Electric start "back in the day"....

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amuller
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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby amuller » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:02 pm

I also am looking for a starter bracket for a '69 (or close) 25 hp.

My impression is that all the electric shift big twins had generators, I presume because with a dead battery you can pull-start them, but without enough juice to energize the forward solenoid you are not going anywhere under your own power. Am I right about this?

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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Garry in Tampa » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:57 pm


You are right - - -
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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby lindy46 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:06 pm

A small solar charger will keep the battery charged. I had one on my pontoon with a "57 Evinrude Lark and I never had to manually charge the battery all summer. I even used a fish finder and running lights at night

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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Jeff Register » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:51 pm

Back a few had a 1942 Dodge 4 wheel drive, Ran 24 volts & a Clatterpiller gennie, That 6VT starter spinned or smoked, check everything ;)

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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby nabmd » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:16 pm

Back in '84, when I was stationed at Ft Polk, LA, I bought a used boat with a 40 HP Johnson; got it all fixed up, and ready to go. I was able to pull start it. Off we (wife and 2 young dau) went to the Army Recreation center on a nearby lake; put it in, pull started it, pushed off from the dock and hit the "F" button; nothing happened, so I tried again several times as we slowly drifted further from the dock. Then I realized I needed a battery to run the electric shift! So, with both daughters asking why we weren't going anywhere, I paddled back to the dock, and pulled the boat back out, and went back home! I bought a Marine battery the next wkend!

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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Garry in Tampa » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:50 am

When you said "Back in the Day" I thought of this 1931 Elto advertisement . . . :lol:
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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Randy in Tampa » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:19 am

Me too! ;)
Garry in Tampa wrote:When you said "Back in the Day" I thought of this 1931 Elto advertisement . . . :lol:
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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Phil B » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:05 am

Me three... For a while I kept forgetting that it wasn't about pre-war stuff, and being surprised each time....
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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby PM T2 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:40 am

The Owen-Dyneto electric starter-generator are the only electric start motors that I will ever collect.

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Haven't managed to acquire one with the squarish "veranda" starter, as Sam Vance refers to them.... but I'll keep at it

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Re: Electric start "back in the day"....

Postby Garry in Tampa » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:19 am


FANTASTIC -
beautiful collection, I love those Super Cs . . . :D

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