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ruston hornsbys

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Just wondering if many of you have these in your boats. Are they still cantankerous when well maintained? Mine is feeling grumpy at the moment and is in need of a bit of love, but still puts a smile on my face when she does decide to start

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:smiley_offtopic:

 

Not really relevant, but the ex FRS Explorer has two Ruston VPH6s as main generators (one of which is currently in bits, getting de-seized :( ) and a VRH4 as a harbour generator. The running VPH6 and the VRH4 both start easily, with no sign of grumpiness :cheers:

 

Iain

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:smiley_offtopic:

 

Not really relevant, but the ex FRS Explorer has two Ruston VPH6s as main generators (one of which is currently in bits, getting de-seized :( ) and a VRH4 as a harbour generator. The running VPH6 and the VRH4 both start easily, with no sign of grumpiness :cheers:

 

Iain

Wow Iain thats a nice boat, I have sold models of that type of vessel for years but never seen a real one in the flesh. I have a model floating on my garden pond which is shown on this listing of mine: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LINDBERG-TRAWLER-SHIP-SUITABLE-R-C-OO-HO-KIT-NEW-/150621317306?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item2311bae8ba

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I wondered about Rustons,how easy are the spares to find? Not planning to do away with the Lister just curious,its a cat thing

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I wondered about Rustons,how easy are the spares to find? Not planning to do away with the Lister just curious,its a cat thing

 

Not too hard! My wife works for a company that sources, refurbishes - and engineers new where required - parts for Ruston Hornsby engines amongst others.

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:) Iain, you say not really relevant, but your link was a lovely distraction, thank you. Much beefier engine power there than here, bet it sounds good. I probably have a 2VTH, with variuos bits and pieces which seem to have been robbed from a variety of other rustons starting with Vs. Its making getting my head around getting parts interesting! But I wouldn't want a turn a key and the engine starts boring new engine hidden in a box

 

Tony, would you be able to give me details of your wife's company? They sound usefull!

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I probably have a 2VTH, with variuos bits and pieces which seem to have been robbed from a variety of other rustons starting with Vs.

I have a 2VTH in my boat. It starts fine and runs well. They're not the most powerful unit but i'm rarely in a hurry.

Casp'

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:) Iain, you say not really relevant, but your link was a lovely distraction, thank you. Much beefier engine power there than here, bet it sounds good. I probably have a 2VTH, with variuos bits and pieces which seem to have been robbed from a variety of other rustons starting with Vs. Its making getting my head around getting parts interesting! But I wouldn't want a turn a key and the engine starts boring new engine hidden in a box

 

Tony, would you be able to give me details of your wife's company? They sound usefull!

 

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I have a weather eye out for a 2VSH, in case anyone has a spare one lying about unused.....

 

Unused? That's quite unlikely to find, I think ;)

 

 

I know where there's a 3YD, not in use. May be too modern for you!

 

Tim

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I have a weather eye out for a 2VSH, in case anyone has a spare one lying about unused.....

I saw one sell on ebay last year for £1600, it even had a prm260 mated to it and the engine had been fully reconditioned... If I hadn't just bought my Dorman i'd have bought it...

Casp'

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Thanks Tony :)

 

Casp, I now have hope that once mine has had a damn good service and fiddle with, mine will start fine too. Will be good not to need 3 hands from time to time as grumpy days come. At least my manual has arrived :)

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We used to have a 3vsh in one of our boats, I didnt know its details at the time just that it was a Ruston Hornsby and came from a crane, someone somewhere put up a link to a video of someone starting a 3 vsh and I realised it was what we had. Ours was painted a lovely shade of electric blue and sounded amazing none the less for it, paired with a borg warner gearbox she blew through the white metal liner at the bottom of a piston one spring morning 25 years ago and back then spares werent as easy to come by so she went and in her place came a lister.... hadnt got the heart of the RH tho.

 

Thanks to whoever posted the vid.

 

:cheers:

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Not too hard! My wife works for a company that sources, refurbishes - and engineers new where required - parts for Ruston Hornsby engines amongst others.

We have a Ruston Hornsby (or should it be Greaves?) 2YWM in our boat. It runs and sounds beautiful, really throbby! My hubby intends to carry out most of the maintenance - servicing etc and could really do with a spares/workshop manual. Do you know if there is such a thing and how difficult it would be to find one? Also very good news to hear that it's not too difficult to get hold of parts.

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Had a look on Ebay the other day, under marine engines, & was amazed at the ammount

 

of engine manuels for sale, some quite old. Deffo worth a look.

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