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by Charles uk
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Was Lerryn Race Worth A Five Hour Drive?
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

If there's 3 of you going, you'd better ring Fosters & order 24 slabs & some pringles for the sheilas, unless your going to make a weekend out of it,
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 12925

John's excelled himself again, phoned on Monday, pinion arrives wednesday lunch time. Thanks John. No excuses left better get a move on. Broke 2 cylinder to crankcase studs today trying to remove them, wish I'd ordered some of them from John with the rest of the bits. Now to start cleaning everythin...
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Help
Topic: My First Seagull Project
Replies: 8
Views: 2488

Simon PM me there is a guy at Karapiro who could talk you through where to answer your probs he will be at home some of this weekend though he's in Auckland with the family for Waitangi day.
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Help
Topic: My First Seagull Project
Replies: 8
Views: 2488

No! The more the merrier,

where in NZ are you,
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Help
Topic: My First Seagull Project
Replies: 8
Views: 2488

Trade me is not usually that bad.

Depending on where you are there are people that you could talk to for advice & assistance that are not half a world away from you.

I'm sure Seagull Restorations & Simply Seagulls will be able to help you with spares localy.
by Charles uk
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 12925

Back up plan, I was just lucky, I'd forgotton I had the top half of a model 75. Putting together a powerhead that will survive a serious hammering far greater than anything, that is was designed for, requires all the best bits you can find, or at least the parts most suited for the task in hand. The...
by Charles uk
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My latest 102 from the bay
Replies: 48
Views: 9138

Hugo are you trying to tell us poor Poms that the £ has almost reached parity with the Aussie $.
by Charles uk
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 12925

I'm putting together a classic Seagull, well almost a classic it will have a plastic tank & a powder coated drive tube if I can find the waterpump housing. It's a late model 75 that I found 90% of the bits for, I'm missing the gearbox pinion but John has bailed me out & is putting one in the post to...
by Charles uk
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: patent numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

You've found the Marston OF, OG, OK gearbox from 1932 designed by Bob Harper's farther. A nice design but very 1930's, & all phosphor bronze bearings. I very much doubt the other Seagull twin ever got close to the Patent office, there was nothing on it that hadn't been done before, same design as a ...
by Charles uk
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 12925

No Graham, no Bermudian Rig, I will be dressing quite conservatively due to the weather.

On that cylinder is that Matt or satin black? starting to look nice.

Found most of the bits for a black drive shaft model 75, last night.
by Charles uk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 12925

Well 40 TPI has asked to borrow my dingy so I'm going to have to build a suitable motor to demonstrate how easy it is to do, & use the grey boat (Half Fast Pom) as the Kiwi's call it. Only 3 weeks, that's 21 sleeps, not a lot of time so it will have to be a century, maybe with a featherweight bottom...
by Charles uk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB & 5R Needle Roller Crankshafts
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

I've only managed to find two firms in this country with the experience & machinery to work on cranks this small. I can't find the pages in my work book from when I was looking for people to remanufacture these cranks, but Coventry rings a bell, all the welded up cranks are a sure sign that these we...
by Charles uk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Help
Topic: prop stuck.
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

You could bet your life, it you put this on the back of a boat it would fall off as soon as you throttled back. Drill a 1/2 inch hole in a copper coin & see if that will slide over the slot, squeeze until it does. Will the prop rotate on the shaft, if the answers no, run it in the water butt without...
by Charles uk
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB & 5R Needle Roller Crankshafts
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

There is often signs in the main bearing area of ball race inner slippage, but most of the damage is around the bigend pin retaining holes. Seagull due to their inexperience with multi part crankshafts suggested in their service notes that a replacement pin could just be pressed in, & as there is on...
by Charles uk
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Smoke. Muncie Neptune Vs Seagull
Replies: 46
Views: 10882

So if you collect the distilate from the exhaust, pump it up to the carb of a motor sitting beside it, drip feed corn oil, you could power your boat on potato peelings, barley & sugar. Oh you need a fermeter as well. Nice to see your green credentials coming through, no more gas guzzleing outboards ...