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peter ogborne
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 06:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Somebody was looking for some information on a Brit Marine Engine. If they wish to contact me maybe I can help
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John Brooking
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What was the RPM of the 3hp and the 6 1/2 hp one and two cylinder engines?
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andrew
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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peter ogborne
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 07:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John......some times we put in a please or even a thank you.
However, A model BM which is a 2.5 BHP single cylinder engine runs at 1000 rpm.This engine has a bore and stroke of 2.75 x 2.75 inches, weighs 195 lbs and cost 122 pounds Stirling in 1960.

The nearest i can get to your 6 1/2 HP engine is the E10 ,this is rated at 10 BHP at 1100rpm ,two cylinders , bore and stroke of 3.5 x4.5 inches, weight 490 lbs and cost 178 Pounds Stirling in 1960.
There is a 5 BHP engine ,the Model A, but it is a single cylinder .
There are a series of vaporizing oil engines ranging from a 4 to a 16 BHP.
All manufactured by Brit Engineering Co Ltd ,Bridport ,Dorset .
Hope this helps you .
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CLIVE MORRISON
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ii have a brit e10 petrol marine formerly used in a harwich shrimper in goodworking order for sale contact clive on uk mobile 07785994565 .
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fairbanks
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,ive just acquired two BRIT imp engines single cylindered of 5 hp each, and would like to know if anyone on this forum has any info on them, ive noticed that there are a few of us out there trying to find info on these marine engines so any info would be appreciated.cheers.
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gert
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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hallo steven

Are you still looking for info about your
brit imp engines if have a copy of a manual
so i can make you a copy , this manual also
includes the two cilinder sprite engine and part
lists of this engines the single cilinder engine i have in my boat and a second one for spare
i also have a two cilinder sprite for spare
bud this is not compleet maybie for spareparts

let me hear ,Gert Holland.
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minoan
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Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 06:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello everybody.
I have an engine pretty similar to the boards logo engine but with a pan underneath.
It is 2.5 hp /1000 rpm two-cycle with a bosch
magneto co-coupled to the water pump with a middle gear behind the cylinder .Its built in 1957 .The carburator has the letters ACJ on it.
Please can any body recognize this motor?
I cant find nothing else written on it!
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Roland Morris
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 07:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Everyone, I have just bought a handmade boat (from a chap on Canvey Island) with a BRIT 10hp PETROL engine. I know nothing about it and am finding it difficult to find anything on www to help. Anyone assist me please.

Many thanks in anticipation.PICTURE OF BRIT Engine
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fairbanks
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Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 08:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Roland , it must be your lucky day.i have x2 brit imps and was in the same situation as you a while back, i made inquiries on this forum and ended up with x2 copies of the manual i think you are looking for, it covers both the single and the twin cylinder engines so if you e-mail me your address i will post you a copy.
P.S good luck with the project, steve.
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les
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Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i wish someone would send me a copy of the manual

les
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fairbanks
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Post Number: 19
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Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 06:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello les, if you send me your email address i will send you a copy,send the details to my email address and i will sort something out.regards steve.
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Rob Kemish
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi. Does any one have a head gasket for a Brit minor. Thanks Rob
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dlb
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 06:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi. I've just acquired a Brit Sprite to use in an Invicta 26. Please can anyone tell me the operating rpm, and/or advise on prop size for a <3ton long-keeler? Also might a kind contributor e-mail a parts diagram/list and any other useful info please.
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pasyp
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Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 07:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A head gasket for a Brit engine
Not very likely people have it spare, but in most cases it can be made easily. You need a peace of special iron reinforced and asbestholding packingsheat.
Hold the sheat on the cilinderblock and cut the round holes with a light hammer with a round head, making many soft blows in order to forecome damage to the block. This type of hammer you often find in sets for car damage.
To fasten the head again and you are not very experienced you need a moment-wrench to give the right tension to the bolts of the head.
I made one for an Albin engine lying for anchor on a lake. Getting ashore with the byboat and train and taxi to get the piece of packing and lending the hammer and the wrench. The next day we could continue our vacation.
Pasyp, Holland
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frans
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Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 06:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am looking for a waterpump for my 2 cylinder 10Hp Brit Sprite.
It is a Jabsco 9430-51 serie number on it.
Does anybody has this one spare?
regards
Frans
Holland
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fairbanks
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Frans,have you managed to find another pump for your sprite, i have just sold x2 BRIT IMPS with a box of spares ect, Today i have found a spare pump in my spares cupboard. Make me an offer in sterling + postage and i will post it to you.regards steve.
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gert
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Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i still have one nearly compleet brit sprite two cylinder engine {maybe} for spare parts ?
{for sale}if someone neads a part ore is interested let me know
Gert
Holland
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mark_manley
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have just come across this forum whilst looking to see if there is anything on the internet about my former employer, Brit Marine. I only worked there for about 18 months in 1983-84 and it was during this period that the company was taken over by Solent and Pratt and production of engines ceased and the remains of parts sold off.
I was originally employed as a turner but having served an apprenticeship as a toolmaker found myself doing all types of machining operations and eventually ended up in the fitting shop building boat engines.
My six months there was spent mostly rebuilding customers engines and assembling new ones. The only engines I worked on were Imps, Sprites and I rebuilt a Brit Minor.
By then they were outdated, expensive and thirsty, all running on petrol with a tvo option.
If there is any advice or information I can give I would be happy to do so although I was there for such a short period my knowledge is limited.
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CJ Ranger
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Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 06:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Excellent, at last some info on brit.... I have a 4hp petrol Brit Minor, Mark if you can advise or would like to rebuild it for a small fee? Or could someone please email any manual to help me strip 'er down? thanks Ranger@cornishnativeoysters.co.uk
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fairbanks
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Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello cj, i have a copy of the manual for the BRIT IMP / SPRITE, i will post it if it is of any use to you, regards steve
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willemv
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Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 09:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Gert
I also have a Brit Sprite 10 hp 2 cylinder engine.
I'm looking for a reserve gear because mine isn't working in reserve.
I saw your message and thought maybe you can help me.
Regards Willem
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Ashley.D
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Posted on Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello

Can anyone help just taking on a project restoring what we think is a 20ft lugger, it has a brit sprite marine 10hp model 44 with it. Has anyone got any information on it, does it start in petrol or switch over after starting?

Regards Ash
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fairbanks
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Posted on Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Ashley, if you send me your email address i will send you a copy of my manual, regards steve
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gert
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Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dear willemv.
the part who is used for the revese i use myself a because i both a engine with was use as a generator who only ran forward and not revese,sorry for the late reply, i also have a question
does anybody have experiance with head gaskets of a imp they leak all the time,head is flat
i want o make an gasket from 2 mm copper plate and then glow it, does any body have experiance with this?
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davey1000
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I emailed a man who was selling a 21 foot sailing boat. He said that at one time he fitted an inboard diesel engine but it was faulty and would never run properly so he removed it. Further enquiries revealed that the engine had been a Brit Imp and he said that the design of it was no good and that he had been cheated. Possibly some "reverse engineering" is needed?
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Mark cooer
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Hi, I have just got a Brit imp 4hp does any body have a manual I could have a copy of please? I haven't got much idea about this engine I bought on impulse for a self build boat I am planning over winter. Thanks
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fairbanks
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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 03:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Mark, if you can wait a couple of days i will email you a copy of mine. regards steve.
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Mark cooper
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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, thanks for your help. Mark
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Mark cooper
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Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, I still could do with a manual if you can help. Thanks
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fairbanks
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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mark, i thought i sent you a full copy of the manual a week or so ago , obviously you didnt get it.i will resend the manual via email on monday. regards steve.
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brit_marine
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Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 06:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am looking for a brit marine 10hp manual anybody care to email a copy please
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fairbanks
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 08:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi There, i have a copy for the IMP/ SPRITE manual, if this is what you are looking for please send me your e-mail address . regards steve
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brit_marine
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

fairbanks, can you please email the sprite manual to:
jvanjoyce@btinternet.com


thanks
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bungaku
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Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if anybody knows what make of pistons were used in the Brit Sprite/Imp engines? I believe the conrods were from a Triumph car so it would be logical to say Triumph but what model?
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Guest
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Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking for a owners handbook or manual for a 4HP Brit Minor engine, fitted to a west country crab boat, both engine and boat will soon be in the water again, but need some info on the engine / gearbox.
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fairbanks
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Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 02:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi There, if you can send me your email address i will forward a copy of my manual. it covers both single and twin cylinder engines.
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David Woolley
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I wonder if anyone can help with a handbook, drawings or photographs for a Brit E10. The one I am restoring seems to be pretty good but the throttle linkage and hand starting arrangements are missing.}
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roo
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Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 06:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The notes I have in my manual say Piston(complete)
17906 Ford consul 1500 flat top, marked ID15 Std.
Big end bearing shells GS9948LC Triumph Vitesse (1600?)No comments on rods, but could be vitesse.
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paul martin
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hi there
i am in the process of buying an itchen ferry which is fitted with a brit e10. i need as much info as you ole boys have got and a manual.

many thanks
paul
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paul martin
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 07:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi There
I have a complete Brit E10 which i have just taken out of my little sailing boat. Its not running at the moment but i do not think it would take much to get it going. Not sure what its worth, but it is complete and needs a new home.

Paul
paul@rochestersails.freeserve.co.uk
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petter104
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Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 01:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Morning,please help need a manual and any parts for the 2 cylinder Brit Sprite engine,also any parts/help for early Volvo Penta md1b,great site and warm and friendly,brilliant,many many thanks Glenn
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bl9869
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hi looking for a brit imp 5hp engine manual

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