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British Anzani Help

Postby pug33r » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:03 am

Hi all,

First of all i'm new to the forum and a complete noob when it comes to the old boat motors, so please bear with me...After looking through many posts and information this looked like the place to be for information on a British Anzani motor i recently acquired from a friend. I have tried using the id program but haven't had any luck but it could be just me. It seems to look similar to most pilot models but i haven't seen one yet painted in what looks to be a military green. I have listed photos below and if any more are needed i can put em up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance...

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Hugz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:24 am

Blimey, you are Sydney too! Welcome. Id only works for British Seagulls.

Here is mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9UswYi1SgA

You might recognise the waterway!

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Hugz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:16 am

There was a myth that they were used by paratroopers in WW2. One carried an inflatable and another the motor. Trouble being they were made post WW2 by quite a bit.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Keith.P » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:18 am

I don't really know enough about them, only that its not an early motor, but what age it is, I haven't a clue.
I just go by the tank cap and cylinder head.

Early, with a smooth fin-less head.
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Middle aged.
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and late P handle.
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I own about five of them and I did think that the early one was from the forty's, maybe I'm wrong.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Hugz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:37 am

Keith.P wrote:I own about five of them and I did think that the early one was from the forty's, maybe I'm wrong.


You maybe correct! Spiro may have more info. I know the Russians made a knock off version.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Collector Inspector » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am

It is a later maybe mid to late 60s going by the prop, tank, transom bracket and leg.

The number you have shown is not traceable now...........records from Anzani thrown in a skip ages ago.

Someone painted it green yes which is no indication of heritage or intended use.

Looks nice but does it work?

You have to remove the power head from the leg to see what casting date of the lower crankcase "extension" may be there. That is where the date M/Y may be found.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby pug33r » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:21 pm

Hugz wrote:There was a myth that they were used by paratroopers in WW2. One carried an inflatable and another the motor. Trouble being they were made post WW2 by quite a bit.


That's awesome mate love the footage.. I'd hate to be the one trying to swim with the motor haha :)

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby pug33r » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Keith.P wrote:I don't really know enough about them, only that its not an early motor, but what age it is, I haven't a clue.
I just go by the tank cap and cylinder head.

Early, with a smooth fin-less head.
P1010216.JPG
Middle aged.
P1000171.JPG
and late P handle.
368f_1.jpg

I own about five of them and I did think that the early one was from the forty's, maybe I'm wrong.


Cheers, ill have a look at the head tonight... Thanks :)

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby pug33r » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:31 pm

Collector Inspector wrote:It is a later maybe mid to late 60s going by the prop, tank, transom bracket and leg.

The number you have shown is not traceable now...........records from Anzani thrown in a skip ages ago.

Someone painted it green yes which is no indication of heritage or intended use.

Looks nice but does it work?

You have to remove the power head from the leg to see what casting date of the lower crankcase "extension" may be there. That is where the date M/Y may be found.

BnC


I actually have no idea on the working condition as i haven't touched it other than bringing it home yet. I will inspect the lower crank case tomorrow and hopefully that will yield a date. As for painted i have been under the impression that this is the original paint as the owner recently passed away(a good friend of mine) at the age of 84. Cheers mate i appreciate yr help :)

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Keith.P » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:12 pm

I can tell by the picture it's not got a fin-lass head, all the motor is wrong for being an early pilot.
The tank cap is in the wrong place and I suspect it would have two screw holding the float cap on, not a screw on cap one.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby RickUK » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:46 pm

I think its a Mark III, having the Amal (preZenith) carb. and the cast leg. Earlier Pilots just had ally tube for legs.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Hugz » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 am

Funnily enough the earliest Pilot I can find on the web and elsewhere is one of my own photos, August 1950.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby AusAnzani » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:57 am

I've never been able to date these things from the serial number.

Best guesses as to year of manufacture have come from comparing the outboard at hand against adverts such as that posted by Hugz.

Then there's this, which i suspect may be a bitsa. Engine appears to be an early type (as described by Keith), and the transom assembly and leg are clearly more recent.

In the range of '50 to '54 would be close enough, but I'm no expert.

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby Collector Inspector » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:06 am

Just found an advert from 1957.

I can not tell two or three blade prop but it has a single clamp bracket.

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Let us all keep on looking as should be a research Gem in the making.

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Just took a leaflet out of the letterbox, saying that there's no reason I can't have good sex at 65.

Brilliant - because I live at no. 49 so it's not far to walk home afterwards!

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Re: British Anzani Help

Postby pug33r » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 am

Cheers guys, i really appreciate the help. As soon as i have a minute ill post more photos and hopefully get to the bottom of it. Or better yet get her running :)


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