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by Charles uk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: FREE!!!! Come get it....

I'm so sorry!

I'm blaming that dreadful gender assignment error on "old timers disease"!

I sincerely hope I didn't distress too many of our readers.
by Charles uk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: FREE!!!! Come get it....

Did you mean gallons/hour or gallons/day? Would a 40+ be the most suitable Seagull, I'd think about a Curlew, 64cc, a clutch, 25:1, way better miles/gallon, quieter & as much oomph as a Century. ( a Curlew uses a Model 75 Century lower unit & prop & spins them 500+ engine revs faster) . You wouldn't...
by Charles uk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anyone seen one of these fuel tanks before?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Anyone seen one of these fuel tanks before?

How many lawnmowers & stationary engines had vertical crankshafts?

The water slide label makes it 50's or early 60's, as does the fuel cap (Jeremy what does your research suggest & is it an LS?)

There is a lot pointing to an "it could be".
by Charles uk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anyone seen one of these fuel tanks before?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Anyone seen one of these fuel tanks before?

I was sent an email a few days ago. asking if I'd ever seen one of these tanks, & was it a Seagull product?

This was the second one he'd seen, which was 2 more than I have, HELP.
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by Charles uk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: FREE!!!! Come get it....

You've got a boat, why not go & get it?

You could test it on the return journey.

It's only just a bit over 11,000 Km!

You could refuel in Hawaii.
by Charles uk
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls, Life and everything else.
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Seagulls, Life and everything else.

Your starting to frighten me Tam! Your grandchildren are trained to use spanners & are aware of the benefits of penetrating oils. I think we'll have to get Blondie to pledge some mythical money for the Hadrian's Wall refurb fund, though I hear some of your country men are very large contributors, th...
by Charles uk
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: British Anzani Down Under
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: British Anzani Down Under

I ultrasonic pistons when they're in a bit of a state like yours, with good results, in white spirit or diesel, just don't let it warm up too much.
by Charles uk
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: British Anzani Down Under
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: British Anzani Down Under

Looks good, what was the top main bearing like?
by Charles uk
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170 Postmortem
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: 170 Postmortem

Andrew Here are pictures of some 170 rods I have in my rod drawer. Rod A is a rod I removed from a running 170 that I thought I ought to check, no noise no play, but bent & showing major signs of heat distress with some slight signs of scaring on the bearing surfaces both sides, note there is a bron...
by Charles uk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170 Postmortem
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: 170 Postmortem

Here's a picture I was sent today in response to your post, this one went bang!
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by Charles uk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: convert my 102 to run on a cd ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: convert my 102 to run on a cd ignition

No one has answered his question yet. You can't fix a CDI when it stops working with a bit of wet & dry & a feeler gauge, when they die they're dead. You will have to get yourself, a good working CDI ignition either a Wypac mk 3 or a mk 4, a CDI base plate, base plate support system, a mk 3 or a mk ...
by Charles uk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170 Postmortem
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: 170 Postmortem

A very informative picture, thank you Andrew! Were you the first to open up, as there looks to be a mark on the rod where the locking wire has marked the heat blueing, but it's a job to see. If you get the rod off the crank we would love to see pictures of the damage done. Perhaps readers will now u...
by Charles uk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 11601

Re: Who knew...?

So, Charles, how far above a typical water level on an FVP?
Probably 12"
Isn't an FV drive shaft tube just over 16." long?
Don't think I've got one to measure, where are you Tam?
by Charles uk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 11601

Re: Who knew...?

On my FVP the hole is 16.25" above the top face of the tufnol water pump housing gasket.
by Charles uk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 11601

Re: Who knew...?

My view Jeremy, is that it's unusual to have water coming out of these vent holes, I've only seen it on a messed with SD. I've not worked on or used many of the early 40's, unlike yourself, are they prone to this? Have any of our other members suffered from this & on which Seagull model? We don't ra...