"How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

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"How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

Post by Buzzook » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:00 pm

So we have a bit of a list of tools...can those who would like to contribute lists or ideas also include photos....

So we can put it together as a 'Pictorial Guide'.....

So here's Oyster's list again...

....what else is useful or necessary, and what are these things you refer to with such nonchalance that we beginners do not understand... :)

A good workbench with a heavy duty vice, with a set of removeable soft jaws.
A selection of spanners and sockets.
A blowtorch - So far a simple plumbers canister one has been enough for me. Go for a propane/butane mixed gas rather than just butane which does not burn so hot.
Engineers ball hammer, ally drift, tool steel punch, nylon mallet. Also a larger lump hammer.
Small and medium mole grips.
A cleaning set up - old washing up bowl you can parafin wash in.
Emery paper-medium and fine, wire wool, metal polish.
WD-40 and light machine oil, SAE140 & 90 oils.
Gasket paper, to make your own gaskets.
Feeler guages
Rotary wire brush - different sizes.

Consider getting a second hand bench drilling machine, if one turns up grab it, plus a selection of drills.
Bench grinder can be found very cheaply, always handy to have. Learn how to sharpen drills correctly. Not easy to start with :lol:

A 7/16 BSF die & die wrench to clean crankshaft threads - Always likely to be used.
gullible, a. The effect on reason of the appearance of anything 'Gull-related on an internet sales site

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Re: "How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

Post by Hugz » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:42 pm

I've yet use a grinder on a motor. Do have a small angle grinder if required. I tend to swap parts over rather than rebuild old ones. I think the list of tools would be infinite. It depends on whether you intend to have a full scale seagull renovation enterprise or just keep your old faithful ticking along.

Edit: Might add that I find old filing cabinets great for keeping tools, parts etc. Keeps the workbench clear.
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Re: "How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

Post by mrford » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:40 am

OOooo I hate you I haven't seen the top of my bench for years !!! Guess just the product of my sick mind !!! One day SOON I will clean my bench . I have done many restoration projects . But my seagull was a gift from the god neptune . Its pretty and it ran after 2 pulls following your instructions . Thanks for all your help !!! VIC

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Re: "How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

Post by Hugz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:58 am

Do you feel better now?
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Re: "How to Set Up Your Workshop For Seagull Maintenance"

Post by 1650bullet » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:22 pm

A small 2hp air compresser with airline and air tool kit. inexpensive and small enough to hide under the bench. There is enough power to do any task on a seagull.Great for cleaning out the jets on carbys and unblocking cooling passages. Also comes in handy for pumping up the tyres on the boat trailer if they are low.
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