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Old 03-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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You got it BB. The Homelight 55 hp 4 stroke outboard built in the sixties was based on the little Crosley engine. As I remember they had a reputation of being a pretty good engine.

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The Homelite 55 HP 4 Cycle outboard motor was introduced in 1961. Based on the Fageol outboard motor developed by Lou Fageol which itself was a derivative of the 44 cu. in. Crosley automobile engine, the Homelite 55 HP motor was much more successful than these previous ventures and was produced up to 1972. In 1966, Textron, Inc. sold the production rights of the Homelite 55 HP outboard to Richard Fisher of Boston Whaler Boats in 1966. The company, Fisher-Pierce, sold the motors as the Bearcat 55 HP and even developed an 85 HP model.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:35 PM
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BoothBoy has the floor.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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Interesting, I didn't know that.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:49 PM
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Interesting, I didn't know that.

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I don't get one up on you guys very often. I am glad I remembered that. I can remember seeing the Homelight on display back in the Sixties and a friend laughing and telling me it wasn't anything but a Crosley engine.

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:19 PM
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You got it BB. The Homelight 55 hp 4 stroke outboard built in the sixties was based on the little Crosley engine. As I remember they had a reputation of being a pretty good engine.

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The Homelite 55 HP 4 Cycle outboard motor was introduced in 1961. Based on the Fageol outboard motor developed by Lou Fageol which itself was a derivative of the 44 cu. in. Crosley automobile engine, the Homelite 55 HP motor was much more successful than these previous ventures and was produced up to 1972. In 1966, Textron, Inc. sold the production rights of the Homelite 55 HP outboard to Richard Fisher of Boston Whaler Boats in 1966. The company, Fisher-Pierce, sold the motors as the Bearcat 55 HP and even developed an 85 HP model.
Well I'll be darned!

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:26 PM
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How about this one? American made.

Year, Make, and Model please.

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There is a lot of Muntz Jet in its looks - at least from the "A" pillar on back, but......
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Sorry Dave , it's not a Muntz Jet. It's actually older then the Muntz Jet.

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It looks very Nash except the hide away lights and retractable hard top.....


At least thats what I thought until I found it in a google search. I will keep my silence and see how long it takes for someone to get it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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It looks very Nash except the hide away lights and retractable hard top.....


At least thats what I thought until I found it in a google search. I will keep my silence and see how long it takes for someone to get it.

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Nope not a Nash. Keep looking Kelly, it's in there somewhere. There is actually a very big hint on the car itself.

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:43 PM
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BB I found the car but dice I had to google I'll keep quiet for a while unless everyone gives up. And yes there is a big hint on the car

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MMMMMPHPHPH!!!

It is SO hard not to tell the answer (but I found it on line and did not actually KNOW)


I had seen that pic before so I had an idea of where to look.

So, since I cheated, I ain't a-tellin'
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I thought I saw a hint of Hudson in it.
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Nope not a Hudson. I'll give you a hint. Thyey only made five of them. Four are still around. The company who made them is still in business. The car doesn't really look like any production vehicle they made. Another company later on used some technology from their top.

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For you two who found it on line why don't we let go to 9:00 pm PST then if it's still unsolved go for it.
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Ok, being it's a concept car I had to go looking and I can't keep my mouth shut now that I know, it's the 1940 Chrysler Thunderbolt concept car, very cool! It was Chryslers first concept car.

But Kelly found it first so he can have the floor.

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