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by phil
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Problem with SOS website
Replies: 6
Views: 3101

website

It works ok over here in Canada.
by phil
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: fuel line connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

fuel line connector

Looking for a fuel line connector to attach to inlet of amal 2 jet carb. For Century fuel pump project. Thanks Phil
by phil
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel pump for century
Replies: 6
Views: 4149

fuel pump for century

It would seem to me that a coil to produce 12v from the magneto coil would be interesting if someone had done it and had all the bugs worked out. There should be a low voltage available off the primary in any case, although I'm not certain how drawing current from it would affect the operation of th...
by phil
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel pump for century
Replies: 6
Views: 4149

fuel pump

I've never seen a 170 for sale over here, plus if I did what about the con rod end cap? Should there not be enough fuel to prime the carb from a squeeze on the fuel line bulb coming from the remote tank? The motor needs to be throttled back fairly frequently and the prop lifted clear of the water to...
by phil
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel pump for century
Replies: 6
Views: 4149

fuel pump for century

Has anyone out there tapped into a century motor in order to mount a vacuum pulse fuel pump? This would allow the use of a remote tank. It seems to me that I have three possible locations. Into the crankcase very carefully so as not to foul any moving parts, through the top center of the block under...
by phil
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: transom mounting bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 6090

It looks exactly the same as the century bracket that I have mounted on my sailboat after having removed the bronze G-clamp thumbscrew pieces,[ which come off quite easily only being held by one screw each]minus of course as Vic points out the all important mounting pin. The seagull literature descr...
by phil
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: transom mounting bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 6090

It appears to be a standard century bracket with the bronze thumbscrew parts removed and mounted on a piece of [wood?].
by phil
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: compression readings
Replies: 0
Views: 1863

compression readings

Can't seem to find actual compression readings suitable for 40s or centuries on a thread search. I remember reading somewhere that one could expect lower readings on the centuries than on the 40s. The ones I've checked are in the 110-120 range for the 40s, and the 50-70 psi range for the centuries. ...
by phil
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy? a bitsa!
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

The weedguard was a big improvement, although not a total solution. The 102 water intakes don't seem to have the same problem. It seems to take an amazingly small amount of grass type weed to rob the big 5 blade WSPCL prop of most of its drivepower though. It seems bound to happen in the narrowest p...
by phil
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy? a bitsa!
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Happy? a bitsa!

WSPCL clogs water intake with eelgrass, rescued by the fortunate intervention of 102 bitsa that was along for the ride. WSPCL to be fitted with weedguard immediately! Well I think I know why so many centuries have cracked cylinders now. By the way the mackeral fishing was super today.
by phil
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 7318

tank end removal

Mr. H-A, What percentage of the tanks you have removed ends from have come off this easily? Would it be as high as 90-100% of 1 tank, 10 tanks, or possibly even 50 tanks, I'm certain we are all quite interested to know.
by phil
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: amal carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

amal carb

The consensus on the site seems to be that a '67 and earlier crankcase limits the mix to 10:1, however, some feel confident in using 15:1 or 16:1 if they use the TCW 3 mix oil instead of the of the older single 30 weight oil. If the carb was off the ESC it is likely the Amal 416 which is factory set...
by phil
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: amal carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

amal carb

Go to SOS main site, FAQ section, scroll down to how do I tell if my motor has been converted to run on 25:1, amal jet covered just after info on Villiers carb
by phil
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Remote tank setup for 40 series
Replies: 8
Views: 5458

remote tank

Why not buy or build a say 20L. fuel tank with a proper bottom outlet. Mount it high enough to gravity feed your carb directly?
by phil
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Remote tank setup for 40 series
Replies: 8
Views: 5458

refuelling

How about a small carb type float working through the standard fuel cap. The tank would be the float chamber, a shaft running through the tank cap would activate a needle valve in a fitting just above the tank cap and attached to it. When the level in the fuel tank dropped enough the needle valve wo...