craft 283 V-8 185 HP run like a champ!

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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

Chris-Craft 327 June 15, 2012
See and hear the roaring 1967 Chris-Craft 327 V-8 on a June 15, 2012 bench test as we take it through the full rpm range. Low hour/run time engine. The rebuilt 4bbl carb does its job, and the refreshed heads, newly ground valves and reworked electrics all contribute to a high performing power plant. Rebuilt starter, new solenoid, new distributor cap, plugs, points, condenser. Aluminum Exhaust manifold, aluminum front motor mounts, rebuilt fuel and water pumps. Comes with Paragon hydraulic transmission. This motor is an easy drop in replacement for most wooden boats including older boats that have a Chris Craft/Chrysler/Gray Marine straight six or similar and want more power.