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by outboard
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Need advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3597

Re: Need advice please

Sorry I've not explained well, I got the two screws out ok but the leg is wobbly but won't come off, should I have disconnected anything else. Don't want to damage anything, hence the questions. Sorry to be a nurd.
by outboard
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Need advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3597

Need advice please

I'm stripping what I think is a forty+. I have stripped the gear box off and it seems seized, should the rod and the prop etc turn freely when they're off the engine? I then tried to dismantle the leg from the body, the two screws came out ok but the leg seems stuck, should this come off after loose...
by outboard
Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Long Shaft Design
Replies: 12
Views: 4950

Re: Long Shaft Design

would love to give her the fuel, any ideas on how to get this damn screw out. I'm now thinking about drilling it out. The manual says to have the screw either level or a full turn above the top, but this thing is right down inside the throttle piston.
by outboard
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Long Shaft Design
Replies: 12
Views: 4950

Re: Long Shaft Design

I can't wait to hear the sound. I have had one of my engines running and it sounded not quite right, now I realise the previous owner had the taper needle screw far too far in, now I'm having big trouble getting the damn screw out, the heads stripping. However I will hear that noise again.
by outboard
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Taper needle screw
Replies: 6
Views: 4164

Taper needle screw

Hi Folks I'm looking for a screw that adjusts the taper needle in my carb. The previous owner has screwed the screw right down on the needle and it's impossible to get the screw out without stipping the head. Has anyone got an old carb where I could get a screw from? I will pay. Cheers Gerard (Scotl...
by outboard
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Long Shaft Design
Replies: 12
Views: 4950

Re: Long Shaft Design

What's 2 or 3 inches between friends???
Thanks Billyboy, the clip makes me envious sitting here, however hopefully it won't be long till we're all back in the water. The engine sounded nice.

Gerard
by outboard
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propellor question
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Propellor question

Thanks folks. I might be a bit exaggerated by 1/4 inch, but yes there is some movement.
by outboard
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Propellor question
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Propellor question

Can anyone tell me, should I have a bit of loose play on my prop. I can move the prop about 1/4 inch or so. Is this ok, or should the prop be fixed tight once the spring and split pin are fitted?

Gerard
by outboard
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removing Dents from Brass Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Re: Removing Dents from Brass Tank

Look at the subject "Safe way to cut tanks", this is a topic about taking the ends off the tank and the guys with experience have explained it fully.
by outboard
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Safe way to cut fuel tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5134

Re: Safe way to cut fuel tank

Thanks for your knowledge on this subject, in fact it's Forty + tanks I have and I believe they come off quite easily, as I seen in one of the videos posted here. I'll need to get hold of a large propane torch as my smaller torch won't be of much good. I know what you mean about the brazing, however...
by outboard
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Safe way to cut fuel tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5134

Re: Safe way to cut fuel tank

Thought hard solder because it was a fuel tank, didn't know if soft solder would be ok against the fuel, no ther reason. I'm not familiar with using solder in fuel tanks, only lead and copper pipes and flashings.
by outboard
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is this a fuel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 4779

Re: Is this a fuel filter

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/spiderg1/PICT0480.jpg http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/spiderg1/PICT0476.jpg http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/spiderg1/PICT0472.jpg http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/spiderg1/PICT0473.jpg Can anyone identify this, this filter is on the...
by outboard
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is this a fuel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 4779

Re: Is this a fuel filter

How do I post pictures?
by outboard
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Safe way to cut fuel tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5134

Re: Safe way to cut fuel tank

Thanks, looks pretty straight forward.
Can I use a stick of hard solder to put the ends back on. I'm a plumber to trade and am used to wiping joints.

Gerard
by outboard
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Safe way to cut fuel tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5134

Safe way to cut fuel tank

Hi Guys

I see this has been a subject of interest before. What is the safe way to cut the ends off a fuel tank. I have a very badly dented tank and it needs severe measures to resurrect it. Will I be ok to use a stick of hard solder when replacing the ends?

Thanks