David Allen Janes
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 10:24 am: ||
New to the board and also new to the Stuart engine. Seeking advise on a P55MR that's the #s the guy selling the engine gave me but it may be an E insteed of a R. Also on the plate was 20B080.
I haven't seen the engine yet but will take a look at it in a few days.I have a 5 hour drive to see it.This is my question, is it worth looking at with the carb and magneto missing?
Also there is no blade or shaft.I plan to restore and use in a boat if the engine is worth the investment.Could someone give me an idea on the value of those engines and the cost of parts (carb and magneto)
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 07:32 pm: ||
I have a carby I may be willing to part with (I am in Australia) What do people pay for this sort of thing? I cant imagine the lack of a prop or prop shaft should be too much issue. They are a great little engine worth restoring if you can get a magneto... MR would be correct on the engine number ( means marine, reverse gearbox) ME is electric start....
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 07:46 pm: ||
Serial numbers 20B001 to 20B999 were used between Apr 1958 and Mar 1963 for P55's.
Value of this sort of thing is always what someone, (in this case you), is prepared to pay but in the UK and without magneto or carb that would not normally be very much.
Whether it's worth restoring depends on condition of what's left but the missing bits have probably been used as spares on another engine already so condition may not be great. New Amal carbs are available in the UK for about £85 but if the original was a Solex you would need a conversion joint to turn the fixing through 90 degrees. Amals were fitted to later engines and as a retro fit. I have not discovered anywhere to get magnetos although internet searching turns up a few possibilities and spares for the Wipac series A are readily available here.
Hope this helps.