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    Reverse Gear Issues - need advice....

    Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction here...

    Older Chris Craft center console with Chevy 350 5.7L V8, engine is believed to be 80's vintage. Do not know transmission type. Boat...
  2. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Ha ha - I know..no idea why they put chrome covers on there. I have another set, just haven't had time to put them on!

    Ok - I suppose it is the best we can do. I have no idea how else to...
  3. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Great - I printed those specs out. My dipstick sits same side but a bit lower, actually under the exhaust manifold - and back a bit - same set up?

    Thanks for the feedback!
  4. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Darn...where should I be looking for information to ID this engine do you think?

    And sorry about that - meant crank shaft, not cam. Also - I recall now that the oil filter is mounted up front...
  5. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Sorry for the long gap in posting, some things came up right after I pulled the boat that didn't allow me to get the serial number per my plans in last post - Nov of 2014..

    If you recall, I had...
  6. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone - quick update..

    Didn't have much time on Sunday but managed to put two large powerful magnets on the bottom of the oil pan, cranked her up with...
  7. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Thanks Kghost...Center bolts on the valve covers on mine...i'll have the serial number thus Sunday..maybe Saturday night - that will tell us more..will take pics too.

    Was there a year range...
  8. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Sounds good - I'm going to pick up some magnets snd give her a go next weekend...then in the spring swap out the dipstick tube with the proper version...

    I suction the oil out of the dipstick tube...
  9. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Kghost - Very good suggestions, much appreciated. I completely agree that the prior owner used an auto motor. Dip stick is very sort (or the dip stick tube I should say). Spoke to one of the local...
  10. Re: Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Sorry for the confusion - I wasn't checking the oil with the engine running, it was after I checked the oil and restarted the engine that this occurred.

    Thanks for replies - I did consider the...
  11. Chevy 350 - Oil Dipstick Severed by Crankshaft - I can't believe this is happening...

    Hello all,

    First time poster here with limit experience on inboard engines. I have a Chevy 350 5.7L fresh water cooled full inboard sitting in an older Chris Craft center console. The engine...
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