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Ruston & Hornsby AP No.119286

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Ruston & Hornsby AP No.119286

Post by harrone on Sun Apr 10 2016, 15:31

Here's an engine on my to do list. I contacted Ray Hooley who gave me some info about it.

"Ruston & Hornsby AP No.119286, a petrol/paraffin engine rated 3.5hp, was despatched to Ruston's depot in Sydney on 2.2.1925. I don't have any record of their customers."

I was offered it by a picker I've bought from in the past. It looks such a complicated mechanism that I keep putting off dismantling it to restore all the parts and repaint.

Cheers

Mark  


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Re: Ruston & Hornsby AP No.119286

Post by RustonMark on Mon Apr 11 2016, 11:11

harrone wrote:Here's an engine on my to do list. I contacted Ray Hooley who gave me some info about it.

"Ruston & Hornsby AP No.119286, a petrol/paraffin engine rated 3.5hp, was despatched to Ruston's depot in Sydney on 2.2.1925. I don't have any record of their customers."

I was offered it by a picker I've bought from in the past. It looks such a complicated mechanism that I keep putting off dismantling it to restore all the parts and repaint.

Cheers

Mark  


Hi Mark

That definitely looks worth saving, looks to be reasonably complete, (apart from cylinder oiler which may have been tucked away for safe keeping). Which part of the mechanism looks complicated do you think ?  They are pretty simple really.  This is the second 3½ AP I've seen in Australia recently, must have been a popular market.  I had a 1924 3½AP 119279, a few serial numbers away from your one.  Mine was sold in the UK in June 1924.  They are great runners, once you get them going. Likely problem areas include general wear on bearings and mag.  Just the usual, really.  Fuel tank looks like a later addition.

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