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by david doyle
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Which Seagull do I want?
Replies: 18
Views: 10419

Re: Which Seagull do I want?

http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/i_d_your_seagull/i_d_your_seagull.htm This link will bring you to a beyond excellent summary of the models, thier characteristics and specs. If you look around here you can also get a sense of what parts cost what from the folks who bring us this site. There is a...
by david doyle
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: New boat here
Replies: 11
Views: 5751

Re: New boat here

Hi Phil, Wow leave it to mr Irving to be the only source of SAE 140 LOL, makes perfect sense. Probabley comes out of the lubricant plant in Saint John. Your mention of the Dingle brings back lots of memories. When I was at Dal in the early 90s I biked around the rotary many times heading out that wa...
by david doyle
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: petrol tank rust inside
Replies: 9
Views: 6312

Re: petrol tank rust inside

Pennies or equivelent copper/bronze coins maybe a kinder alternative to nuts and bolts. No sharp edges. I found three dollars and 12 cents about right for a brass oval tank.
by david doyle
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Corrosion Remover
Replies: 24
Views: 9624

Re: Corrosion Remover

There is alot to be said about pressure washers. Put on some glasses, figure out a way to hold the part to keep it from skipping away and have at it. Never done it myself with a seagull block.
by david doyle
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: New boat here
Replies: 11
Views: 5751

Re: New boat here

Phil: Go figure that there would be a Bluenoser on here! South shore or fundy side? I developed all my boat addictions in Halifax harbour. For the oil I tried every place in western canada and beyond with no luck. I am pretty stuck on putting the right lubricant in it so am gonna have to order some ...
by david doyle
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Removal of Flywheel on SIBA Starter, Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6783

Re: Removal of Flywheel on SIBA Starter, Help!

John: You do not 'get' seagull idols, they find you...... Reality is I carve foam and restle decoys and needed a Gull for the bow of a scull float, more of a tern then a proper gull but she has not failed me yet, I rub the wrench on it before touching frozen fasteners. Once I find some pink foam in ...
by david doyle
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Removal of Flywheel on SIBA Starter, Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6783

Re: Removal of Flywheel on SIBA Starter, Help!

Take this with a grain of salt as I am no expert. To remove a sticky flywheel do not be in a rush. Lots of penetrating oil ( transmission fluid or a purpose marketed product) like mentioned above a few days at minimum, place the engine at your door and every time you go buy give it a few taps with a...
by david doyle
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: New boat here
Replies: 11
Views: 5751

Re: New boat here

Thanks for the info on gear oil, I am gonna try and secure some SAE 140 over the months between now and ice off but if I can't then 90 EP it is.
by david doyle
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: New boat here
Replies: 11
Views: 5751

Re: New boat here

It is my understanding that EP contains sulphur compounds that are destructive to yellow metals and that the gear oil must be be SAE. Your right I made a typo i should have written 140.

Proving to be unobtainbale to me though.

Thanks for the welcome
by david doyle
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: New boat here
Replies: 11
Views: 5751

New boat here

Hi my name is david and I think I might have a problem....... just ordered a batch of Whitworth spanners and have driven the local lubricant dealers crazy in my quest for SAE 120 The below boat is Bolger designed Seahawk power dory. I plan to use a 1966 forty plus on it. As it sits it is a planning ...