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by Raya
Mon May 25, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

I thought I'd post a couple of pics of the D now that it is back together. It is reasonably original apart from the later head. I'm still looking for a cowl with just Seagull on it and the correct throttle control but am pretty happy with how it turned out. I haven't started it yet but am confident ...
by Raya
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Throttle Lever
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Throttle Lever

Thanks Oyster 49. I'm in no hurry so if nothing crops up in the meantime, I'll contact you when all this is over. I did find an old long handled Villiers throttle on ebay. Not right but period correct.
by Raya
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

Both the fuel pipe and water outlet pipe were missing from the box of parts. These were easy enough to replicate although I did have to order the nipples from England. The 1/4 pipe was readily available from a plumping supply shop near where I live. I copied the shape of the fuel pipe from a 1946 er...
by Raya
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Throttle Lever
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Throttle Lever

I'm looking for an early Amal throttle control. These have the longer arm than later types and were fitted during the mid to late forties.
Thanks,
Ray
by Raya
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

I had both the exhaust and the drive shaft tube chrome plated. All the other bright bits are nickelled.
by Raya
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

The metal fuel tank appeared to be in good condition with no dents, but upon closer inspection, there was pitting and corrosion in places on the outside surface. Inside was smooth but with some slight surface rust. I filled the tank with water and left overnight to check for pin hole leaks - all goo...
by Raya
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

Mine is much the same spec as Charles' but with a steel bayonet tank and flat top ignition. Interesting about the lack of core plugs. I'm sure that the cylinder that came with the motor I have is from a later model (the exhaust flange is the longer type), but at least the lack of core plugs is appro...
by Raya
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

The parts that I purchased lacked the silencer tube (1310) and silencer clip (1312). I was able to source some 3 inch by 1/16" brass tube so purchased a piece 17 1/2" long. The wall size was slightly thicker than the original. I had to grind out the inner wall so that it slipped over the engine exha...
by Raya
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

Magneto. I was able to disassemble the parts from the magneto baseplate without too much difficulty. The points are of the earlier design without the sliding gap adjustment. I replaced the low tension lead as the insulation was crumbling. The eye terminal attached to the wire (ordered from Sheridan)...
by Raya
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: electrolysis rust removal
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: electrolysis rust removal

Alas no, this cylinder is off AD4233, a 1948 outboard. It has the slotted welsh plugs instead of the hex plugs that the D would have. I could use it on the D but will keep it together with it's crankcase for originality. I have the matching gearbox and prop so will assemble this one after the D. I'm...
by Raya
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: electrolysis rust removal
Replies: 2
Views: 627

electrolysis rust removal

Included in a box of bits I came across, were most of the parts from an early 1948 AD. The cylinder was in poor condition being completely blocked with rust and there was a crack around one of the securing bolts that probably occured during the dismantling. The rust was rock hard and wouldn't easily...
by Raya
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

Bracket - I have most of the parts for a bracket of around the vintage that would suit this Seagull. The main frame bracket (1326) in the photo of the parts is from a later model (102 plus?) and doesn't have the holes in the side of the frame for the split pins. The main frame bracket of the assembl...
by Raya
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Working on the "D"

Thanks for your encouragement and offers of help. As regards originality, I'm lucky that there has previously been posted on this site, a line drawing with part numbers for a 1946 model. I'll use the parts numbers from this drawing when I reference things. (drawing posted again below) The are also a...
by Raya
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Working on the "D"

I've decided to assemble a D series motor from a "box of bits" that I purchased from e-bay and from parts I already have and from parts sourced elsewhere. My aim is to make the outboard as close to original as possible (without being too pedantic about all the details), and to end up with a function...
by Raya
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Threads (Nuts and Bolts)
Replies: 17
Views: 12200

Re: Seagull Threads (Nuts and Bolts)

I was chasing the backing nut for the pipe fitting in the exhaust pipe. My local nuts and bolt store measured the fitting thread as 1/4" BSPF and sent me across the road to a hydraulic hose as they didn't stock the fitting. The back nut I purchased fitted both threads on the fitting. (The F on the e...