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by charlesp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD engine
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: HSD engine

Nice one. Why on earth anyone would suggest turning it into an SD I have no idea! I have an AHC in the shed; it has a cap without an oil filler that is a little more streamlined and pointy than the ordinary barge pusher shape - is yours similar? Mine also has a three blade prop. It's a bit of a reli...
by charlesp
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New support BS
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: New support BS

Those are the three legs for a British Seagull motor display stand. They would bolt on to a black rectangular wooden pad which bore the logo.

I suspect it's strictly one motor for each tripod, even if they are little ones.
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Model 90 woes

Under way!

Respect!
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Model 90 woes

It was going to be a straightforward job. 1) Take gearbox from Model 90 in the workshop that has a knackered block 2) Put gearbox onto Model 90 that's hanging on the boat transom. Surely a simple task? Only 2 nuts to undo, heave power head off, bolt it onto good leg, and off we go. But no. I bolted ...
by charlesp
Fri May 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Painting instead of chrome plating
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Painting instead of chrome plating

The thing about Frost's web site is that it can be a bit of a time stealer! Bags of interesting stuff on there... But in the end, in the interests of speed, I've decided to fudge the idea. I will simply use the tube that's already attached to the gearbox I will be using. The final decision will be m...
by charlesp
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Painting instead of chrome plating
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Painting instead of chrome plating

It's the drive shaft tube I'm talking about, on my model 90. The rust spots have gone past the acceptable stage. Chrome plating is expensive, and frankly not as good as it was, besides it takes time. So I'm going to rub it down and paint it. Those bits that left the factory sprayed silver will get a...
by charlesp
Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: prop shaft or a gearbox for OJ marston
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: prop shaft or a gearbox for OJ marston

For complete authenticity it'll need a drive shaft tube, too, 'coz the clutched version will have the threaded hole at the top. Is there any possibility this could have been a pre-war conversion done, perhaps, by British Seagull? Does yours have the pen nib extension at the bottom of the exhaust tub...
by charlesp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass bracket.
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Re: Brass bracket.

Quite a few of these have turned up over the years, usually fitted to a wartime motor. After the war loads of motors were sold off as war surplus - there's an Arthur Bray advert somewhere for ex-ministry motors at a handsome discount when compared with the new British Seagull prices. The ones suppli...
by charlesp
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

Re: 102 ?

That's an interesting serial. The SN motors are very scarce, in fact I don't think I have ever seen a complete one. It would have originally had a steel tank. Photos would be of immense interest; the information available about these motors is almost non-existent. Does it have the finned block? What...
by charlesp
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Did Not Last Long
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Did Not Last Long

I wish I could, Jeremy!
by charlesp
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Engine Identification

It has got an F!

It's above and left of the serial, nearly out of sight, but it's there!
by charlesp
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Did Not Last Long
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Did Not Last Long

Still my favourites, these little fellers.
by charlesp
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SC oddity
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: SC oddity

Love the trumpet!
by charlesp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To restore or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 4291

Re: To restore or not?

what on earth brought that on?
by charlesp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To restore or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 4291

Re: To restore or not?

Maybe not the Limpopo, but they certainly reached the interior of the Dark Continent. One story recounts the recovery of the rotting corpse of a hippopotamus that was rendering the water in a river dangerous. The beast had a framework of branches and ropes attached, and a Seagull strapped on the end...

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