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worked on a 1960's sno thro interesting starter

Went to a gentlemans house to repair his no start Ariens sno thro 1960's. The recoil was missing many years ago and he had electric start installed by a dealer.
he has a small transformer mounted on the wall with 2 cords coming out of it Ac in and dc out. with a momentary toggle on the transformer. I cleaned the old fuel out of the bowl and it started right up. Amazing how well these old machines were built.
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Neat!

When I was a kid I used to do our next-door neighbor's driveway with their snowblower and it had one of those.

I asked here and a few people knew of that setup, but there's very little info about it on the web. I've spent a fair amount of time searching but could never find any docs or photos.

I wonder if that was the first Tecumseh electric starter?

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YEP! Built like a brick out house.
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tecumseh ac dc starter pics

here are some pics of the wall mounted transformer and the starter, The dc cord to the starter has 2 horizontal spades so it cant be confused with a ac cord with 2 vertical spades machine is 1961 or 62 sno thro I think as it has the side shields I found the parts breakdown for it on partstrehttps://www.partstree.com/parts/tecu...ctric-starter/
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First look I thought it was really crazy they'd use a regular extension cord connection on a 12V starter as someone might go wall outlet to starter. Closer examination it looks like the spades on the starter are in line so there isn't a way a regular extension cord could be used.

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yes you cant accidentally use ac cord. only the dc cord fits, DC motors have more torque than ac motors , strangest thing Ive seen lately , but what is amazing is it works still. gentleman uses it every year and even does his neighbors drive across the street. Considering if he stalls motor he has to bring it back home to the transformer to start it. as no recoil starter.
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