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by Gannet
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Folding Seagull
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Folding Seagull

I am intrigued. Did the Evinrude 'fold' to reduce the overall length, or was it possible to just quickly break it into two parts? I can see that there are advantages in doing so for storage or transport in a car or boat. An Early Series Forty can quickly become two parts (intentionally or accidental...
by Gannet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty ?
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Little Forty ?

Thank you John for the photos. It looks a nice complete correct LS. I think the tank is the later c7/16" corner rad version. I note that the choke flap does not have the central air hole. I am not able to see whether the float chamber has a drainage hole or not. Could you tell me? The fuel pipe...
by Gannet
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty ?
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Little Forty ?

Hi John, Well done on acquiring another engine from the Early Forty Series. I have added it to the register. I would be interested what tank is fitted (ie has it the 7/16 or the 3/4 corner rads) and whether the choke flap has a air hole in the middle and also whether the carb bowl has a drain hole n...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP6317
Replies: 2
Views: 85

FVP6317

A reasonably nice looking FVP has just appeared on e bay. I hope it goes to a good home and is not stripped for bits, although I know the debate about bits being made available to enable more than one FV/FVP to be completed. Buyers will obviously have to, as is always the case, assess the price and ...
by Gannet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP10341
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: FVP10341

Hi Charles,

No, I haven't seen anything like this before. I suspect it is American in origin due to the gasoline and I suspect the American size gallon.

Nice to see FVP6842T receiving attention.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty flywheel no apertures
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

I am not convinced about this method of rotating the engine to recover a spark, but if you do that, please ensure that the piston/cylinder is lubricated.
Good luck.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty flywheel no apertures
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

FVP6842T is a 'new' one to me. Its not one of yours is it Tam? Surely its not heading north to you? Baiter, I keep a register with derived details of the original spec. I would be grateful for a photograph of it. It is interesting to have a 'T' suffix, as its near relative, FVP6798T, was also so ide...
by Gannet
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New 1974 WSPCL327MM4
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: New 1974 WSPCL327MM4

Surely it is a matter of how it looks rather than whether the crankshaft assembly has tpossibleurned over 5,000 times or 500,000 times. Obviously running it, increases the chance of handling damage as well as some oil/temperature stains. But apart from that, the visuals are affected by general handl...
by Gannet
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Recently Sold AU. AD839
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Recently Sold AU. AD839

Well done Tam, for spotting that. Is that your early FV Bruce? They are great useable engines. I used FV3048, which is a very near relative of yours, on the Yealm estuary last week. Looking again at the photo, it looks like it might be another engine as the serial number appears to start FV33 or per...
by Gannet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of dome nut
Replies: 40
Views: 7415

Re: Removal of dome nut

Hi Andrew, I have never had any difficulty with undoing the dome flywheel nut, so have no experience of what to do. But what about drilling a hole in the top of the nut so that you could introduce some suitable freeing agent into the threads, as it is possible that corrosion could be the problem. It...
by Gannet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propshaft oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 372

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: 508

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: 372

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: 1226

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: 1226

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....

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