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Old 03-09-2016, 08:44:34 PM
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Hi, I have recently acquired this little engine from a friend and would like to ask if anyone can give me any information about it, please. The crank guard, (and tag!) are missing and I can't see any numbers on the flywheel faces. The only numbers that I can find are on the bearing cap, as shown in the photograph. The observant among You will notice that there is a problem with the flywheel hubs on both sides, which means that at some point in the near future I will need 2 replacement flywheels for the engine. Can anyone help with this, please??
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This is the best Gilson site around .Good Luck Mike

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/gilson/000index.html
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Many thanks for the reply, Mike. Very interesting site!! Charles.
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1-1/2 or 1-3/4 HP Gilson Johnny on the Spot
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Looking at pictures on the website and the numbers on the main bearing cap
(S2 1/2 ??) I was wondering if it was a 2 1/2 hp model? Will need to measure the bore and stroke as well as the flywheel diameter and look again.
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I only have the one but I think you are right it looks to be bigger than my 1 3/4 hp Johnny On The Spot. Cheers Mike
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From what I can see on the website pictures, the hopper "extension" at the front is a feature of the 2 1/2 hp engine.
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