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by Buzzook
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hickson Sea Sled - for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Hickson Sea Sled - for sale

Ages ago I remember a discussion about hull shapes that mentioned the Hickson Sea Sled.

Never seen one in the flesh, but you could buy one.....here:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1925- ... 2020-08-02
by Buzzook
Fri May 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Australian Olympic vs British Seagull AD102
Replies: 71
Views: 30121

Re: Australian Olympic vs British Seagull AD102

Another Australian Olympic has turned up in Oz, this one in Lilydale VIC, engine number '450'. The vendor is the daughter of the original owner (now deceased) and is looking for a good home for his two motors. The other, with the broken gearbox fin, is a British Seagull AD19664. The two motors have ...
by Buzzook
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank

+1

What he said ...
by Buzzook
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank

Thanks Charles, knew someone would have the definitve answer!

Alas, it's not mine, although Boyd chimed in from West Oz to say he's got one, so they did get to Australia. The one in the pics is from Sacramento CA, a 'Delta' sailor on the FB group.
by Buzzook
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank

Wasn't suggesting it was anything special, just that I'd never seen one before, and was curious as to how/when/where it was offered. I'd seen the plastic version of this tank, but never seen a steel one before. Was it a 'standard item' or an 'optional extra' for 'extra range' or 'long range' or some...
by Buzzook
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank

US Seagull large tank graphics.jpg
US Seagull large tank.jpg
by Buzzook
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel 'Johnson-style' tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Steel 'Johnson-style' tank

Heya! Just saw on FB group a pic of a US motor with a steel version of the large cap plastic tank I'v eonly seen before on QBs. It makes the Seagull look a bit like an older exposed-flywheel John-rude, with a slight wrap-around steel tank, but the tank has all the correct Seagull water slide transfe...
by Buzzook
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull enthusiast seeking support
Replies: 0
Views: 5728

Seagull enthusiast seeking support

On a Facebook page, a feller is looking for other Seagullians to help make a bit of noise and smoke (always smoke) in Bristol.

Anyone up for it, get in touch with him via fb

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4474819 ... 389081691/
by Buzzook
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Model 55 no spark issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4783

Re: Model 55 no spark issue

OK, ta. Figured it would mean replacement of the CDI unit. Will order one from John. Cheers Yeah, it is a nice little motor, but it came without a recoil start and just the rope pull on top, which I've seen similar motors with in pics, so assume this was a 'povert pack' version minus the recoil? My ...
by Buzzook
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Model 55 no spark issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4783

Model 55 no spark issue

G'day all Recently was offered an EFPC (Model 55) 40 Series from approx Jan'84. As I already had a GFPC (same same but with Bing carb) I thought it would yield spares if nothing else. So in trying to get it going I have: - cleaned the plug (then replaced it with new) - cleaned the tank and put in fr...
by Buzzook
Fri May 26, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Virtual Seagull anyone????
Replies: 1
Views: 2682

Virtual Seagull anyone????

OK, so it's been constructed as a 'virtual Land Rover' site but, imagine a Seagull
version...???

:) :)

http://www.tanygraig.force9.co.uk/John/ ... htm#bottom
by Buzzook
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Repairing stripped Amal carb threads
Replies: 8
Views: 6859

Re: Repairing stripped Amal carb threads

That sounds like the Deluxe method of fixing the problem, but clearly does the job and lasts.

I'll pass that on.
by Buzzook
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Repairing stripped Amal carb threads
Replies: 8
Views: 6859

Re: Repairing stripped Amal carb threads

So what does JOhn repair them with? Can he source Imperial helicoils?
by Buzzook
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Welsh plugs on 102
Replies: 5
Views: 4402

Re: Welsh plugs on 102

Yeah, did that. Some crap came out but not much.
by Buzzook
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Welsh plugs on 102
Replies: 5
Views: 4402

Welsh plugs on 102

One of my 102s overheats after running for half an hour, so I'm guessing it's got a bit of crud inside. Someone somewhere said that you can take the welsh plugs out and stick a rod or wire in to loosen any deposits, but have no ide if this is do-able.... Also John says there are no more NOS welsh pl...