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Amanco Hired Man Restoration Project
Written by David Appleton and Published by Kelsey Media.
The Amanco engines are almost certainly the most popular and prolific horizontal stationary engines among enthusiasts in Britain, which is perhaps a little odd because in their country of origin, America, they were comparatively quite obscure. However it came about, they seemed to fit the British farm engine market perfectly, even though British engines themselves were highly regarded world-wide.

The result being; that when Stationary Engine Magazine looked for a horizontal engine for a restoration project, following our previous restorations (Lister D Type, Ruston-Hornsby and Wolseley WD2) the Amanco came straight to the top of the list. David Appleton is a very accomplished and talented restorer and Stationary Engine Magazine were very lucky to be able to persuade him to take on the task (which made him a very brave, accomplished and talented restorer!).

A comprehensive soft back book consisting of 94 pages.

Part 1: Looking at some of the varieties and choosing the model.
Part 2: Assessing the chosen candidate.
Part 3: Starting the strip-down, including removing the key and pulley.
Part 4: Removing: Magneto/bracket, ignitor, fuel system , piston/con rod.
Part 5: Removing: drain tap, governor weights, first flywheel.
Part 6: Strip down completed: main bearing and second flywheel.
Part 7: Cleaning cylinder head, cutting dies, scale removal, replacing studs.
Part 8: Honing the bore, crankcase clean-up.
Part 9: Reviving old paint, preparing for new paint, types of paint.
Part 10: Building the trolley.
Part 11: Trolley building continued.
Part 12: Cleaning more parts and reinstalling the crank and main bearings.
Part 13: Camshaft and piston strip-down.
Part 14: Repairing and re-installing the piston.
Part 15: Stripping down the head.
Part 16: Cleaning up and repairing the head, including making gaskets.
Part 17: Cleaning/fitting exhaust, preparing push-rod, magneto bracket.
Part 18: Detent arm, ignitor striker, front push-rod support.
Part 19: Mixer/carburettor strip down, fuel pipe.
Part 20: Completing fuel system, sorting/fitting flywheels and drain tap.
Part 21: Completing flywheel cleaning and re-fitting.
Part 22: Cleaning and refitting the Ignitor.
Part 23: Magneto and timing.
Part 24: Crank-guard, pulley and final finishing-off.
Part 25: Final check over, firing-up and running.

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Kelsey Media (2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1909786268
ISBN-13: 978-1909786264

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mike mchugh
Nov 7, 2022
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this is perfect foe the engine i am doing up
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Michael Ewing
Dec 18, 2019
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An excellent and easy to understand book, I do have a lot of engine knowledge and that helps when understanding the more tech data. It helped me get my Amanco running better. A must have for any Amanco Hired Man owner.

Advantages: Easy to follow step by step guide.

Disadvantages: NONE
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