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by Gannet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propshaft oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Propshaft oil seal

Hi Maurizio,

Thanks for your interest. It is hardly visible to the naked eye when installed and so I don't think a photo will help at all.

Thank you for posting a photo of a V Ring seal. Was that from the Wych Bearings web site?

Cheers,

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight

I am never sure what the original build spec was in respect of gearbox backlash. The shims seem to go up in size in steps (from memory) of about 0.015, so I suspect that the variation was in that kind of order. I am sure that you are right Adrian that .005 is a good figure in theory. But a larger va...
by Gannet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propshaft oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Propshaft oil seal

I have come across a V ring seal which appears to be possibly suitable for the propshaft on early non sealed gearboxes. I have fitted them instead of the thick polymer washer between the brass/bronze collar and the gearbox bearing. The seal is a tight fit on the shaft and the lip runs against the be...
by Gannet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fv2923
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Fv2923

I have just got back from a holiday using FV2682 in the Yealm estuary on my small dinghy in South Devon and FV5141 in Fowey in South Cornwall on an Avon Redcrest inflatable. Excellent engines - ideal for dinghy work. Tam, in response to your question about whether plate thickness is important, I wou...
by Gannet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fv2923
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Fv2923

Hi Tam, Nothing like an early FV to restore! I find it difficult to see how much corrosion the head has. I had a corroded head filled with weld. It was a simple matter to file it flatish and then use wet and dry paper in conjunction with a very flat surface to restore it to a igh degree of flatness....
by Gannet
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP10341
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: FVP10341

Hi John,

I am glad that somebody on this site has rescued this FVP. Well done for getting it.
What are your plans for it?

Cheers,
Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 42
Views: 6197

Re: Villiers Coils

Although l have said that l am not trying to achieve the 24 hours running time with the M1361 coil. I have actually over the last few days on the Yealm estuary clocked up another 2 hours, making a grand total of 7 hours! FV5141 is a great little motor. I am convinced that the key to get good, satisf...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, I have just got back from holiday. When you say that FVP5959 has an FVP crankcase (rather than be retrospectively rebuilt with an LS crankcase), is that because it has FVP stamped on it? Or is it because dimensionally it the same as virtually all other pre 10000 serial number FV/FVP crankc...
by Gannet
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, I think that there is a misunderstanding here. My FVP6493 is stamped FVP6493 but it is has a crankcase which dimensionally is the same as an LS crankcase. It also has the cast mounting for the tiller. Does your FVP8905 also have the same dimensions as an LS crankcase? Has it got the cast m...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, The LS engine parts will not fit in a 'normal' FV/FVP crankcase. What I think is probably going on is that LS crankcases, with LS internals have been used for possibly 'refurbishment' of FVPs. I have the crankcase assembly of FVP6493, which also has LS internals in a LS crankcase. I guess ...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 8416
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: FV 8416

Yes, Nudge, the production of FV/FVP heads doesn't seem viable. The relative low prices of FV/FVP, which is a good thing in my opinion as it should and ought to encourage their use, does mean that expensive new part production of heads is probably not going to happen.


Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob,I am sorry to hear that the 'bits around the drive shaft tube are snapped off'. Is the the lower crankcase? If so that is probably terminal for FV6905. What do you mean by yr FVP has been converted to 64cc. Has it been given a replacement crankcase, crankshaft/ con rod assembly? Presumably ...
by Gannet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Avon Redcrest with 40+ short shaft suitability?
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Avon Redcrest with 40+ short shaft suitability?

I often use my Avon Redcrest in conjunction with an FV. The combination works quite well. I cannot see why the extra weight and thrust from a 40+ would be a problem. In fact it would probably work better, especially with a heavier load om board. The only thing that l have found is that the standard ...
by Gannet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 8416
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: FV 8416

Hi John, Just got back from my boating few days. FV2821 did sterling service on my dinghy. These FVs do get through the fuel and with the small capacity tanks, need frequent topping up. Maybe I open up the throttle too much enjoying all that raw power!! Anyway, back to FV8416 and its missing head. I...
by Gannet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 8416
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: FV 8416

Yes, FV/FVP heads are in short supply. Although ones requiring welding are sometime available. I am sure you are aware that the gearbox is upside down - it seems to be quite a common fault. So look inside, as the oil level/maintenance has probably beem amiss as well. Please note that for the FV mode...

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