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Model: 6-22

MANUFACTURED BY:
HOMELITE-TEXTRON
PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, USA
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
17 series
YEAR INTRODUCED:
June 1957 with 3.57:1 gear ratio
September 1957 with 2:1 gear ratio
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
1958
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
5.01 cu. in.
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
Homelite Two-Cycle single cylinder loop scavenged engine
CYLINDER BORE:
2.0625 in. (52mm)
PISTON STROKE:
1.50 in. (38.1mm)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
0.0625 in. pn 55537
CYLINDER TYPE:
Aluminum with chrome plated bore
INTAKE METHOD:
Reed valves (4)
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
5.6
WEIGHT:
22 lbs. powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
none
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
Gear reduction 3.57:1 later 2:1 reduction
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:
Phelon
CARBURETOR:
Tillotson HL104A
Brown 5-CS or 6-CP
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
RK-88HL for HL-104A
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
DG-5HL for HL-104A
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 position
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:
64 oz. (1.89 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.
CHAIN TYPE:
Oregon 10C or 10L
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
14 in. (35cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
30 in. (152cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Homelite Red with Green Cylinder shield, air shroud and pulley cover
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
Units with serial number below 758245 built in Port Chester NY with 3.57:1 gear ratio. Units with 7 digit serial numbers or six digit serial from 758246 built in Gastonia with 2:1 gear ratio, larger bore drive gear bearing and clutch spider, thicker crankshaft with large I.D. main bearing and new garlock seal.



 

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