Chrysler Marine

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Overview
Chrysler Marine produced the
marine propulsion engine.
Click HERE for more about West Bend, Chrysler & Force Outboard Motors
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History

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General
The Chrysler company was founded by Walter Chrysler (1875–1940) on June 6, 1925,[8][9] when the Maxwell Motor Company (est. 1904) was re-organized into the Chrysler Corporation.[10][11]
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More from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_FirePower_engine
Chrysler started out in the Marine business by making engines for other manufacturers They started in 1926, and started supplying builders like Chris Craft with engines. At one point in the 40’s Chrysler had about 40 percent of the marine engine market.
Lone Star boats started out in Grand Prairie, Texas back in the 50’s…In 1962 Lone Star moved their manufacturing plant to International Parkway, in Plano, Texas.
Chrysler Buys Lone Star in 1965
If you look at the  66 Brochures the Boats have both names Lone Star and Chrysler on them!!
Chrysler bought out West Bend Outboards in January,1965. This first year they were known as a Chrysler/West Bend outboard.
So Chrysler entered the boat and the outboard market with the 1966 model year.
I have talked to Rick who worked at Chrysler Outboard in Hartford and as he told me
“We were told that as part of the government bailout, Chrysler had to sell off all it’s neonate related businesses and concentrate on it’s auto business. I believe we were the last to go. We all knew it was up for sale. It took until
’84 to find a buyer for the outboard business. Unfortunately it was Bayliner. When Bayliner took over, it promised to keep the business open for at least 2 years. After the 2 year period it was sold to Brunswick. The rest is history. ”
Thanks for the Insight!!!!
The Outboard Division was sold to U.S. Marine in 1984 who manufactured and marketed under the FORCE name. See Chrysler & Force Outboards.
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When Chrysler finally got out of the Marine business they sold the power boat division to Texas Marine International ( Exec’s from the Chrysler Boat Corporation ) They soon after purchasing the boat company discontinued the powerboats to focus on the sailboat market, but it wasn’t long and they folded.  Powerboat parts were sold by TMI to Doug Russell Marine, Worcester, Ma… The Sailboats were sold to  to Starwind Parts. Starwind Parts has since sold molds, Spare parts, sails, etc.
More from http://www.hurrikain.com/thechryslercrew/history.htm
When Chrysler Corporation entered the marine market, it did so with one of its most reputable engines: the 289 cubic inch, 835-pound Imperial straight-six. Two of these were installed in the racing-hulled Miss Frolic, which was entered into a 1926 Gold Cup race (where an accident prevented her from finishing), and one of which was put into Baby Frolic, which took second place in the Junior Gold Cup race in Detroit in 1926. The first engines to be sold to the outside world appeared in 1927, making 100 horsepower, again based on the Imperial Six.+++++++++++++++
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Specifications For
Chrysler Marine 4-Stroke Cycle Gasoline Engines

Click on Links for Model Pages with Spec Sheets, Manuals, etc.

TABLE KEY:
CYL = Cylinder Configuration-Number−Liner: IL = Vertical In-Line, s =Slanted, h = Horizontal, n = Inverted
-CYL: V = V, O = Opposed, R = Radial, WR = Wankel Rotary
−CYL: W = Wet Liners, D = Dry Liners, C = Combo Wet & Dry Liners, P = Parent/Native Bore, S = Sleeved
−CYL:  ? = Not Published
RATING: COM = Commercial, R = Recreational, WB = Work Boat, PC = Pleasure Craft
RATING: CON = Continuous, INT = Intermittent
RATING: CON, CD, HD, MCD, MD, INT, ID, GS, HO, etc. (See Duty Ratings at end of this table)
ASP: NA = Naturally Aspirated, T = Turbocharged, S = Supercharged
ASP: TA = Turbocharged & Aftercooled, TI = Turbocharged and Intercooled
KW = Kilowatts, HP = Horsepower, BHP = Brake Horsepower, MHP = Metric Horsepower, ? = Not Published
@RPM = Power Ratings @ Revolutions Per Minute
YEARS MFR’D: Beginning-Ending, Trailing  –  (Dash) without an Ending Date = Still in Production

ENGINE FAMILY/MODEL CYL BORE STROKE BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT
Family/Model IL-?−? ?mm ?mm ?in ?in ?L / ?ci
MODEL/RATING ASP KW HP BHP MHP @RPM YEARS MFR'D
? NA ? ? ? ? 19??-19??‚
? T ? ? ? ? 19??-19??

ENGINE FAMILY/MODEL CYL BORE STROKE BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT
Family/Model IL-?−? ?mm ?mm ?in ?in ?L / ?ci
MODEL/RATING ASP KW HP BHP MHP @RPM YEARS MFR'D
? NA ? ? ? ? 19??-19??‚
? T ? ? ? ? 19??-19??
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More From Chrysler Marine

Literature

Brochures
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Owner/Operator Manuals
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Service/Workshop/Repair Manuals

Chrysler 218 / 236 / 251 Service Manual – (View PDF)
^ From FoleyEngines.com
Parts Schematics with exploded views and parts lists
^ From MarinePartsExpress.com

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