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1927 Dodge Starter Generator


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I have a Dodge North East starter-generator coupled to a Briggs and Stratten model B 2.75 hp engine, with a 12 volt battery, the starter-generator starts the engine and once up to speed will charge the battery at about 8 amps.
Hi Owen,
I too have a Dodge North East starter generator I wish to set up like you have.
Do you have diagram of how you wired it up? I don't have the Dodge starter switch, which looks like it is needed to start then switch to generate.

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Default Re: 1927 Dodge Starter Generator

There are only 2 leads at the rear of the starter.
One provides juice for starting which comes from the starter contacts inside the starter box and goes back to the generator cutout which is enclosed inside the foot starter box on the floor inside the car.
The same wire supplies current for starting and feeds back to the cutout when not starting.
The other post is grounded.
Those boxes are frequently on ebay and aren't very expensive.
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No, I don't think it was quite that simple. Just having it on the timing chain would overspeed it when generating, or not have any power to start. Haven't worked on Dodge but the Studebaker has a big one way clutch on the front of the crankshaft with a gear reduction AND sprocket reduction. Of course Stude had a separate generator.
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Thanks Craig,
Found one on eBay in the US, conversion rates and then postage to down under hurts.
Is there an other way to do the cutout for charging?
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Instead of using a cut out relay, I used a diode salvaged out of a older alternator and hiding it in the amp meter starter switch box.
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here is a simple diagram I used.
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Hi Owen,
Thank you, looks easy enough, even for me.

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So now I can understand stand how to wire it up, I thought I would try out the starter.
After a bit of cleaning I've got it to turn, but not very well. Looks like I'm up for new brushes. When looking at the drive end of the starter which way would it turn normally?
When I hit it with 12v it crept it's way clockwise. I was hoping for anticlockwise.

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How did you have it connected?
With the drive sprocket facing left you connect one lead to the post nearest you and the other gets grounded to the starter frame.
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Hi Craig, yep that how I had it. On the bench trying with a battery.
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