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Old 13-01-11, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default A bucket full of trouble, Ruston ZPR.

I found this pile in one of my Dads old sheds and decided to have a look at it all and see what's here and what's not. It's a ZPR 2 HP and has been neglected for many years, I'm hoping I can find all the components and do her some justice. If anyone has an exploded diagram of one of these engines I would be very grateful if you could scan it and share it here or even better I would like to buy an original handbook.




She has quite a nasty frost crack but I do like these engines and if I can find the majority of parts a restoration is on the cards.
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Very nice, thats the kind of think I would like to find!

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the zpr would be VERY high on the cards for me if i had cash......!
i love them, very nice engines, top of the list for me!!!
not sure if they are hit 'n 'miss?
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the zpr would be VERY high on the cards for me if i had cash......!
i love them, very nice engines, top of the list for me!!!
not sure if they are hit 'n 'miss?
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Same!

These are throttle governed engines, I think I'm right in saying they didn't make a hit and miss version?

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im searching high and low for the bigger brother the ruston bpr

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Old 13-01-11, 11:05 PM   #6
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the zpr would be VERY high on the cards for me if i had cash......!
i love them, very nice engines, top of the list for me!!!
not sure if they are hit 'n 'miss?
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They are throttle governed. Pet/par engines.

I have always preferred the APR & BPR's. The Z's just seem too small and they run like a bat out of hell.
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Spent a couple of hours today placing the parts together and searching for components here there and everywhere. I found the crank and flywheels in one shed in one town and found the magneto and its mounting bracket in another shed in a different town (Dad it seems wanted to leave me a challenge). Unfortunately I still haven't found the drip oiler or the governors and throttle linkage, hopefully these will materialise in one of his friends sheds. one of the bearing shells is broken in two, all in all a bucket full of trouble!
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I'd still apreciate a exploded diagram if anyone can help, I can't seem to find one on the interweb.
I also spoke to my uncle who remembers Dad collecting the engine, he reckons it must have been in pieces for 40 years, the damage was going to be welded by a friend and he died, the engine sat there and Dad moved on to more important engines.
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Old 14-01-11, 08:08 PM   #9
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Are the flywheels solid or spoked? a frien had two zprs a 1.5 hp with spoked flywheels and a 2hp with solid ones
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They are throttle governed. Pet/par engines.

I have always preferred the APR & BPR's. The Z's just seem too small and they run like a bat out of hell.
They are in my mind a fantastic little engine.
My 1.5hp ZPR bailer model runs only on petrol, it has been photographed in the past Miley_Bob!.
I believe on that occasion it was running!! this would be one of its good days but sadly it has more bad days than good.
Hopefully it should be out on the Rally field this year due to it being the lightest of my engines which I hope to be able to manage due my present physical condition!

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