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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Collector Inspector » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:57 am

Just a note that the earliest Pilot heads were, indeed different from later.

Water cooled.

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Nudge » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:51 am

Water cooled.
Same as the Minor
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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Collector Inspector » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:52 am

Nudge wrote:
Water cooled.
Same as the Minor

I have a lot of Minors....various states of intrigue of course........none of them has a wet head. They are all hot heads with no water cooling?

Generic pic at random just now..

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I attach a couple of wet head Pilot pics........
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Love to see a wet head Minor aye!

Hope you can help with that !

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Nudge » Tue May 01, 2018 10:42 am

Love to see a wet head Minor aye!
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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by cookie1 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:36 pm

I read somewhere that there is no record of Anzani engine numbers and its hard to figure out the manufacture date . Is this correct ?

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Nudge » Fri May 04, 2018 7:17 am

I read somewhere that there is no record of Anzani engine numbers and its hard to figure out the manufacture date . Is this correct ?
I think you might be right with that...
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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by cookie1 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:24 am

Could it be the case that all the Anzani production records were lost after their demise ?

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by RickUK » Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 pm

Nobody has ever come up with dates v. serial numbers so far - be interesting to be able to copper does and ages for various models.

I 'believe' Pilots and possibly Super Singles ran up to the early seventies, but really don't know.

Anzani interests - at least for outboards - were take over by one Boxley Engineering for a time.

Anzani seemed to do anything with a small motor which would turn a buck , or supply engines, which I suppose was their core speciality.

As a whippersnapper I can just about remember riding in a fairground dodgem ride with the Anzani name on the cars!

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by RickUK » Fri May 04, 2018 6:00 pm

My spell checker - mind of its own!!! Should have said 'compare dates and ages'!

I think Charles Harrison ( the Grand Fromage of Anzani) died in the early '70's which maybe precipitated the sale of Anzani, though he must have presided over years of declining sales in the face of Japanese outboards etc.
Perhaps the spares business alone made the leftovers attractive to Boxley?

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Hugz » Sun May 06, 2018 12:26 am

Took the little lady out today and she ran well for the 2.5hr run (on one tank!). Was doing a bit of four stroking and backfired five times on 3/4 throttle which was exciting. I checked everything before going out except the points gap. I'm suspecting she is running too advanced so will adjust points accordingly.
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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am

Nice picture, has something been chewing the transom?

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Re: Anzani Pilot.

Post by Hugz » Sun May 06, 2018 7:45 pm

A bit sad hey! I'll need to cut a new plank across the transom and glass. Typical story of glass holding in the water and rotting the original timber plus it lives standing up. Cost me 20 quid and depreciating fast :lol:

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