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by andrew
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: anyone looking for 297 seagulls?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

anyone looking for 297 seagulls?

A huge lot for sale in NZ. If anyone has enquired about the details I’d love to see them! FB12DE3F-CFD5-4DD7-9C64-DA077A61C9C0.png FA6E5B73-8DF6-4355-9BC1-195A146E3E28.jpeg 221CCD77-8029-4F5E-B328-BBFE492F9550.jpeg 04EDBF3E-D692-4E67-B112-46ABFF5AB6EC.jpeg 5892956A-D844-4917-812E-F94F1FF5C823.jpeg
by andrew
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another "new" in box seagull
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Another "new" in box seagull

a few more pics
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by andrew
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another "new" in box seagull
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Another "new" in box seagull

I picked up EFPC59EE3 a few years ago, and it has been in storage ever since. Seller told me it was his father's, and that it has never been out of the box. The box has certainly been opened, but looking at the way the engine us mounted in there, I am inclined to believe it has never been removed. C...
by andrew
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Helicoiled at birth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Helicoiled at birth?

I have 2 model 170s from different years in (I think) the early 1980s, and both are helicoiled with what appear to be original heads. I’ve always assumed they were done at the factory since both were helicoiled and I acquired them from different sources.
by andrew
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Removing a fuel line [Forty Plus]
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: Removing a fuel line [Forty Plus]

You can hold the tap with a pair of pliers while you unscrew fuel line nut counter clockwise. Then the tap should unscrew from the tank easily by hand. You can clean/check both then put tap back on first tightly before attaching fuel line. Probably good to check the tap cork while you have it off.
by andrew
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: TD67391L
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: TD67391L

Wouldn't you know it, the prop says 102 on it. I looked before but it was painted over so not obvious.

Any thoughts on what's happening where the exhaust tube meets water pump housing? I don't have my other 102 handy to compare to, but something looks amiss here.
by andrew
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: TD67391L
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

TD67391L

Found this one at an antique marine motor expo over the weekend. Was mostly steam engines, very old inboards and a collection of US outboards, all very fun to see and lots of them were running. This TD was lying on the ground behind a rack of restored motors, and owner was more than happy to part wi...
by andrew
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170 Postmortem
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: 170 Postmortem

You were right about the locking wire marks, they're clear in several spots. Guess it didn't last long at all without it!

Here can see the slight bend at the base of the rod:
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threads stripped out of conrod:
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and big end cap bent out a bit
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by andrew
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170 Postmortem
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

170 Postmortem

Finally opened up a 170 I've had a few years. When I got it, the flywheel was loose but would only turn a few degrees in either direction, so I expected it had gone the usual way of conrod/big end failure. At first this seemed to be the case. But this motor has obviously seen a long service life, so...
by andrew
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Help
Topic: A seagull afraid of the water
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: A seagull afraid of the water

Could be poor seals on the crankshaft housing causing performance problems. This was addressed recently on another thread:

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by andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Seagull in US
Replies: 0
Views: 2325

Free Seagull in US

Looks like an SJPL or similar. In Annapolis, Maryland.

https://santafe.craigslist.org/bpo/d/an ... 59264.html
by andrew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Drive spring carrier removal
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Drive spring carrier removal

Looking for a bit of advice on removing the drive spring carrier on a 170 (I believe same gearbox as EFNR). I’ve tried gentle prying/tapping but I don’t want to bend/damage the prop shaft, as I’m only able to pry from one side at a time. Gave it decent amount of heat. Pulling it off with brute force...
by andrew
Wed May 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Recoil Starter Seagull 90
Replies: 10
Views: 2904

Re: Recoil Starter Seagull 90

I wrote the below then just noticed that Charles gave basically same advice. Posting anyway as it may help future readers on the forum who are also having issues with a recoil. Did the recoil work when you last used it? If not, sometimes there is a part left off when these are put back together. Sug...
by andrew
Thu May 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Heaven
Replies: 19
Views: 5668

Re: Seagull Heaven

New project arrived today. AV88 Motobecane Mobylette, 1967 based on the serial. Runs/drives well (as well as a 50 year old stock moped can run). Complete and I believe original (ex tires). Will rebuild stock 49cc engine and also building a spare 74cc that I can pop on if a bit more speed is needed V...
by andrew
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls as the greenest motor on the water
Replies: 21
Views: 8095

Re: Seagulls as the greenest motor on the water

My thought is that if I can be less toxic to sea life without compromising performance, then why not! But if it’s not going to hold up for a full day of running without changing oil, then it’s not for me.