Century Series.

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Forty Featherweight with Bing carb, see below

Forty Plus

Silver Century

Silver Century Plus

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Above is the tech details on these engines, click to display

 (Please note the forty Featherweight shown here is fitted with a Bing carb. The majority of early forty models were fitted with Villiers carbs. Bing were fitted for just a short while when Villiers were not available. In later years, 1980's, the Amal 416 was fitted.)

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The two pages of an advert above have been kindly sent to me by Mike Merker, I had not seen this advert before, if you look closely at the address, you will see why!

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The three leaflets above sent in by Dave Barker, thanks Dave.

myles friis-smith fp frontal oblique 2 smallThis pic is of a FP restored by Myles Friis-Smith in South Africa. I think you will agree it is in nice order!


myles friis-smith fp stbd oblique 2 smallAnother view of a FP from Myles.

myles friis-smith fp port frontal 3 smallAnother FP from Myles, just look at that finish!


myles friis-smith cp port underside smallThis time a Century from Myles, with Villiers carb producing about 4 hp.

peter knolls century smallThis is a Century, restored and owned by Peter Knolls in Holland. In gleaming condition!


myles friis-smith w port view smallThis time a Silver Century from Myles, the Amal carb is on the other side to Tiller, a good 4 hp from this later model!

myles friis-smith wscl stbd frontal smallThis one is a WSCL. from Myles. Not quite original, but you have to be very picky to see why. The quality of the chrome and paint is wonderful....


myles friis-smith w stbd closeup smallNice finish on these motors Myles! the Silver Century again. One point I would like to make is the position of the float chamber. British Seagull stated it was important to fit it furthest away from the tank, not as here. Now I cannot see the difference it makes, except that the choke assembly fits snugly into the float if fitted as British Seagull suggest, and the choke flap is somewhat protected too. As Myles points out however it might be better the other way round to prevent the fuel evaporating with excess heat from the head? Not a problem in UK, but in warmer climes maybe....

magnus classic 2 small This picture was sent in by Magnus in Sweden, it is one of the last ever engines to be built. A 'Classic 2'. It was a featherweight with all the bells and whistles! Twist grip throttle, water injected exhaust and all. Note the gold top. That is how they left the factory. Apparently it is almost unused.


mathias hedstrom new wspcl small This Motor, a WSPCL, is unused and in as good condition as the day it left the factory, about 30 years ago. Owned by Mathias Hedstom in Sweden, he has bought it to use it, for the next 30 years if he looks after it, what a nice find!

mathias hedstrom new wspcl2 smallThanks for the pics Mathias, you are a lucky man!

mathias hedstrom new wspcl3 smallHere the WSPCL can be seen on the stern of Mathias's dinghy, very fitting!


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From Dave Barker, a classic British Seagull info sheet!