Need help with Paragon transmissions

Need help with Paragon transmissions

Joined: October 10th, 2011, 4:46 pm

July 9th, 2012, 1:29 am #1

So, I have searched the forum and I am overwhelmed with all the info I found. My boat is a 1974 Chris Craft 25' Tournament with Twin 3.0 140hp GM motors. I believe the transmissions are P-200 the numbers are unreadable. The serial numbers on the trans are

J1 *12560 (Starboard)
J3 *12560 (Port)


After a refurb of the boat and not being used for 6 months, the port trans won't go into reverse. I replaced the old leaking copper lines with stainless hoses I had made up. They work fine on the starboard motor ( that trans leaks at the bottom of the bell housing under power). Any help would be appreciated, I prefer to exchange for rebuilt as I have no idea of the history of either transmission & for piece of mind. The transmissions are the only thing left other than the shafts that aren't new, both motors, electrical, wiring, everything has been replaced.

Photo's of the progress:
http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t444/chumslick1/
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Joined: October 10th, 2011, 4:46 pm

July 10th, 2012, 7:38 pm #2

Can anyone confirm wether the Paragon PM10 was available at the time of delivery from Chris Craft? The measurement of 10.78 leads the marina to believe it is a PM10. Also, the props are both left hand, the mechanic says the transmissions are right hand. I am not familiar with how that all works, i.e. right hand rotate left hand props? The numbers on the plate are not readable due to them being in a saltwater boat, any help would be greatly appreciated!


http://paragonmarine.com/pm-series.html
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Joined: August 26th, 2011, 11:36 am

July 10th, 2012, 10:43 pm #3

I know according to the literature they did both rotate the same direction.
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July 11th, 2012, 12:06 am #4

Talk about a mind boggling experience! A friend suggested taking the aluminum ID plates off and turning them over to see if any of the stampings show. I found receipts & paperwork going back to 1991, nothing about servicing the transmissions though. Previous owner kept a log book of dates & what was done, all the part numbers & cross referencing part number as well.

Photo's of the progress:
http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t444/chumslick1/
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