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Old Mar 12, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Help!
Does anyone know the model number or brand of this engine

I am swapping engines and need to remove the clutch off of the old engine to see if it would work with the new(Zenoah 26cc), the boat and engine are at least 16 years old. Thanks
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Looks like a moded homelite, It's definitely a Moded weedwacker engine of some type. I dont think the clutch will work, Why dont you want to use it, Homelite's are great little gassers?
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Looks like a moded homelite, It's definitely a Moded weedwacker engine of some type. I dont think the clutch will work, Why dont you want to use it, Homelite's are great little gassers?
thanks, that is definitely the brand, and im not using it because they are in all 3 of my boats, and want to see a newer zenoah in it (i have 3 in a container),want to have better cooling,and to see if i can get more speed
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
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The cooling cap on that one doesn't go down far enough so it can have cooling issues, it could have had 2 more fins machined off.
Yes, you'll see a lot more speed out of a Zen than a Homie.
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 04:16 PM
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God I'm getting old and forgotten...That is one of our 1986 -1989 25cc Homelites by my company WHH / Enforcer. It was put in an Intl' RC boat such as the one you have because the owner of the company purchased them through us. Homelite played such an important role in why we are all her today, as they were the only string trimmer company in the day that would sell us engines direct. This was long before Zenoah's 23cc aircraft engine, and 20 years prior to the G260. This engine propelled gas model boating through the early years and throughout the 90's until Homelite closed up shop in 2001, leading to the development of the Zenoah G260, but that's a story for another day. We sold over 20,000 Homelite engines converted for model boating use over the years, and there are still many being used today.
I can tell by the water jacket the model year, as I used to make the water-jackets from a 2" aluminum tube and installed them with J&B Weld. In late 89' I designed and manufactured the absolute first "bolt-on" water jacket, and the rest is history.
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