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by RickUK
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

Re: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.

Good info Chris - I used to get mine from Custom Fasteners in Newton, Powys (they have a website) who supply stainless and plated bolts etc., but was an either/or across the range, meaning some sizes of item were in stainless and others in chrome. I used to put some lube - I favour copper grease on ...
by RickUK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outboard Graveyard
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: Outboard Graveyard

Ain't that the truth??
by RickUK
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: OP463 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 6857

Re: OP463 on ebay

We also seem to have the assumption that some hot-to-trot punter on eBay will automatically refer to the SOS website for the wisdom of the years, but there is no guarantee. One might hope so, but who knows?

Rick
by RickUK
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: painting
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Re: painting

I love it. Simply expresses part of our own thoughts and reverie--

Rick
by RickUK
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: OP463 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 6857

Re: OP463 on ebay

Quite right Oyster - I prefer to think that the people on the selling side are acting in all innocence (?), but potential buyers (at high value) should be aware that all is not as it seems.

Rick
by RickUK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Stationery engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Stationery engine

HI Tam - dug out my stuart manual for the P5, which is what I imagined we were talking about (actually a parts list), which is nothing like the photos - it looks if anything a bit more like the P3 model, but little resemblance there really, other than magneto drive plate cover, so I don't know what ...
by RickUK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: OP463 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 6857

Re: OP463 on ebay

A fair bit of 102 on this motor methinks - propellor, petrol tank, petrol cap, intake shroud (my SD's had the brass 'trumpet') etc? Crankcase to leg studs look a bit dodgy - too long with no shallow dome on ends (cut down bolts?)
by RickUK
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Stationery engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Stationery engine

I think to only source for Stuart Turner engines will be Ebay and the like - there used to be a good dealer until a few years ago (Fairways Marine) in Essex, who could supply anything and had the works records to be able to date motors for a small fee- it was a husband / wife team who had tried to s...
by RickUK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Silver Century not starting
Replies: 18
Views: 8765

Re: Silver Century not starting

I wouldn't suspect the transfer port - check that both carb jets are clear, either by taking the carb. off to check (look through), or with the carb in situ, take the float bowl and the throttle cap off and shine a torch from the underside to view through the jets. Also check the float chamber banjo...
by RickUK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 19861

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Sarcasm misplaced. For those that do know, the smaller boxes hold a fraction of that oil that, for example, a Forty Plus will take, and consequently the oil will 'contaminate' very quickly with water ingress. The oil does not leak or escape so much - rather, water enters the 'box and affects the oil...
by RickUK
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: Nuts and Bolts

HI Jacob - trying to pm you without success - can you pm me please?

Rick
by RickUK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston
Replies: 14
Views: 6819

Re: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston

I should have added that Oxalic will soften carbon deposits provided that there is not too much oil bound up in them -greatest use of oxalic around the world is in bleaching cotton fabrics.
by RickUK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston
Replies: 14
Views: 6819

Re: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston

I struggle to see what effect the oxalic acid is having other than perhaps having a mild effect on any rust. It is a low pH acid, and will set up a dark oxide on ferrous materials - no reaction whatsoever on aluminium - but is self-limiting. It does not fizz and bubble as some might imagine with aci...
by RickUK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Middy engine carb, Amal
Replies: 11
Views: 5573

Re: Middy engine carb, Amal

Unfortunately, Britannias don't attract buyers - at least in this part of the world, for what I believe was a well specified outboard, especially in comparison to the other offerings of the day. Not the case with yours, but their Achilles heel was their cylinder barrels, which had a propensity to ro...
by RickUK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Putting up a real fight!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 14106

Re: Putting up a real fight!!!

About the only way to remove the baseplate screw is with a lot of heat(and give the aluminium time to 'grow'), but before you can do this the plate needs to be fully stripped of coil and points box before you can get serious with this. The slot is well past the use of a screwdriver, but see if you c...