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Scott Attwater Flying Scott 60 HP
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posted 10-10-2001 09:10 PM ET (US)
Hello. Does anyone out there know where I could find a starter for this beasty? The motor would look great on my 64 Nauset if I could find someone to help me rebuild it. It probably has very little use as it was in a dry barn for probably the last 20 years. Other than the starter, it is complete and appears to be tight but in otherwise decent shape. Thx!
posted 10-10-2001 09:23 PM ET (US)
That would be a great combination.
Try a local alternator/starter re-build shop, if it doesn't need any mechanical parts they may be the answer.
posted 10-10-2001 09:56 PM ET (US)
This reminds me of an old joke:
Boater pulls up to the marina dock in a boat with a Scott-Attwater outboard.
"Hey," says the marina guy, "what kind of engine is that?"
"It's a Scott-Attwater," say the boat owner.
"Oh," says the marina guy, "I didn't recognize it with the cowling in place."
posted 10-11-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)
Thanks for responding guys. And I too have heard that old joke. Trouble is that when I found this old motor on the back of this ancient old boat where it had been in the barn for 20 or so years, some industrious soul had already removed the starter and I have no idea where it went. So I need one.
I'd love to find one. The engine looks kind
of neat, like a robot out of a low-budget 1950's horror flick and I would hate to dispose of it.
posted 10-11-2001 12:59 PM ET (US)
Glad you did not take offense at my humor.
I think it would be interesting to have a running Scott-Attwater engine these days. You might check for some online resources at the antique outboard society.
Also, I believe that Scott-Attwater became Chrysler.
Chrysler became Force.
Force became "Classic" Mercury, still in production on some models.
posted 10-11-2001 03:03 PM ET (US)
You may try ebay, I have seen an amazing amount of old outboards and parts for sale there. You may also want to try an extended internet search. I punched it into Google and immediately got this thread: www.dicksmarine.net/_disc1/00000047.htm
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posted 10-11-2001 11:38 PM ET (US)
Just a couple of clarifications. Scott-Attwater became McCullough Scott (the same McCullough as chain saws and importing the London Bridge to Arizona) and then disappeared. West Bend became Chrysler, which became Force. I suggest that you go to the Antique Outboard Motor Club web site. http://www.aomci.org/aomc.htm At this site you may find help on the starter. Also if you search on Google you will find several sites with information on Scott-Attwater motors. Good luck. Dave
posted 10-12-2001 01:05 AM ET (US)
Yes, I noticed that in addition to having Flying Scott on the motor hood, it also has Mcculloch. The boat it came off of was an old wooden boat from 1954. I wish I could verify the age. I appreciate all the input guys. I love old motors and have a few laying around. I'd love to get ahold of an Evinrude Big Twin.
posted 10-12-2001 09:45 AM ET (US)
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posted 10-12-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)
Thank you Tom! I shall try them. maybe I'll drag the motor in my living room for a winter project. But I'll have to move the motorcycle first. Thx again.
posted 10-12-2001 10:19 PM ET (US)
What year and horsepower are you looking for in a big twin.
posted 10-12-2001 10:30 PM ET (US)
Hello Gep. I should think from 25 and up Horsepower from the early to mid 1950's although I would have to consult my antique outboard book because I do not remember the actual production dates.
posted 10-13-2001 07:27 PM ET (US)
Wayneman, I currently own a 1955 25hp big twin electric start and a 1956 30 hp big twin electric start.
I'm looking into buying a mid seventies Mercury 40 hp. The guy that owns it refurbishes old outboards and might take the 30hp as a trade, only problem is the Merc is a long shaft. I might be interested in getting rid of the 25hp.
posted 10-17-2001 11:29 PM ET (US)
Hello Mike. I haven't been on-line in a bit. I might be interested in your 1955 big-twin. It is blue isn't it?
posted 10-18-2001 08:51 AM ET (US)
As blue as a 1955 thats never been repainted can be. I'll send you pictures.
posted 06-18-2007 11:18 PM ET (US)
can anybody tell me if i can get my 1951 scott mccullough starter fixed
posted 10-20-2007 06:21 PM ET (US)
I recently aquired a boat and with it came a 75hp McCullouh outboard motor. Have not checked it out as yet but was told that it is a good running motor. Does anyone have any interest? May be interested in trading for an evinrude of simular size
posted 10-21-2007 12:00 AM ET (US)
I might as well keep this six-year-old thread going, now that it has been revived. I was at the boat launch ramp last week, and a fellow at the next ramp slot dropped in an old fiberglass classic from the 1970's. The boat was in nice condition, and it had a Chrysler outboard. I didn't see any horsepower markings, but I would guess it was in the 60-HP range. The owner hopped in, gave the primer bulb a few squeezes, then hit the electric starter. That old motor cranked over crisply and started right up! It idled smoothly and showed no signs of shaking or vibration. I was quite impressed.
Nota Bene: Please use MARKETPLACE for notices of For-Sale.
posted 10-21-2007 06:40 AM ET (US)
Try posting an ad at the AOMCI (Antique Outboard Motor Club ) website. Last spring I sold my 75 McCulloch through this club. It had spark, but needed a starter. I got $340. They are suposed to be strong runners and in demand by some antiquers.
posted 10-21-2007 07:07 AM ET (US)
Actually Chrysler's are generally good running outboards. Their problems were in the ignition systems they used. I believe they were the first to use CD modules, and that was the root of their problems. They use points style distributors, and the CD systems can easily be removed and converted back to battery ignition, by adding a coil and changing a couple of wires around. Very simple procedure. On my antique raceboat I`m running a 75hp 3 cylinder powerhead, that I bought with very low hours, and a bad CD for peanuts, and I run the powerhead on a Chrysler Stacker Racing mid section and gearcase. Chryslers are very simple motors to work on, a plus for me. Actually , though, you won`t see one on my Whaler.
The Chrysler Stacker was a 135 hp race motor built
posted 10-21-2007 10:38 AM ET (US)
I believe there are many old Chrysler outboard motor around Detroit because back in their day they were available to Chrysler employees at a substantial discount.
posted 10-23-2007 12:59 PM ET (US)
Here's the expert's website for old engines....great guy.
posted 10-23-2007 01:40 PM ET (US)
I still see a few Chryslers roaming around. One on a Montauk on E-bay right now.
As a kid we kept our boat behind a person's home in the water along with other renters. This guy 2 boats down had a green Chrysler boat(looked like an airslot) and a 105hp Chrysler on it. Might have been 5 years old or so. EVERY weekend he would be down at the boat wth the cover off and trying to get her to run. Every now and then the boat would be gone and we would cheer for him that he actualy got out on it, only to see him getting towed back in. This lasted for 2 seasons...poor guy.
posted 12-02-2007 08:23 PM ET (US)
I have lots of 75-135 h.p. parts for Chryslers am I allowed to leave my e-mail address
posted 12-02-2007 08:28 PM ET (US)
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