Ohlsson & Rice engine parts

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by villiersman, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. villiersman

    villiersman New Member

    I've managed to collect up a few Ohlsson and Rice engines on various bits of equipment; some of them are quite tired and it seems almost impossible to obtain spares or complete engines.
    Can anyone out there help?
    My email address is: villiersman@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks.
     
  2. spudsnstuff

    spudsnstuff New Member

    Ohlsson Rice Resource Group

    Ohlsson Rice (OR) engines were renowned for only lasting about 100hrs before throwing a rod, that's if the starter rewind mechanism didn't hatch first.
    There were many many custom applications for the little 1hp 2cycle wonder, it's just too bad carburetors were pourous (oozed fuel) the ignitions were weak and the engines themselves hatched prematurely.
    The company is long gone but there are a few sources for parts in the USA.

    If you have a runner, it is a collector's item-- don't use it-- just keep it for display. You will see a fair number go on EBay.

    I set up an MSN Users Resource Group:

    http://groups.msn.com/OhlssonRiceChemin ... e/home.htm

    Many people have been injured trying to repair their OR starter recoil spring mechanism-- be carefull-- there is a how to file on the rewind at the site.
    Spudsnstuff
     

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