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by ffiill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Britannia flat twin circa late 40s
Replies: 0
Views: 3266

Britannia flat twin circa late 40s

This was my dads first outboard bought in early 50s. I last saw it running in 1960 but remains free to turn but could now do with stripping and cleaning as it has stood in my Dads garage and latterly mine for the past 55 years. Its free to a good home but you will need to collect from Inverness area...
by ffiill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4631

Re: Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug

I sourced a pair of of new old stock 8coms and whilst it worked out at £12 a plug it was well worth it.First pull from cold as it says in my owners handbook.
by ffiill
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on gumtree
Replies: 12
Views: 5105

Re: Seagulls on gumtree

Is gumtree a good place to look for seagulls in Australia.
I have it in mind to put together a small boat and outboard whilst spending extended periods over there from uk visiting our grandchildren around the Noosa river area in Queensland.
by ffiill
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4631

Re: Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug

The Green spark plug company does list them but currently out of stock. After having posted this I remembered that the century plus circa 1970s hardly used that I have has one. I also managed to source a pair on e bay for £12 each delivered. As for price I havnt bought a set of car spark plugs in ye...
by ffiill
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4631

Villiers magneto and the Champion 8com plug

Several months ago on its 48th birthday I decided to give my 40 featherweight a new ngk plug its Champion 8 com having served it well from new in 1967. I immediately noticed that instead of second pull start it went onto third or fourth. Replacing the old 8com and it immediately went back to second ...
by ffiill
Mon May 26, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Britannia
Replies: 115
Views: 42616

Re: Britannia

Our old Brit with the streamline fuel tank sits in my garage as it did in my Dabs garage before me.
It last ran in August 1960 when I was nine years old;
Not long after I recovered it from my Dads garage in mid 90s I cleaned it up but never ran it.
by ffiill
Mon May 26, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: dead wipac
Replies: 12
Views: 4696

Re: dead wipac

I recently bought on e bay a mid 70s vintage silver century which appeared to be in original condition and never used in salt water. The bore was slightly ceased so as well as plug points and clean carb which usually leaves me with a fire up second pull I freed and cleaned the bore. Pull the cord -n...