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My 1972 35 hp Chrysler outboard isnít spitting water at high speeds (full throttle)

Old 01-07-2020, 08:28 AM
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Default My 1972 35 hp Chrysler outboard isnít spitting water at high speeds (full throttle)

Hey guys Just a heads up Iím new here. So while I was fishing this summer the water turned rough and I needed to get home in a hurry. So I was full out going 30 mph in rough weather (also the engine was sitting on wood blocks to lift it out of the water for higher speeds. Not my doing I bought it like that) turns out my support bracket connecting the transom to the hull was sawed in half to make room for the steering system for the motor. I ended up breaking the rest of the mount off by pushing my boat to much and I also noticed that my motor isnít spitting water at full throttle (I could of had this problem for a while just maybe didnít notice it). So I repaired the transom and removed the wood blocks and lowered the engine losing a lot of speed (lowered 2 inches below the below the hull) and I thought it would fix the water issue. Buts itís still there. I want to fix this issue so I can raise my motor higher to reclaim the speed I lost. I just replaced the impeller this spring but I was wondering if there was a way to push more water in the inlet like reworking the position of the inlet with tubing. Anything would be helpful.
Old 01-07-2020, 09:53 PM
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A 48 year old Chrysler- really?
Can you say anchor
Goodluck!
Old 01-08-2020, 05:27 AM
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Bear in mind the tell tale is just that - it tells you that all is OK (in theory) - that fact that it isn't doesn't necessarily tell you he engine isn't being cooled. Sounds like you have no other signs of overheating? First move would be just to check the obvious that the outlet is not blocked up with a bit of crud - there might be something loose in the outlet which gets pushed by the higher pressure of running flat out and blocks the outlet - a poke around with a bit of wire often sorts such a problem.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:44 AM
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You need to enter it in the thread of oldest still running outboard engine. And you should get extra points for it being a Chrysler. Worst engine I ever owned back in 1972. But sorry, I can't help you with the pee problem.
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Have you checked the thermostat?
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May she rest in piece, probably the last running Chrysler motor out there!

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