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by blokewithaboat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: AC10083
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: AC10083

Best of the bunch in my opinion.

Pretty honest too like your other one :P

Big fan of these i am
by blokewithaboat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: AD35053
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Re: AD35053

By the looks of things i'd say that gearbox has been apart at some point in the past. Allen headed screws........... think they're normally hex headed bolts aren't they? The rest of it looks good though. Remnants of the flying seagull decal left on the tank which is nice. Some of the chain still on ...
by blokewithaboat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clamp ring differences
Replies: 9
Views: 3609

Re: Clamp ring differences

How early Roy?
by blokewithaboat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clamp ring differences
Replies: 9
Views: 3609

Re: Clamp ring differences

If these are fuel tank straps they should be 4.5 inch diameter, and if they are exhaust clamps they should be 3 inch diameter. Could you measure them so we can be sure. At a quick glance it can be easy to get these mixed up. I have seen later types of exhaust clamps fitted onto 102's made from steel...
by blokewithaboat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston
Replies: 14
Views: 6079

Re: Removal of a seized piston ring from the piston

Agree with Mr.croweater. That piston's shot to bits . Would that be from a 102 by any chance? From the look of it i'd say that piston had a long time sat inside a watery wet bore. Perhaps that's why the rings seized to begin with. Seen that before with some old 102's. A long soak in diesel for a few...
by blokewithaboat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Putting up a real fight!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 12531

Re: Putting up a real fight!!!

Heat and lots of it. Don't be afraid. Does the coil still make sparks? If it doesn't then heat the base plate as it won't matter much anyway if you're going to replace all the electricals. If by some miracle the ignition still works you'll need to apply heat GENTLY around the outside of the timing s...
by blokewithaboat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A 102 series, before and after
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: A 102 series, before and after

I think you executed the restoration very well indeed Roy. If ever i was to do something like this for a paying customer i would have asked the question before i started of how much money the customer would wish to spend and exactly which areas will get that attention. At least that way i would know...
by blokewithaboat
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Series 102 water cooling
Replies: 23
Views: 8205

Re: Series 102 water cooling

Thanks for your reply Roy.
I'm glad you managed to get the 102 pumping water a bit better than it did.
And yes, a nice job on your 102 for sure. Well done :P





Oyster i can assure you that there was no "trickery" from my end.
by blokewithaboat
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Series 102 water cooling
Replies: 23
Views: 8205

Re: Series 102 water cooling

Mr African imp

i've sent you a private message.
by blokewithaboat
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Series 102 water cooling
Replies: 23
Views: 8205

Re: Series 102 water cooling

It's possible you might have the wrong fitting on the exhaust tube. They look the same as that fitted to the top of the engine block, but the fitting that goes onto the exhaust tube has 3 inlets/outlets as you've mentioned. Are you sure it's not blocked due to carbon from the exhaust itself. I've se...
by blokewithaboat
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Series 102 water cooling
Replies: 23
Views: 8205

Re: Series 102 water cooling

Looks fairly normal from what i can see. You are correct in that some of the cooling water discharges from INSIDE the exhaust tube. This is normal and it's how a 102's cooling system works. The "pee hole" exit point that's half way down the exhaust tube is the only way of seeing that water is flowin...
by blokewithaboat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SD1863
Replies: 12
Views: 5038

Re: SD1863

Who's Jon?
Actually i'm a Jonathan but i prefer Jon for short just cos it's easier and besides not many folks can actually spell my name properly anyway so Jon works for everybody. Simples



That's me 8)
by blokewithaboat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SD1863
Replies: 12
Views: 5038

Re: SD1863

Why not just keep it the way it is. Try an oily rag approach. Once you've removed all that green paint then it's gone for good. That green paint that's left even if it is a bit sorry looking tells part of the story behind this motor. Even the rust on the shaft and perhaps the outside of the tank cou...
by blokewithaboat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD engine
Replies: 9
Views: 4055

Re: HSD engine

Nice one Adrian. I too have a fair few bits that could have done this justice, although still missing one or two of the more significantly different parts that distinguish this particular motor from the more "normal" wartime motors. I was trying to say that without the huge bargepusher gearbox and a...
by blokewithaboat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD engine
Replies: 9
Views: 4055

Re: HSD engine

Gearbox and prop might prove fairly difficult to source. Still has a fair amount of critical parts missing from it though. (tank, cap,carb,fuel line,ignition,clamp etc. etc.) It might be a lot less hassle to rebuild this as an SD rather than trying to get this one to resemble something that few of u...