So, I bought a 1959 (Model 50519) 50hp, V-4 for a project to rebuild/restore/spruce up, whatever. It's in pretty good shape, aside from being very sun faded and rough looking on the outside. So far I only see two things that might be a bear to find, so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
First, the electrical connection is a rectangular plug on the starboard side. It's got 6 small pins (4 on the aft end and two on the fwd end of the cavity) and one large pin (near the two small ones in the fwd part of the cavity) and a large bolt hole at the aft end of the cavity. The plug cavity is probably about 1" x 2". Anyone know where to find the boat side of this connector? It's not a "red plug" as some folks had suggested.
Second, I noticed a nice, empty mount on the port side. Just about opposite of the starter. I was wondering what it could be for, then realized, duh!! No alternator under the flywheel... 1950s... it must be the generator mount. Looks like the generator may have been driven off the flywheel? I've seen some other posts that folks mentioned generators being belt driven, but to be honest, I just presumed it was flywheel driven and didn't look closer. So, I'll have to look, maybe it's belt driven. Anyway, any leads on where to get one? Thanks a bunch. I'll try to post a "before" pic soon.