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by Todd
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Piston Ring Gap
Replies: 14
Views: 8188

Re: Piston Ring Gap

Theoretically of course a small ring gap is better -provided of course under running conditions there is a gap, but maybe a large gap (ie 0.031) doesn't make any real difference??? I think you answered your own question, Jeremy. In a high performance, high compression engine the gap becomes more cr...
by Todd
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: some hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 5064

Re: some hardware

Hamilton Marine in Searsport, Maine is marine hardware heaven. Not in Canada, but at least on the same continent. I'm sure they'll ship to you, but if not I can pick up what you need and send it out. http://www.hamiltonmarine.com

Todd
by Todd
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: CPC Cyl. & Head Differences
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

CPC Cyl. & Head Differences

I recently found a CPC powerhead assembly (CPCL1471E4) which had attached a cylinder with visibly larger transfer ports than those found on my own CPC (CPC136A6), and also a larger, bridged exhaust port. The cylinder head was different, too, in that it had a raised internal area to fit the contour o...
by Todd
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Lightweight skimmer
Replies: 1
Views: 4804

Re: Lightweight skimmer

Here are plans for an 8' version:

http://www.instantboats.com/skimmer.htm
by Todd
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Unruly featherweight
Replies: 8
Views: 5519

Re: Unruly featherweight

Like Rob, my first thought was the air vent on the fuel cap. Try it with the cap removed, or at least really loose. Maybe the vent itself is plugged with gas-goo. I don't think an air leak is your problem, my best running 40+ pumps alot of oil past the bushings and weeps a bit at the tiller mount - ...
by Todd
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Fuel level
Replies: 35
Views: 20677

Re: Fuel level

I've never found float level specs for any of the Seagull carbs, either in the Clymers or the Seagull service manuals. I have, however, seen a couple of figures elsewhere, probably in this forum, for the Villiers float level: With the needle seated, a 3/16" drill bit will just fit under the hooks of...
by Todd
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: newbie here.
Replies: 11
Views: 7444

Re: newbie here.

after two years of sitting no water again If you're running it in a bucket, remove the prop. Turbulence and aeration can inhibit water flow. More likely than the rotor being bad is a blockage, perhaps from insects, etc. Place a nozzle in the water outlet and try flushing back through. If no joy, yo...
by Todd
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Comments on: Tools required...
Replies: 13
Views: 11950

Re: Comments on: Tools required...

Hugz wrote:Definitely an offset spanner. Particulary useful for inner driveshaft tube flange nut. (3/16W.1/4BS other end 1/4W.5/16BS)
S.O.S. John had these for sale for awhile as part of a tidy tool kit, but no longer. Is there another source, or does anyone have one they'd care to sell?

Todd
by Todd
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: 1914 Caille outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 9679

Re: 1914 Caille outboard

Really nicely done, Phil. I suspect that one gets a place in the office.

Say, how did you manage the pictures!?
by Todd
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Help
Topic: magento plate wobbles
Replies: 9
Views: 6615

Re: magento plate wobbles

I had some luck fixing a loose mag plate on my CPC by removing it and dimpling the crankcase mating surface with a prick punch. Many, many dimples. This raises the surface enough to fill the gap between the crankcase bearing flange and the mag plate. Try a few then test the fit to judge how many and...
by Todd
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forum tips and tricks
Replies: 64
Views: 70863

Re: Forum tips and tricks

Phil, Um, yeah, I see what you mean. I copied your img code directly from your last post : http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp292/phil_014/100_1240-1.jpg [/img] Removing the inner 's: http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp292/phil_014/100_1240-1.jpg It works, so I suspect you've got an issue with y...
by Todd
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forum tips and tricks
Replies: 64
Views: 70863

Re: Forum tips and tricks

Phil, After you've selected the S.O.S Img option from above the text box, paste the Photobucket IMG code inside it; http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv195/Seagull70/SargentSkiff010.jpg [/img] Then delete the inside (Photobucket's) set of IMG phrases and check with the preview. Voila' ! http://i683...
by Todd
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: crank shaft
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

Re: crank shaft

Sometimes the crank will run dry, but not for very long. The oil you mix with the gas keeps things humming nicely along. You should slather the bearings with some unmixed two stroke oil or a light grease such as Lubriplate 105.
by Todd
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Silver Century Long
Replies: 4
Views: 3647

Re: Silver Century Long

That looks to be a steal Phil, provided it'll run at more than 1/4 throttle. If you know what I mean...

Are you going to check it out?

Todd
by Todd
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: how do put piston into cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 7780

Re: how do put piston into cylinder

dalliance wrote: how do i seat the rings
Just put it back together and when ready, mix up a batch of fuel using non-synthetic oil and run it fairly hard, varying the throttle settings. The rings will seat themselves within a tankful or two.