Originally Posted by steco1958
Perception, rarely backed up by factual evidence
Oh No.... My 'Rude--er- Johnson- err whatever has passed it's 42nd birthday... I better checjk those clamps!
Always starts first or second pull, and based on the state it was in when I got it in 1997 had obviously met the bottom more than a couple of times.
And guess what? - Still on it's original Clamps!
Originally Posted by mick
but his Humber is not good either tubes keep coming off
Uh- oh..... I have a leak from between my toobs & my hull...... It's atrocious. How can anyone buy a Humber, I mean c'mon.... 32 years, 4 owners, (including use as an offshore FRV and a sailing club rescue boat) and the tubes are starting to come off?
And then I go and hang one of thiose totally unrealiable "they all overheat & seize" Clamshells on the transom.......
I won't bore you with the details of my research but the first generation did suffer from that (a bit). If nothing else it just shows what manufacturers have to put up with..... the engine I rebuilt is different to the one I dismantled. It now has all the modifications put in place pretty quickly after the failues became "public". (and no, mine didn't break due to overheating or seizure..... the spark advance stop let go, which was partly my stoopidity not to check the locknut....
So, in summary the banter is great, but there is a version of this thread in the bilges for that!