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by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: QB series

Well I eventually found them, on closer inspection I found the Kingfisher has a 420 carb and the Osprey has a 418 even though the Manual, albeit slightly earlier states the Osprey should have a 416, I guess specs change probably due to availability and cost.
by JERSEYMAN
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: QB series

Well A-H, you are probably right, but my mind is playing tricks. I try to keep notes on all the motors I have just so I know what’s what and where they came from, the problem I have is that I remember buying a Seagull 6, roller crank and all, my notes tell me so as well, KLR 6G1 in excellent conditi...
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 286

QB series

I’ve just picked up a QB Osprey and apart from the prop everything else looks identical to my Kingfisher so my question is, does anybody know the differences between the QB Osprey and the Kingfisher?

Thanks you
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: The last Seagulls

Thanks John,
A great bit of info, and quite sad really, the demise of something that was once so great and affected so many people,
Just so interesting, I bet those photos told a story...

Thank you
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 363

The last Seagulls

Hi all, I was wondering, Does anyone know what motors were in the range just before British Seagull ceased, was it the Seagull 2,3,4, the two 5’s and 6? (Aka featherweight, 40 plus, Curlew, Osprey, 5R, Kingfisher)?

It would be interesting to know
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: What holds the crank bush in place?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: What holds the crank bush in place?

If the crank is tightening on the bearing and spinning in the case the cases would need replacing or a proper engineering repair to fit/make up a new bearing and line bored/reamed. The question is why is the crank/bearing getting hot? Are you using the correct oil mix? Does the crank spin freely In ...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another one lives
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Another one lives

Yes, JB weld, remarkably good stuff to use
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another one lives
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Another one lives

Well, there’s a hard to find 78cc Marston barrel repaired, I’ve never done this before as I usually source a serviceable part but I haven’t seen one of these barrels up for sale in at least the last five or six years, they fail due to rust building up over time until the outer water jacket pops, thi...
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

And then onto my current project and still undecided on what to do...
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

Not to mention
by JERSEYMAN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

Not pretty, dead 78cc barrels
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

in the past five or six years I haven’t managed to pick up a barrel, the ones in the photo look good from the flange end but all have badly damages/missing water jackets so I don’t think you have missed the boat, the barrels have simply been unobtainable. I have sadly found myself buying a complete/...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: New Owner of an LS; Very Confused as to what I have
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: New Owner of an LS; Very Confused as to what I have

I’ve got a couple of LS’s they are basically a 40 plus, the model after the FVP and before the SJP, from what I gather it was the first 40 model with horizontal tank mounts on the head hence the oval plain ended tank lies flat, the later model has “Seagull” embossed on the tank ends. I can’t for the...
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

Charles, you’re probably right there, a piston would be cheaper and much safer.
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: OA Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: OA Parts

Maybe re-sleeve the cylinder?