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by Grumpy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 5018

Re: FREE!!!! Come get it....

Great idea, 11000 kms in an open boat.
Be ok if you could take an xtra passenger as ballast and to hack up if supplies run short.
Would that be called pollution ?
by Grumpy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Another bit of info to add to this overly drawn out saga. The silver century block used here has no number or details on the crank. Reading thru the archives it seems extra cranks were supplied to dealers to allow for replacements or repairs and supposedly numbered the same or meant to be by the dea...
by Grumpy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Sorry about all this messing about.
I need to get the son to clean up my computer and camera and my head.
Still hope to get more decent photos up
cheers
by Grumpy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

pics
by Grumpy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Pics
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by Grumpy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Hey, bro, do you think I don't know what I'm doing?
Its so simple .
Just don't feel like doing it right now. :oops:
Will get to it asap or before then.
I hope.
Just transfer this blog now off this page :arrow:
by Grumpy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Before this disappears into neverland and with my camera apparently working heres a few photos of my hybrid. Started it up a few minutes ago using that advice to shake up the fuel so as to improve starting and stop backfiring. Gave it a real good shake, 3 pulls , about 10 secs or thereabouts of chok...
by Grumpy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

Thanks. My opinion now, after re reading info on this site is that this LS should ideally not be used ,at least not for hard work, considering its age and lack of availability of spares. As suggested. however I do know the present owners lacks that appreciation . Even then it seems an overhaul of at...
by Grumpy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

Jeremy. while all are advising that there is no problem with water exiting the 2 upper holes besides the in the cylinder block the amount coming out of the 2 holes could only be described as a flood. Spurting out like mini fountains if I can say that without being dramatic. then when turning the mot...
by Grumpy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

Yes there was. A thick bakelite like older gasket. we did remove it and trial run the gull without any improvement. Then reinserted and added washer to try and drive impellor up and it worked. At least until he walked thru my front gate and drove off. If he rings back complaining I may have to share...
by Grumpy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

Ok. So there appears to be a strong possibility that there still could be a blockage up in he copper pipe or head? Still allowing water through enough to appear normal? But not enough to cause excessive spilling out in drive tube? Will have to get this gull back, sometime asap not only to reopen and...
by Grumpy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

Thank you both . There never appeared to be any blockage of water going thru the correct channels even at he beginning . But the amount of water coming out the small holes of the tube did appear excessive ,spraying anyone near the gull and with water coming out of the spline joint at a great rate al...
by Grumpy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 24645

Re: Who knew...?

On thurs a friend turned up from the Waikato with a good cond ls forty, ls23905, (1954-!955)lots of minor problems but we sorted it out in a couple of hours with my spare parts and going great guns in the tank except for water passing thru good but also coming out top hole in drive shaft . Also this...
by Grumpy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Good grief. McLaren drive, and all my carryon with you knowing it all. I use that area and the increasing factory increase to pick up the odd wood pallet to assist my stock of firewood.I live up Sunnyvale /Glendene way . Was raised in New Lynn but took the plunge when married and trekked the Waikume...
by Grumpy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 13989

Re: hybrid

Charles uk, Henderson is on the northern side of the Manukau heads and its a short distance through titirangi onwards through various bays and beaches , mostly bush surrounded to the heads via Huia to a very wild and wooly Whatipu. a fabulous place for the active and those wanting an out in the wild...