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Dropacent
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Whuzzit??

Post by Dropacent » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:44 pm

Any ideas ? Very well made casting . We put several of our local peanut brains together and think it may be part of a “in the seat” pull start mechanism. The curved part at the top appears to have been sawed off. The sketch with red is my guess, to mount a pulley . Any help would be great!
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hpetrino
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Re: Whuzzit??

Post by hpetrino » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Your pull starter explanation may very well be correct. I was thinking it could be a mounting for an outside magneto, maybe marketed as an easier fix to a failed magneto than pulling the engine. Pure guess.


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Re: Whuzzit??

Post by Jeff Hood » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 pm

It's called a Boston Starter. The cast-in number B S 1 identifies it. Check Jay's post at this link with information on it.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1439219302
The pictures at the bottom of the post are of my Boston Starter.


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Dropacent
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Re: Whuzzit??

Post by Dropacent » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks very much, Jeff. You nailed it !

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