Wanted: Ruston Hornsby AP Parts (6hp)

Discussion in 'Parts/Engines Wanted' started by Kevbuts, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Kevbuts

    Kevbuts Member

    Hi All,

    I am currently considering buying a Ruston Hornsby AP (6hp) which is missing a few parts.

    The parts I know that are missing are as follows:

    1, Fuel tank & cap;
    2, Brass fuel pipes;
    3, Brass AP fuel tank on/off tap;
    4, Inlet valve push rod, cast iron forked end and cam;
    5, Carburettor float chamber cover & filler flap assembly (a complete replacement carburettor would be good if available);
    6, Cylinder lubrication drip feed oiler;
    7, Cylinder lubrication drip feed oiler cast iron angle support bracket;
    8, Cylinder lubrication oil delivery pipe (linking drip feed oiler to cylinder).

    There may be other parts missing that I will need, but these are the ones I know about at present.

    I would be pleased to hear from anyone that has any of the above parts for sale. Please PM me with any offers.

    Many thanks,

    Kev
     
  2. Kevbuts

    Kevbuts Member

    Hi All,

    My list of parts needed to complete my Ruston AP restoration is now much smaller.

    The parts I still require are as follows:

    1, Ruston AP Fuel Tank & Brass Cap;
    2, Large Brass Ruston AP Fuel Tap;
    3, Brass Fuel Delivery Pipes.

    Fortunately all the other parts that I thought were missing were actually found in the previous owners workshop in tins on shelves and benches etc. Took a bit of searching but was well worth it to locate all the original parts.

    I have been in contact with Frank Gelder for quote for the above parts, but would like to get hold of some original parts if possible.

    All the best,
     
  3. Guest

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    why dont you go to car shop like A1 get Fuel Pipes and copper pipes would look good
     
  4. Kevbuts

    Kevbuts Member

    A friend who is a superb fabricator has offered to make me a new tank (he has made several stationary engine fuel tanks and they are the best I have seen), and will supply the fuel lines and fittings. Frank Gelder makes the Ruston AP fuel taps, so it looks like I can get new examples of all these parts without any problems. As the engine is a working clothes restoration I will have to leave the new fuel tank out in the weather for a little while to age it a bit though :D
     
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  6. Kevbuts

    Kevbuts Member

    Thanks for the links to the engines on ebay. Both look nice engines - particularly the APR. My father has a small APR on it's original trolley - they are lovely little engines.

    I use both this Forum and the UK Stationary Engine Forum. You can find a detailed restoration thread on my 5.5hp Ruston Hornsby AP here: http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31481

    I will be updating the link as the restoration progresses - The engine is still undergoing restoration though, so no video's of it running yet :)

    All the best,

    Kev
     
  7. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Only fair to point out that the link points to a log on screen. i.e that forum is members only.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  8. Kevbuts

    Kevbuts Member

    Thanks for that Roland - I have to say I didn't realise how restrictive access was to that forum for "non-members"

    Here are some photo's of my Ruston Hornsby AP prior to it being stripped down for restoration for those that have asked:
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    Cheers,
     
  9. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    and very nice too. Do keep us up to date with progress.

    cheers
    Roland
     
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