1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby jimross » Sat May 19, 2018 10:30 pm

The mag plate is from a 1929 Johnson V-45 with 1 coil and point Assy removed. remove the set screw and pull it off , you probably want to replace with the missing Atwater Kent battery ignition set up with knob start. Or, you can drop a complete 1931- up Evinrude Speeditwin Assy. on it. Don't try "U" Speeditwin as it is different taper.JimRoss

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Buccaneer » Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Jim, Thanks for the information. I'd love to put the Speeditwin
back to original, but not sure of the likelyhood of finding
the parts.

Are you saying that the 1931 and up Evinrude Speeditwin
"mag plate and flywheel" are a direct swap?

What is a "U Speeditwin"?

Much appreciated!

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby bill_loveland » Sat May 19, 2018 10:55 pm

jimross wrote:The mag plate is from a 1929 Johnson V-45 with 1 coil and point Assy removed. remove the set screw and pull it off , you probably want to replace with the missing Atwater Kent battery ignition set up with knob start. Or, you can drop a complete 1931- up Evinrude Speeditwin Assy. on it. Don't try "U" Speeditwin as it is different taper.JimRoss



Jim - do you think he could adapt a regular Speedster's flywheel and timer? I suspect those parts would be easier to find than the correct ones.

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby oldelto » Sun May 20, 2018 2:18 am

U Speeditwin is 1928-1930.

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Buccaneer » Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 am

oldelto wrote:U Speeditwin is 1928-1930.


With a "handle" like OldElto, you may become my best friend, lol.
Thanks for that information.
I'm obviously "clueless" on this vintage of outboards, so now
I now know that a "U Speeditwin" is 1928-30 vintage, and have
heard of, and seen photos of a Senior Speedster, but
have no clue as to what a "Regular Speedster" is, and it's
differences.
Photographic examples also greatly appreciated.

Schooling most appreciated!
Thanks!

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby PM T2 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:03 am

Do you not have any model-year guides?

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Buccaneer » Sun May 20, 2018 8:18 am

PM T2 wrote:Do you not have any model-year guides?


For Evinrude "yes", Elto, "no"

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Richard A. White » Sun May 20, 2018 8:34 am

Same guide.....

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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Buccaneer » Sun May 20, 2018 8:37 am

jimross wrote:The mag plate is from a 1929 Johnson V-45 with 1 coil and point Assy removed. remove the set screw and pull it off , you probably want to replace with the missing Atwater Kent battery ignition set up with knob start. Or, you can drop a complete 1931- up Evinrude Speeditwin Assy. on it. Don't try "U" Speeditwin as it is different taper.JimRoss


Jim, would a Speeditwin mag and flywheel from a unit even
as late as 1948, like the photo fit my 1930 Elto Speedster?
If so, amazing that something 18 years newer would fit.
Thanks.
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Re: 1930 Elto Speedster ignition mess

Postby Buccaneer » Sun May 20, 2018 8:45 am

Richard A. White wrote:Same guide.....


Thanks Richard. I went back through my notes, refreshed my
memory that my Elto is a model 310, and sure enough,
it shows up in the Evinrude model list, showing it
as a 1930, 14 hp, but nothing more.
What I'm really wondering is......
What's the physical differences, say between
a regular Elto Speedster and a Senior Speedster, etc.
Thanks.


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