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by Charles uk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB & 5R Needle Roller Crankshafts
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

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: 4417

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: 4335

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: 28774

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 ...
by Charles uk
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB & 5R Needle Roller Crankshafts
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

QB & 5R Needle Roller Crankshafts

I've just had a batch of Seagull needle roller crankshafts rebuilt, & out of the 5 5R ones, two were unrepairable, both of which were mine. So I've got 2 5R's with a fortunes worth of new bits, but no cranks. So I'm going to have to have some built from scratch, if I order 10, rather than the 2 I ne...
by Charles uk
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Smoke. Muncie Neptune Vs Seagull
Replies: 46
Views: 28774

I know we shouldn't generalise about other countries,

I'm reading a post about bio fuels & saving the planet & the aussie's are reading the same post about converting chip oil into fosters.
by Charles uk
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just won a 102, for this years race
Replies: 29
Views: 17123

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings the water return pipe should chromed copper on those, I think the nickel stopped after the ACs.

Did they have reinforced air hose in 1960.

I don't think of anything other than copper with various surface finishes was used for the water return.
by Charles uk
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 33050

I think you'll find on a club event, we are able to run under the umbrella of their insurance as long as it is not a race!
by Charles uk
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: EFNR
Replies: 18
Views: 12010

Perhaps we shoud have a contest for the roughest motor that still runs good.
by Charles uk
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: EFNR
Replies: 18
Views: 12010

Any signs of distress on the piston Hugo?

They have quite a heavy cylinder not really prone to heat distortion, but to crack them like that, must be a very blocked water jacket, remove the head, clean the water jacket, silicon seal over the crack, she'll be right.
by Charles uk
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 33050

No rules = no rules, run what you brung.

No minimum crew, up to whatever is safe
by Charles uk
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Smoke. Muncie Neptune Vs Seagull
Replies: 46
Views: 28774

England is still a free country, I see no reason why you shouldn't post question about anything that you thing will interest our readers.
by Charles uk
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They do seagull racing
Replies: 52
Views: 33050

I'm told there is a slip at the club & warm refreshments between the 3 ventures up the river. There are no rules as such just common sense, after rain in the catchment area there can be up to 5 knots of current, not the best conditions to have problems in. So life jackets, bailer, tow rope, mobile p...
by Charles uk
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull outboard display board / storage stand original Item
Replies: 4
Views: 4238

Charles P is right on this, I've got one that I paid £5.oo for, but it's only good for light display work, mine has a Mallard sitting on it. It has 3 legs in a tripod format which means it's only good for the corner of the room as it occupies such a large footprint, relative to it's capacity. You c...
by Charles uk
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seized 40 Featherweight...
Replies: 13
Views: 10353

This is a seagull with a CDI ignition, heat more than 60 degrees C will probably cook it