I ran that Force for another 2 years without a hitch, and the guy I sold it to in 2003 is still running it! Previously, as with other outboard brands and Mercury's smaller models, exhaust exited from a chute at the rear of the cavitation plate above the propeller. That same year, the Mark 75 was introduced, the industry's first six-cylinder, 60-hp outboard. Well that old Chrysler we called it 'the Chysler' ran like a champ for the next 12 years until we sold the boat. It is really very simple under the cowl. We pulled the cowl and the flywheel was stuck and hot to the touch.
Then, when Brunswick purchased Bayliner, these probably unwanted, and mostly obsolete, engines came with the deal. They did complain about a flimsy feeling steering wheel and knee space under the console panel, but talked favorably about the workmanship and design care. When environmental issues concerning cleaner outboard engines arose, Force Outboard was withdrawn from the market by its last owner, Mercury Marine. Verado engines are available from 200 hp 4-cyl through 400 hp 6-cyl. Because the valves occupied space already necessary for the main bearings instead of mounting to an extension of the crankcase, crankcase volume was minimized, resulting in a higher crankcase compression ratio, and more power in proportion to displacement than the competition.
May be it made me spend a fortune racing offshore for years. Why was the 20 hp Mercury a Mark 25, and the 40 hp Mercury a Mark 55, while the 30 hp job was the Mark 30? They came up with a fix some type of plate. There is a spray indicator just above the water line on the very back of the motor. The first hull designed by Chrysler itself, it came in six forms, from 14 to 23 feet in length; each boat had different styling and shapes. Does anybody know a boneyard that sells old Force parts or have a broken 9.
The Buccaneer was produced continuously until at least 2007. For 1962, the Merc 1000 became the new top of the line in line 6, offering 100 hp. Your thoughts, as ever, are appreciated. In 1968 alone, Chrysler Outboard sales increased by 30%, while Chrysler Boat sales went up 23%. Not too technical so no one will be scared off or bored with details. Here is a picture of my '67 Chrysler race motor. It is however cool to see a mint one on E-Bay and think, that would look sweet on my boat.
To bad that was stolen. We do, however, understand that the design was developed as a marine engine rather than an adapted industrial engine. Anyone know what year the transition to mercury was complete? I own the 1994 version of this motor on a 16' aluminium fishing boat. Still fires off almost instantly. During this time, Mercury produced snowmobiles, like many other companies in the late 1960s. The Force brand was manufactured by U.
Chrysler continued to make engines under the Chrysler marque, however. When the tide rises he cranks the old Force up and motors up and down the canal turning the sediment and mud so he can get out at all but the lowest tide. These were some of the fastest lake racers around in their day. Has it ever kept myself or my father in law from having a good day on the water? Next day off to the lake and that 25 year old Force ran absolutly perfect. At least in the 3 and 4 cylinder motors. The new boat for 1968 was the Commando 151, with a Hydro-Vee hull; steering was mounted on a fiberglass console amidship. The purchase included 300 defective outboard.
I was able to use the Merc. The same spirit that drives Mercury employees to achieve great feats of engineering and workmanship also drives their desire to strengthen the communities where they live. I should say that the twin carbs were all gummed up inside, so I took the carbs off the 3 cylinder most parts are interchangable between 3 and 4 cylinder engines and bolted them on. I remember back in the mid-late sixties the Chrysler 35 dominated the 36 cu in class of stock outboard racing. I was the proud owner of a little 17' bayliner bought new about 1990, it came with a factory installed 70 hp Force engine. It's a little underpowered: top speed with 2 aboard was about 25-28 mph, but adequate. At the 1940 New York Boat Show, Kiekhaefer displayed his engines for the first time.
It delivered a whopping 40 horsepower - well in excess of its advertised 25 horsepower. I can still hear the engines running wide open in the test tanks along side of the building, especially the 135's. And - it handled the chop pretty well. The Magnum 8-liter, V-10 engine, generating 300 horsepower and 450 lbs-ft of torque, debuted in the 1994 Dodge Ram. Any info would be helpful, Thanks.