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Predator 424 4 cycle engine

Old 07-29-2006, 12:46 PM
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Default Predator 424 4 cycle engine

Any info available for a Abitar Predator 1.20 4 stroke engine.
What is it worth?
Is it a collectors item?
Old 07-29-2006, 10:56 PM
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A few years back there was a ex Abitar employee at a swap meet in the Minneapolis ,St paul area that had a LOT of parts that he took instead of money that thay didn't have . Where he is now I don't know .
I sold a used one on E-Bay last month for $450.00 & yes they are collectable .
They also were NO good ,design & material problems. Max Hansen
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If you want one that is really rare then look for the origional version of the motor made by Conley Precision. The motor was origionally supposed to be picked up by K&B Motors. I had one of these and sold it soon after I acquired it. Running reports had the power at about the pre OS 120 surpass levels and that was nothing to brag about.
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Actually they fixed the problems but it was too late and the company folded . Very few of the good versions were were ever produced . How to determine what one you have, The first version that problems had 4 long studs that attached the cylinder and head to the block . the later version had 4 bolts to mount the cylinder to the block and 6 bolts to secure the head to the cylinder .. I had the first version and it failed after 2 tanks of fuel , The factory replaced it just before closing there doors ,it's been no trouble at all . I would not pay much for a first version even as a collector but the second version is extremely rare and would have great value to a experienced collector . cheers ..

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