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by Oyster 49
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: FVs

These are the FV/FVP parts I currently have, all are surplus to my needs currently. Happy to pass them on.

Jeremy, I’ll do you a swap, all these plus my FV which is very nice, for one of your F engines :P
by Oyster 49
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: FVs

Good to hear from you Jeremy, I managed one day sail in 2020 only. I still think the F/FV/FVP engines are great little engines. I had a clear out last week and found two brand and one used set of steel gasket plates, plus a new engine support lug if anybody is looking for these parts let me know. My...
by Oyster 49
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Something different
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Something different

Some great work here guys 8) I was looking at a Marston cylinder the other day, wondering if a solid one could be cast, then machined out to take a liner.

It got me thinking if a 3d printed pattern would be doable?
by Oyster 49
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Token
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Villiers Token

The Villiers works is basically still there too, about half a mile away on the south side Marston Road. The once grand gateway is still there but the gates have gone. I keep intending to head over there and have a wander about.
by Oyster 49
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: HSD12704.L

Yes, I hope I know where a 3 blade prop is :shock: some interesting ideas about making a new one for sure.
by Oyster 49
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: KSR1100
Replies: 25
Views: 2187

Re: KSR1100

I’d also suggest putting it between centres and clocking it again. The other option would be to mount it in a lathe in a collet, or machined to size soft jaws which should run very true, then check the other end of the crank.

One thing for sure, there is not much meat around that crank pin!
by Oyster 49
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: HSD12704.L

Here are the testing data docs for the HSD engine, from the experimental bridging establishment, dated November 1945. It shows a two blade prop! I got this copy from a search of the national archives. It seems the army did not take this option, but seagull continued with it and eventually sold AHC e...
by Oyster 49
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: HSD12704.L

Has anybody else got a HSD engine?
In the SD register I recall there being only one, but now there are 3. I’m sure there are more hiding out there.

On the subject of the SD register, is it still available to view? Must badger Hugz about it.
by Oyster 49
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: HSD12704.L

Hi Nudge, I was thinking about asking you about this :P Let me look around first to see what can be found, I think I know where one is, but I need two, as I’ve now got two HSD engines. If we are going to cast some it might be worth doing a few more? Four blade bargepushers are often available, but n...
by Oyster 49
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I am Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: I am Interested

Excellent, a worthy addition to any collection 8)
by Oyster 49
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 8
Views: 951

HSD12704.L

I just picked up this engine, a real find 8) Seems to be an original HSD, with long shaft, early bargepusher gearbox and 3 blade prop which has a broken blade :x Also the remains of a skeletal mount. A very rare old seagull for sure, in fact one of the rarest. Really pleased to have it.
by Oyster 49
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I am Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: I am Interested

It looks like a nice original one, and not a bad price either.
by Oyster 49
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bogan?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Bogan?

Nice porker 8)
by Oyster 49
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 160
Views: 86770

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Yes, nice work (having done it myself I know how long it takes) but I can’t see him selling in any volume at that price I’m afraid.As H-A quite rightly says, £150 would be more likely to generate some business.

Perhaps he should also be selling refurbished blocks etc too?
by Oyster 49
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 160
Views: 86770

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Yes, nice work (having done it myself I know how long it takes) but I can’t see him selling many at that price I’m afraid.As H-A quite rightly says, £150 would be more likely to generate some business.