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What engines are these? What horsepower?

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What engines are these? What horsepower?

Post by nonuser » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:26 pm

These are v-8 crusaders with velvet drive transmissions out of a 1956 Chris Craft 32 ft flybridge cruiser. I think they could be counter rotating but am not sure. What v-8 options did Chris Craft have in 1956?

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Post by JohnKadimik » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:28 pm

No V-8's in 1956, your crusaders are replacement power.

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Post by drrot » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:37 pm

Are they Cal-Connel Crusaders? Based on Cadillac engines they came in 250-285hp.
Chrysler Hemi's were also available in 1956.
If they are Chevrolet engines they are replacements.
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1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Post by Doug P » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:59 pm

When did the Interceptors come in?

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Post by JohnKadimik » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:44 am

Sorry, I meant no V8's listed for that model in The Essential. Special order power would be of course on the hull card.

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Post by drrot » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:53 am

Doug P wrote:When did the Interceptors come in?
Earliest boat I ever seen them in was the Silver Arrow
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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