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  • 1964 Crestliner Viking 20' OMC stern Drive Questions (just purchased the boat)

    Hello all i just purchased a 1964 Crestliner 20' Viking. This boat is in need of alot of work but im in no hurry to get it going for the price i paid. It needs floor, seats, cleanup, and engine work. I purchased the boat and trailer for $100 bucks. Ohh and it came with a spare engine.

    So I have attached a few photos and was wondering if anyone knew alittle bit more about the boat. These are the pictures for the add they posted. I will post more when i get to my place.

    They told me it was a buick engine with a OMC outdrive. The one thing i cant figure out is why is the steering line hooked up to the outdrive they way it is (on the outside of the stern drive on the right side sticking out of the boat.

    I worked on Mercruiser outdrives before but never a omc how much hard if any are they to work on?

    Thanks for all your replies and hope i can get more pics for a better post.
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    Re: 1964 Crestliner Viking 20' OMC stern Drive Questions (just purchased the boat)

    probably the kind of info you're looking for:
    http://hhscott.com/evinrude/omc_stringer.htm
    http://hhscott.com/evinrude/buick_v6.htm

    not hard to work on, but if you're doing that much resto - might as well rip that antique setup out of there and redo the transom and repower with Mercruiser Alpha One/Chevrolet setup so you can get parts affordably and work on what you are familiar with

    looks like a big beast for that 150HP Buick
    Baba-buoy.

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      Re: 1964 Crestliner Viking 20' OMC stern Drive Questions (just purchased the boat)

      Originally posted by Howard Sterndrive View Post
      probably the kind of info you're looking for:
      http://hhscott.com/evinrude/omc_stringer.htm
      http://hhscott.com/evinrude/buick_v6.htm

      not hard to work on, but if you're doing that much resto - might as well rip that antique setup out of there and redo the transom and repower with Mercruiser Alpha One/Chevrolet setup so you can get parts affordably and work on what you are familiar with

      looks like a big beast for that 150HP Buick
      Thanks i will check out the websites and ya i was thinking about switching out the motor and drive since that is what i was familiar with as well. Thanks again,
      Have you ever seen that steering arm like that? out of all the boats ive seen ive never seen one like that except for outboards.

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        Re: 1964 Crestliner Viking 20' OMC stern Drive Questions (just purchased the boat)

        Originally posted by hockey4chr View Post
        Have you ever seen that steering arm like that? out of all the boats ive seen ive never seen one like that except for outboards.
        yes, every 1964-1972 OMC sterndrive had that steering (OMC manuf boats excepted) and about half of the 1973-1977 OMC sterndrives produced had that steering as well

        the cable and parts are NLA - Teleflex has a conversion for around $1000
        Baba-buoy.

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          Re: 1964 Crestliner Viking 20' OMC stern Drive Questions (just purchased the boat)

          Originally posted by Howard Sterndrive View Post
          yes, every 1964-1972 OMC sterndrive had that steering (OMC manuf boats excepted) and about half of the 1973-1977 OMC sterndrives produced had that steering as well

          the cable and parts are NLA - Teleflex has a conversion for around $1000
          Wow thanks for the Knowledge... that really helps me out in understanding that. I just did not know if it was a aftermarket thing or what?

          Thanks again and this forum is awsome on iboats. alot of knowledge.

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