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Model: 17

MANUFACTURED BY:
HOMELITE CORPORATION
PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, U.S.A.
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
17 series
YEAR INTRODUCED:
February 1954
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
July 1956
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
4.32 cu. in. (70.7ccm)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
1
CYLINDER BORE:
2.0 in. (50.8mm)
PISTON STROKE:
1.375 in. (35mm)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
0.0625 in. pn 55038
CYLINDER TYPE:
Chrome plated aluminum
INTAKE METHOD:
Reed valve (1)
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
3.5
WEIGHT:
20 lbs. powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
none
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
Gear reduction 3.57:1
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:
Phelon or Wico
CARBURETOR:
Tillotson HP-1B diaphragm type
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
nla
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
nla
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
Skinner ribbon filter
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:
40 oz. (1.18 litres)
FUEL OIL RATIO:
10:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
Regular
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
SAE 30
CHAIN PITCH:
1/2 in., .500 (12.7mm) with 6 tooth sprocket
CHAIN TYPE:
Oregon 10C or 10L
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
14 in. (35cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
38 in. (96cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Homelite Red body with Green starter pulley cover, air shroud and cylinder shield
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
Homelite Model 17.pdf
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
W stamped after serial number indicates Wico magneto
P stamped after serial number indicates Phelon magneto


Colour photographs courtesy Andy Williams

 

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