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by andrew
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Amal carb banjo fiber washers
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Amal carb banjo fiber washers

I’ve had limited success with nylon washers, which are readily available at Home Depot etc. Some aren’t pliable enough to seal but others are OK for test runs etc. Getting right size can be tricky, and really have to check that they don’t leak and that the material they’re made of is safe for gasoli...
by andrew
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Amal carb banjo fiber washers
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Amal carb banjo fiber washers

I’ve tried O rings without success. Found you can’t get the bolt in tight enough to prevent it rattling loose without effectively squishing the O ring so much that it loses its seal.
by andrew
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 24
Views: 2185

Re: Something happened

Wish I could inherit that lot! Would give me a year of projects to work on, as if I need more :P Does look like a barge pusher prop on the left, always wanted one of those even though I have nothing practical to run one on. Hope you have fun sorting through them. If you have the time please post mor...
by andrew
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Seagull 40+ for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: Seagull 40+ for sale

With a view to encouraging fair trading on this board and as a public reference for others in the future, I would echo the sentiment that this appears to be a widely available model on other internet auction sites these days at possibly more competitive pricing. As with all old motors, potential buy...
by andrew
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Heat Transfer - POR-15
Replies: 7
Views: 4160

Re: Heat Transfer - POR-15

Only rust swelling! Doesn’t freeze here fortunately.
by andrew
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: bugger!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: bugger!!

Did the stud shear flush with the block, or is there still a few mm of stud protruding? If the latter, a ton of heat from the torch until red hot and a pair of vice/mole grips will usually get it out even if only a couple mm to grip. A whack on the grips with a heavy hammer while red hot will usuall...
by andrew
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: bugger!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: bugger!!

A picture will help members give better suggestions.

This is a common problem, did you use heat when removing the bolts?
by andrew
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: fixing two Century (or at least one)
Replies: 29
Views: 8930

Re: fixing two Century (or at least one)

Clutch fork should sit with no friction between gearbox housing and prop when not engaged. You’ll find it’s not too hard to adjust to correct length once all the pieces are back together, there’s a natural “feel” to it. Want to make sure the clutch fully engages and disengages the gears inside, and ...
by andrew
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Change Password. Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 5132

Re: Change Password. Why?

Sorry for the hassle, understand that it can be annoying having to change a password. Please see the post below from last summer for reference. You may or may not be amazed at the amount of spam and hacking attempts a phpBB forum has to contend with! http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/phpbb3/viewt...
by andrew
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Change Password. Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 5132

Re: Change Password. Why?

Yes, the forum now requires a password change once a year for security reasons. Welcome any feedback on this!
by andrew
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Plastic tank fuel tap replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Plastic tank fuel tap replacement

I have one of the plastic tanks on a late model EFNR. It originally came with one of the cheap plastic fuel taps, which is broken like many others by now. I have tried two different replacement taps (traditional ewarts brass and an aftermarket plastic one) but they do not fit as there is a small res...
by andrew
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Help
Topic: fixing two Century (or at least one)
Replies: 29
Views: 8930

Re: fixing two Century (or at least one)

I believe all driveshafts should be hollow.

In my experience it’s usually the bottom of the shaft that gets clogged up. I always assumed that this is the work of gravity over time. A very long drill bit will loosen the rust etc out of the center of the shaft.
by andrew
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: fixing two Century (or at least one)
Replies: 29
Views: 8930

Re: fixing two Century (or at least one)

On the plastic plug, a good pair of pliers/grips around the outside of the plug will be enough to break the seal (counterclockwise) without damaging it. The screwdriver grooves on the end generally get chewed up with age, and can be hard to use as you have seen. If you do mess up the plug, new ones ...
by andrew
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: new comer
Replies: 7
Views: 3213

Re: new comer

Welcome to the forum! You won't be boring anyone here with seagull problems, quite the opposite. RE the youtube links, you did it correctly using the YouTube button, but need to paste the link without the 's' in 'https', i.e. 'http' only. This is a known issue and we are working to fix, in the meant...
by andrew
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Help
Topic: It won’t start! EFNR44B7 (Solved)
Replies: 21
Views: 8340

Re: It won’t start! EFNR44B7 (Solved)

Solved! Though not my proudest moment to be sure. Hopefully my mistake will be a lesson for others. I had reassembled with the Wipac MK4 CDI installed the wrong way around (rotated 90 degrees). So it was still producing an excellent spark, just at the perfectly wrong time ie right before Bottom Dead...