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Morgan Wright

1918 E-49 starter/generator restoration job

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This morning I took the starter out of my E-49, it wasn't difficult at all. Yesterday I took the starter out of my spare E-49 for a practice run.

 

I am taking them to Day's Repair in Kinderhook, NY for refurbishment. All they do is repair generators and starters all day.

 

After this I'll be able to start the car for the first time in 80 years.

 

 

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Interesting that one distributor has been converted to more modern points. A good idea considering the cost and availability of originals - and no one would know

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That's the spare engine, it also has a water pump that looks like something taken off a rot-gut "family secret" mill during prohibition.

 

It's getting parted out, Tom Black has the head, other parts remain.....block, crank, rods etc.

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On the spare engine I intend to build, there is a broken rocker stanchion and a cracked rocker arm.

 

Do you have them as spares you'd sell?

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Here are the 2 rocker stanchions I have.

 

There are 2 exhaust rocker arms, 1 front intake rocker arm, and 1 rear intake rocker arms.

 

On one stanchion I removed the red paint with bulldog because I was going to use it to replace one on my car that was welded decades ago, but decided not to because they did a good weld job.

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