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by Ferrier120
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: BMB Britannia coil fix?
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: BMB Britannia coil fix?

The coil is sometimes referred to as a Villiers 'Twin Spark' , I've found a label on one which gives it the number 1042 x 4E. Tried one of the Villiers spares companies a couple of years back who quoted, I think, £85 +vat to rewind one. Many years ago I tried using a Seagull coil with a soldered on ...
by Ferrier120
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Non seagull
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Non seagull

In the early 60's there were several companies, including: Auto Products, Brit, Coventry Apex, Deflectajet, Dolphin, K.Skinner, Sea Bee, Seachief and Tidemaster, who used the JAP (John Alfred Prestwich) 34cc and 80cc air cooled industrial engine as the basis for their outboards. Although there are s...
by Ferrier120
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: New to the board and I have a BMB Swordfish
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: New to the board and I have a BMB Swordfish

This looks more like the Britannia rather than the Swordfish.
by Ferrier120
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Railway Museum outboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4419

Re: Railway Museum outboard

The Light Twin was introduced in late 1932 and had a 'fishtail' type exhaust outlet (see photo). Sometime in 1933 they changed this to the style that Bruce has on his, and in 1934 the cooling system and ignition system changed to that which the Railway Museum motor has.
by Ferrier120
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Ferrier 120 4hp
Replies: 41
Views: 11166

Re: Ferrier 120 4hp

I would agree with Spiro in that only motors with 'juice can' tanks had the tapped holes in the protrusions. The company also produced the 240 model which was an 8hp horizontally opposed twin where most of the parts were common with the 120, including the cylinders, and these didn't have the protrus...
by Ferrier120
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Ferrier 120 4hp
Replies: 41
Views: 11166

Re: Ferrier 120 4hp

I own two versions of the Ferrier Fisherman and cannot say for certain which is the oldest. Firstly, the ‘blue’ motor in original condition was built in Cornwall as it has the label riveted to the transom bracket. Of the motors I’ve seen, only the Cornish motors have this label as the ‘red’ motor (n...
by Ferrier120
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Sharland Four Stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Re: Sharland Four Stroke

Thanks for that Charles.

Whilst there were a couple of race motors at Bolt Head, Salcombe, there wasn't one of these. This one had apparently been on display for a short period at the Motor Boat Museum, Basildon.
by Ferrier120
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Sharland Four Stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Sharland Four Stroke

According to a 1934 'Motor Boat' magazine, the 347cc Sharland was available in 15, 17 or 21hp, but the big question is - how can you tell them apart? I'm guessing the compression ratio could be different and/or different carburettors and maybe different gearbox ratios. Does anybody have any literatu...
by Ferrier120
Thu May 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: WW2 picture.
Replies: 70
Views: 16705

Re: WW2 picture.

I don't think the outboard is a BMB Britannia as the filler cap is not in the centre and the spark plugs look as though they are pointing slightly upwards. The other thing I notice is that the flywheel looks quite thin, so was wondering if this could be an Evinrude/Elto with battery ignition.
by Ferrier120
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Split-single Two-stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Re: Split-single Two-stroke

Rest of photos.
by Ferrier120
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Split-single Two-stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Re: Split-single Two-stroke

Thanks everyone for your input. Here are the rest of the photos I have at present - taken when first purchased, so if any specific area is wanted then I'll have to dig the motor from the back of the shed.
by Ferrier120
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Split-single Two-stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Re: Split-single Two-stroke

Yes, Charles UK, it was Beaulieu but I think it was only about six years.
by Ferrier120
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Split-single Two-stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Split-single Two-stroke

I purchased this motor a few years back, purely because of it's unusual design, but have no idea who, where or when it was made. The motor is a superimposed twin cylinder having a bore of 42mm and a stroke of 64.5mm using a common combustion chamber. The pistons are 68mm long and the lower piston is...
by Ferrier120
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: BMB Outboard
Replies: 57
Views: 17128

Re: BMB Outboard

Great looking Swordfish Bruce. The Swordfish was launched in 1950, and according to the brochure, it was the same as the Britannia but with a few extra bits - basically the delux version. The Swordfish had advance and retard plus a water pump cooling system and came in a choice of three colours:- li...
by Ferrier120
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: BMB Outboard
Replies: 57
Views: 17128

Re: BMB Outboard

notav8 - regarding Ferrier, the answer is yes, but I'll leave that for another thread. I have acquired a couple of photos of an Ensign that may be of use: firstly one of the cover and tiller and the other of the tank with remains of the decal. On each end would be a 'Ensign' decal and on top there w...

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