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by Rig pig
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Ailsa Craig 4
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Ailsa Craig 4

Neat little engine.
by Rig pig
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: What holds the crank bush in place?
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: What holds the crank bush in place?

Grinding paste is horrible stuff to use in that application, you will struggle to get it all out of the Bush and any left behind will carry on grinding.
I'd check the fit in the crank case and make or buy an oversized bush.
by Rig pig
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seized Seagull
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Seized Seagull

Sounds like deep sea salvage! Good luck, thankfully they are simple little engine's.
by Rig pig
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Cooling water 40
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: Cooling water 40

They were well corroded in, don't think they were coming out without a blast of heat. It's all back together again ready for a test in the tank if it ever stops raining.
Next job is to set it up for 25:1 I didn't enjoy sitting in the cloud of smoke from 10:1!
by Rig pig
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe

The seagull is the newest thing in my workshop, I have a Smart and Brown lathe from the 50's and an equally old Pallas V1 vertical mill, I haven't got the head height for a turret mill.
by Rig pig
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe

Nice job, no workshop is complete without a lathe, now you need to talk your wife into the absolute need for a Bridgeport....... it's a slippery slope you have started on :lol:
by Rig pig
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Cooling water 40
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: Cooling water 40

No joy with stillsons but the MIG did the job. I'll see if I can get a couple of cap heads tomorrow, failing that it's going metric.
The bottom gasket looks like asbestos, fortunately it came off whole so it's going back with a smear of silicon to worry about another day.
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by Rig pig
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Cooling water 40
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: Cooling water 40

Not yet, I'll have a look at them later, I think I will have to weld a couple of nuts on the broken stubs, they are well corroded.
by Rig pig
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Cooling water 40
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Cooling water 40

A nice relaxing day on the river turned into an hour of hard rowing when the cooling water stopped flowing, lucky I noticed it before it cooked the engine! I've stripped the pump and found lots of sludge in the housing and blasted air through the block and leg releasing a load more, looks like there...
by Rig pig
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: 1961 Johnson 5.5hp
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: 1961 Johnson 5.5hp

Good to hear, this one has had a hard life. The recoil start mounts are all broken off the engine so it's going to need a visit to the tig, the gear shift is also erratic so I'll be stripping the bottom end which was worryingly dry when I pulled the drain plug, it's currently full of engine oil to m...
by Rig pig
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: 1961 Johnson 5.5hp
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: 1961 Johnson 5.5hp

Funny you should say that, I have just been poking round the ignition system, only 1 plug has a spark, peeping in the inspection hole the insulation is falling apart, so I'll add them onto the list!
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by Rig pig
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: 1961 Johnson 5.5hp
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

1961 Johnson 5.5hp

Just bought a classic Johnson, 11 years older than my little 40 and sadly in much worse condition, but on the bright side it was only £13.50!
by Rig pig
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Made another boat.
Replies: 78
Views: 59042

Re: Made another boat.

Wetting my appetite to build a boat for my new engine!