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by CatiGull
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Spectacular Incompetence
Replies: 9
Views: 3207

.....I think its bit runnier than you like it, Sir....

:D :D :D
by CatiGull
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankshaft suddenly seized up
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

I dont think you can seize an engine without runningit - I would guess some kind of mechanical obstruction is the order of the day.

No seals, just bushings. Lifting that flywheel would be my next step.
by CatiGull
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Weedless prop?
Replies: 4
Views: 3415

Ive finally learned how to avoid the weeds on Cuttyhunk Harbor in MASS in the US. I have also cleared the prop by tilting up under low revs - one warning, if you reach around the motor too far you hit the spark plug and get quite a good shock.. Tipping up by grabbing the fuel cap on my Forty Fthwt s...
by CatiGull
Sat May 03, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Re-assembling Prop.
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Or something else totally random.
Have the British ever done something totally random in their entire history??


:shock: :shock:
by CatiGull
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: chosing the RIGHT seagull
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

My forty plus pushes my 500 pound Island 17 to hull speed quite nicely as a data point for you. My Forty Featherweight can do this in good conditions but not if we are 4 up or are fighting a Force 10.... :D
by CatiGull
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Spark plugs - Bosch
Replies: 6
Views: 5503

You can get cross reference from one brand to another at (WHere else??) www.carsparkplugs.com :D I did try D16 and it didnt list a Bosch equivalent though.... However, it does confirm the NGK A6 as the 'equivalent' to the Champion D16, and Bosch site confirms CHampion A16 can be replaced by: M7A M8A...
by CatiGull
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: How do you clean the inside of a steel tank??
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

I let my kids shake it for 30 minutes with about 100 SS nuts and bolts inside, then rinsed with copious amounts of petrol, which I strained and ran into the car. This makes quite a racket, and should be employed while SWMBO is at work, earning money to pay for more 'Gulls You must use Whitworth nuts...
by CatiGull
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Help
Topic: EFNR flywheel thread
Replies: 0
Views: 1772

EFNR flywheel thread

Putting my EFNR back together and Ive found the threads on the crankshaft (above flywheel) are galled.

Ill get a new nut from John - can anyone tell me where I can source the right size die to try straighten those threads before I put a new nut on?

Hope I dont need a new crankshaft

:shock:
by CatiGull
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Help
Topic: broken handle bracket - silver century (engine no. 3)
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

I have a Forty Featherweight that has a cracked lower crankcase from a tiller handle drop - I actually ran it a season plugged with 5200 sealant. I finally fixed it with Al-Weld - a low temp wire weld product you can melt with propane for small stuff, MAPP gas for larger, or oxy-acetylene for a big ...
by CatiGull
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Siba recoil start
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

Ive actually taken my recoil starter off my EFNR as I think a rope starter is much less apt to give me trouble. Of course, the flywheel in this series is somewhat covered than my Forty and Forty Plus collection.
by CatiGull
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How do you carry your seagull?
Replies: 8
Views: 4492

I followed the following strategy. Convinced the SWMBO to carry twin girls ten years ago. Bought said Al Seagull carry handle Fits nicely between two young ladies... http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/abscate/DSCN1626.jpg http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/abscate/Aug%2030%20Cheetah/Abigailw...
by CatiGull
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: fuel tank tap cork
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

I replaced my plastic one with a nice brass one from John.

:D
by CatiGull
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Way, way off topic...
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

If the products of nuclear testing in the fifties leaves traces in modern steel, my reasoning is that any such traces present in this blade make it suspect.

Ah yes. Enlightenment bursts upon me like the lotus.
by CatiGull
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Way, way off topic...
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

I dont think you can date a non-living thing with a nuclear method. Carbon dating (not a method of meeting people) works since the 'natural balance' of isotopes is maintained until the organism dies, then the ratio of active to non-active Carbon begins to change, thus fixing the 'death date' I dont ...
by CatiGull
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 4430

Bruce - from another Ex-patriot Brit relocated in the 1960s by the space race and cold war Telford and Ironbridge are the mandatory stopping points for the Industrial revolution - the Black Country Musuem in Dudley too, whence my folks sprang forth... The best part of this election is that the curre...