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  • Mumbles
    Mumbles
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    #172982

    What is this exactly and is that an electric starter on it?

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    lyks2tinkr
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    #172984

    Well, I don’t know the exact model but it looks to be an early 30s Evinrude/Elto
    Maybe a Quad.
    That is an Owens Dyneto starter / generator on top.
    I’m sure someone more knowledgeable will be along and correct me if I’m wrong.

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    garry-in-tampa
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    #172985

    It could be an Electric start Elto Speediquad or an electric start Evinrude Speedifour around 1931-32 . . .


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    garry-in-tampa
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    #172987

    I can’t get the computer to pick up the Speediquad electric’s picture –

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    Randy in Tampa
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    #172990

    I would love to have that starter🤤

    Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!

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    49morphew
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    #172991

    All good guesses as to which model. I’m not sure either. It is an electric start model for sure. Rare and desirable. It does appear to be missing its coils and starter switch and obviously front cowling. Hopefully PM T2 will weigh in. Pretty sure he has more of these in captivity than anyone 👍

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    Mumbles
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    #173009

    Thanks guys. Hopefully the PM can nail it!

    I don’t think the C/L seller really knows what it is either as it’s being listed as a ’38 Johnson 33.4 horse motor. Huh? I’ll post the link later in the members only Leads For Motors section.

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    pm-t2
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    #173030

    You would not believe the variety of four-cylinder motors that Evinrude and Elto offered for sale in the 1930-41 time frame. The Owen-Dyneto starter-generator was used on more Evinrude and Elto outboards than any other brand.

    Names like Sportfour, Quad, Big Quad, Senior Quad, Speediquad, Speedifour, Big Four – all four-bangers, all available with electric start from the factory.

    I would say if I had to bet, the CL motor is most likely an electric-start Speedifour or Speediquad. I have seen other images from other angles. its odd because it has the earlier round starter armature housing, but other angles show the later “veranda” style starter cover (the silver aluminum cover). Without knowing the model number, it’s tough to pin down the exact model. If the round starter housing is the correct one, I’d say my best guess would be that its a Speedifour Electric in the 1931-33 range.

    Another possibility would be a Big Four Electric (the model 808 or 809 for 1931, model 816 or 817 for 1932). With those transom screws, it certainly could be the 40 HP model. The Elto’s typically used the mouse-ear type of thumbscrew, such as the ones visible on the Senior Speedster Electric in the image posted by Garry. Those get broken off a lot. The CL motor has the paddle-type transom screw that is seen on many outboards of that era, including the Lockwood Chief.

    Hope this helps. If it doesn’t, feel free complain to upper management.

    Best,
    PM T2

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    gbm
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    #173065

    It is a very early Martin. That thing on top is the pressure cooker.

    Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

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    garry-in-tampa
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    #173091

    A few more pictures –

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    rapier
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    #173177

    If anyone needs a copy of the Owen-Dyneto manual emailed, please pm me.

    tinkerman
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    #181149

    I could use an Owen Dyneto manual. I just picked up a sr speedster 30 model electric start. Starter turns but no fire and the insulation on the tiny wires under the larger aluminum cap is shot. Is there a remedy for this? I’ve ordered the parts to build a coil

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