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Photos of my newest Seagull!!

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Got this today, along with 2 other Evinrudes!

She is a 59-60 SJP 2-3 hp, and didn't have spark when I got her, but I cleaned up the points and now she has great spark!!
I need to go over the fuel system as it smells varnishy, but she should run, and she is a nice clean FRESH WATER motor!!

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Now thats a nice looking motor, should clean up really well, even the tank is relatively dent free! good find if she runs as well as she looks.
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I like the stand the Seagull is on!! Did that come with it?
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Those Evinrudes look like classic engineering!

Were the 102 alloy caps used for Seagull export oval tanks?
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RickUK wrote:I like the stand the Seagull is on!! Did that come with it?
The stand didn't come with it, it is my 1950's Evinrude factory showroom stand.
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rosbullterier wrote:
Were the 102 alloy caps used for Seagull export oval tanks?
they were on all classics i think(centuries at least) prior to 1967. my LLS (1961) has one which is original but i have a couple of 1969 W's with plastic caps.
all three were probably sold here in australia originally of course!
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I got her running today after work, by cleaning the carb and flushing out the tank, and it started on the 1st pull!! She pumps water like a fire engine and runs like a champ!! I also did a compression test, and she has 130 psi, the same as my 1968 FP and my 1969 F. I'll post more pics of it after I cleaned it up and I also made a video of it, which I'll post tomorrow after I get home from work.
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Looks in a lot beter condition than my SJP, may be the weather over there is more favorable tothe chrome work. Still keep up the polishing, seagulls do look better with a regular wash and brush up.
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SeagullGuyUSA wrote:The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmiGX813Wb8
$US150 for THAT?? Thief. Now, do the right thing and turn yourself in :P

Your 'squeaking" noise during shut-down sounds a lot like metal-on-metal. Perhaps the magneto coil lanimates are making brief contact with the inside of the flywheel.

Nice test-tank as well with the "transom" bolted through the way it is. And the splash-guard barrel lid!


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YEH!

Young bloke does really well eh Ted?

I like the way he gets into absolutely everything he can get his hands on!

Maybe this young bloke will be on Ebay for some Australian historical outboards before any body else "UP THERE" yeh?

About time that supposedly serious outboard collectors of the world actually start getting into old Australian stuff let alone from Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, ..... OOH ,Poland had one, Greece borrowed from Italy with two and basically the worlds old dears are really out there if one can be bothered to look......

This is the young American Bloke that will probably get educated in world examples and want one from every country bad enough to start hunting about.

I have been on it for the last 5 years or so and really, totally cool!

Best of luck to him I say!


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Ah yes "A Squeak"

I have a couple of Gulls (Featherweight and earlier) that do that!

They are both very sound compressions, and they make that sound just as they bounce back off their compression when they are shut down. I think it comes out of a closed off carb?

My 102's in any condition just give up when stopped...2 jets etc. (Clatter goes Away) and blue smoke drifts!

Any one else hear that Squeak? With a small square block?

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Regarding the pics - What's with the cylinder head "bolts" - screws, that is. Not only are they straight-slotted screws, it also looks as if they were ground down on the top. Or that could just be an illusion caused by a camera flash.

Screws?



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Collector Inspector wrote:YEH!

Young bloke does really well eh Ted?

I like the way he gets into absolutely everything he can get his hands on!
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Yea, verily. Nothing like getting into a variety of stuff. Most importantly, fooling with twin-cylinder Evinrudes and reed valves, multi-jetted carbs and adjustable ignition timing just helps one to wonder, "why'd they take a perfectly sound idea such as used by a Seagull, and F_# it all up with this other trash?"

No, really - S.G.USA appears to be on the right track and most of my 'training' was on 3 hp Evinrudes. Show me another engine that'll idle smoothly at 6 - 8 rpm. Another simplistic, reliable beast considering the modern marvels of today.




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6 to 8 rpm? fantastic! That means it'll fire, well, once in a while...
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