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by Charles uk
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 167
Views: 112443

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Has anyone out there ever seen an HSD, I've only ever seen one complete one.

This is a rare one it would be fascinating to see 2 pictures of any that are out there, full length & engine number.
by Charles uk
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forty Minus - SJM 666 L5
Replies: 9
Views: 3249

Re: Forty Minus - SJM 666 L5

Your forgetting he was using the L all the time, many of the Seagulls during that time were long shaft, liitle boats weren't as plentiful in the 50's & 60's & not many had money for toy boats!

If that week they were only assembling 40 that's all the punches he'd need to hand.
by Charles uk
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forty Minus - SJM 666 L5
Replies: 9
Views: 3249

Re: Forty Minus - SJM 666 L5

Has any one thought about the gentleman who stamped this engine number? All day long his job comprises testing the motors in the test tank, & providing this featherweight passes the test, it's taken out of the water cleaned off, taken to the bench where the number is stamped, where the number is fou...
by Charles uk
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: KSR1100
Replies: 25
Views: 6464

Re: KSR1100

Remove the piston & clean the crank & rod with fuel mix, remove all the waxy deposit with a paint brush.
by Charles uk
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: KSR1100
Replies: 25
Views: 6464

Re: KSR1100

Part of the carb choke shroud.
by Charles uk
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: KSR1100
Replies: 25
Views: 6464

Re: KSR1100

Don't take it apart until your sure it's necessary, is there any rust or discolouration around the big-end needles or excess play in the big end? Yours looks like it hasn't had a hard life from here, so leave it alone! Oh that wasn't yours it was H-A's. And I don't know if there is anyone in the UK ...
by Charles uk
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Help
Topic: gearbox identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: gearbox identification

Could it be an earlier one H-A, single water inlet holes, long pinion shaft, but no oil nipples, can't remember if any of the AC's ever ran oil.
by Charles uk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 3855

Re: Seagull refueller

I've never seen that style before, though I do have a 20 litre red remote steel tank with enough of a water slide transfer & fuel mix to show that it was sold by Seagull about that time.

Nice find!
by Charles uk
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Building a “racer”
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Building a “racer”

Jennings is considered better than Bell even though it's earlier. Or try Motorcycle Tuning two stroke, John Robinson. Two-stroke Tuning, Roy Bacon. The Two Stroke Engine it's design & tuning, K. G. Draper. Two-stroke High Performance Engine Design & Tuning, Cesare Bossaglia. The High Performance Two...
by Charles uk
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Building a “racer”
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Building a “racer”

I've never seen a Minimax that weighted less than 60 lbs, you might get one down to 35 lbs if you use carbon composite but that could be 3000 euro plus, if you did all the work.

See if you can find somebody with one that you can test drive in Holland.

Whose the author of your two stroke book?
by Charles uk
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Building a “racer”
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Building a “racer”

Your weigh will also make a difference. Look on the Kiwi sites for a boat called Microgull a shallow V bottomed speed boat with a windscreen, black hull yellow deck, that weighted less than 40 lbs before painting, 6mm ply below waterline 4mm above. The carb has to suit the complete inlet tract! Bria...
by Charles uk
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Building a “racer”
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Building a “racer”

Before you start on your Minimax, have a look on the New Zealand Seagull racing web sites , they race in water conditions similar to yours which are very different to the open sea in Bermuda. In NZ only Pirate Pete uses a Minimax & he uses a 5R on the back, but he does post films. Have a look at you...
by Charles uk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pair of 102s
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Re: Pair of 102s

Check your HC it should have another letter in front of HC.
by Charles uk
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM
Replies: 16
Views: 7264

Re: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM

The piston is too low in the bore to move it far with the grease nipple method.
by Charles uk
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 3420

Re: QB series

Check the jet in the 418, if it's fitted with a 100 it's been removed from a Curlew where the 418 was the standard carb.

But if it's wearing a 110 jet, there's a factory fit possibility.