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Model: 5-20

MANUFACTURED BY:
HOMELITE-TEXTRON
PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, USA
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
17 series
YEAR INTRODUCED:
September 1955
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
April 1956
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
5.01 cu. in. (82cc)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
Homelite Two-Cycle single cylinder loop scavenged engine
CYLINDER BORE:
2.0625 in. (52.3mm)
PISTON STROKE:
1.50 in. (38mm)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
0.0625 in. pn 55537
CYLINDER TYPE:
Chrome plated aluminum
INTAKE METHOD:
Reed valve (1)
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
5
WEIGHT:
20 lbs.
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
none
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
Gear reduction, 3.57:1 ratio
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:
Phelon or Wico
CARBURETOR:
Tillotson HP-15B diaphragm type
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
n/a
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
n/a
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
Skinner ribbon element
STARTER TYPE:
Homelite ball drive automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:
Manual
MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM:
6,000 with air vane governor
IDLE RPM:
IGNITION TIMING:
fixed
BREAKER POINT SETTING:
0.015 in. (0.38mm)
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
fixed, not adjustable
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
Champion HO-8A (can sub J6)
SPARK PLUG GAP:
0.025 in. (0.63mm)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
Ball and caged roller types
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
45 oz. (1.33 litres)
FUEL OIL RATIO:
10:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
Regular
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
SAE 30 or Homelite chain saw mix oil
CHAIN PITCH:
1/2 in. with 6 tooth or 8 tooth sprocket
CHAIN TYPE:
Oregon 10C or 10L
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
16 link
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
14 in. (35cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
38 in. (96cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Homelite Red with Green Shroud, Pulley Cover and Cylinder Shield
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
IPL no. 23067-A, 23067-1
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
Serial number beginning with W indicates Wico mag
Serial number beginning with P indicates Phelon mag

Colour photograph above courtesy Magnus Mattison collection

 

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