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by fleetingcontact
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Water pump impellor dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 3877

Re: Water pump impellor dimensions

However a pic of the gearbox would doubtless help. I have a couple, one is 50s and the other is 70s, so I can probably come up with something helpful.
by fleetingcontact
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Re: SJM 521R7

Yes it was. You want it? I have another I can use with the SJP.
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Re: SJM 521R7

Here's two transom clamps I have... 40 Transom clamps.jpg The one on the right is the later one (obviously) and I've had a go at cleaning it up a bit. The one on the left was fitted to an FV. It is obviously smaller, but the finish seems odd to me - it is definitely made of bronze but appears to hav...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Roys second 102 series build
Replies: 136
Views: 53071

Re: Roys second 102 series build

Roy,

I am very pleased you received it in the end. It is an added bonus that the interesting postal system in SA didn't in the end gouge you for more cash. You would never have known where it was at all if it was not a tracked parcel, and doubtless never received it.

All the best

Martin
by fleetingcontact
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: just spotted this
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Re: just spotted this

Well, I recently went sailing in sheltered waters in a 16ft dinghy in what was reckoned to be a 23-knot blow. It was a bit white-knuckle, and I want more!!!! Outboard not needed. Also, I have just spent a couple of hours cleaning up some barrel nuts for my 102. What have I got to show for that? Shin...
by fleetingcontact
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: just spotted this
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Re: just spotted this

I was fascinated by the story of Henry Segrave and Gar Wood when I first heard of it. But what does this tale tell us? That despite cunning hull design and advanced engine tech, the guy with the biggest engine ultimately won? Well, perhaps. Its not the whole story to be sure.
by fleetingcontact
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: just spotted this
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Re: just spotted this

Be honest, that is the sort of ugly only a mother could love. Maybe if you were having a race it would be useful. The guy who made it said it was just done for fun. The question that intrigues me a little is whether he came up with this in isolation or if he is in some way connected to 'the scene'.
by fleetingcontact
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Re: SJM 521R7

Thanks Charles, I also ran it by John@SOS - he didn't think it had a cotton reel either! I don't believe he looked at his SJM though. I think the obvious explanation is that this SJM on ebay was either wearing a earlier transom bracket or someone switched the thrust block for the earlier part. Your ...
by fleetingcontact
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Re: SJM 521R7

It seems I mis-interpreted a comment made to me by Jeremy in an email. Here's an extract from a further statement: "From my data on the Early Series Fortys, it would appear that the cotton reels were probably fitted to all of them, but I am not at all certain of that. I must concentrate on collectin...
by fleetingcontact
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 22425

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Oh I see, that was sarcasm. Good one. You had me there.
by fleetingcontact
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 22425

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

Are you familiar with the concept of irony?
by fleetingcontact
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 22425

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

You see, that was a joke. Perhaps I should make more use of those emoji things to flag it up for you.
by fleetingcontact
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gear oil and two stroke
Replies: 47
Views: 22425

Re: Gear oil and two stroke

It was mentioned that at one tine John@sos posted some useful stuff on the subject of oil but it has become lost in the mists of time. This isn't the only instance of such things – I once found by happy accident a great thread discussing engine rebuilding best-practice, but I’m buggered if I can fin...
by fleetingcontact
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 fixed & clutch drive
Replies: 6
Views: 3640

Re: 102 fixed & clutch drive

But since I have only a few of the requisite parts it's so far a non-starter, Oh well, I'll just have to wait. I only want another clutched box as a spare anyway, to be honest. Thanks for the input though.
by fleetingcontact
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Re: SJM 521R7

That it is unlikely that a fifties SJM would have had a cotton reel thrust block. I was at first encouraged that this item had one, till I looked a bit closer. The thing is, I am, just for fun, assembling a SJP that is as close to original (whatever that is) as possible (and very shiny, obviously). ...