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Old 16 June 2011, 13:32   #1
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Seagull flies again!

Finally the 'gull has hit the water.....After a year and a half of stripping it to bits and rebuilding it, I think it looks really rather good! Picture of how I got it to show how much it has changed, and also a couple of pics of the state I took it down to and the snapped crankshaft which needed replacing. I am now an officially qualified mechanic and I will be doing exactly the same thing to the etec next winter...... The seagull is going to look rather nice on the back of Into the Red

First start:
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Running it on an old (sinking) ent on the lake. Plan is to use the engine at the Southport 24hr in the winter!

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Old 16 June 2011, 16:14   #2
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The seagull is going to look rather nice on the back of Into the Red
Top speed 1.2 knots with a following wind
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Old 16 June 2011, 16:15   #3
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Oh you don't want to use a seagull with a following wind - the exhaust smoke will catch you up and suffocate you!
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Old 16 June 2011, 16:29   #4
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Nice job though. Good to see he doesn't waste all his spare time on RIBnet.

Borstal looks a bit soft, mind.
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I will be doing exactly the same thing to the etec next winter......


Err are you sure .. three moving parts and a spark plug.... to an Etec ?

Well make sure the floor is clean when you put all the bits down there and dont let the dog run through them

Anyway fella nice job on the gull .. she sounds & looks good for an auld yin .. I keep thinking and telling that about myself too
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Err are you sure .. three moving parts and a spark plug.... to an Etec ?
Four moving parts if you include the points....

I was only joking though...........
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I was only joking though...........
Hey .. have confidence fella and if you dont have the work shop manual .. just 'use the force' it is strong with you.

Yoda said....

“Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's E tech.”
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Four moving parts if you include the points....

I was only joking though...........
Good work, a Seagull is the best place to start.

If you have done one combustion engine you are ready to move onto the next, I started off with a seagull and worked my way up to a V12 Valenta 5000 BHP twin turbo Diesels rebuild. Its suprising what you can do with a bit of patiences and elbow grease.
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