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Post by piggy on Sun Nov 18 2012, 18:57

Hi all
Just aquired a Ruston Hornsby stationary engine - just rebuilding.

Can anyone advise me as to what it is !!!

On the flywheel is cast in - 6PB 26A and on the end of the crank - 200821

All I know is that it was originally sold by E.Rand of Wetherden, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Also, has anyone got a picture of the starting handle - this was missing when it arrived - I'm guessing it's a strange shape.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by stationary stu on Sun Nov 18 2012, 19:06

Paul if you want your engine dating you need to write (include a S.A.E.) to Ray Hooley and he'll supply you with the info and details of it's first owner.

Ray Hooley,
17, Coniston Drive,
North Hykeham,
Lincoln,
LN6 8EW,

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by nutgone on Sun Nov 18 2012, 20:19

If you're struggling to identify the model you might want to post a few pictures, if you can.

I'm guessing from the small bit of info you've already posted that it's a PB model.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by piggy on Sun Nov 18 2012, 21:12

Many thanks - I'll write to Ray Pooley and try to get a picture sorted

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by piggy on Sun Nov 18 2012, 21:26

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by piggy on Sun Nov 18 2012, 21:27

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I did it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by matt86 on Sun Nov 18 2012, 22:16

have noticed it has the wrong carb on it ..... its a ruston carb but its of a PT . Never the less still works fine on them .

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by nutgone on Sun Nov 18 2012, 22:20

I always quite liked these engines, always fancied one myself. Dunno why, I think it's got something to do with the fact it's laid down on its side.

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Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by piggy on Tue Nov 20 2012, 06:08

Have contacted Ray Hooley - My engine doesn't exist - the number on the end of the crank refers to a Ruston Diesel that was for export !!!!!!!!!!!

Interesting about the PT carb - Just got to get a fuel pipe sorted and I can see if it runs.

If I can source or make a starting handle !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by nutgone on Tue Nov 20 2012, 10:50

Could be a bitsa engine then, still seems real enough from the pictures though Shocked Laughing

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by stationary stu on Tue Nov 20 2012, 12:11

piggy wrote:Have contacted Ray Hooley - My engine doesn't exist - the number on the end of the crank refers to a Ruston Diesel that was for export !!!!!!!!!!!

Interesting about the PT carb - Just got to get a fuel pipe sorted and I can see if it runs.

If I can source or make a starting handle !!!!!!!!!!!!

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That sounds very strange to me, did Ray say if he could help any more or is this an engine slipped out on a friday afternoon.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by piggy on Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:08

He has checked all the engine numbers starting with 200 and none went to E.Rands of Stowmarket.

I reckon it's a "Stealth" Engine - a secret high performance version that crept into Downtown Suffolk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've ordered transfers from him for when it's finished

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Re: Ruston Hornsby Dating

Post by stationary stu on Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:52

It makes me wonder if it was a prototype or similar that Ruston built and it was sold on later. Shame you can't find anything out as it may be a one off for some reason.

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