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by Gannet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Cap Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Fuel Cap Seal

Thanks Chris, I think I will give that a go. Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest! Thanks for the suggestion. Another cork sealing problem is in the fuel tap. What about an alternative polymer seal for that item? Any ideas anybody? I have nothing against cork as a seal, but it is horses for...
by Gannet
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP SPARES
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: FVP SPARES

Hi Jacob, Sometimes it is best to concentrate on fewer projects. I wish I could learn that lesson! Getting rid of unwanted spares is probably a good idea. I presume that LS crankcase assy is yours? I hope it goes to a good home. There are a couple of bits off FVP5959 that i would like (only if you a...
by Gannet
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP SPARES
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: FVP SPARES

Hi Jacob, Is that FVP5959? Yes, I agree it is a shame to split it, but I am reluctant to persuade somebody to spend time and money rebuilding an early 40. In an ideal world every early 40 would be rebuilt and used. I have done my bit in that direction! But realistically that is not going to happen. ...
by Gannet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: EBAY
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

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: 4
Views: 710

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: 539

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: 2090

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: 817

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: 1302

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: 5075

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: 15501

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: 3743

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: 3743

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: 3743

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: 3743

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 ...