What is the history of FORCE nee CHRYSLER outboard motors? Are there any well-known problems with these engines? I am considering the purchase of a 1998 40-HP Force by Mercury engine, which appears very clean, to mount on a 1984 13 Sport.
Maybe you guys can help. I scored an old 50's-ish johnson 5 hp outboard at an estate sale for a few bucks, but it's missing the label plate. However, the component level part numbers are still readable, and there is a circular chrome plate on the power head with the number 1238650.