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by phil
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Loss of power in Century
Replies: 52
Views: 22358

Re: Loss of power in Century

Why not borrow a gauge and try that maybe something wrong with the one you are using. It is a screw in type I'm assuming.
by phil
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Loss of power in Century
Replies: 52
Views: 22358

Re: Loss of power in Century

Those are lower numbers than I have ever seen on a similar motor. Hopefully it is just a head gasket. Otherwise they must have run on 50:1, if so it will likely take more than rings to fix it.
by phil
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: new here with questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

Re: new here with questions

Water cooled almost always quieter than air cooled. Interesting to hear the fuel consumption difference. A 40 featherweight is somewhat shorter and lighter than a regular 40. The prop is smaller though and the gearbox 2.1:1 rather than 3.5:1. Not sure how that will impact your cruising speed. A cent...
by phil
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 25:1 needle number please
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: 25:1 needle number please

Yes, I kind of wondered when he said Century and then needle. Thanks for the correction Stelios :)
by phil
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 25:1 needle number please
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: 25:1 needle number please

It's a # 40 jet, the 10:1 ones are #s 45 and 50.
by phil
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Australia prop washers and split pins
Replies: 6
Views: 5125

Re: Australia prop washers and split pins

How thick is it?
by phil
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Australia prop washers and split pins
Replies: 6
Views: 5125

Re: Australia prop washers and split pins

I was thinking about this recently and ended up getting some 1/2 " i.d. SS lock washers, the type that are split. My plan is to bend them a little so the ends match and weld them back together, they are just the right thickness, use them with SS cotter pins which are easy enough to get here.
by phil
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Made another boat.
Replies: 78
Views: 54353

Re: Made another boat.

That looks very nice H-A. You did a great job on it, roughly how many hours do you estimate ?
by phil
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: T-S-D #3553 PUP
Replies: 33
Views: 13684

Re: T-S-D #3553 PUP

Sorry that idea did not work, was hoping.
by phil
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: T-S-D #3553 PUP
Replies: 33
Views: 13684

Re: T-S-D #3553 PUP

I did not mean an air tool that rotates, I was referring to the type of air tool used with differing ends, some of which cut, others are made with a face similar to a hammer used to drive nails. The motion is that of the type of tool used to break concrete or pavement but on a much smaller scale, no...
by phil
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: T-S-D #3553 PUP
Replies: 33
Views: 13684

Re: T-S-D #3553 PUP

Sometimes an air hammer can work wonders.
by phil
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston or Seagull ? ON.760
Replies: 34
Views: 11714

Re: Marston or Seagull ? ON.760

Ah yes, steel, not paying enough attention. Seems to come with age.
by phil
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston or Seagull ? ON.760
Replies: 34
Views: 11714

Re: Marston or Seagull ? ON.760

Solder or braze? Will you have to fasten strips on the inside to maintain the original height?
by phil
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: to restore or preserve
Replies: 11
Views: 5164

Re: to restore or preserve

To me, restored means the level of finish the motor left the factory with, no more, no less. Time and model appropriate parts. Personally, I do not care for highly polished motors, or tarted up motors as some refer to them. As said previously, I agree it does not matter much where there are lots of ...
by phil
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: carbarettor
Replies: 12
Views: 5533

Re: carbarettor

Have you cleaned the entire fuel system from tank through carb? If not now is the time. Also check float is set right. Dump old fuel, maybe save to clean outside if needed. If tank needs cleaning with anything other than liquids, remove fuel tap as filter screen will damaged by gravel, nuts, bolts, ...