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by Gannet
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: Who knew...?

But surely it is not how much water gets up into the drive shaft tube, but how much actually comes out of the radial holes three quarters the way up the tube. Does much come out? And is that at the same time as the rate of cooling water through the block is low? If not, then one is trying to solve a...
by Gannet
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Little Forty

John,
You asked for a photo of a Little Model Forty. Here is F201 on the back of my dinghy in the Yealm estuary, South Devon.
F201 with Amal carb.JPG


Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Little Forty

John, I am reluctant to say what shouldn't be on it, as you ( or in this case the previous owner) can put whatever parts on it that you want. If however you want to return it to its original specification, then the following parts will need removing:- 1. Gearbox. It should be an earlier polished ver...
by Gannet
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Little Forty

John,

Thanks for posting the photos. I have added some of the details visible in the photos onto the List.
What do you plan to do with it? I am sure that you are aware that it has been 'modernised' with some later parts, but nice to see another LS around.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FV2380
Replies: 0
Views: 114

FV2380

I have for sale an early stub tiller FV. Serial number 2380. I have stripped it down. All significant parts are present and are the correct ones for this FV. The gearbox has been rebuilt and is ready for fitment. Inevitably it requires the usual bit of fettling, as some corrosion is present with the...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1951 Little Forty FVP7383 manual or parts diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: 1951 Little Forty FVP7383 manual or parts diagram

The carb is a much later addition. The carb which was fitted when BS produced the engine would be an all metal one, with a 7/16" venturi. The choke would have been on the other side. It would have a steel float chamber bowl (without the later drainage hole near the top) and would have had a thr...
by Gannet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Did Not Last Long
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Did Not Last Long

We now know that the serial number is FVP7383. It is surprising that all seven recorded engines between 7118 and 7837 are down under, and with another two close by serial numbers of 6870 and 7837. All are FVPs. Would a batch of consecutive, or near consecutive serial numbers been shipped off down un...
by Gannet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1951 Little Forty FVP7383 manual or parts diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: 1951 Little Forty FVP7383 manual or parts diagram

Hi ibakos, Lucky you for inheriting such a great Seagull. FVP7383 would have produced round about October 1951. In that year the factory produced 3698 model FVs and FVPs. It looks very original, although as Keith has mentioned, the cover or carb looks odd. They usually come to pieces without a great...
by Gannet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 15020
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: FV 15020

Hugz, Yes, the mixture did remind me of Dijon mustard. Although I will say SAE140 freshly washed with sea water has a certain tang to it - it just needs something extra, perhaps a few sub micron slivers of hardened and tempered EN24 teeth (or whatever was the spec)! This should just give it a bit of...
by Gannet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 15020
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: FV 15020

Thanks for your comments/concern, Nudge. It is not the same as putting salt crystals into the oil. The effect of putting salt crystals into oil would depend on whether they dissolve into the oil or remain as crystals. Would they dissolve? If they don't dissolve they might be abrasive, but I have no ...
by Gannet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 15020
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: FV 15020

Thanks Jacob, Yes, if it is original and working, there is a lot to be said for not stripping it down. Although it might be worth dropping the gearbox off, for cleaning, painting and greasing the drive shaft. The shafts can seize onto the bevel pinion through lack of grease and internally fill up wi...
by Gannet
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 15020
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: FV 15020

Well done Jacob, It is a great feeling to start an engine on first pull that hasn't run for years. Yes, they run relatively smoothly. And I suspect quieter than any other. Great to know that another FV is in good working order. Keep an eye on the oil in the gearbox - fill it right up when the engine...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP5959
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: FVP5959

Jacob, I think that the idea that that salt water will wreck it after a few trips is completely wrong. Remember these engines were designed for salt water use. The very fact that so many have survived is testament to that. They were not like cars of the 50s, 60 and 70s which rusted through helped by...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Did Not Last Long
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Did Not Last Long

A nice, basically original FV. It is interesting to note that it has the very short throttle cable, which is probably the original spec. Has anybody found out the serial number? Technically it looks as if it is in the region c5000 to 9000. In respect of how many of these were exported to Australia a...
by Gannet
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP5959
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: FVP5959

Jacob, It is good news that there is only a bit of corrosion. What also helps to prevent corrosion of the crankcase faces is to paint them with a chromate paint designed for aluminium. But, I do not understand why you cannot use it locally? That is great that Tam, is able to get a threaded pump hous...

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