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    Aquabug surprise!

    There are at least three versions, each with their own decal/sticker, the Aquabug (& the UK version Perry) and the Mini Motor version, sadly none of my saved pictures are very clear for making a copy of the instructions decal. Here are pictures of the two best surviving decals on the pair of Perry Aquabug outboards from my collection, if anyone wants a better picture of these I can take some more. I hope it works out with CNew & your O&R collection doesn't get junked. David
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    Aquabug surprise!

    This isn't mine, but here is what a new (almost) one of these Aquabug outboards would have looked like. Note it has a brass gauze instead of the normal air filter assembly. David
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    looking for year and parts

    Here are some pictures of two parted out/in bits engines that I saved pictures of, they are a little different to the standard model plane versions. David
  4. I've been researching for many years and saving pictures where I can too, which helps me provide as accurate information as I can and sometimes help date these engines too. It's looking very nice where you've cleaned it up, I'm surprised they didn't fill those holes & paint the air filter. If you want to change the carb & air filter keep a lookout for a cheap incomplete donor engine if you can find one and swap the carb & air filter over, it's certainly a rare enough to be worth doing this to complete it. David
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    looking for year and parts

    Reproduction replacement parts for the car seem easy enough to find; https://www.ebay.com/itm/372548092769 An engine may be a bit harder to find. David
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    looking for year and parts

    We don't get many request for O&R models or engines that predate the O&R Compact engines, I have a few of the model plane engines in my collection (will try & photo them together one day & post it here). I found this advert (in my saved pictures folder) for the toy midget racer (car) from 1954, if that helps to roughly date it, they were available without an engine for toddlers and with an engine for use as a tether car by older children (& presumably grown-ups too). I also have pictures of the instructions with it named as the O&R Motorjet, including the parts list; Hope this helps. David P.S. I think I have some pictures of the engine somewhere, which I will add here when I find them.
  7. The auger section did look original to me, here are two others of the same auger (not mine), both have darker blue paint on the gearbox & lighter blue on the auger bit; #1 #2 David
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    Reed valve for O&R 20A in an Eel Wheel

    Glad I could help , the rest of the parts listed yesterday sold pretty quick too. David
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    Reed valve for O&R 20A in an Eel Wheel

    Don't know if your still looking, but here is one item that's almost as hard to find as rocking horse poo; https://www.ebay.com/itm/143090770658 David
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    Bearing for ohlsonn 1hp

    Can I suggest you post some pictures of what you have, as this thread is a complete mess, maybe even start a new thread, last thing you want is the wrong part, as they increased the shaft sizes from the 3/4HP to the 1HP engine (also let us know the model or type of the engine). All the parts used on these engines (except the spark-plug thread) are imperial as far as I know. Rollers shouldn't be a problem to obtain, the original races more of a problem. Also check out the carb rebuild thread if you haven't seen it and remember to remove any old crumbly filter foam from the air cleaner/filter assembly. David
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    Bit of Humour, I hope

    The last episode of that series does if my memory is any good. It's a comedy history of Britain, there was another for Shakespeare. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yp1gr/episodes/guide Philomena Cunk's (not her real name) 'moments of wonder' was originally a mock-u-mentary segment of the Charlie Brooker TV series 'Screenwipe' & later 'Newswipe' which also featured Barry Shitpeas (another made up name) and US comedian Doug Stanhope, I wish they would make some more. David
  12. You shouldn't expect every O&R to be in mint condition, they are around 40 to 50+ years old, most of them were bought to use and some had a much harder life then others (eg, hedge trimmers & crop sprayers in the UK) and people didn't always look after them or store them in a nice dry shed. It takes time & patience to obtain (or make) the necessary parts for restoring these small engines & their tools, sometimes a donor engine is needed too. 1, No spark, check the usual, points, wiring etc. 2a, Drilled out starter rivet , happens more often than you may think, I suspect in the past it was much harder to find out the correct way without service information. Can be sorted with a new rivet if it isn't drilled out too much (been there fixed one before). Putting your first spring back in is more tricky fun. 2b, It looks a later engine so a replacement crankshaft shouldn't be too hard to get, unlike an early one (like rocking horse poo, I eventually found a bare donor engine for one once). 3, Pictures of two others suggest the gearbox is indeed a darker blue than the auger section, they probably bought in/out-sourced the auger section rather than make it themselves. 4, Carb damage, again very common problem, eg. cracked casting where air cleaner attaches, broken off choke lever, broken needle valve & missing bits (look for spare ones or spares engine). Along with missing/damaged air vane or air filter/cleaner assembly. 5, Dirty and or rusty tanks, most seem to be like this (unless never used), clean if possible, you maybe able to disassemble with a can opener & solder/braze back together (not yet tried this, I'm also thinking of making some tanks from some small coffee tins). Filter often clogged too, can be cleaned using a glass syringe attached to the fuel line pipe to gently pass cleaner solvent or fuel through. 6, Coil rusty, I've had very few problems with coils, but they are often rusty from bad storage/neglect, clean with small wire brush/wheel (sometimes you can remove the steel core to make this easier). Good luck with the restoration & if let us know if you find more augers, it something my collection lacks and I'm sure Paul would like one too. David
  13. It looks perfectly restorable to me. Send it over here. I've fixed worse. David
  14. Maybe you need to build an engine test stand, here are some pictures of the one 'usedtoolman' built on the old forum, original post here; https://web.archive.org/web/20130814204047/http://ohlssonandrice.forumer.com:80/engine-test-stand-t1232248.html Here some pictures of mine, which didn't quite go as planned (I have the posts spaced a little too close together), need to drill & tap some more holes in it at some point, the large chuck of steel came from an engineering surplus stall at one of the local engine shows. David
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    Set of Comet tools

    Been looking through saved pictures and found one showing the parts list, unfortunately the clutch drum with gear & output gear have O&R part numbers, so they could be the die cast ones. I've also noticed one of my engines has the type of pulley for the belt drive used on the Comet Circular Saw, so could have possibly been a NOS replacement for one. I've also noticed there are at least three slightly different versions of the Comet Circular Saw. David