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by Gannet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 42
Views: 5102

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

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: 415

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: 221

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: 81

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: 415

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: 415

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...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 8416
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: FV 8416

Hi John, Glad to know that you have acquired FV8416. I will add it the list/register. We have been in contact previously ref your LS. You will have my e mail. As Tam has said a photo or two will help us to know what you have got, so I can record the details. These pre 10000 serial number FV/FVP are ...
by Gannet
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: FV on ebay

A couple of nice early FVs. It is odd how a couple appear within days of each other, when there haven' been any on e bay for some time.
With FV2247, it is surprising that the drive shaft tube clamp ring has been placed around the exhaust pipe. II hope it won't be run on a dinghy in deep water!
Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 42
Views: 5102

Re: Villiers Coils

For the last couple of weeks I have been on the water in South Devon with FV5141 which has been fitted with the cheaper and smaller M1361 coil. Charles L suggests that it needs a total running of 24 hours before it can be regarded as a 'good' replacement. Quite a lot of running in a small tender/din...
by Gannet
Sun May 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One more
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: One more

Hi Tam, Thanks for the info on FVP10693. It all helps to establish the probable correct spec, especially with data from a little used and possibly not previously rebuilt unit. You mention putting the tank in the oven. Is that to bake the paint? Did you see in the news that a bottle of a 1926 Macalla...
by Gannet
Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One more
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: One more

That looks good. Is it for FVP10693 or for FV2923?
I think the FVs are excellent Seagulls for small dinghies. last week I spent 5 days messing around on the Yealm estuary in South Devon with FV1867T on the back of a 9 foot dinghy. The small round tanks need filling up quite often!

Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu May 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fv2923
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Fv2923

Well done Tam,
These early FVs in my biased opinion are the very best! To find one in running order is unusual.
I also think that these early FVs are best suited to the small round tank.
I am sure you will be able to replace some of the later parts which have been fitted.

Jeremy

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