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Model: 500

MANUFACTURED BY:
HOMELITE-TEXTRON
PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, USA
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
EZ series, 500, 500-MOD
YEAR INTRODUCED:
July 1960
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
1962
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
4.71 cu. in. (77.6 ccm)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
Homelite Two-Cycle single cylinder loop scavenged engine
CYLINDER BORE:
2.00 in. (50.8mm)
PISTON STROKE:
1.50 in. (38mm)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
0.0625 in. 2 rings used pn 55038
CYLINDER TYPE:
Aluminum with Chrome plated bore
INTAKE METHOD:
Reed valve (1)
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
3.6
WEIGHT:
19.5 lbs. powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
none
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal, 3 metal shoes
DRIVE TYPE:
Direct
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast Magnesium and stamped steel
MAGNETO TYPE:
Phelon flywheel type with breaker points
CARBURETOR:
Tillotson HL-82A diaphragm type
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
RK-114HL
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
DG-5HL
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
Skinner ribbon element (exposed)
STARTER TYPE:
Fairbanks Morse automatic rewind
replacement cord is pn 55898
OIL PUMP:
Manual
MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM:
6,000 under load
IDLE RPM:
IGNITION TIMING:
fixed
BREAKER POINT SETTING:
.015 in. (0.38mm)
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
fixed position
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
Champion J6J reg duty or HO-8A for heavy duty
SPARK PLUG GAP:
.025 in. (0.63mm)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
Ball and caged roller types
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
46 oz. (1.36 litres)
FUEL OIL RATIO:
10:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
Regular
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
Homelite chain saw mix oil
CHAIN PITCH:
7/16 in. .4375 in. (11.1mm)
CHAIN TYPE:
Oregon 62C
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
12 in. (30cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
21 in. (53cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Light Blue metallic changed to Homelite Red after January 1961
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
IPL no. 23483-A
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
Low cost consumer chain saw. 1961 built units have an
"A" preceding the serial number



 

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