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03-01-2001, 03:03 PM
" I am trying to locate information on 4 cly. gas Continental engines used for inboards in 1965-1967.

I keep getting Graymarine, Durant and Continental togeather on my searches. Is there a connection between these companies? Any help or direction would be useful.

Thanks, John "

03-01-2001, 03:06 PM
" John,

I believe Durant started the Continental Engine Company. Durant built automobiles in the 20's under the name Durant & Star. The six cylinder Star was one of the first full pressure lubricating systems on small engines. A lot of fishermen converted that automobile engine to
marine use in the 20's.

A number of the Graymarine engine models were based on the 140ci and 162ci blocks by Continental, such as Graymarine model Four-52, 4-140, 4-162, etc.

Hopefully someone else can contribute some more info.

Andrew "

03-24-2001, 11:53 PM
"Here is one listed for sale/trade with a photo ("").



Roger DiRuscio
08-31-2002, 06:15 PM
"here is a picture of the 4 cylinder Durrant engine
by continenal motor or vise versa, what ever. copy and past the link
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1659491&a=30052087&f=0 ("")"