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by Gannet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: SJM 521R7

I don't know when the plastic cotton reel was superseded by the thrust block and whether that was initially in plastic or aluminium. They are obviously so easy to change, along with the transom bracket itself, so swapping bits around make life difficult. However Charles L, you are wrong in suggestin...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 4826

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

John, Thanks for your good feedback on my suggestion for using a V Ring seal. As you say - not a cure, but a big help. Exactly so. I hope it will encourage others to fit them. It can hardly be cheaper or easier. Charles, As the moderator and the man who has to approve any suggested technical changes...
by Gannet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 4826

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Charles, As I said in my post, the oil capacity of the (early) 10:21 gearbox is about 70ml. That is 14 fills from a litre, so even cheaper than you indicated. Although this can be further reduced, if one is so inclined, by letting the drained oil stand for a long period and then reusing the top oil ...
by Gannet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 4826

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

croweater, John, I am really pleased that the V Ring Seal, which I highlighted here as possibly much more effective than the standard soft washer/dirt seal in reducing oil leakage. How is yr LSs? Have you fitted a V Ring Seal to it? Maybe other people have experience of them? I have fitted them to m...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston

I am also interested in the con rod. Please send me a pm.

i would like to make a record of the serial numbers on the crank cases, so would be grateful if you could make a note those down here.

Thanks.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston

HI, I am interested in the cylinder head,
I will send you a pm.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: LS33642
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: LS33642

Thanks John for that info ref the 3 inlet holes. There is no hurry for the flywheel date. Yes, I get the impression that these Early Series Forty are quieter than later ones. They have only one hole in the exhaust pipe, with the FVs having a smaller hole than the LS. Whether this is the reason for t...
by Gannet
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Nuts and Bolts

Jacob, are you trying to obtain 1/4" BSF set screws just like the originals? These have a specific head design, which has a name, but I have forgotten what they are called. Does anybody know what the name is? This will help Jacob to find the original looking set screws.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cylinder Base and Head Joints...early models
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Cylinder Base and Head Joints...early models

I have seen similar information previously, but not so highly specific and so very clear. So it is very interesting to see that. My belief is that these Bostik sealants were chosen to prevent cooling water from coming into contact with the aluminium head and the aluminium crankcase. This was absolut...
by Gannet
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: LS33642
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: LS33642

John, It looks a really nice not mucked around late LS. I have added the details onto the list of Early Series Forty. Does it have the later 3 inlet hole gearbox? If you have taken the flywheel cover, what is the date of the flywheel? These early 40s are really very useable outboards. My preference ...
by Gannet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Putting up a real fight!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3773

Re: Putting up a real fight!!!

With regard to the cylinder head removal, could I ask why do you want to remove it? You could consider running the engine and then decide if it really needs to be removed. But if you really do want to remove it and there appears to be corrosion products between the studs and the head, I have resolve...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Folding Seagull
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Folding Seagull

I am intrigued. Did the Evinrude 'fold' to reduce the overall length, or was it possible to just quickly break it into two parts? I can see that there are advantages in doing so for storage or transport in a car or boat. An Early Series Forty can quickly become two parts (intentionally or accidental...
by Gannet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Little Forty ?

Thank you John for the photos. It looks a nice complete correct LS. I think the tank is the later c7/16" corner rad version. I note that the choke flap does not have the central air hole. I am not able to see whether the float chamber has a drainage hole or not. Could you tell me? The fuel pipe...
by Gannet
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Little Forty ?

Hi John, Well done on acquiring another engine from the Early Forty Series. I have added it to the register. I would be interested what tank is fitted (ie has it the 7/16 or the 3/4 corner rads) and whether the choke flap has a air hole in the middle and also whether the carb bowl has a drain hole n...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP6317
Replies: 2
Views: 744

FVP6317

A reasonably nice looking FVP has just appeared on e bay. I hope it goes to a good home and is not stripped for bits, although I know the debate about bits being made available to enable more than one FV/FVP to be completed. Buyers will obviously have to, as is always the case, assess the price and ...

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