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Nice SD on eBay

Post by Oyster 49 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:47 pm

This is a nice looking engine, all of the rarest parts there too. Original copper coolie hat, copper SD only fuel pipe, and what looks like the the rare brass carb body and bronze float bowl top. Plus it has a steel fuel tank in good condition, correct bayonet cap, original tiller and throttle lever. Very worth bidding for in my view.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3856698544

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by cookie1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:55 pm

My finger has been hovering on the bid now button since it was listed ! Is this the Navy issue ? I was looking at exhaust and gear lever . Can't really see if the bracket is complete

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Post by Charles uk » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:48 pm

The navy never actually ordered any, according to the paperwork the other Charles found during his researches, & all the ones found with traces of grey paint didn't show any greater incidence of copper tops, which on the numbers we viewed early on was less than 10%.
In those days copper tops were almost anomalies & still had the same street value!
We did see evidence that the copper tops were produced in 2 or 3 small batches

The problem seems to be, that as the copper tops started to become fashionable, & as I was re-manufacturing the aluminium & copper coolie hats for John & the Marston restorers, the copper coolie hats were selling way faster than their aluminium counterparts!

So there might be a higher percentage now than there ever was in 1945!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by Oyster 49 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:24 am

Yes, we don’t really know why some engines have copper magneto covers, and brass carbs and bronze clutch levers. There is very little info regarding these engines. The “Navy Seagull” is a complete myth, with nothing found to support this myth. I’d go as far to say there is no such thing as a navy seagull. Perhaps it was just that was all that was available in 1942 and copper ones were made so the order could be completed!

Hugz is putting some good information together, which I’m sure he will share. Brass carb bodies are quite rare, but they do crop up a few times a year. Well worth having and quite a few on his register.

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by cookie1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:07 am

Thanks for the info , very interesting . Perhaps these were just alternative materials used at the time ? My father bought one of these in the 60s , still in its case . Unfortunately all long gone :cry:

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Post by Hugz » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 am

It does look original. Even still has the depth collar. Cant make out the engine number but by the hex nut and starboard gearbox (I think) nipples I would say it is an early P3 one. Extended tiller arm too. My data indicates about 20% had the brass carb body. Sensible starting price.

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Post by lodgey62 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:40 pm

Hi all,hi Hugz, been off the scene for a while, motorbiking, campervaning, but noticed the aforementioned and though I'm a novice it seems pretty straight to me and I've bought it,no bracket though but I'm not too overly bothered, might even run,I don't want to do a right lot with it other than strip it,to and make sure it's in order internally ,then put it back together retaining its original patina.
Keep you all posted.
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(Can't sell you the petrol cap off this Hugz)

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by Hugz » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:19 pm

Well done. A good pick up. Did you make him an offer he can't refuse....
I thought it might end up on here so didn't hassle the seller for the details. I would like to have the engine and JM number and whether clutch lever is plain. Is that the remains of a decal on the tank? What side are the nipples.
You can be proud of that motor!

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by lodgey62 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:58 pm

Let you know as soon as I get it in about a weeks time. Can't wait.
I'm very proud of it and I haven't yet got it .
All the best Hugz.
Lodgey.

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by Oyster 49 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:01 pm

Excellent, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by lodgey62 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 pm

Picking it up on Monday night,I'll have to learn how to put pictures up on here.
Chap says the engine number is SD685P3.
Top man Hugz for identifying that.
All the best
Lodgey

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Re: Nice SD on eBay

Post by Hugz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:59 am

Oh good. That is the 6th oldest one known to be in captivity. It would also have a B# on the other side of the crankcase. To think that motor helped win WW2. Cherish it!

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Post by AusAnzani » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:36 am

Great score and at a bargain price too.

Well done.

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