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by outboard
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

The point is ............what was the point??? Damn, forgot what the question was. Should I post a picture of the piston I managed to free from the cylinder after 3 weeks soaking in diesel, nah ....it's probably on another link.http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=...
by outboard
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

Cheers, can anyone suggest what to use to clean the rust marks off the piston without scoring or damaging it in any way?
by outboard
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

Hello Guys, it's a happy wee man here today, the piston is out. After 3 weeks of soaking in diesel I got a long roofing bolt and gave it a gentle but firm tap through the plug hole, this moved it a fraction then it took some soft gentle taps to get it out. As expected, there's signs of rust so I'm n...
by outboard
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Thanks guys, it's good to get a bit of moral support, I thought I had done something very wrong. Indeed Graham, I have had great support from all the guys, and yes, I will post many photos and keep you all updated on my progress.
Thanks
Gerard
by outboard
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

If my thread has upset you pistonbroke, sorry! As a newby to overhaulling a seized engine, I was lost without the help of all these guys. At times I didn't know what they were talking about without seeing the engine stripped, once I saw the real deal, their comments became clearer. As a help to myse...
by outboard
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Sorry, I don't get your point!
by outboard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

Cheers Pete, all this info has given me everything I need. Once I get the piston out I'm going to hone the cylinder and fit new rings. One of the other guys has given me information on doing this. I will get a hardwood dowel and given this thing one good knock.
by outboard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Nah, nothing exotic where I am, lots of countryside, lots of seaside, and lots of cold weather.

Never been on such a widespread forum with so many friendly guys. The help is invaluable. Thanks for your contrinutions.
by outboard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Sorry my friend but I'm not a native of anywhere exotic, I'm in Ayrshire Scotland. I hope this doesn't change the help you give me.

I see the weather forecast for yourself is not too pleasant, hope your weather payment comes in soon.

Gerard
by outboard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Just checked out my nearest Machine Mart, 20 mins drive, looks like I'm going down the road of honing and putting on new piston rings.

Thanks for the advice RBT.
by outboard
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: stripped down FP pics

Hey, thanks for the help and thanks for the English lesson.
I'll certainly keep you posted on my progress.
by outboard
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: stripped down FP pics
Replies: 33
Views: 14153

Re: strpped down FP pics

Excuse my lack of knowledge, how do I go about honing the bores? I like the sound of new rings etc.
by outboard
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

I humbly appologise, I just looked on the ebay pages and see the top of the piston is shaped like that. Going to Specsavers tomorrow. I will now do as you say and tap from here.

Sorry Phil, I'm too smart for my own good at times, need to listen and ask before assuming.
by outboard
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

Sorry Phil, I actually was talking to one of the guys on the forum. I think it's a deflector, it's on the drawing on the page after "service sheet 3" in the manual. It doesn't cover the whole end of the piston, but most of it.
by outboard
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 11563

Re: Taking piston out

Cheers. I've now disconnected the piston rod and the whole cylinder block is now sitting in a tub of diesel, minus all the air. What I have noticed is encrusted bits of rust on the cylinder, should the diesel help to get this off? I assume now abrasives should be used on this surface! One thing I ha...