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by Gannet
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty flywheel no apertures
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

I am not convinced about this method of rotating the engine to recover a spark, but if you do that, please ensure that the piston/cylinder is lubricated.
Good luck.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Forty flywheel no apertures
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

FVP6842T is a 'new' one to me. Its not one of yours is it Tam? Surely its not heading north to you? Baiter, I keep a register with derived details of the original spec. I would be grateful for a photograph of it. It is interesting to have a 'T' suffix, as its near relative, FVP6798T, was also so ide...
by Gannet
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New 1974 WSPCL327MM4
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: New 1974 WSPCL327MM4

Surely it is a matter of how it looks rather than whether the crankshaft assembly has tpossibleurned over 5,000 times or 500,000 times. Obviously running it, increases the chance of handling damage as well as some oil/temperature stains. But apart from that, the visuals are affected by general handl...
by Gannet
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Recently Sold AU. AD839
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Recently Sold AU. AD839

Well done Tam, for spotting that. Is that your early FV Bruce? They are great useable engines. I used FV3048, which is a very near relative of yours, on the Yealm estuary last week. Looking again at the photo, it looks like it might be another engine as the serial number appears to start FV33 or per...
by Gannet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of dome nut
Replies: 40
Views: 13904

Re: Removal of dome nut

Hi Andrew, I have never had any difficulty with undoing the dome flywheel nut, so have no experience of what to do. But what about drilling a hole in the top of the nut so that you could introduce some suitable freeing agent into the threads, as it is possible that corrosion could be the problem. It...
by Gannet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propshaft oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: Propshaft oil seal

Hi Maurizio,

Thanks for your interest. It is hardly visible to the naked eye when installed and so I don't think a photo will help at all.

Thank you for posting a photo of a V Ring seal. Was that from the Wych Bearings web site?

Cheers,

Jeremy
by Gannet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight

I am never sure what the original build spec was in respect of gearbox backlash. The shims seem to go up in size in steps (from memory) of about 0.015, so I suspect that the variation was in that kind of order. I am sure that you are right Adrian that .005 is a good figure in theory. But a larger va...
by Gannet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propshaft oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Propshaft oil seal

I have come across a V ring seal which appears to be possibly suitable for the propshaft on early non sealed gearboxes. I have fitted them instead of the thick polymer washer between the brass/bronze collar and the gearbox bearing. The seal is a tight fit on the shaft and the lip runs against the be...
by Gannet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fv2923
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

Re: Fv2923

I have just got back from a holiday using FV2682 in the Yealm estuary on my small dinghy in South Devon and FV5141 in Fowey in South Cornwall on an Avon Redcrest inflatable. Excellent engines - ideal for dinghy work. Tam, in response to your question about whether plate thickness is important, I wou...
by Gannet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fv2923
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

Re: Fv2923

Hi Tam, Nothing like an early FV to restore! I find it difficult to see how much corrosion the head has. I had a corroded head filled with weld. It was a simple matter to file it flatish and then use wet and dry paper in conjunction with a very flat surface to restore it to a igh degree of flatness....
by Gannet
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVP10341
Replies: 8
Views: 2517

Re: FVP10341

Hi John,

I am glad that somebody on this site has rescued this FVP. Well done for getting it.
What are your plans for it?

Cheers,
Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 44
Views: 15501

Re: Villiers Coils

Although l have said that l am not trying to achieve the 24 hours running time with the M1361 coil. I have actually over the last few days on the Yealm estuary clocked up another 2 hours, making a grand total of 7 hours! FV5141 is a great little motor. I am convinced that the key to get good, satisf...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 2896

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, I have just got back from holiday. When you say that FVP5959 has an FVP crankcase (rather than be retrospectively rebuilt with an LS crankcase), is that because it has FVP stamped on it? Or is it because dimensionally it the same as virtually all other pre 10000 serial number FV/FVP crankc...
by Gannet
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 2896

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, I think that there is a misunderstanding here. My FVP6493 is stamped FVP6493 but it is has a crankcase which dimensionally is the same as an LS crankcase. It also has the cast mounting for the tiller. Does your FVP8905 also have the same dimensions as an LS crankcase? Has it got the cast m...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV8905
Replies: 9
Views: 2896

Re: FV8905

Hi Jacob, The LS engine parts will not fit in a 'normal' FV/FVP crankcase. What I think is probably going on is that LS crankcases, with LS internals have been used for possibly 'refurbishment' of FVPs. I have the crankcase assembly of FVP6493, which also has LS internals in a LS crankcase. I guess ...