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by Raya
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: God help my grandkids

When he grows up, he might like this bike.
Evinrude Bike 1.jpg

Evinrude Bike 2.jpg
by Raya
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ht connector spring bits
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: ht connector spring bits

The inch screw in the HT lead that I dissembled was made of steel, not bronze, (I tested it with a magnet), so maybe BS changed the spec at some time. I Noticed a couple of other changes between the 1950 and 70ish leads. The groove in the back of the Magneto HT connector went from one groove to two ...
by Raya
Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Thanks Hugz. From the parts list, the bolts are part number 217. (I should have looked this up earlier) This is the same part number for the bolt that holds the heads. From the R marking on the head of this bolt, these must be high tensile steel. (Not sure why Seagull would specify high tensile for ...
by Raya
Mon May 06, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Yes, the thumb screws are brass. The plating on both screws looks more like nickel than chrome to me, but I'm no expert. I'll try and source the SAE 460. I've ordered the bush (part no 1376) from Sheridan along with the cup washers and a few other bits. I don't think that I could get much work done ...
by Raya
Sat May 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

I've measured the play in the propeller bushes. As far as I can tell, there is about 2 thou play in the cap bearing and 5 thou play in the propeller bush. I didn't have access to needle gauges, only micrometers, but I think that the measurements are about right. The propeller bush probably needs rep...
by Raya
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

The Champion cover looks identical to the Seagull one. My guess would be that the later Seagull caps were manufactured for them by Champion.
by Raya
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Jeremy, I'm no expert on Seagulls. I'm really just going on the references to the KLG cap on this forum and from photos of restored Gulls from the period. It is possible that Seagull used both Champion and KLG components (plugs and caps) prior to making their own. I'm sure others will comment on thi...
by Raya
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Maybe Champion was able to supply the 8 Com plug to Seagull at a better price than KLG could. Although an American company, Champion did manufacture plugs in England. KLG was Seagull's choice for the plug caps. My estimate of wear for the gearbox bearings was based soley on the play that I could fee...
by Raya
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

I was surprised that my plug spanner didn't fit the plug in the outboard. The plug looks quite old being a two part design. It is branded KLG M50. Any chance that this is an original plug from 1950?
by Raya
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Thrust washers are safe. There were two, the washer and a shim. Getting all the grease out was a messy job but rewarding. The grease had preserved the gears nicely. The teeth on the crown wheel were perfect with the exception of one tooth that had a small chip. Bearings show no sign of play. The dri...
by Raya
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Maybe someone bought up a batch of surplus taps after the war and put them on ebay and said that they were suitable for Seagulls. This might explain their prolification. In any case, I'll source a suitable replacement tap for this motor. I cleaned up the outboard today with some degreasing fluid and...
by Raya
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

I found another SD on this site with an identical tap, so it looks like it must be from seagull.

Fuel tap on SD 102.jpg
by Raya
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

Thanks for the encouraging replies.

Is the fuel tap original? I haven't seen one like this on a seagull before.

fuel tap.jpg
by Raya
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bought Another One
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Bought Another One

I picked up the outboard today and am pleased with my puchase. It looks complete and original except for the red HT lead. It is missing a thumbscrew washer but otherwise looks complete. The plating is in pretty good condition considering the age which the serial number (AD13587) indicates is either ...
by Raya
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Retirement Project
Replies: 14
Views: 1926

Re: Retirement Project

Yes, there are mangrove trees on the far bank. The area is a nature reserve, so no development. I like mangrove trees. They act as natural filtration units for the water and are a nursery for the fish and crabs that breed in the river. They also breed mosquitoes and sand flies, which can become a bi...

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