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Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:41 pm

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Thought I would share pictures of my engine. I just received it from Van Ness Engines in NJ, USA.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:23 am

Video of engine run in at Van Ness engines

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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby m-fine » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:56 pm

Lookin good. Are you getting close to installing it in the boat?
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:25 pm

Exhaust system set and pipes installed.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:33 am

Last weekend we dropped the engine down into the boat for test fit of the engine support blocks.

Also got the rest of the drive train in the stern installed.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Tue May 08, 2012 5:49 am

A big THANK YOU to Flemming Madsen (AR 263 of 1959) for the help and measurements of the engine blocks. I could not have made them without his drawings.

A great example of why this forum is so valuable. We all need to keep spreading the word about Riva Forum.

I have all the blocking in and am getting closer to installing the engine. Maybe in another week or two!!
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun May 20, 2012 12:11 pm

Finished the engine bed blocks and painted.

thanks again Flemming and Nils!!!

I hope to drop the engine in next weekend during the Memorial Day Holiday
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Eric T. » Thu May 24, 2012 3:57 pm

Don,
The install looks great!

Why did you choose Oak (legno duro) for the engine beds?
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Thu May 24, 2012 4:46 pm

Nope, the original one were vertical Fir and that is what I used.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Eric T. » Thu May 24, 2012 6:58 pm

Looks like oak on my monitor... Fir, or a type of european clear pine, is correct for that generation.. later models had Mahogany...

Keep the great pics flowing!!
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Rearly good perfect works. Well done.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Mon May 28, 2012 6:48 pm

A milestone day as I finally got the engine installed in the boat.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:04 am

Hi Don, can you tell me what gray paint to use in the inside of the boat? is it 1k or 2k paint? did you brush it or did you spray it?
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Thu May 31, 2012 5:37 am

Hello;

I don't know what you mean by 1k or 2k paint???

The paint I use is special mix (custom) at a paint shop. I had it mixed to match the original gray and it is very "flat", not shiny.

I could give you the paint codes but you would have to have the same paint available to have mixed.

Hope this helps

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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:17 am

Hi Don, with 1K, 2K (K= German letter for Komponente) I mean if the paint should be one ore two component paint (2K =Resin and Hardner)

I heared that inside a Wooden boat that it should use only one component paint. But may you have any experiance?
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Thu May 31, 2012 9:02 am

OK, Thanks

the paint I use is just a one part enamel.

I would not use a two part for inside the boat painting.

you want the paint to still "breath" or allow moisture to transpire through it.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:46 am

Thats great information. Thank you verry much.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:42 pm

OK, Got the exhaust pipe bends figured out. Here in the states we have a great place that can bend any pipe or tube you want. They do work all over the world.

Woolf Aircraft in Detroit, MI

http://www.woolfaircraft.com/

I will now send my new pipe to them for bending.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:50 am

This weekend I finished installing the throttle assembly. I took the old one completely apart and clean it. Then re-installed all the support boards that mount to the hull side frames. Next will be fine tuning and adjusting the lever to match with the ceiling board (we call the side panel a ceiling board in the USA)

I am also making an exact reproduction of the throttle plate. They will be available for all.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:47 pm

After a number of weeks waiting for the correct voltage regulator I finally finished all electrical wires/connections to the engine area.

Now waiting on my exhaust pipes to be bent and then i will be able to install fuel tank and run the engine
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:36 pm

Got the pipes back from Woolf Aircraft. They were bent exactly as my pattern.

Also installed the fuel filter unit.

Getting close to a test run. :)
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:16 am

look great! How many litre does the tank have?
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:29 am

It is the standard Ariston tank of 160.
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby xylon103 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:57 pm

Hi Don, thanks for the information
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Re: Chris Craft 283 for Ariston 266 of 1959

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:32 pm

Pipes prepped, painted and installed.

:D :D :D :D :D :D
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