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1950ís Chris Craft Zenith Carburetor


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While at an out of the way “FLEA” market I sometimes go to, I bought a previously seen, big, old cast iron Zenith carburetor #10870A that had a MARINE spark arrestor on the intake. The owner said it was a spare for his once owned, mid 50’s, twin Hercules, flat head, 130HP EACH, powered Chris Craft boat. I just love the related stories folks share with you when you buy things, or just talk with them. A little research on the internet came up with the Hercules engine being a model “M”, JXD or JXLD rated at 130HP @3,000 rpm. I found some pictures of rebuilt model “M” engines with the Zenith carburetor on them. It’s just an addition to my small, unusual carburetor collection , where I’m just trying to have fun , even in NJ on the way through .
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A couple more pictures of the carburetor, with the spark arrestor .
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Oh man would I LOVE to have the whole boat that goes to that carburetor! And I've never owned a boat in my whole life!!
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I have a Chris-Craft marinized Hercules JXLD in my back driveway, Keith... even has the transmission, so that's a big step closer to having the whole thing... just need the hull, right?
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If you guys want an old wooden boat, a friend of mine can build one for you from scratch. He is in the Fingerlakes region of NY and builds some very nice boats if you can afford them.
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