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by Gannet
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Weedless Prop
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Weedless Prop

I am after a weedless prop for a Featherweight/Forty Minus. These I believe were fitted to the later Featherweights.
Thanks
Jeremy
by Gannet
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 40 minus Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 23576

Re: 40 minus Restoration

You have done a great job on this early Forty Minus. Lovely to see them in this condition. The brass finish exhaust tube looks the part. The tank especially looks truly excellent. I expect that you have learnt a great deal in doing this. If you want to use this new skill, I have tank or two which yo...
by Gannet
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Here is a picture of these three Lodge plugs.
What do you think? Are they contemporary and are they suitable for my F?
Appreciate your help.
Jeremy
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by Gannet
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

With the posting about Champion 8 COM spark plugs I was wondering whether any of the three Lodge plugs that i have are suitable and contemporary with the 1949 Little Model Forty F. These Lodge plugs can be stripped down. One is a C3, another CB3 and the third does not have any identification apart f...
by Gannet
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Yes, thank you for pointing that out. I will now take extra care. Could water also get into the crankcase from the exhuast pipe? I expect it can. Anyway, as I said, I let the engine drain first. I also tilt it in various dirctions to get pools of water to drain out. Cast iron, especially when rusty ...
by Gannet
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Is it too early to claim that one has survived 2012 ( especially as the world didn't end the other day)? Anyway to less important matters - to my recently acquired F201. After tank and plug cleaning and adding some old petroil, it started first pull, and (in inexperienced opinion) ran quite smoothly...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Thank you both for the info on the Amal carb. As you said it is not quite right for the F. Do you think, however, that one of the 359 series is the right one? I don't know how Amal's numbering system works - perhaps there is a 359/XXXX with a screwed on top to the float chamber and a top fuel feed? ...
by Gannet
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

My experience is a little different.
FV1786, FV1867T and FV2682 are all fitted with tight fitting bronze rotors.
SJM35 is fitted with a black plastic rotor (it looks a bit newish).
I have also an aluminium rotor off an FV of unknown serial number.

Does this help?
Jeremy
by Gannet
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Hope everybody has survived the eating, drinking and talking frenzy that is part of Christmas. Yes, 170 psi is high, perhaps my gauge, as you suggest is faulty. I have seen set ups where the non return valve is fitted in the end of a hose at the other end to the head connection, resulting in low val...
by Gannet
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Thank you all for your interest and advice. it is much appreciated. I am beginning to feel that I almost don't own this little motor, following the all the advice and comments as what to do and what not to do! I will, I promise, look after it and treat it as if it belongs to the wider Seagull frater...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

It came with an incorrect Villiers carb. Most of the paint is now off (except for the tubes - that can wait until I take the bottom end off). Yes, the paint has provided good protection. It doesn't look as if it has been fiddled with, everthing seems to me to be just so to my amateur eyes. Do you th...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

I have taken some photos of F201 in the 'as received' condition, except for removal of the carburettor and the tiller. F201 No17.jpg F201 No16.jpg F201 No1.jpg F201 No12.jpg F201 No9.jpg The system didn't seem to allow me to load anymore. I hope you will admire the lovely paint finish!! Look forward...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Oyster, Thanks for stating that so clearly. A great help to me. There are indeed differences (F to FV) in the cylinder block and head. Both are different castings. Quickly measuring both F and FV produced the following:- Both engines are assembled , so dims are approx, but shows the major difference...
by Gannet
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Chris, I am sorry as I didn't acknowledge your reply stating the serial number of your seagull. The model names of these early small ones are a bit confusing. I was just after information concerning ownership of the F model. The F and FVP are both called Little Forty, but they are different in detai...
by Gannet
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)
Replies: 65
Views: 13442

Re: Little Model Forty F (1949/50)

Collector Inspector,
That's really helpful.
looking forward to the numbers on the casting and any other info.
thanks again.
Hope Santa brings you all your desires! I might write and ask for a suitable Amal carb. Easily pleased and lacking imagination!
Jeremy