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by Gannet
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forty Cylinder Blocks
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Forty Cylinder Blocks

I wonder whether anyone can tell me how to identify the age of 40 cylinder bocks. Are the cast letters BRITISH SEAGULL on the starboard side or SEAGULL on the port side significant?
Thanks for your help.
by Gannet
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paint & Plating Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Re: Paint & Plating Finish

1. Steel float chamber bowl. I have recently cleaned it and varnished it. I don't think there was any paint on it, but i cannot be sure. It looks to me as it has been (cadmium?) plated. Certainly there was no rust on the outside. 2.The cast arm to which the tiller is attached is a one piece casting ...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paint & Plating Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Re: Paint & Plating Finish

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by Gannet
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paint & Plating Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Re: Paint & Plating Finish

Thanks for that.
I didn't realise that the exhaust tube was chrome plated. Should the base material of my early 40 minus be aluminium?
Also is the base material of the drive shaft tube steel?
Thanks
by Gannet
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paint & Plating Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Re: Paint & Plating Finish

Thank you very much for that information. It certainly makes it simple. I presume this includes the flywheel? I fogot to ask about the plating of fasteners ie 1.The dome nut on top of the flywheel. 2. Sundry nuts and bolts. Also the outer drive shaft tube. Is this chrome (on copper and nickel ?)? Th...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paint & Plating Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Paint & Plating Finish

I am trying to restore my early 40 Minus and want to know what is the original (or best) paint finish on the aluminium parts. Is Hammerite Silver on a chromate primer suitable? Or is a 'plain' silver better?
Thanks.