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Research on 1955 Constellation

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Research on 1955 Constellation

Post by keithandkerry » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:51 pm

Engines offered were 3 WR or 3 WBR. What are these engines, cubic inch and make? Thank you.

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Re: Research on 1955 Constellation

Post by Al Benton » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:39 pm

The Chris-Craft WB is a Hercules block that was marinized by Chris-Craft. They are 404.3 ci. And produced about 200 HP.

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Re: Research on 1955 Constellation

Post by tkhersom » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:15 am

Here is a link to the specs. W's are at the bottom since they are the largest and least common. The R just stands for reduction gear, so don't worry about not finding the R model listed. (I only learned that two weeks ago during a conversation with our President Jim Frechette. Thanks Jim!) :D

http://www.classicboatconnection.com/Specs.pdf

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Re: Research on 1955 Constellation

Post by Al Benton » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:21 am

Wow! Thanks Troy for posting that PDF from Classic Boat Connection. I have bits and pieces of information on all of those but this document has it all in one place, and in infinite detail. Amazing!
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