Unfortunately, the 427 engine that many of you have been so familiar
with, is no longer in production. Like the V-10, most of the molds
for the 427 engine were destroyed in a catastrophic fire at the
latest in the Conley line of V-8 engines. It sports the Stinger 609
name badge (6.09 cubic inches or almost 100 cc) and is the
culmination of almost 30 years of knowledge gained in the designing
and construction of model engines.
The new Stinger possesses no parts used in prior V-8
engines. The bore is 1.00, with a .970 stroke. It weighs about 11.25 pounds and measures approximately 14" long
(from the front timing belt to the end of the transmission), 6"
wide, and 8-1/4" tall. The supercharged version will be about
10" tall. Among the numerous innovative features like
large oval shaped intake ports, "D" shaped exhaust ports, and investment cast parts, two bold attributes
stand tall: the dry sump pressurized oiling system and a full
ignition system. The engine even has a user replaceable oil filter.
For those of you who lack familiarity with dry sump oiling,
it simply means that oil resides in a holding tank, rather than a
conventional oil pan, which circulates throughout the engine.
The oil that does collect in the pan is simply pumped back to
the holding tank. I have
incorporated what is call a "three stage" oil pump to move all the oil.
One stage is used to feed oil to the engine, whereas, the other two
stages are used to remove all the accumulated oil from the pan. This
is particularly important for high acceleration, cornering, or boat
applications. An important
side note, my test engine held about 20 lbs oil pressure at idle and
60 lbs oil pressure at 9,000 rpm. The dry sump oiling system
not only adds more oil volume but aids in engine cooling and makes
sure that there is plenty of oil during hard acceleration or sharp
corners. The spark plugs have a 10-40 thread. As always, the new
Stinger 609 V-8 will have an electric starter as standard equipment.
No hand held electric motors here, or something that fits in a box
below the engine, but rather a 12 volt electric motor that is an
fundamental part of the engine. It can be activated manually or via
the transmitter on your remote control. The centrifugal clutch is
also included. The cost of the standard engine is $8,257.75 and will show off the standard “Zoomie” style exhaust.
At the present time here is a list of the options:
Exhaust manifolds, cast in 303 stainless
Exhaust manifolds, cast in 303 stainless steel -
polished ....$ 782.60
Painted Valve covers and intake
Supercharger installed and
High duration camshaft (installed at factory
Transmission with forward-neutral-reverse available in near future.
Each engine will be fully tested and adjusted for
optimum performance. I am expecting around 5.5 hp at 9,500 rpm for the
normally aspirated version and about 9 hp for the supercharged
start at $8,257.75
for the non supercharged version, plus
shipping and handling.
are subject to change without notice.
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