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by Gannet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: EBAY
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: EBAY

:?: Hi Rene, You are certainly the man with the experience to recognise a Marston and what it is worth. Yes, there are pros and cons about spreading the word of a possible 'bargain' on ebay. Clearly it is always very nice to get a bargain. However if one is going to restore an engine, is the differe...
by Gannet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Cap Seal
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Fuel Cap Seal

Fuel cap cork seal. I like to keep my engines as original as possible, however the cork fuel cap seal is I believe, an area that could be improved without sacrificing originality too much. Surely an ordinary nitrile seal of similar dimensions would be much more long lasting and reliable? Perhaps it ...
by Gannet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One for Jeremy
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: One for Jeremy

Hi Tam, I obviously haven't been keeping a close attention to the forum for a few days. I have been away, playing with boats in a South Devon estuary with FV 5141 and FV2821. Attached is a photo of FV2821 - an excellent outboard. FV2821.jpg Anyway, back to tanks. It looks rather the large radius ova...
by Gannet
Thu May 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Oh Dear! What have I done.
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Oh Dear! What have I done.

I think that it is an SJM. Probably from the early/mid 1960s The lack of any ident stamping would suggest to me that it has been built up from a spare crankcase by an individual or an agent.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Mon May 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: New purchase

Well done for getting an FVP.

Could you post a photo of it when you receive it. Do you know its serial number? If not please let us know when you receive it.
Thanks.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Fri May 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Transom Bracket Types
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Transom Bracket Types

Good idea Charles. So, as a start:- In respect of just the Early Forty Series, I have described the three different types in my Notes, which accompany the Data List of the Early Series Forty Engines. I wrote in those Notes:- There were three different types of Transom Brackets:- The early 4” (engage...
by Gannet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 2889

Re: Bought Another One

Hi Raya,
Is it really true that KLG plug caps were the choice of BS? What is the evidence for this? I presume that you are referring to the period around 1950 ish.

There is some evidence, certainly not conclusive, that the brown Champion plug cap was used by BS around 1947/8/9 ish.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 44
Views: 13055

Re: Villiers Coils

FV5141 with its M1361 coil is still going strong. Here is a photo of it doing what it was designed for - pushing a dinghy along. This was last week on the Yealm estuary in South Devon, UK. FV5141 on River Yealm 15th April 2019.jpg I know Charles L. wanted to see how this coil stood up to 24 hours us...
by Gannet
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

LM29642 has surfaced on e bay. The price has gone up, but it is available.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

LM29462, which was on Gumtree has now been sold, presumably along with the Yamaha and the LLS.
I hope the LM doesn't disappear. Is anybody on here the new owner?

Jeremy
by Gannet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

Seagull nomenclature. When I started asking what the model numbers stood for, most of the comments were based on what the outboards were being called from a marketing/useage point of view. So there was no real explanation for the models such as the LS, SJM and SJP that I was interested in. Charles P...
by Gannet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

John, The serial number is stated by the owner to be LM29462. Visually it looks, as far as one can tell from the photos complete and goodish. This LM is for sale on Gumtree in Kingsteignton , Devon in a package of two other outboards. The other two are an LLS and a Yamaha. According to the owner it ...
by Gannet
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

Thanks John,

It appears that it really is an LM! The serial number that he stated is not correct, but the seller is going to let me know the correct number. I suspect the first three numbers are 294, with a couple more after that.
Thanks a lot for letting me know.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

Thanks Jacob,

I wish I had seen that. I am very keen on recording as many Early Series Forty outboards as I can, so that the information can be collated and more can be found out about this series. If you see another one, let me know! Thanks.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rare (?) Early Series Forty
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Rare (?) Early Series Forty

Thanks John. I wasn't able to find it on e bay, but it doesn't matter, as I have got sufficient info on it.
I did bump into FVP6317, which is for sale in Oban. It was previously on e bay in December 2018.

Jeremy

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