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by outboard
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Hi Guys

The long and short of it all, I changed the barrel and find the flywheel tight to turn, so it's back to basics.
I'll check the forum to get info about gapping the new rings and from their I'll do a rebuild and clean, again. Thanks for the input.

Gerard
by outboard
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

When I say too much compression, I'm comparing it to that of an FPC which I can turn quite easily with my hand, this one is a bit stiffer. As for doing anything with the rings, all I did was fit them, nothing else. With the crank split from the head it turns easily. I'll use the head from another en...
by outboard
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Hi Keith

Not the news I hoped for but not too drastic. I do have another engine which I think is bits and pieces as there's no number on it and things don't seem to match up right. I'll use that for spares. Thanks for the help.
by outboard
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

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Hope this works, you can see the scratches quite well.
by outboard
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Hi guys The words "sounds like something's going to seize" got me going. First, I hadn't put any oil in the gearbox, tut, tut, however this wasn't the problem. I've now removed the leg and stripped off the cylinder head. Here's my findings. The oil in the bore felt very gritty. There are a couple of...
by outboard
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 7887

Re: Hi Everyone

I agree Hugz, but I don't know the exact nature of what was said or done but as John says, simple registration rules are in place and we must run with them for the good of the site. It's a damn shame to be honest, this is a great site, I know I've learned loads from the experienced guys. God, for me...
by outboard
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Throttle Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 5279

Re: Throttle Cable

Thanks guys, now know where I'm going.
by outboard
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Throttle Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 5279

Re: Throttle Cable

Amalgam sounds good. It's harder and a wee bit cheaper than gold.

Cheers
by outboard
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Throttle Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 5279

Re: Throttle Cable

Cheers Hugz, great bit of information, and easy to understand. Being a dental technician I work making moulds daily.
by outboard
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Throttle Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 5279

Throttle Cable

Can anyone tell me how I'd go about getting an extended throttle cable suitable for a 40+ if I was trying to fit my Seagull to a steering system?
by outboard
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Thanks guys, will let you know my findings.
by outboard
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Hi, with the plug out there's still a fair bit of resistance. Could the driveshaft be too far down onto the gearbox housing.
by outboard
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Re: Too much compression

Thanks Keith, sounds like you hit it on the head, getting older. You're spot on, I don't have a compression tester but will try it without the plug and get back to you guys.
by outboard
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Too much compression
Replies: 19
Views: 10754

Too much compression

Hi Guys Having been really busy at work this year I've had very little time to play with my Seagulls, so it was a delight to get a wee break today and doodle about. My FPC which has only had a minor clean started after a few pulls, to my delight as I know the carb will need a good clean. My second e...
by outboard
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Comments on the 1st issue of 'The Gull'
Replies: 23
Views: 10357

Seagull Newsletter, 'The Gull'

Congratulations Mark, nice piece of publication. It was an interesting read with a worldwide spread. How often do you hope to issue the newsletter?
Looking forward to issue #2.

Gerard