'55 Chris Craft Cobra....with a twin-supercharged 354 Hemi!

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'55 Chris Craft Cobra....with a twin-supercharged 354 Hemi!

Postby mart » Sun May 23, 2010 8:10 am

Found on the net - a restored '55 Chris Craft
Cobra.....with a twin-Paxton Supercharged
354 Marine Hemi!!!!!


How'd ya' like to be tooling around on a lake
this summer in a classic (and absolutely "Buck
Roger's Starship"
' inspired!) 1955 Chris Craft
Cobra..... powered by a twin-Paxton blown 354
Chrysler Marine Hemi?!! How cool would that
be??!!! :) :) :)

mart
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
BY Matt


"While traveling around to the various Antique
and Classic boat shows this year, it was always
fun to check out all the different types of marine
power being used. This 1955 Chris-Craft 21′ Cobra
“007″ had a Chrysler Marine Hemi c/w twin
supercharger’s….Very Cool
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Re: '55 Chris Craft Cobra....with a twin-supercharged 354 Hemi!

Postby scottm » Sat May 29, 2010 12:33 pm

Awesome! I love those old wooden Chris Crafts with HEMIs.

Let me put the photos inline to make it easy for folks to see...

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I'm in the boat market -- I wish it was for one of these! :o

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Re: '55 Chris Craft Cobra....with a twin-supercharged 354 Hemi!

Postby mart » Sun May 30, 2010 7:41 pm

I noticed too that on this particular set-up, the
entire carb appears to be encolsed in a pressure
box. Very slick. To my mind, that's definitely
the way to go with with a 'blow-through' carbed
blower set-up, rather than just blowing presurized
air into the mouth of the carb and using a 'pressure
reference' line to the float bowls and fuel pump as
is usually done. With the entire carb enclosed in a
pressure box, the fuel pump still needs to be
referenced to boost preasure, but the carb itself
works normally and as intended, with no danger
of collapsed floats or blowing fuel out of the
throttle shafts. Much safer too, especially in a
marine application, where any fuel leaking at all
can pose a definite explosion and fire hazard.

mart
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