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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008
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    Statesboro, Georgia,
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    Default "Recently purchased a boat wit

    "Recently purchased a boat with an 85hp chrysler on it. Not sure what year(70's??). It has a breaker point distibutor and type IV ignition. Im sure its not one of the earlier models. I couldnt get it to start thought there was no fire but took it to a marine shop to give it a good look over and they said all cylinders are firing. Its a project boat so I am planning doing most of the work myslef. He also said the points needed to be replaced. After getting it back I tried again and nothing. They said everything else looked fine, just needs new points. Any ideas?? thanks"

  2. #2
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    Apr 2008
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Try new points and then static

    Try new points and then static time the ignition and give the carbs a good clean and re-set all the linkages. Make sure you have at least a 550 cca battery attached and that the battery leads are not too long for their thickness as it may not be spinning fast enough.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Statesboro, Georgia,
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    Default "Thanks Andy, just purchased s

    "Thanks Andy, just purchased some points and I will try that. I will go check that battery. If anyone else has any ideas let me know. Thanks"

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