As I do every morning, I parooz ebay. And this little gem, a KBL pops up for sale. Okay, not all that exciting or story worthy. But as I looked on, WTH? Here is the copy with the listing.
Original Chris Craft KBL engine w/ transmission. This engine came off a 1953 Chris Craft Riviera. Don’t know much about the engine but all the parts are there, I am selling all mechanical aspects of the boat. If you need something else reach out.
Condition is “Used”. I purchased the boat but never tried to get the engine working. I’m putting an outboard on the boat. There are no known flaws that I know of, I purchased the boat from an estate.
Engine features all original accessories.
6 cylinder, 6 Volt engine
Serial/Engine number: 63677
Okay. Did you read this, cause it pops out like a mother load. We are about to watch a mistake of grand proportions. AN OUTBOARD? On a Riviera? With a KBL? That honestly might start and run fine?
So the question I have to the universe. Do we save the boat and the guy from a train wreck. OR? Do we shut up and harvest the parts? I see 2 bids on the engine already. And I am sure there is a scoop to go with it. Which I would like, and possibly …. UGH.. Save it? Save Him..or her, or parts hoarding? Wow, some deep ship to contemplate today..