Crankcases and Crankshafts

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby blokewithaboat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:08 pm

Understood

Apologies

Rolling eyes not directed at anyone in particular.

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby Oyster 49 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:31 pm

Actually I too was wondering what gives a person removed from the forum the right to take up a new forum identity, and continue with the same behaviours?

The forum had just about recovered with some of the members who had been driven away coming back...

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby fleetingcontact » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:49 am

Yes, the writing of long and descriptive replies that are helpful and positive is really cutting from the rough, and entirely not in keeping with the philosophy and behaviours of the guardians of beauty of this interesting little forum...

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby John@sos » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:41 am

Can I add a note of caution here to those who mix motors up. Though the 40 crank does in fact fit, it is lacking the counterweights on the crank. I have come across one motor in my time that wanted to vibrate itself off a transom, on stripping this was the problem. I thought it was the timing as someone had clevery moved the baseplate round from the fixed position...

Lengthy and less than accurate post must be avoided.
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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby african imp » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:25 am

The crankcase stripping on my 102 engine was the first such event since I started restoring the Seagull engine.

This engine had a seized top piston ring but the motor was in other respects in good condition, in some ways like new?

Can someone please post a picture of the other options for Seagull cranks.

The engine number on this one is WHCH 144R8
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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby african imp » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:37 am

Another view of a 102 series crank.
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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby african imp » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:16 pm

Another image of the same engine, when re assembled and I tried to start it, there was ignition on the second pull of the starter cored, it was running on the third pull :P
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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby Pinger » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:22 pm

In my continued research.... I've noticed that there are crankcases with four bolts and others with five.
The video on YouTube (link avail if reqd) of an Irish spoken guy re-assembling a bottom end shows a 40 crankcase with four bolts, pics (this thread, above) of African Imp's show five bolt fixings.
Is this a difference confined to 64 and 102cc motors?
TIA.

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby John@sos » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:08 pm

Hello Pinger,

Yes the 64cc Forty models have the 4 bolt crankcases, the Century, Silver Century and the model 102 all share the 5 bolt case, but most, certainlu=y all the early model 102 motors had a different tiller stud etc.

Earlier Little Forty cases also had 4 bolts, but were different again.

Hope that helps,
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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby Pinger » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:49 pm

Thanks John.
Which (4 bolt or 5 bolt) is most common, ie, available secondhand? And, is the 4 bolt (40 case) always with only two drilled holes for cylinder fixing?

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby Gannet » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:51 am

Pinger,

John is obviously the person to answer your question in detail, about whether all series 40s have a two bolt fixing. But, the simply answer is no.
I know that the Early Series Forty ie the F,FV, FVP, LS and LM produced in 1949 to 1957, had four studs from the crankcase through the block to the head.
This crankcases of this series of engines all had four bolts (actually studs) to hold them together and there were three different sizes of crankcases.

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby John@sos » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 am

Hi Pinger.

The 5 bolt cases of the Century, Silver Century and model 102 and the 4 bolt cases of the Forty Minus (Featherweight) and Forty Plus are both readily available as used cases.

The 4 bolt case of those models always has just two boles for the cylinder base bolts, of the smaller cylinder.

(the earlier little Forty series are scarcer and different. )

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Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Postby Pinger » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:27 am

Gannet and John - thank you.


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