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by billyboy
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Tank cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 6453

Re: Tank cleaning

i usually clean my tanks by half filling them with a mixture of kerosene and petrol , adding small pebbles like perlite then let the tank go round on my outdoor rotisserie for about 24 hours on say 15 to 20 rpm. has never failed yet cheers Bill
by billyboy
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Help
Topic: cylinder hone
Replies: 4
Views: 3928

Re: cylinder hone

ok .... thanks for the info. will check out repco tomorrow and see what they have.
P.S.....is it normal procedure to hone a seagull cylinder when new rings are installed or is it sometines not needed?
by billyboy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Help
Topic: cylinder hone
Replies: 4
Views: 3928

cylinder hone

i am about to purchase a tool to hone a seagull cylinder, however i am not sure about the grits of the stones i need. would anyone be able to give me some advice on this please?
by billyboy
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Help
Topic: FVP crankshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 3289

Re: FVP crankshaft

well i finally got around to putting the engine back together with the FV crank in the late featherweight case. however when i try to fit the flywheel on the wipac baseplate it wants to slide too far down the shaft and catch itself on the plastic covered coil as it turns! maybe a bent crank i guess ...
by billyboy
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Want any bits?....:)
Replies: 6
Views: 4016

Re: Want any bits?....:)

which country are we talking about here?
by billyboy
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: gearcap
Replies: 2
Views: 2689

Re: gearcap

not necessary..... just a bit of waterproof grease is all you need
by billyboy
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: cemtury vs silver century
Replies: 13
Views: 8405

Re: cemtury vs silver century

yes you pretty much have it now....no flaying or plank walking necessary! :D the 5 blade hydrofans though. came out with the very first century(LLS) as well as the 4 bladed one. the LLS by the way is unique among centuries because of the studs in the head instead of bolts.....you only have to undo t...
by billyboy
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who bought the prop on the Bay?
Replies: 9
Views: 5977

Re: Who bought the prop on the Bay?

straight through to the keeper! :D
by billyboy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 40 plus-won't run in the water
Replies: 12
Views: 6400

Re: 40 plus-won't run in the water

hmm..... ok. still sounds like a gearbox problem to me. maybe check the thrust washer....cant think of anything else at the moment
by billyboy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 40 plus-won't run in the water
Replies: 12
Views: 6400

Re: 40 plus-won't run in the water

i wouldnt mind betting that you have no back and forward play in the propeller shaft! check that first if there is not a bit of movement in that direction the engine will NEVER run under any load! i discovered this myself only a couple of months ago!
by billyboy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Help
Topic: rotor
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Re: rotor

no...... the distance between the bottom of the rotor and the top of the gasket should be about 1/16"
by billyboy
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: in-tank fuel filter
Replies: 12
Views: 6254

Re: in-tank fuel filter

applied solder with success today after a bit of practice. what a difference it makes with the right flux eh? thanks again phil Bill
by billyboy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NICE!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4227

Re: NICE!!!

gold plating eh? sounds like your friend likes your gulls. :D bit out of my budget too ..... think ill stick to polishing.would gold look better than brass? not much if any i am thinking
by billyboy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NICE!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4227

Re: NICE!!!

well yes but if they were still making seagulls today........ thats about what a new one would cost!
by billyboy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NICE!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4227

NICE!!!