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Did Not Last Long

Postby Collector Inspector » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:17 am

Just took a leaflet out of the letterbox, saying that there's no reason I can't have good sex at 65.

Brilliant - because I live at no. 49 so it's not far to walk home afterwards!

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby seagull101 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Quite a lot of money for no description of it, don’t even know if it’s seized.

155 pounds

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Keith.P » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:59 pm

Some people like them, but no so common overseas.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Hugz » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:30 am

They were commercially exported to Oz.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Oyster 49 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:52 am

That’s not a bad price for a hard to find engine downunder. Seems to be fairly original.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Hugz » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:57 am

Yes, i thought it was a fair price too.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Keith.P » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:57 am

They were commercially exported to Oz.


So they must be very common in Oz then, so why are you even talking about it. How many do you own then Bruce, that you didn't import your self that is.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Oyster 49 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:49 am

I’d say a tidy original little 40 is fairly rare everywhere now, they still show up, but not that regularly.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby charlesp » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:59 am

Still my favourites, these little fellers.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby tambikeboy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:26 am

Definitely the best wee guy's to work with :lol:
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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Oyster 49 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:43 pm

One of my favourites also. When I downsized my collection the FV and SD were the ones I was always going to keep 8)

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby seagull101 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Just got home, haven't yet unloaded but have 2 FV's and a FVP in the van!
Will try to get a thread up on the FVP tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Collector Inspector » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:28 pm

tambikeboy wrote:Definitely the best wee guy's to work with :lol:


And thank you once again for sending bits to me Dude!

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Just took a leaflet out of the letterbox, saying that there's no reason I can't have good sex at 65.

Brilliant - because I live at no. 49 so it's not far to walk home afterwards!

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Gannet » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:29 pm

A nice, basically original FV. It is interesting to note that it has the very short throttle cable, which is probably the original spec.
Has anybody found out the serial number? Technically it looks as if it is in the region c5000 to 9000.
In respect of how many of these were exported to Australia and New Zealand, my data list shows everybody that all of the six recorded serial numbers between 7118 and 7837, all are now down under. Additionally 6870 and 7893 which fall just outside 7118 to7837 are also down under.
Now, I am not suggesting that a consecutive batch of 1000 or so were all exported down under, but statistically there must have been a quantity of engines in the range which were exported.

This is one reason why it is so important to record serial numbers if we are interested in finding out the history of these early series 40s.
Can anybody find out from the previous or new owner and let me know, so that I can add it to the list. Thanks.

Jeremy

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Re: Did Not Last Long

Postby Gannet » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 pm

We now know that the serial number is FVP7383.

It is surprising that all seven recorded engines between 7118 and 7837 are down under, and with another two close by serial numbers of 6870 and 7837. All are FVPs.
Would a batch of consecutive, or near consecutive serial numbers been shipped off down under?
Perhaps Charles P could give us an insight into the export situation of Seagulls of this period?

I estimate very roughly that this batch of engins would have been produced in the early autumn (of 1951). I expect it would have been likely that home sales were on a downward slide at this time of the year, and of course summer was approaching down under.

Jeremy


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