Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby Garry in Tampa » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:31 pm

Electric start Antique Evinrudes were available through the early 1940s - - - :D
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The Senior Speedster Steve Woods has gives great boat rides. He runs the Atwater Kent ignition system on four ""D" cells in a capped PVC pipe. One of the most efficient ignitions ever devised. It only draws current when the engine is running. - - - :)
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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby alanp » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:46 am

Thanks for the photos of what an original looks like and the advertisements. A lot of interesting information and conversation.

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby PM T2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:02 am

Alan - no PM's received.

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby PM T2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:06 am

49morphew wrote:Here are some pics of my Elto 311]


Super nice looking Elto, looks like she's ready to rock & roll.

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby 49morphew » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 am

Thank you. It starts real easy and runs like a top. It also came with this bracket/handle for remote steering. Assuming this was homemade but not sure.
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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby PM T2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 am

it does look home-made. Looks like they used part of a tiller arm bracket and added some stuff to it. Don't recall any official Elto accessories like that. If it works - then that's all that matters.

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby Rapier » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:05 am

This one came through an estate sale a few years ago - minus it's tank and sprayed with varnish (?). It was lots of money, so I passed, but I still have a copy of the Owen-Dynato manual if anyone interested in a copy.
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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby wbeaton » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 am

Garry in Tampa wrote:The Senior Speedster Steve Woods has gives great boat rides. He runs the Atwater Kent ignition system on four ""D" cells in a capped PVC pipe. One of the most efficient ignitions ever devised. It only draws current when the engine is running.


Interesting. I thought of doing something similar, but I assumed the D cells wouldn't have enough capacity. How long will a motor run with this configuration?

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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby outboardnut » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:25 pm

Rapier - I sent you an email and a pm requesting a copy
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Re: Elto Senior Speedster, Electric

Postby Garry in Tampa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Steve often runs 6 to 8 hours a day. I don't know how often he changes batteries. . . :?
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