Re: West Bend stern drive (not outboard)?

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Posted by Ed Mc. ( on July 21, 2005 at 20:57:08:

In Reply to: West Bend stern drive (not outboard)? posted by Brain Allinger on July 21, 2005 at 18:36:22:

Man, that is one Nasty Bugger! Makes me shudder with bad memories of an 80 HP West Bend Tiger Shark that I used to own!

They basically flopped the powerhead of that motor on its side and plumbed the carbs into the intake port covers. I imagine a 2-stroke doesn't care how it's positioned, it'll still run even sideways!

West Bend turned into Chrysler but I don't know if there's any interchange there. I believe Chrysler had an I/O boat but don't know what outdrive the early ones used.

You might try Googling for more info; maybe plugging in 'Tiger Shark' will lead you to something.

It'll truly be unique if you can get it going.

HTH and G'luck........ed

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