I can't remember seeing the hp stamped anywhere other than where you are looking Graham?Engine number and hp is usually there.Mine is stamped BHP.Occaisionally the horsepower is embossed on the cylinder water jacket,but the few of those I had taken notice of were mostly 1900 style engines from memory?If you were looking for the engine number on a H.A. engine the fuel pump gauge if present,the fuel pump itself,the top of the sprayer manifold,the edge of the lower flange on the governor are places where I have come to expect to find it.The Hornsby's I have seen have the HP stamped into the rear end edge of the cylinder, is there anywhere else they put the numbers other than the ID plate ?
The English were good at doing that, I remember finding out the same about Crossleys, some of their engines have the last 2 digits stamped into just about everything. Its a feature that can be quite useful, I was able to find out the ID of a "Lanz" tractor backend I had at one stage, they do much the same. It had part of the ID number stamped into the lubricator base (among other things)and that was enough to identify the serial number and with the help of a Victorian friend we were able to identify when and where it was sold and who to. It brought back a lot of the providence that would have been lost if it had only been blank.If you were looking for the engine number on a H.A. engine the fuel pump gauge if present,the fuel pump itself,the top of the sprayer manifold,the edge of the lower flange on the governor are places where I have come to expect to find it
Thanks Winchester,i am wondering now how Tranter is feeling about the full blown hijack of his 'colour thread'?Paul, perhaps you may be interested in this view of an early HA engine . It was taken from a book I have which was published in 1899 so we can assume the details shown would be of an engine of that period.
I sorta wonder when looking at the OP that the rings that appear? to be shrunk on the flywheel hub would be a little more of a concern than the colour? after 46 replies no mention of this, very curious ? or am I missing something here ?i am wondering now how Tranter is feeling about the full blown hijack of his 'colour thread'?
The Akroyd family has a main hp/physical size division of it's own without the added question of the '05 units.What is curious is the physical size of the HA engines in comparison of equivalent hp in say the 05 style engines?