Little Forty F341

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Jan
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Location: Zaanstad, The Netherlands

Re: Little Forty F341

Post by Jan »

Thanks for the offer Oyster but I prefer the standard FV type gearbox on F341.

One day I will find one or I buy a parts motor.

I know it will be a long term restoration.

Jan
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Re: Little Forty F341

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Jan,

Its great to see F341 coming back to life.

My F201, which is complete and going so I have chickened out of taking it apart, does not appear to have a steel crankcase gasket. The gasket appears to be made of some white composition. I have no idea of course whether it left the factory in that state.
As you would expect it has a bronze rotor around the thinner section drive shaft.
The gearbox, as you know, is a standard FV one. Although F201's prop is slightly smaller in area (than FVs) and runs directly on the propshaft ie there is no bronze bush.

Cheers,

Jeremy
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Jan
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Re: Little Forty F341

Post by Jan »

Hi Jeremy,

F341 had an original paper cylinder base gasket but the head gasket was a non original thick and sticky mess of kit, sealant, asbestos and paper.
I must find some material I can use as head gasket.

They fitted the later plastic and larger model 40 impeller so I need also the small bronze impeller.

Luckily the F prop is in good shape and already polished.

Your right, it doesn't have the bronze bushing and the F prop is smaller comparing the FV prop.

I never noticed the difference.

Jan
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