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JC posted 12-01-2001 07:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for JC   Send Email to JC  
Any Idea of the value of a 1960 55hp Bearcat 4 cycle motor that is new old stock. Never mounted all Lit. Everything Like New. Any Ideas Input appreciated
JBCornwell posted 12-01-2001 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
WOW!! What a find! That engine was forty-fifty years ahead of it's time. It was developed from the Crosley auto engine by a man named Fageol, who sold the idea to Homelite, who eventually sold it to Fisher-Pierce. Four cylinder 4 stroke, single OHC. The ads for it, in the 60s and 70s read like ads for modern 4 strokes: smooth, clean, quiet, great fuel efficiency, etc.

I used a lot of Fageol developed parts in my Crosley powered H Modified sports racer in the late 50s.. . 44 CI, turned 10Krpm and went like stink.

I have no idea what it is worth, but you sure triggered some nostalgia in this old F**T.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

dauntlass 18 posted 12-01-2001 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
Try this website you may or may not know of it.HTTP:// The site has some good images and 4cyl. information.
jimh posted 12-01-2001 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
One interesting thing about the Bearcat that I have not seen mentioned elsewhere: it was built with the cylinders facing forward and the crank at the rear. This put more weight over the transom and less hanging off the back.

Just about every outboard I have seen has the cyclinders in the rear and the crankshaft in the front; the Bearcat has it the opposite and seems unique in that regard.

Also see: URI:

Wayneman posted 12-02-2001 01:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hey JM, that is quite a find. Most old outboards with Crosley powerheads lost them when old Crosley car enthusiasts took them for placement in their auto projects.

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