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  1. #1
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    Default 1955 Chris Craft Alignment issue

    My 1955 17 ft Chris Craft Sportsman engine alignment is off on one side of the coupling by about .015. I know it should be under .003.
    It has wedges for up and down alignment on the engine mounts but I don't see any way to shift the engine side to side.
    Does anybody have any advice on how to shift the engine over?

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    Default Re: 1955 Chris Craft Alignment issue

    Ayuh,..... Loosen the lag bolts, 'n give it a good Kick,......
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: 1955 Chris Craft Alignment issue

    Have tried that. There is no play where the lag bolts go through the mount.

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    Default Re: 1955 Chris Craft Alignment issue

    Use a file to widen the holes in the mounts, port and starboard, by what ever you need to get to 0.015". You will need to remove the mount temporarily to do this. Just make sure you support the engine well when you do this. A handful of 2x4 scraps will work. You will likely need to clean up the mounting surface on the stringers some.
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280
    1972 22ft Bristol
    Honda 7.5HP 4 stroke Long shaft

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    Default Re: 1955 Chris Craft Alignment issue

    A bit late but,..... I might also suggest that a side to side misalignment might indicate a bent strut.

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