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by fleetingcontact
Sat May 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Engine number

Aint nuthin but a boatload of assumptions. You may as well argue that since wood burns it is made of fire.
by fleetingcontact
Fri May 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Engine number

I've never seen one with a number after the "R" which is why I never asked the question, so it wasn't common to see a number after the "R"! They are positively commonplace. Also, to bring this back to the original point, there are lots of other letters in use which suggests that...
by fleetingcontact
Fri May 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Engine number

Charles uk wrote:
The 7 might well be something the dealer or owner stamped on it to indicate which year Seagull did the rebuild.



And every single dealer and every single user somehow not only got hold of stamps in the same font but also managed to get the character perfectly in line?

Nice copy&pasting.
by fleetingcontact
Fri May 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Engine number

If the 'r' was at the end I'd agree with you. But given the other serials which were created from new, it would be logical to assume that the serials like the one ending R7 are part of that 'set' and most likely denote a date.
by fleetingcontact
Fri May 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Engine number

I think its just a lazy assumption that a code ending R2 denotes a repair. What about this? Serial.jpg It was repaired twice? If its right then what does this mean? s-l1600 (2).jpg and here's a couple of other pics: SJP_616_G4.jpg SJP 616 G4 SJM_1062_K7.jpg SJM 1062 K7 Some re-evaluation needed I th...
by fleetingcontact
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: EFNR564FF9 Gearbox Pinion Gear Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: EFNR564FF9 Gearbox Pinion Gear Removal

Good work. What was the method?
by fleetingcontact
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: EFNR564FF9 Gearbox Pinion Gear Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: EFNR564FF9 Gearbox Pinion Gear Removal

Perhaps this will be of help.

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQh7GZVrGjk[/YouTube]
by fleetingcontact
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sailing dinghy 'Frances' and Seagull for SALE
Replies: 12
Views: 4526

Re: Sailing dinghy 'Frances' and Seagull for SALE

daydreamingdave wrote:I know this is an d post, but did the QB engines sell?


Yes.
by fleetingcontact
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJP ignition question
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: SJP ignition question

Hi Andrew I don't know if Seagull ever did this for sure, but out of curiosity I just tried a plastic top on my SJP which has a mk1 Villiers, and it is a perfect fit. There would be absolutely no problems replacing the aluminium cover with one, a very easy thing to do - so someone may well have done...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor

A friend of mine, who is quite handy with a lathe, made it.
by fleetingcontact
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor

One other thing - both pics are of the same carb. And its for sale if anyone wants it without the trumpet which in any case is not an original Seagull part.
by fleetingcontact
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor

Thanks Hugz. What a wonderful crucible of truth this forum really is.
by fleetingcontact
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor

Your comment concerning which is the front seems obvious now that you mention it, but most of the time I am looking at the fuel tank side. But is 'away from the cylinder' correct or not?
by fleetingcontact
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Flywheel with an external groove in it
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Flywheel with an external groove in it

As far as I know there is no problem with interchangeability concerning flywheels of the mk2 variety. Any mk2 flywheel should work with any mk2 coil.
by fleetingcontact
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Early Amal Twin-Jet Carburettor

Its a funny thing. I have heard it said from more than one source that the float chamber should be mounted to the rear so that it is furthest away from the cylinder. But if you do that then you can't see the logo.

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