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Old 11-25-2018, 08:12 AM
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Any toughts? I was thinking something like mk4 or mk5 bbc 489cid stroker with 781 heads. 224/236 camshaft. Shooting for +500hp. Barvo 1 drive. X-dimension approx 17.5".
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:10 AM
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I also had. Stjnger 260! Id rather have twin smaller engines than one bigger one... they are heavy for 26 boat friend of mine had a powerquest 260 single 454 and burned same amount of gas i did at cruising speed... why not keep 2 engines?
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:47 AM
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I just hate the maintenace of two motor And drives, other thing is I have to build two motors. I have been digging old threads and found one member who got better top speed with single 496ho. Also I was thinking that taking some weight from the back would be a good medicine for stinger hop. Just my toughts. I have to build new transom anyway.
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Now it is time to start this project. Dont like the colour. Hull is solid! Going to put single 502 with bravo one drive.
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Originally Posted by JaniH View Post
I just hate the maintenace of two motor And drives, other thing is I have to build two motors. I have been digging old threads and found one member who got better top speed with single 496ho. Also I was thinking that taking some weight from the back would be a good medicine for stinger hop. Just my toughts. I have to build new transom anyway.
when i had my 260 i had also heard they function well as a single, especially with todays props and ease of building power . Out of all the boats ive had i think i have a soft spot for my stinger the most. Just loved that boat and all it was good for.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:17 PM
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PLEASE post pics of your progress as I'm doing the same transom reconstruction from twins to a single
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by glassdave View Post
when i had my 260 i had also heard they function well as a single, especially with todays props and ease of building power . Out of all the boats ive had i think i have a soft spot for my stinger the most. Just loved that boat and all it was good for.
There is one with 496ho 425hp, very deep 14.75" x-dimension, 60mph. One is with 500hp 454, 68mph.
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PLEASE post pics of your progress as I'm doing the same transom reconstruction from twins to a single
Things are happening slowly. Boating season is over here in Finland, 7 months till next season. I will try to post some pictures 👍
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:00 AM
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Have you done something more on your project?
I also have a Chris Craft 260 Stinger 1987 year model, the white one from Sweden with 496 Mag and Bravo One X with extensionbox. We talked to each other a few weeks ago.
Very interesting to know how it goes.

/ Johan
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JohanSweden View Post
Have you done something more on your project?
I also have a Chris Craft 260 Stinger 1987 year model, the white one from Sweden with 496 Mag and Bravo One X with extensionbox. We talked to each other a few weeks ago.
Very interesting to know how it goes.

/ Johan
Hi, Johan. thanks for your interest! Currently building the engine. So many things to learn about Big blocks, as you can see i have asked lots of questions recently in other section of this forum. How is your project?
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