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Model: 5-20-L

MANUFACTURED BY:
HOMELITE-TEXTRON
PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, USA
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
5-20-L, 5-20-LA
YEAR INTRODUCED:
1957
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
1957
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
5.01 cu. in.
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
Homelite Two-Cycle single cylinder loop scavenged engine
CYLINDER BORE:
2.0625 in. (52.3 mm)
PISTON STROKE:
1.50 in. (38 mm)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
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 HL-104A
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
RK-88HL
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
DG-5HL
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. (0.38 mm)
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
fixed position, not adjustable
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
Champion HO-8A (can sub J6)
SPARK PLUG GAP:
0.025 in. (0.63 mm)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
Ball and caged roller types
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
45 fl. oz. (1.33 litres)
FUEL OIL RATIO:
10:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
Regular grade
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:
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
14 in. (35 cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
38 in. (96 cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Homelite Red with Green shroud, pulley cover and cylinder shield
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
Serial numbers beginning with W indicates Wico mag,
P indicates Phelon mag



 

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