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by JERSEYMAN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Token
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Villiers Token

I’ve never been in that neck of the woods, but would love to go just to get a feel if there is any left before it’s truly all gone. I always like to understand the beginnings.
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Token
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Villiers Token

I found this old 1” token which I found interesting as the link between Villiers and Marston/British Seagull had always been pretty strong considering that it was founded by John Marston and later sold to his son Charles in 1902, some of the first items made were bicycle free wheels, a picture of wh...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Seagull refueller

Another refueler
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 160
Views: 86759

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

:shock:
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: QB series

Well I eventually found them, on closer inspection I found the Kingfisher has a 420 carb and the Osprey has a 418 even though the Manual, albeit slightly earlier states the Osprey should have a 416, I guess specs change probably due to availability and cost.
by JERSEYMAN
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: QB series

Well A-H, you are probably right, but my mind is playing tricks. I try to keep notes on all the motors I have just so I know what’s what and where they came from, the problem I have is that I remember buying a Seagull 6, roller crank and all, my notes tell me so as well, KLR 6G1 in excellent conditi...
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

QB series

I’ve just picked up a QB Osprey and apart from the prop everything else looks identical to my Kingfisher so my question is, does anybody know the differences between the QB Osprey and the Kingfisher?

Thanks you
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: The last Seagulls

Thanks John,
A great bit of info, and quite sad really, the demise of something that was once so great and affected so many people,
Just so interesting, I bet those photos told a story...

Thank you
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

The last Seagulls

Hi all, I was wondering, Does anyone know what motors were in the range just before British Seagull ceased, was it the Seagull 2,3,4, the two 5’s and 6? (Aka featherweight, 40 plus, Curlew, Osprey, 5R, Kingfisher)?

It would be interesting to know
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: What holds the crank bush in place?
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: What holds the crank bush in place?

If the crank is tightening on the bearing and spinning in the case the cases would need replacing or a proper engineering repair to fit/make up a new bearing and line bored/reamed. The question is why is the crank/bearing getting hot? Are you using the correct oil mix? Does the crank spin freely In ...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another one lives
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Another one lives

Yes, JB weld, remarkably good stuff to use
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another one lives
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Another one lives

Well, there’s a hard to find 78cc Marston barrel repaired, I’ve never done this before as I usually source a serviceable part but I haven’t seen one of these barrels up for sale in at least the last five or six years, they fail due to rust building up over time until the outer water jacket pops, thi...
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: OA Parts

And then onto my current project and still undecided on what to do...
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: OA Parts

Not to mention
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: OA Parts

Not pretty, dead 78cc barrels