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Bayliner
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello here is Bent from Denmark.I am seeking all
informations about an English engine named Brit
Sprite.its a 2 cyl.4 stroke inboard engine.it,s
10 horsepower. regards Bent.
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Hans
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would like to share the information if any come's forward!
We have a boat with this engine but we have no information.
Hans,
Holland
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Gordon Allen
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 07:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have all information regarding both Brit Imp and Sprite engines. I will be happy to share this !
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alang
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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,

I have aquired a matched pair of Brit marine engines type E (not E10). The serial number on one is 7443. Can anyone provid any information on these?

many thanks

alang
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xavier
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Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The same for me.

I just bought a sailingboat with this engine.
But the engine is in part's
Can sombody show me how this engine looks when it's rebuild.

Thank's Bas From belgium
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xavier
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Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is a picture frome my engine.Brit sprite 44 2c
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cowpat
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Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 04:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a single cylinder Brit engine of 10 bhp and of T.V.O.fuel It is thaught to date from C1930.could anyone possibly give me any information on this? Chris.
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peterogborne
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Registered: 09-2002


Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chris...not much info .Questions come up now and then about Brit. All I can tell you is that your engine would be the E10 of 8BHP at 1100 rpm .Single cylinder bore 3.5 ,stroke4.5 weight490 Lbs and the price in 1960 was 178 pounds stirling.
The postal address was Brit Engineering Co Ltd , Bridport ,Dorset UK.
Sorry that is all I have .
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Jeff Jacobs
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Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone help? I am looking for a serviceable inlet/exhaust manifold for 2 cylinder Brit Sprite 10hp model 44 engine serial number 71232. Would also be interested other parts for this engine.
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Peter reveley
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Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2008 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have acquired a Brit marine diesel engine model 4402 10hp does anyone have any information on this unit please
Peter
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musicmash
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi all, I Have one of thease engins in my eventide and have managed to get equivelent plugs and was told that the pistons are the same as a triumph bike, cant rember what one but sure it would be easy to find out with an old one to measure. Hope this info helps.

Mine has stoped running and i cant seem to fix it, scared to remove the head incase i destroy the gasget and cant get a replacment, dose any one know of any bits or any beeing broken??

Have fun!!
Paul
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xavier
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 06:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,

I have some info about the engine it's the originale owners manual.
If you want a copy, send a email.

Mvg, Bas.
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Stephen Francis
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi all,I have bought a 10Hp. Brit-Sprite, Model 4402(non runner)very low compression,I took the head off and found the exhaust valves and seats burnt and pitted,and the piston rings had siezed, everything else ok.I have had the seats and valves ground and am now in process of rebuilding,can anyone help with any info on the ignition timing please or a copy of the manual for this engine.---Thanks- Steve.
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frans
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Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 06:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am looking for a waterpump for my two cylinder 10HP Brit Sprte. It has a grease pot fixed to it.
It is a Jabsco pump sreries no 9430-51.
Does anybody has a good one?
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paul_l
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 02:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello all,

I have a 10 hp Brit Sprite dating from about 1974, powering a 20 foot boat. Since it was designed to run on leaded petrol I was advised to add Redex to each can of fuel that I use. I now find that each time I start the engine the exhaust puts out a sooty mess that floats across the harbour. The engine also tends to 'run on' when I throttle back. Is it possible that both these problems are related to the Redex, and if so (or if not!) can anyone suggest a solution?

Thanks for any advice.
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fairbanks
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Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2012 - 03:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi paul, i have worked on brit engines and have also read the manual from cover to cover and there is no mention of REDEX being used, i would leave the redex out and use lead free only. i have never had any problems using straight lead free. regards steve.
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paul_l
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Posted on Monday, April 02, 2012 - 05:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Steve, thanks for your comment. I have the manual, but I suppose it was written when they were still putting lead in petrol so this was not an issue. The previous owner of the boat advised me to use Redex, and I believe he had been using it. I will try doing without and hope the problem goes away.
Thanks, Paul
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seer371
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Posted on Friday, July 04, 2014 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All, I have recently acquired a 5 hp Brit Imp with high level hand start and a Siba dynastart. It is missing the handstart chainguard but otherwise appears complete. Does anyone know the correct main paint colour and also where i might get it ? Thanks in advance Alistair
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daanruysxs4allnl
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Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I 'm working on the restoration of an English slope in it is a Briton Engine Sprite which two cylinder gasoline also will be restored .
I 'm looking for Plain Bearings GS 9948LC std FA T / 3 z and a head gasket. I can not find anything on the internet , but who can help me with information iz these parts ?
Daan Ruys, Amsterdam phone 0031-6543887165 daanruys@xs4all.nl
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froggy
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Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 03:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,

The Brit was an excellent little engine, quiet and smooth, and an easy starter. I used to buy parts in the 70s from two old boys in a shed in West Bay, Bridport, but long gone now. Ideal engine for a small launch, and far better than a noisy diesel.

Biggest problem was due to the raw water cooling, the aluminium timing case formed the blanking plate for the forward end of the water jacket. Aft end was a 1/4" steel plate, identical size. As would be expected with an aluminium case made out of redundant milk bottle tops, the salt water had corroded through the aluminium and filled the timing case with salt water. One I got the case emptied out and cleaned the sprockets up, I took the inner case to a machine shop and had 0.275" machined off the back, epoxy glued and csk screwed a cover plate over the hole making sure it sealed, then tapped the block to take a rear cover plate, secured by csk s/s machine screws worked perfectly!

You won't find parts now but almost certainly will find other parts fit, from memory the bearings are the same as a Ford 100E sidevalve car. you'll just have to do what we do in the vintage car/racing car world, get someone in the UK to make the parts you need, it's not as outrageously expensive as you might think, gaskets can be made by William Johnson & co in Birmingham, to pattern, pistons will almost certainly be the same as something else, It can all be done with patience and a little trawling of the internet, just forget ordering parts from your local dealer!

If you have a magneto, get it rewound by a reputable vintage car or motorcycle man, it'll cost you around 250 but with new windings and epoxy insulation it will start immediately and keep going forever.

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