Logo
Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1

    Default Have an opportunity to get a g

    Have an opportunity to get a gray marine v8-188 free. Is it worth restoring?
    thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Reno, NV, USA
    Posts
    6

    Default "Hi Lori, Ive seen your posts

    "Hi Lori, Ive seen your posts on the chris craft BBuzz pages. Is this to replace your 283/327? Stick with the 283, you will find parts and people to work on them much more readily. Good luck."

  3. #3

    Default "Hi, Actually its not a repla

    "Hi,
    Actually its not a replacement just interested to see if the engine was worth something. I am enjoying the process of restoring the 283...something for the future...
    Thanks,
    Lori"

  4. #4

    Default "Lori, I am rebuilding a v8-18

    "Lori, I am rebuilding a v8-188 right now. Dont junk it. It is a very rebuildable engine. It is more rare than others but makes great conversation."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Tripoli, PA, USA!
    Posts
    15,192

    Default "If that's an AMC engine,

    "If that's an AMC engine, hell yes! Gonna be valuable one day (if not already).

    Jeff"

  6. #6

    Default "How do I figure out if they &

    "How do I figure out if they (there are actually two of them) are AMC engines? The engine numbers are 7M5354 and 7M5343. Supposed to be vintage 1955 but dont know anything about these engines.
    thanks,
    Lori"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Tripoli, PA, USA!
    Posts
    15,192

    Default "Here's what an AMC looks

    "Here's what an AMC looks like:

    Jeff

    AMC mill

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Suamico, Wisconsin,
    Posts
    201

    Default "Gee Jeff, that engine looks j

    "Gee Jeff, that engine looks just like minebefore it was rebuilt.
    Lori, yes it is mine, but it is a 225C. Same block, same displacement, same compression ratio, same everything except for the carbs. Do not confuse it with the GM 327 (Chevy. Pat and I had a discussion about this last spring and the only difference we could find was the numbers on the carbs.In my opinion I would save the engine since is is quite versatle. If you want to see a completed pic of this engine and the rebuild of it follow this link.
    http://www.marineengine.com/discus/m...12/13970.shtml
    The decision is yours but if you have a spare corner and storage space I would say keep it.
    Cal"

  9. #9

    Default "Thanks for the info. I am go

    "Thanks for the info. I am going to try and take some pictures and post them. By the way, how much would I expect these engines to weigh and are there any parts/tech manuals to cover the V8-188? I have seen your other manuals but none of them seem to be for this engine.
    thanks,
    Lori"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Forest Dale, VT, USA
    Posts
    1,681

    Default "Lori, The V8-188 is a Fire

    "Lori,

    The V8-188 is a Fireball 327 cid.

    It is covered in the Technical, Operators, and Parts manuals for the 327 show on the Gray Marine Manual page."
    Andrew Menkart
    MarineEngine.com

    "There is no situation in which knowledge is more truly power than at sea."
    - Lord Brassey

  11. #11

    Default Thanks Andrew but I thought I

    Thanks Andrew but I thought I read in another post from you that the V8C-225 is the 327 cid engine? I am sorry about my ignorance but I am very new to all this (but very happy to learn).
    Lori

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Forest Dale, VT, USA
    Posts
    1,681

    Default "Lori, No problem. The

    "Lori,

    No problem.

    The V8-225 is based on the 327 cid engine also.

    There are "about" 10 different Gray Marine Fireball models based on the 327 cid engine.

    The V8-188 is one of them."
    Andrew Menkart
    MarineEngine.com

    "There is no situation in which knowledge is more truly power than at sea."
    - Lord Brassey

  13. #13

    Default "Thanks again...I think I am c

    "Thanks again...I think I am catching on here. Fastjeff said the engine would be valuable if they were AMCs. Given that these engines came from a circa 1955 42 ft chris craft I am imagining they are not AMC engines but made by Gray marine proper. I am also guessing they saw some salt water use. If they have seen some salt water use and are not AMC engines are they still worth restoring? What should I look for when I get to see them...maybe this weekend.
    thanks,
    Lori"

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Reno, NV, USA
    Posts
    6

    Default "Those would not be stock in a

    "Those would not be stock in a Chris Craft, they were replacement engines. I have the Chris Craft "guide' from Jerry Conrad at the Chris Craft Collection in the Mariners Museum, and there was no Gray Marine power option on a 1955 Chris."

  15. #15

    Default Did any year of chris craft us

    Did any year of chris craft use the V8-188 Gray marine? Since this engine didnt really come out until late 1956 or early 57 I am thinking the boat may actually be a little younger.

  16. #16

    Default "Hi Guys- the 327 Grays were b

    "Hi Guys- the 327 Grays were based on the old Hudson motors from late 49- 58, they were later used in SOME AMC vehicles when AMC aquired the rights to Hudson. The motors run great, used different cams and intake setups to curve HP ratings. I have a couple of them in different Century Boats and they run very well, parts are available- I would not use the lay down carb set up if I was going to use the motor a good deal, instead change it to the 57 4V intake or 2V intake. They didn't call em "Fireballs" for nuttin...."

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Suamico, Wisconsin,
    Posts
    201

    Default "Lori, I see your posts on the

    "Lori, I see your posts on the Danenberg site, looks like you have quite a project going there, good luck with it.
    John, if I put the downdraft intake man and carb on my 225, does that increase the hp? (4bbl) or with the price of gas heading up like a rocket would a 2bbl fit the same intake manifold?
    Cal"

  18. #18

    Default I would put the 4V on and cont

    I would put the 4V on and control my impulses LOL...I won't run a 2V on a 4V intake w/ an adapter- the 2V intakes are out there alot more than the 4V intakes...HP is based on a lot more than fuel/air flow...

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Suamico, Wisconsin,
    Posts
    201

    Default "I'm an impulsive guy so I

    "I'm an impulsive guy so I guess the 4bbl is out. I still have to flip my Sabre and put the engine back in so now I'm putting the cart before the horsepower. In a few weeks I hope to get it in and fired up. I will post pics on the string that I linked to before.
    cal"

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Erie, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    44

    Default "Chris Craft did use the Fireb

    "Chris Craft did use the Fireball AMC Graymarine in the CC 25-26 ft cavilear cruiser model in 1963 because GM eng plant was on strike and there was a shortage of GM engines Chris was using any marine eng they could get their hands on that year, to be able to keep on producing that model boat. I used to be a marine mechanic and have read up ona lot of this stuff. I also have been around the AMC gray marine engines for a long time.
    Thanks
    Fred"

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Victoria, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    2

    Default "I am looking for all-in weigh

    "I am looking for all-in weight and exterior dimensions for a 150 HP Graymarine straight six engine, ca. 1970, available in Canada, for an historic boat reconstruction project. The original had transmission and 2:1 reduction gear."

  22. #22

    Default Re: Are Gray Marine V8188 engines worth restoring

    Where to buy ****** Soft , Buy cheap ****** Needless to say it ought to be treated simply because each adult individual demands healthful ***, itís a biological need to have, but sometimes weak erection happen or this problem became like a rule and couple suffer from this.Accutane Online

Similar Threads

  1. Questions on 1930bs Gray Engines
    By oberongomez in forum Gray Marine Gas Engine Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2009, 05:20 PM
  2. Gray Marine 150 HP Gas
    By happyheart in forum Gray Marine Gas Engine Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-27-2009, 09:00 PM
  3. Gray marine V8188
    By pwichman in forum Gray Marine Gas Engine Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2006, 03:16 PM
  4. What is a 671 GMC Marine Worth
    By inja in forum Detroit Diesel
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-04-2006, 10:27 PM
  5. Gray Marine V8188 Blows Oil
    By Rick Tobin in forum Gray Marine Gas Engine Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-19-2006, 04:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •