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by geofflena
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Until Told OtherWise = Friday
Replies: 208
Views: 84622

Re: Until Told OtherWise = Friday

tambikeboy wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am https://youtu.be/UAfuMol1e-0


Duelling banjos eat your heart out....
wow - somehow kids like that always seem to have that strange alien look ! - it a bit creepy almost - but she seemed to be enjoying it !
by geofflena
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 restoration.
Replies: 15
Views: 5901

Re: Century 100 restoration.

worth checking the undercoat and topcoat are petrol proof ! Two stroke is pretty good at eating things !
by geofflena
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Little Forty for spares or repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Re: Little Forty for spares or repair

Pete
See pm - may be interested ?
edit - just noticed date ( thought it was feb this year ! - specsavers ! )
by geofflena
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 40FW Fuel tank stud needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: 40FW Fuel tank stud needed

Yes - my DT2 is 1984 and is points still ! Great engine ( if I'm allowed to say so ! ) The one I bought had a stuffed water jacket ( tried to repair it to no real sucess ) Managed to find a used crancase/bore assembly - but that proved to have stuffed bore ! Luckily ( for £24 ! ) from french marine ...
by geofflena
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A little gift
Replies: 11
Views: 4321

Re: A little gift

Nice old read that - 1 and 1/4 pints to the gallon is a very heavy mix ? ( thats over 6:1 ) Also - did SD's have a choke flap ? - as there is no mention of using one on starting - cold or hot. I like the advice tip ( adjust throttle screw until it ticks over etc ) and stop it by choking. Are side mo...
by geofflena
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: As of Today
Replies: 13
Views: 4763

Re: As of Today

Yes - retirement is a dream. Do not have to work for a living ! I am at last able to be the 'lord of the manor' - except I didn't get a title and have sod all to live on. However said 'manor' - which was bought by by parents for £450 is now worth £300,000 + ...so one day soon its going - and I get a...
by geofflena
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.
Replies: 14
Views: 4706

Re: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.

Cris - yes I make my own cables - and find galvanised easier to solder - Wilko inner is still galv. I have silver soldered stainless with mixed sucess - so don't bother with it. I think some types are treated with silicone nasties ? I was referring to the early cable type - brass or bronze like ( ha...
by geofflena
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 restoration.
Replies: 15
Views: 5901

Re: Century 100 restoration.

You were lucky if the baseplate came off easily ? Its usually that which is the problem not the flywheel ?
by geofflena
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.
Replies: 14
Views: 4706

Re: Amal Throttle Control - Tiller Clamp Screws.

Thanks -. I've never seen a new one !

The villiers lever ( afik ) is old - No 10 /42 unf - or newer no 10/24 unc

Any ideas, on the subject of hens teeth -and throttle cables - if anyone makes brass cable suitable for cable inners ?
by geofflena
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: FPL won't runwithout choke
Replies: 24
Views: 7791

Re: FPL won't runwithout choke

Should be ok - mix was to do with the size of the main bearings in crankcase. From year 68 they were longer - hence less oil needed to make a good seal on a plain bearing. So - as long as yours are the longer ones - 25:1 will be fine. Could be an issue with the centre tube - rather than the needle ?...
by geofflena
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ht connector spring bits
Replies: 7
Views: 4262

Re: ht connector spring bits

I've not gone in there yet - its close but a real busy area for parking. The spring I mentioned can be bought on their website - its not bulk only - you can buy just a few. https://www.flexosprings.com/stock-springs/compression-springs I shall get over there soon - just to show him the original and ...
by geofflena
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull on 25ft narrowboat
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: Seagull on 25ft narrowboat

Well - they did say ' 1 horse power' - for previously horse drawn boat !
It does not surprise me - I have a 22 sailing boat - and a silver century as a spare engine pushed it at 4 kts + at half throttle. Thats fairly flat tidal open water.
by geofflena
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ht connector spring bits
Replies: 7
Views: 4262

Re: ht connector spring bits

Yes - as a unit inc the black plactic part - probably a basic used spare. If ht leads complete are available for seagull as a new part ? - where are the magneto end units coming from ? The springs are not just just cylindrical. They are tighter one end ( screw head ) and have a tight double turn to ...
by geofflena
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ht connector spring bits
Replies: 7
Views: 4262

ht connector spring bits

Any source for the brass HT spring bosses ? Anyone made up the springs ? If they are brass - they seem to be 'springier' than normal brass wire ? Is that just temper - or is there a type of brass thats 'spring' quality ? Although I have screws that will fit with a slight head filing - do we know the...
by geofflena
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Coils
Replies: 44
Views: 25406

Re: Villiers Coils

I see the Green Spark Plug Co have M1361 coils @ 22.50 inc vat - so if buying plugs or ht lead etc - I may well add one to the basket.
Be nice to breathe some life into the very large pile of villiers ignitions I have - rather than stick on a wipac since its the only working coils I have !