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by Jim bow
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Carb Question #3
Replies: 1
Views: 3365

Carb Question #3

In the diagram: http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/fa ... s_carb.htm
Part 11 is titled "centrepiece and jet". Mine is marked "M90". Is this correct for my 40+ ?
I have blown every orifice with compressed air and aerosol carb cleaner.
Any other advice?
by Jim bow
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Carb Question #2
Replies: 1
Views: 3175

Carb Question #2

When I hold down the button to prime the carb, and fuel continues to leak out the weep holes after I release it.
Should the carb be level? The drive shaft is slightly angled.
by Jim bow
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Cleaning the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 10884

Re: Cleaning the carb

Thanks, guys. Penetrating oil and a good strong grip got it to break free.
by Jim bow
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 2 stroke oil
Replies: 5
Views: 6983

Re: 2 stroke oil

Fresh fuel, 10 to 1
by Jim bow
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 2 stroke oil
Replies: 5
Views: 6983

2 stroke oil

I can't get my 'gull started. Before I start taking things apart, I need to know of there's a specific oil to mix with the petrol. I used Valvoline TC-W3 2 stroke oil.
Is that acceptable? The gas/oil mixture os a very dark colour.
by Jim bow
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Cleaning the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 10884

Cleaning the carb

Should I remove the carb in order to clean it? If so, how do I remove it?

I have loosened the collar, but the carb won't budge.
by Jim bow
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Nevil Shute
Replies: 4
Views: 4855

Nevil Shute

Any Nevil Shute fans here at the SOS?

I just finished "Trustee From The Toolroom" for the second time and enjoyed it as much as the first.
"A Town Like Alice" is another great read, and was a pretty good movie, too.
by Jim bow
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Finally found a little Clinker
Replies: 19
Views: 23844

Re: Finally found a little Clinker

The two clinkers you have shown, in the Puget Sound area (Microsoft / Amazon wealth) you could probably ask 2000.00US / 1275.00 GBP and sell within a week. Well cared for wooden boats are worth their weight in gold out here.
by Jim bow
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Purchase price ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4145

Purchase price ?

I have a 1974 Forty +. What was th purchase price when new? What would be an equivalent cost in today's money?
by Jim bow
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Practical Boat Owner Article
Replies: 1
Views: 2735

Re: Practical Boat Owner Article

Thanks much.
Now downloaded and placed in my Seagull folder!
by Jim bow
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls of the World
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: Seagulls of the World

Keith.P wrote: Call me a pessimist.
"Pessimist"? Nah. "Skeptic" is more like it.
by Jim bow
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Help
Topic: IGN Module
Replies: 78
Views: 68962

Re: IGN Module

I salute your electronics knowledge and skills ... I have none. I purchased a Nova II ignition module for $10.00 on Ebay here in the states. I had a Wipac in which the condenser was non functional. The ignition module solved the problem. Here is a video of a similar installation. Move ahead to 55 se...
by Jim bow
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Single Handed Flywheel Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 14815

Re: Single Handed Flywheel Removal

Niander101 wrote:I still don't understand why it matters about the piston position
I don't either, but it is pointed out so often, by far smarter people than me, that I mindlessly obey.
by Jim bow
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Single Handed Flywheel Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 14815

Single Handed Flywheel Removal

The manuals, and the experts here, all warn against using any type of wheel puller to remove the flywheel. They suggest finding a second pair of hands to hold the motor by clasping the flywheel between them. I've come up with another method for those of us who have no willing friends. I purchased a ...
by Jim bow
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An Introduction ...
Replies: 10
Views: 8308

Re: An Introduction ...

My tank is pretty clean.
Once had an old Honda 400f motorcycle with a gooped up and rusty tank. A biker friend suggested I take it to a local radiator shop. They dipped it in some sort of hot bath and it really came out nice.