Registered: October 2008 Location: Gilford, NH Posts: 660
This engine powers a 3 cockpit, split-bench, Dietrich canvas top Chris Craft Runabout with raised deck; 1930s, 28 feet?
This boat was berthed at Sawmill Marina in Wolfeboro when this photo was taken.
We will gladly add additional information you can provide about this engine.
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trfour Senior Member
Registered: November 2002 Location: The Lakes, Central NH. and Dallas/Fort Worth TX. Posts: 3,493
Thu February 5, 2009 6:53am
Hi Alby, the 350 model was horsepower. The shape/Size of the valve covers give away the CU/inches, Min/Max from 401 to 454. MerCruiser casted some experimental blocks back in the 80s that were 600 Cubic inches, some of which were built by a friend of mine at his shop on Long Island NY. He built the 600 CU/incher to a naturally aspirated 1100 horsepower using Pontiac aluminium heads and dual highrised tunnel rammed Holey carburetors and 89 octain unleaded fuel.
If you can't tell, I'm a gearhead and have been keeping many engines tuned and purring like kittens since I was six years old.
Keep these awesome photos coming!
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