We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common !
Oil in the water is a common problem on FEs, so common in fact that some machine shops sleeve the oil passages to the block deck from the cam journals as standard practice.
This is usually associated with later 390-428 blocks but not limited to these. The repair is done by using a hollow 5/16 pushrod and pressed into the passage to the recommended depth.
There is a service bulletin published by one of the machine shop associations [AREA I think]on exactly how to do this. I'm sure a search on this forum or the AREA website can produce the info you need.
If thats all thats wrong with these blocks it would be too bad to spend the bucks for 2 new blocks when a minor repair is all thats needed.
This message has been edited by FEfinaticP on Dec 8, 2007 9:53 PM