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Homelite EZ Original 1956

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  1. hayrack

    hayrack ArboristSite Lurker

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    I just picked up a Homelite EZ Original that is complete and in very good cosmetic condition. The piston is scored pretty good. Does anyone know if a piston, rings, or cylinder are available. Any good Homelite parts sources would be helpful.
     
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    Is that Homelite big and blue?
     
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    No, it is big and red 22lbs. big
     
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    Red, my favorite Homelite color.
     
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    Let's see a picture!

    I see cylinders come up on ebay once in a while. Same cylinder fits several Homies (EZ, EZ6, 5-20, 600 - I think) In fact, there are two part numbers that will fit - 55490 and 56182A. One has rounded fins on top and the other has vertical fins. Crank seals can be a bear to find and are not cheap. Two on each side, back to back. Same seal is used in the starter. You'll prolly need a kit with needle and seat for that Tilly HL. I see engine gaskets once in a while but I just made mine. There are two square keys that drive the clutch. These are standard sizes - I found in a neighborhood hardware store.

    The WICO ignition parts can be hard to find but neither of mine had any trouble getting spark once I filed the points.

    Over all, it's not bad to work on. If you're going to repaint, Massey Ferguson red is almost identical to the original red. New decals are also available. Lot's of fun to run - but not for long - as you already know, it's heavy!
     
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    not really on the wico parts phelon prestolite i have both them on hand just need some #s who knows i may have the seals depends on the part #
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I will try and get some pictures of the piston and cylinder
     
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    The seal item # is 71597.

    Wico points and condenser are A55402 and 55399.
     
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    It looks like I may just need piston and rings. I will probably need seals also. Does anyone have a good parts source or part #'s
     

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