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Prop height spacer

Postby Norway gull » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:28 pm

Good day, My first post and I'm the new proud owner of LLSL1136D3. I bought it off a little old lady in Norway who had it in her garage for many many years. I quote, "Pappa used to drive us around with it when I was a kid". I snatched it up for a fair price and after further inspection, it looks like pappa put it away quite clean. I've cleaned an already clean carb and gas tank, and gear/prop case. The rotor is in mint condition and I have good water flow when back flushing it with a hose. New cables, plugs, and oil are on order. My question to the group is, "How have you, if you've done it, raised the engine up a bit so the prop is at the correct height in the water? Have you made a homemade spacer or is it something to buy? It doesn't seem too difficult to fabricate something functional, but I thought I'd ask here to generate ideas. Thanks
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seagull101
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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby seagull101 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:05 pm

you could probably make one.
I think that most people just simply bolt two of the engine support lug clamps together.
Or you could use something like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Seag ... xyRhBS0qZf

I personally don't like these but each to there own. I modified my 40+ clutched model but cutting everything 10cm!


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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby Norway gull » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Yikes, for that money, I'll make one. I've tried tightening those bolts. Turning those bolts made turning the engine become stiffer.
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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby RickUK » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:25 pm

Get a piece of small diameter plastic drainpipe cut to the length you need,cut it lengthwise, and clamp it with a jubilee clip. Otherwise, John of this website has Seagull height adjusters for sale.

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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby headdownarseup » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:49 pm

How cheap do you want to go?

A jubilee clip on it's own is normally enough for most people's uses.

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Charles uk
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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby Charles uk » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:43 pm

The plastic tube protects the drive shaft chrome, fills the gap between the top of the drive shaft & the transom bracket support, the jubilee clip just holds the plastic tube in place, no risk of any damage using the plastic tube.
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Hugz
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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby Hugz » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:50 pm

I hear quick release bicycle seat pole clamps work well.

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Re: Prop height spacer

Postby tambikeboy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:54 pm

Hugz wrote:I hear quick release bicycle seat pole clamps work well.



Correct answer 30 bob. .... :lol:
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