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by Vic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: PHOTOBUCKET RANSOM - BEWARE
Replies: 15
Views: 8884

Re: PHOTOBUCKET RANSOM - BEWARE

I am using Tinypic for the time being, but it is another photobucket company and they could start charging to use that.
by Vic
Tue May 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: spark plug cover
Replies: 5
Views: 3965

Re: spark plug cover

deacon bruce wrote:Not near motor or cover. However, number #36 on page 7 or spares booklet.
No item #36 on page 7 in either of my spares booklets
by Vic
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Flywheel to Tank Gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 6961

Re: Flywheel to Tank Gap?

Featherweight. with standard brass tank and Mk II flywheel .... precisely 7/16"


When I am starting it my hand is on the top of the tank with my fingers over the back of the tank.

You'd have to be seriously cack-handed, or stupid, to get your fingers between the tank and the flywheel
by Vic
Sat May 28, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is the screw missing on your fueltap?
Replies: 5
Views: 4133

Re: Is the screw missing on your fueltap?

Some interesting and entertaining videos posted by pooroldchap

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by Vic
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: It just doesn't surprise me any more.
Replies: 6
Views: 4396

Re: It just doesn't surprise me any more.

robhc1000 wrote::shock: Why would somebody do that.
It's called customising.
by Vic
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just Purchased A Seagull, Loooking for Advice.
Replies: 22
Views: 10562

Re: Just Purchased A Seagull, Loooking for Advice.

:mrgreen: O.k. heres a picture of the carb, i think it is a bing? Regards Rob Definitely not a Bing You can see the AM of AMAL on the side anyway Bing Carb: http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/faq/images/bing%20carb.gif Amal carb http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/faq/images/amal%20carb.gif
by Vic
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Silver Century suitable for 2.3m inflatable?
Replies: 16
Views: 11115

Re: Silver Century suitable for 2.3m inflatable?

Evening Gents, I may have the opportunity to acquire a as new 2.3m inflatable, would my Silver Century be suitable or is she too big? Rob You don't say if the dinghy is a "roundtail" or a rigid transom dinghy. Too big and too heavy for a rounttail.. A Featherweight would be ideal. Fine for a rigid ...
by Vic
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Gear oil coming out water inlet slots
Replies: 15
Views: 9317

Re: Gear oil coming out water inlet slots

Came into work this morning and found a 5 gallon pail of Mobil SHC 630 gear oil sitting beside my desk, that someone has given me. No idea yet who it was?!?!?! It's rated as 1B on the copper strip test think I'll give it a go. Viscosity cSt @ 100º C 28.5 Glen Mobil SHC 630 is an ISO 220 gear oil, V...
by Vic
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: carb connection 1979 forty plus
Replies: 7
Views: 6088

Re: carb connection 1979 forty plus

Charles uk wrote:Or is it an Amal 416?
Image
by Vic
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: carb connection 1979 forty plus
Replies: 7
Views: 6088

Re: carb connection 1979 forty plus

Is this a Bing carb or a Villiers carb. Can you say where on the diagram fuel is leaking from Wherever it does sound as though your float valve is not seating correctly http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/faq/images/bing%20carb.gif http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/faq/images/villiers%20carb.gif
by Vic
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 3hp Evinrude help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 5426

Re: 3hp Evinrude help needed

Checked fuel filter in tank ? and fuel flow to carb ? Playing with the choke help at all? I take it carb overhaul included thorough clean and replacement high speed orifice Initial setting for the slow running mixture screw is 1½ turns out from gently seated. Officially the fuel mix for all OMC from...
by Vic
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Sea Gul owner with 1 question
Replies: 11
Views: 6633

Re: New Sea Gul owner with 1 question

One tip to keep in the back of your head........... When it 7 degrees F. out, 140 gear oil DOES NOT MOVE! 7°F is cold! In real money thats about -14°C The Seagull owners manual says that in cold conditions SAE 90 oil can be used or even an engine oil in freezing conditions, and that in above averag...
by Vic
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 2 stroke oil
Replies: 5
Views: 5096

Re: 2 stroke oil

deleted... due to duplication
by Vic
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 2 stroke oil
Replies: 5
Views: 5096

Re: 2 stroke oil

Jim bow wrote:Fresh fuel, 10 to 1
10:1 is correct for a 1974 40+ unless modified to run on 25:1. See SOS website for details and identification of the alternative needle.

I am surprised the fuel mixture is dark in colour unless the oil is very dark. If the oil is not highly coloured your fuel is contaminated
by Vic
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Cleaning the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 7990

Re: Cleaning the carb

Should I remove the carb in order to clean it? If so, how do I remove it? I have loosened the collar, but the carb won't budge. 1974, 40+ with Villiers carb ?? Not really necessary to remove it to clean it Spin off the bowl c/w with float Unscrew the top collar and lift out the piston and needle. u...