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by John@sos
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster

It is now November and as yet we have no one stepping up who can fill the void left by Peter. I do need some assistance here with the correction of errors that I may put on the website, and to get the forum back up to speed.

Any takers?

John
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by John@sos
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster

After the sad loss of our Webmaster Peter, we are now actively looking for someone to take his place. Someone who can read HTML code and has a knowledge of Forums like this one. Peter used a NAS machine to back up the site at his place as well, away from the one I have here, that backs up my comput...
by John@sos
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Sad Death of our Webmaster

I have had a message from Peter's wife Kirstie.. Hi I couldn’t find where to post this on the website but, I wanted to thank everyone for their generosity and let them know just how much it’s helping. The total so far £345. Thank you so much for doing this for me. His funeral is September 25, 3:30 ...
by John@sos
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster

I have had a message from Peter's wife Kirstie.. Hi I couldn’t find where to post this on the website but, I wanted to thank everyone for their generosity and let them know just how much it’s helping. The total so far £345. Thank you so much for doing this for me. His funeral is September 25, 3:30 ...
by John@sos
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Sad sudden death of our Webmaster

We are very sad to announce the sudden death, at the age of just 46, of our Webmaster Peter. In an effort to support his wife Kirsty, I have arranged with her that we can make donations to his old PayPal address, she can collect it from there. Anyone with a PayPal account can simply open their acco...
by John@sos
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Sad Death of our Webmaster

We are very sad to announce the sudden death, at the age of just 46, of our Webmaster Peter. In an effort to support his wife Kirsty, I have arranged with her that we can make donations to his old PayPal address, she can collect it from there. Anyone with a PayPal account can simply open their acco...
by John@sos
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Sad Death of our Webmaster

Hello all,

it has been suggested by a few that we set up a page on 'Just Giving' or some other website that accepts donations for charitable causes, and takes no fee.

Anyone any experience of this that can point us in the right direction??

Regards,
john
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by John@sos
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Sad Death of our Webmaster

It is with great sadness I have to report that Peter Webster died suddenly last Saturday. I was informed by one of the Forum Moderators who had been trying to contact him.. I had been in touch with him by mail just days before.... I have spoken to his wife Kirsty and she understandably is extreemly...
by John@sos
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcases and Crankshafts
Replies: 27
Views: 5347

Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Hi Pinger. The 5 bolt cases of the Century, Silver Century and model 102 and the 4 bolt cases of the Forty Minus (Featherweight) and Forty Plus are both readily available as used cases. The 4 bolt case of those models always has just two boles for the cylinder base bolts, of the smaller cylinder. (t...
by John@sos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcases and Crankshafts
Replies: 27
Views: 5347

Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Hello Pinger, Yes the 64cc Forty models have the 4 bolt crankcases, the Century, Silver Century and the model 102 all share the 5 bolt case, but most, certainlu=y all the early model 102 motors had a different tiller stud etc. Earlier Little Forty cases also had 4 bolts, but were different again. Ho...
by John@sos
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Idiot's guide to fuel please
Replies: 23
Views: 4048

Re: Idiot's guide to fuel please

Gosh that takes me back to 1967.

Every time we paraded for duty we were given the details of all the Transit vans stolen in the last 24hours! And yes the Robbers favourites!

John
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by John@sos
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Idiot's guide to fuel please
Replies: 23
Views: 4048

Re: Idiot's guide to fuel please

Hi Pinger,

I will have to ask my Bantam friends next time I see them! wonder if they were all red versions?

So akin to Seagulls, like Morris Minors and Landrovers, same sort of simple tech!

Regards,
john
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by John@sos
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Idiot's guide to fuel please
Replies: 23
Views: 4048

Re: Idiot's guide to fuel please

Hello All My Bantam can be seen on the page about Maddy the minor. http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/maddy_the_minor/maddy_the_minor.htm She is a 1958 D5, rebuilt over a couple of years and every now and again I go to local Bantam Club meetings to show her! But she is really just for me to go out...
by John@sos
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 7905

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Cannot quite see the relevance of the comments Pinger. Seagulls are simple machines with simple needs, so long as we keep them cared for, it need not be either expensive nor complicated. Lots of things have changed in the world, there have been loads of advances in all areas, but old Seagulls with w...
by John@sos
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 7905

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Hello Pinger, I do not doubt it for a moment, but who in their right mind is going to pay for that pricey oil when normal EP140 is available for £5.50 a litre here? If you get a load of odd oil from an unknown source, try it out first! As I said, not normally seen! Not in 30 plus years plus dealing ...