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    davidk

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    #192634

    I have a pile of parts that look like much of an Elto Ruddertwin. I think I have a mix here, from earlier and later motors. The fuel tank has been identified as a 1922-24. The timer is marked “1926 Super G.” The rudders are hollow, which, I gather, means they are later. Powerhead seems to roll over nicely. I know I’m missing a coil. Anyway to date the powerhead? Is there enough there to put something together?

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    davidk

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    #192645

    David,

    It looks like you have an A or C flywheel and tank, but the powerhead has G cylinders. The G cylinders were larger than the earlier ones and have a funky bypass configuration unique to that model.)

    If the tag on the timer is correct, it looks like you need a G flywheel, a G tank, and a timer strap to make smoke.

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    wbeaton

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    #192646

    Photos of the side of the mid section would help. I would say the motor is a 1924-25 model C. I will go further and say i think it’s a 1925 model C that had the fuel tank replaced and re-decaled as a 1925. 1924-25 tanks have round corners and 1921 has the fuel filler up front. That makes the tank 1922-23. The tank decal is 1925 only in-spite of what you see on the decal provider websites. 1925 was the first year for the 2 hole ELTO script transom screws, which it appears this motor has.

    Wayne
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    wbeaton

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    #192647

    Guess I answered before you finished posting photos. The transom bracket looks like a model C/D. The carb is 1926 or newer. Midsection is model A or C. The tank could be a 1923 model A. I think you have a big collection of bits from several motors.

    I’m not as well versed on the 1926 and later light twins. I think the exhaust of the larger model G won’t fit the model C midsection. The bracket that holds the rudder and water tubes is a different shape on the 1926 and newer motors. It’s more of a crest shape than yours. I couldn’t tell you if it’s a model G powerhead, but the rest appears earlier IMO. I could easily be wrong.

    Wayne
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    davidk

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    #192652

    Thanks for the input, everyone. I think I may be able to build a turducken from this pile : )

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    wbeaton

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    #192655

    Agreed. It is a good pile of desirable parts. It even has the exhaust cut out, which is often missing. Check the flywheel for cracks around the hub. They frequently crack from improper torque.

    Wayne
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    davidk

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    #192690

    I don’t see any cracks on the flywheel. Good to know to watch for that.

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    wbeaton

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    #192696

    Flywheel looks good.

    Wayne
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    davidk

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    #192727

    Interesting. I haven’t seen one of those tapered flywheel nuts yet. I would have thought it would provide less stress.

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    davidk

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    #192728

    I found a “crest shaped” (as Wayne described) bracket in the box that fits the midsection. I wonder if I can just swap that out with the other one and use that yoke? I have two yoke. One is a “broke yoke”……with an interesting fix. The other has a pulley for the rope to ride through instead of just a hole.

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    davidk

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    wbeaton

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    #192742

    The only way to find out if it fits is to try it. Not all of the parts are compatible without modification. Used a steering g toke from a new motor on my 1924 model C until I found a replacement. I had to recast the mounting portion as the newer yoke would not work with the old mount.

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