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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by chad59 roamer, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. chad59 roamer

    chad59 roamer New Member

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    does any one have these in thier boats ? I cant find even a pic of them on the computer . I found a exht manifold on ebay and that was it . they were bought brand new in 1985 from chris craft . they are 400 hp 454"s and I am try to find out what to sell them for ? thanks chad
  2. Capt Fred

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    I sold a pair of 454, 350 HP Mers with BW trans in used but running condition for $3000 total
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    454's

    I wouldn't be too quick to settle for low price on those engines. A boater pal of mine just sold some 454's from a Tucker houseboat for much more than that $3000. Seems that folks with the old muscle cars from the 60's and 70's are salivating for these high power engines.
    Look around before you set your prices.
    Tim
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    russlunt New Member

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    pair of 454's

    I have a pair in my newly aquired 1962 44' Riviera. They were installed about 12 years ago and i don't have much info to add. I would say that $3000 is a steal. Do they come with the gears?
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    454's

    I have 454's with closed loop cooling and they were put in about 6 years ago with 150 hours on them. They sold (not to me) for almost 10K.

    How many hours are on them? Are they mercs or crusaders?
    Crusaders are in high demand.
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    russlunt New Member

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    How do I tell if these are crusaders or mercs

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    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Those look like Marine Power 454's.
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    russlunt New Member

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    Ah, so neither Cruisader or Merc. They are fairly new with electronics, I am assuming ignition. I have not shifted my focus on this project yet. Still working on a '58' Owens Sedan. These 454's have an output of about 300 hp, right?
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    russlunt New Member

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    Went to everyone's friend Google and there they are. I didn't realize Marine Power was a brand. Chad, this pair of 454's go for more than $20k and that does not include extras like secondary water loop pumps, etc. I don't believe this includes the gears either. That is brand new so you make the translation. My first response to the pricing question is always, "they are worth as much as someone is willing to pay for them." Good luck