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by JERSEYMAN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 93

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: 93

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: 916

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: 137

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: 137

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: 946

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: 946

Re: OA Parts

Not to mention
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

Not pretty, dead 78cc barrels
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

in the past five or six years I haven’t managed to pick up a barrel, the ones in the photo look good from the flange end but all have badly damages/missing water jackets so I don’t think you have missed the boat, the barrels have simply been unobtainable. I have sadly found myself buying a complete/...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: New Owner of an LS; Very Confused as to what I have
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: New Owner of an LS; Very Confused as to what I have

I’ve got a couple of LS’s they are basically a 40 plus, the model after the FVP and before the SJP, from what I gather it was the first 40 model with horizontal tank mounts on the head hence the oval plain ended tank lies flat, the later model has “Seagull” embossed on the tank ends. I can’t for the...
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

Charles, you’re probably right there, a piston would be cheaper and much safer.
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

Maybe re-sleeve the cylinder?
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

And more
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

Here are some sizes it pretty much any piston will fit any barrel
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: OA Parts

I’ll have a look, I’ve got a couple of spare pistons, slightly different from each other, I’ll measure them up. I’ve also got several cracked barrels which I’ll measure out of interest as I’ve never really taken any notice, when I strip an OA I tent to clean up the bore and piston, pop the rings in ...