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by Oyster 49
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin

Yes, the pin can be tapped out with a small piece of bar and if its not damaged it can be reused. When refitting don't forget to peen it over so it cant fall out!
by Oyster 49
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gearbox swapping
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Gearbox swapping

The gearboxes are identical I believe, so you can just swap the complete unit across. Not sure about the prop though, the century might be a slightly coarser pitch as its a more powerful powerhead.
by Oyster 49
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV-3302 Revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: FV-3302 Revisited

Any further progress on unsticking that piston?
by Oyster 49
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM

Keep at it, hot/cold cycling can help. Can you get it hot and put it in the press again?
by Oyster 49
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another one lives
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Another one lives

Very neat job, invisible when painted I suspect.
by Oyster 49
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Height adjusting collar
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Height adjusting collar

Did you get one? If not there is one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-SEAG ... Sw0XldPJ4h

Another way is to use a jubilee clip fitted around the driveshaft tube, however this can scratch the chrome if you are not careful! :P
by Oyster 49
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV-2844 Revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: FV-2844 Revisited

I personally think the FV and FVP to be one of the best and most interesting seagulls to strip and rebuild, along with SDs and early 102s. Great little engines, and of course some great knowledge about them with jeremys in depth research.
by Oyster 49
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: OA Parts

Interesting subject, firstly re the piston, could it be that the same pistons were fitted to other villiers engines? Such as stationary, lawnmower etc? Worth checking? I’ve been thinking about the issue of cylinders, could an option be to cast an aluminium blank, Then machine the bore to create wate...
by Oyster 49
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV18785
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: FV18785

Tiller mount bracket looks correct for a later FV, it replaced the cast in stub in the centre of the crankcase. Not many of those brackets about!
by Oyster 49
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Help
Topic: What holds the crank bush in place?
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: What holds the crank bush in place?

Why are you using grinding paste? You should be fitting the bush to the crankcase by heating the case and freezing the bush. Then if the bush is too tight for the crank to fit then it should be line reamed to size. The bush is designed to be fitted to the crankcase and the crankshaft should rotate w...
by Oyster 49
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Help
Topic: replacement coil
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: replacement coil

No stainless or plain steel are fine.
by Oyster 49
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New guy here having carb issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: New guy here having carb issues

I'd suggest looking on ebay for the correct carb, as setting up the one you have might be tricky. To attach photos see this screenshot:
by Oyster 49
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe

I have the same lathe, in the UK several sellers market them, mine is a Chinese made Chester lathe. Works well for small items.
by Oyster 49
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

Re: Working on the "D"

Yes, I can imagine somebody producing those on a capstan lathe, couple of minutes for each one!
by Oyster 49
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Working on the "D"
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

Re: Working on the "D"

I made one out of nickel brake pipe on an earlier project, and bent it using a hand held Bending tool. I’ve also made a SD pipe the same way,out of copper tube.

You have made a great job, the attention to detail sets a standard for all. Love those correct gearbox cap brass bolts 8)