sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by skyetoyman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:38 pm

Bottom end together again -- looking ok. Start on the noisy end tomorrow.
I would have thought a small slot in the bottom of the exhaust tube would help to prevent damage to the copper water pipe

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:43 pm

skyetoyman wrote:I would have thought a small slot in the bottom of the exhaust tube would help to prevent damage to the copper water pipe
Looking good.

When the exhaust is clamped to the engine it will sit a little higher up, missing the copper pipe.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by skyetoyman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:44 pm

Almost finished . I will remove the tank and clean again with nuts , bolts and diesel.

Thanks to sos forum and John

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:08 pm

skyetoyman wrote:Almost finished
Looks very nice, not too much bling.

When you say almost finished, do you mean that it does not run ? :lol:

What we want is a picture of it in the tank chugging away, better still on tha back of a "Speedy Bonny Boat".

An engine to be proud of, thumbs up from down south.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Oyster 49 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:17 pm

Top job STM! Nice restoration job. I find it amazing that an engine some would throw in the skip can be brought back to life with a bit of graft.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Double Dutch » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Great job, well done.
Hope you have as much fun sailing with the SD as I had last summer.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Oyster 49 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:27 pm

With all these SDs now restored, how about making sure they are all registered on the Marston registry? I'm sure Charles UK will be pleased to get the details down.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by skyetoyman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:29 pm

youtube video of my sd running. A bit eratic as the carb is leaking like a sieve. More parts from john

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Will the brass carb tube fit the 46n carb ?
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Oyster 49 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:55 pm

I've just bought a brass inlet from John. Finishes the SD off nicely. I'm told it helps starting also.
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Incidently mine also ran like a pig when I first ran it. I think what was happening was the float was sticking in the up position, so it ran then started to die until I pushed the tickler, then the float stuck down and fuel leaked everywhere. I changed both float and needle and it seems ok now.

Cool engines these SDs. King of the seagulls in my opinion.
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by skyetoyman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:04 pm

I had just ordered Johns last brass inlet.
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:39 pm

You could always make your own trumpet. :lol:
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Buzzook » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:00 am

If you make your own trumpet, does that then give you the right to blow it yourself?? :lol: :lol:
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:59 pm

Buzzook wrote:If you make your own trumpet, does that then give you the right to blow it yourself?? :lol: :lol:
At least someone got the joke.

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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by woodbutchergraham » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:11 pm

Evening chaps,
HA what is the thread on the thread on the carb for your trumpet? The threads a bit chewed up on mine and needs re cutting. Did the SD have a trumpet or was that a bit of added bling from the Marston era ? Keep up the posts chaps :P
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Re: sd 102 restoration. where do I start ?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:46 pm

I think it is 13/16 x 24.

My SD came with the remains of a trumpet.
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I can't see it would have been robbed off a Marston.

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