Hello All,I may be on wrong forum,just wanted to talk a little about our old motor.It was trashed 20yrs ago.Not sure exact year,but we did buy it new in Maryland in 67.Always wanted to know who made that thing.
It was water colled,very strong,very lightweight(I`d guess under 50lbs) and a great loss to retire it.It was white,had hood latches on both front corners.it also had a chrome stop button on dash.the shifter was a slide up&down deal on dash also.I did order one part from sears,the lock slide that held the motor up was light duty,and broke.
The thing that done it in was the water pump went out,Sears stopped stocking parts in early 80`s,wasn`t able to find out who made motor.Always thought Chrysler,or Elgin.The Chrysler dealer couldn`t help.Finally it ended up in the junk pile.
That thing sure would make our skinny Wards jon boat fly!
another interesting thing about this motor is it had a nice little bilge pump that was cast,and about the size of a hockey puck.It would suck the water right out,and we really needed that.
If one were looking for that water pump today,would it be possible to find it?
Anybody else got one of these?
Never heard of that company.
Surely one of you has one of these things still running?Problem was when it went out,it was years before internet,was next to impossible to find the parts,or the mother company.Thanks again,Dizz
Scott Atwater,was bought by McCulloch became Scott McCulloch then
McCulloch.If you do a search on the net you'll probably find your motor.
Try the Scott guy or "ask the scott guy"also aomci.org.Believe it or not you can still get a few parts for some of the "Scott" motors right here at iboats.
Actually it was a Scott McCulloch. Scott-Atwater was one of the major producers of outboards in their day. McCulloch bought them out. I assume you are talking about the low profile motor.
Hang onto those precious memories, they are worth more than the motor was/is. That low profile 7.5 really wasn't that good. A terrible motor to work on. But there are still some around and people still like them.
I have one of those motors in my garage right now. A 1967 tew willams with the built in bilige pump just doesn't have the puck. It's running but parts are really hard to get.
You really should start a new thread rather than trying to piggyback onto a 3 year old post.
That said Brian Wilcox can make new waterpump impellers for you but you'll have to send your old ones to him so he can use the bronze liners in them to cast the new impellers on. <http://www.chrystine.com/impellers/order.html> Give him a call first to see if he has further instructions. I know he still does it as I got him to make one for me earlier this year.
IIRC Discount Marine acquired the remaining parts stock and rights to McCulloch who built your motor. Give Sherwood a call there for definitive info.
If you want to put yours back in service I'd suggest picking up a few parts motors. Avoid any used in saltwater at all costs! Getting out the 9 1/4" screws that secure the powerhead in the pan is difficult enough on a freshwater motor and verges on 'the impossible dream' on a salter!
If your plastic motor cover is intact guard it like the royal jewels! They were made of poor plastic and not strong enough when new to use to tilt the motor out of the water. And it's easier to corner the hen's teeth market than find a good one!
About the only maintenance that can be done without pulling the powerhead is magneto work. Anything else---including pulling the carb for cleaning---requires removing the &^%$# powerhead as FR pointed out.
All of the sour grapes aside they aren't really too difficult to repair if you take your time. And a good running one is sweet indeed. Nor are you apt to see another one on lake or river. Frankly I'm rather fond of them. If I can get my 'round-to-it' to recrank this winter I have a nice '61 model and parts I've been accumulating along with a rebuilt carb and L/U to turn into a runner to join my '64 model.